How to Make Paper Flowers: 30+ DIY Paper Flowers
Making paper flowers is such a great way to add a pop of color to your home any time of year.
Flowers are a classic embellishment that will never go out of style or out of season. While flowers are popular in the spring and summer, a little blue flower on a wintry card or an orange rose on a Thanksgiving scrapbook page give these paper crafts a unique and special touch.
Paper crafters are constantly finding new and beautiful ways to make their paper flower embellishments. From a classic paper punched flower to the many innovations on tissue paper blossoms, these embellishments give character to an otherwise 2-dimensional paper project.
Find your flower inspiration in this collection on How to Make Paper Flowers: 30+ DIY Paper Flowers! From printables to tissue paper flowers to upcycled flowers and more, you are guaranteed to find these flowers absolutely gorgeous.
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How to Make Paper Flowers
Learn how to make paper flowers, like this beautiful DIY paper rose with stem, by following a few simple steps. You can use this paper flower how-to from designer Benetta Strydom as a starting off point to make different types of flowers, such as tulips, peonies, and daffodils.
A4 sized cream colored handmade tissue paper
4" piece cut from a 28 gauge green floral wire
Green floral tape
2.2"-wide heart-shaped cookie cutter
Plastic lid with a diameter of 1.6"
Clear-drying craft glue
For the center of the flower:
1. Use the lid to trace two circles on to the tissue paper, and cut them out.
2. Crumple up the one circle and put it on top of the second circle.
3. Add glue all around the crumpled circle.
4. Fold the second circle over the crumpled-up one.
5. Add to the piece of wire and secure with floral tape.
For the flower:
1. Trace and cut 9 hearts from the tissue paper. These will be the rose petals.
2. Fold the bottom part of each petal around the top of the wire and secure the bottom point of each heart to the wire, using the floral tape.
3. Continue until all the rose petals have been secured.
4. Gently fold the petals of the rose open.
5. Cover the whole piece of wire with floral tape, so that the rose will have a green stem.
Must-See Paper Flower Patterns
If you need a lovely centerpiece for your table or even a great paper wearable, you can follow any of these paper flower patterns! Some of these DIY paper flowers are easy to put together, like the Lovely Little Paper Flowers, and some of them require a bit more skill. Regardless of your skill level, give any of these beautiful paper flowers a try. You can learn how to make paper flowers in a variety of ways!
These flowers are truly varied in the techniques used to make them! If you're asking, "How do you make flowers out of tissue paper?" or "How do you make a rose out of paper?" then you are in the right place. From pasting tissue onto wire to quilling an abundance of paper roses, you will see no shortage of techniques when you view any of these tutorials.
Unique DIY Paper Flowers
Check out some of the latest DIY paper flower tutorials that have been added to AllFreePaperCrafts! These gorgeous paper flowers will look incredible as home decor pieces or as embellishments for your next card or layout!
BONUS! NEW Paper Flowers
These are the newest DIY paper flowers on the site and they are definitely worth checking out. From DIY paper roses and cherry blossoms to origami and quilled paper flowers, you will have a field day with all of the interesting and original ideas we have featured on the site recently.
Once you learn how to make paper flowers, you will have never-ending ideas for party decorations, gifts, and more. It's a great hobby to have!
Question: Which Paper is Used to Make Paper Flowers?
If you are wondering what to use to make paper flowers, then you are not alone. A lot of people who have never made DIY paper flowers wonder which paper is used to make them.
There isn't a straight answer because there are so many different paper types that can be used to make flowers. Above you will find flowers made from tissue paper, cardstock, book pages, origami paper, and more. Below, find an alphabetical list of the most common paper used to make paper flowers along with an example.
Book pages, like is used to make the Romantic Book Page Rose.
Cardstock, like is used to make the Any Size Cardstock Paper Flower Tutorial.
Coffee filters, like is used to make the Completely Incredible Coffee Filter Roses.
Crepe paper, like is used to make the Yellow Day Dream Crepe Paper Flowers.
Kraft paper, like is used to make the Giant Kraft Paper Flowers.
Newspaper, like is used to make the Newspaper Flower Gift Topper.
Origami paper, like is used to make the Origami Rosebud Petal and Calyx.
Sheet music, like is used to make the Vintage Sheet Music Bowl Fillers.
Tissue paper, like is used to make the Dainty Little Tissue Paper Flowers.
What is your favorite paper flower?
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