3D Tulip Art Tutorial

Hey everyone!
I finally had some time to get some crafting done and actually got two projects completed tonight.
Here’s one of them, perfect for spring!

3D Tulip Art

– Picture frame of any size, glass removed
-Toilet Paper/Paper Towel cardboard tubes (they’re back!)
-Acrylic paint
-Hot Glue gun

-Start by cutting out your background felt the size of your frame.
I used the back portion of the frame to measure but you can also use the glass.

-I wanted some grass so I cut a small portion of green felt to the size I wanted.

-Then I fringed the felt to look like glass blades.
-Hot glue down onto the background piece.

-Next, measure and cut the tubes into 1/2 inch pieces.

-Paint the pieces the color of your choice.
-3 for each tulip.

-Before I glue, I dry fit the pieces how I like them.

-Then begin gluing together.
Place hot glue about halfway up the side of one piece and press the second piece to it.
Depending on how high you put the glue on will determine how wide the petals will look.

-Two tulips all ready to go.

-Next, cut out a rectangle in the green felt, the length you want your stem and any width.

-Glue and roll the felt rectangle into a tube.

Glue everything how you’d like it onto the background.
I also painted one more cardboard piece green, cut it in half and used it as leaves.

And there you have it!
Fun spring 3d Art!

This would be a great project to do with kids.
And you can definitely change things up a bit.
Try making daisy flowers instead of tulips. Or how about making felt flowers or even a garden of rosettes? Just get creative and use your imagination!

Can you tell I’m ready for spring and all the flowers?! lol

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  • aPearantly sew
    March 17, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Very cute!

  • Alison@Oopsey Daisy
    March 17, 2011 at 4:51 am

    You and your tp tube crafts!! What a darling idea! I love tulips!

  • ≼mE aNd mY tℎrIfTy IdEaS≽
    March 17, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Sometimes the most simple projects look so stunning! I love it! Great job!

  • Lindy
    March 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Adorable!!! T4S

  • Marlie @ Crafting, Cooking, and Cats
    March 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I love this! Puts me in the mood for Spring. It's almost here!

  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    March 17, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    This is super cute! Love the mixture of textures. 🙂

  • laxsupermom
    March 17, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Love this project! It looks like it'd be an easy craft to do with the kids, too. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting a Throwback Thursdays Party, and would love it if you swung by and linked up something you made/bought/did from before blogging. I can't wait to see what you bring.

  • the cape on the corner
    March 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    this is the cutest thing, and tulips are my favorite flower! love this!

  • Christina
    March 18, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Allison, this is so cute! 🙂 I <3 tulips

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! 🙂

  • The Answer Is Chocolate
    March 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Too cute Allison. It will soon be tulip festival time in my neck of the woods and this just sets the mood!

  • silly eagle books
    March 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    very cute, allison! I love this idea for kids, too.

  • Megan
    March 19, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    so pretty. This makes me even more ready for spring.


  • Amy@ServingPinkLemonade
    March 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I love this idea. Perfect to make with the kids.

  • Jaderbomb
    March 20, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    HEY GIRL!!! THANKS FOR LINKING UP TO "say what saturdays!!!!!! Hope you had fun on your road trip!!!

  • Jill
    March 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    What a gorgeous picture! and a nice tutorial to go with it!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  • Jen-CraftOManiac
    March 21, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Allison this is so darling, love it. So sweet! winks-jen

  • Michelle
    March 21, 2011 at 2:11 am

    This is so cute! I am a new follower and I would love if you linked this up to my Made by Little Hands linky party tomorrow! Thanks so much!

  • Kim @ Second Time Furniture
    March 21, 2011 at 6:39 am

    My little girl is going to love this project! Thanks! 🙂

  • Lauren @ YoungNester
    March 23, 2011 at 12:18 am

    This is so cute! You should make a 3D book. That actually sounds ridiculously hard. I used to love those pop-up books growing up; I should have appreciated the book designers more! Thank you for linking up at Ten Buck Tuesday!

  • By the Bluegrass
    March 23, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Ahhh, very cute. It looks fun to make too. I love seeing new projects.
    Are you guys still in KY?

  • Diane Writes
    March 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    The tulips are perfect for spring. Nice craft! I by the way discovered your blog from Kim of Savvy Southern Style. I hope we could develop a connection by following each others blog. I would be very happy about that.

    Have a great day!

  • Judy
    March 24, 2011 at 12:04 am

    This project is super cute. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

  • Krafty Kat
    March 24, 2011 at 12:32 am

    That's really cute! Thanks for linking up to Krafty Kat this week!

  • Jena @ Involving Color
    March 24, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Allison, I love how this turned out! So springy and fun! Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower.

  • this blessed nest
    March 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    what an adorable idea & project! so cute.

    love the added grass too. clever girl.

    thanks for linking up to the SPRING FLING!


  • kasthurirajam
    March 28, 2011 at 12:05 am


  • RedTedArt
    April 1, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Featured these on Easter Get Crafty today :-)))))



  • Amanda
    April 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I had some cardboard tube Easter crafts on my blog, so I put together a round up and included this, too cute! You can see it here http://www.craftsbyamanda.com/2011/04/cardboard-tube-crafts-for-easter.html

  • Elle Belles Bows
    April 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Coming over from Red Ted. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!


  • Jaclyn Holtzman
    April 25, 2013 at 8:34 pm


    This craft, and all of your crafts, are absolutely darling. I'd love to feature you on AllFreeKidsCrafts.com. If you are interested, please contact me at jholtzman@primecp.com.


    Jaclyn Holtzman
    Editor, AllFreeKidsCrafts.com

  • Seriously?
    February 26, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I love it! Can't wait to do this project with my toddler granddaughter! ����������