Want to learn how to make gorgeous paper flowers yourself? These are the perfect craft to DIY with kids, and use as party or home decor! Plus, they’re super easy to make. You’ll have everything you need to make these flowers right in your own home! Read on for a tutorial on how to make 5 easy and gorgeous DIY paper flowers, along with templates that you can print out to make it fun and easy!
To make these flowers, you’ll need:
- Paper (in whatever color you wish to have your flowers be)
- Circular object (to trace)
- Glue (hot glue for large flowers)
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Head over here to get your flower templates! These templates make it super easy to create stunning and gorgeous paper flowers yourself. All you have to do is print, cut, and then put the flower together using the instructions below!
Flower 1, 2, 4, and 5
- Print and cut out the flower template.
- Trace your circular object and cut out a circle for the base of your flower, from paper that’s the same colour as the petals.
Make the circle big enough for 3 layers of petals to be glued on it.
- Cut a line at the bottom of the petal, almost halfway through to the middle of the petal.
Glue the two flaps so that they overlap a little and causes the petal to curve slightly at the base.
- Using a stick, curve the top of each petal by bending the petal around the stick.
On the top left side, curve the end out and away from you. On the top right side, curve the top towards the inside of the flower, towards you.
- Start with the largest petals first and hot glue the back and base of the petal to the circle base near the outer edge.
Continue adding the large flower petals to the base so that the bottom of the petal is overlapped with another but the top is not overlapped. There should be around 6 large petals as the bottom layer.
- Repeat the steps 2-5 starting with the next size of petals all the way to the smallest ones. For each new size, create a new layer closer to the centre of the circle base.
- Print and cut out the flower template. You’ll want to choose about 3 out of the 7 petal sizes depending on how big you want your flower to be. The petals are labelled from size P1 to P7, so a good starting place would be 12 petals of P1 size, 8 of petals of P3 size, and 8 petals of P5 size.
- Trace your circular object and cut out a circle for the base of your flower. Use paper that’s the same color as the petals. Make the circle big enough for 3 layers of petals to be glued on it.
- Take one of your largest flower petals and bend the two sides of the base towards each other. Add some glue to secure the overlap between one side of the base to the other.
- Glue the back of the petal (the spot you you did NOT glue with the overlap earlier) to the circle base. As an estimate, roughly 1/4 or 1/5 of each petal on the base. When all the petals of this size are added, they should be evenly spaced out between each other.
- Repeat the steps 3-5 starting with the next size of petals all the way to the smallest ones. For each new size, create a new layer on top of the existing one, closer to the centre of the circle base.