diy paper crafts

DIY Paper Flowers

November 8, 2014

DIY Paper Flowers

Ok, I have to admit I’m pretty excited about this one. Mostly because I loved how simple and fast these are to make AND they look awesome when you have a bunch of them all together. Also because all you need to make them is some paper, scissors, and tape.. which basically makes them free because chances are you have all those things laying around somewhere in your house right now. Yay!

As I mentioned in my last post, where I used these as part of a backdrop, I found a bunch of different tutorials on Pinterest on how to make paper flower, and after looking at a bunch I took the parts I liked from different ones and came up with my own strategy. There were also some other ideas that I thought looked pretty cool, so if you want to make different kinds of flowers I’d suggest checking out these links:

Two-step paper roses (super easy looking)
Cupcake wrapper flowers (these look like they’re made pretty close to how I make the big ones. But you could get some cute cupcake wrappers and use them!)
Coffee filter flowers (these have a lot more steps to them, but look really pretty)
Pretty peonies made from cupcake wrappers (okay, so these have even more steps to them. But again, they look cool)
Magazine flowers
Giant flowers (and I mean giant! She doesn’t have a template or tutorial on how to make it, but it’s worth checking out just to see it)

And now for how I made mine! Check it out:

DIY Paper Flower_The Lovely Things

I’d love to go crazy and make a whole wall out of these one day, but who knows maybe one day I’ll have a reason to! Enjoy making your own paper garden!

DIY paper flower tutorial



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  • Reply Brunch Love - part 2 November 8, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    […] At this point I was planning on being done, but when I stood back and looked at my setup it was lacking something. So I went back to Pinterest to get some ideas and voila! Paper flowers! I found a bunch of different tutorials so I took the steps that I liked from each of them, and did what I wanted. They were really easy and fairly quick to make. Plus the only materials you need are paper and tape. My kind of craft! Click here to get all the instructions. […]

  • Reply Kathy Piunno March 11, 2016 at 4:21 am

    I’m older& don’t always understand the instructions. Such as above where u say to stay k all 3 flowers together & poke sm flowers thru center. How do they fit thru the sm hole?
    I love all the things u make, just some steps r difficult for me to comprehend. I did not grow up with crafts so don’t have much experience to draw from.
    Do u offer any simpler instructions for people like me.

  • Reply Kathy Piunno March 11, 2016 at 4:24 am

    By the way. (Me kathy piunno again) u have the best site. Easy to get to & around in. Others r so difficult I don’t look at them more than once. Thank you.

    • Reply amyzambonin March 11, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Hi Kathy!
      I’m glad you like my blog!

      You can see in the photos above that after you cut out a flower petal layer you trim the bottom which will make a little hole. If you do this on each petal layer that there will be a hole straight through when they’re all stacked. When you make your last petal, which will be the center one, trim it as shown above and just fold it a bit so that it will fit through the hole. If it doesn’t fit through then you might not have cut the holes big enough in the petal layers earlier.

      Hope that helps! Good luck!


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