In today’s post: These DIY paper flowers are exquisite! Find 20 tutorials that will teach you how to make paper flowers.
Every time I drive up to my house I sigh just a little. My neighbors have gorgeous flowers out in their yards – pots and plants and bushes – while I have seven hundred bikes, trikes, and scooters scattered across my yard. I’m not so good with flowers – you actually have to pay attention to them occasionally and give them water and all. I think I’ve killed every houseplant I’ve ever owned. So I love the idea of flowers made from paper – and I can’t believe how gorgeous and realistic many of them look. Plus I gotta say I really like the fact that these beautiful blooms that will stay pretty for years with no extra effort required.
I’ve gathered up 20 of my favorite DIY paper flower tutorials here. We have easy paper flowers (so easy you could make them with your kids!), giant paper flowers, paper flower templates, and more. You can use these paper creations to decorate your home or as heartfelt gifts. Many of them are perfect for weddings as well!
How to Make Paper Flowers
All of the paper flower tutorials that I link to below are made with paper. Some use normal printer paper or colored cardstock, while others use different types of paper such as crepe paper, tissue paper, or even coffee filters. I’ve noted below what materials each flower tutorial uses, as well as which ones come with printable templates.
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Giant Paper Flowers
1. Studio DIY has a great tutorial for making giant crepe paper roses using a template available from Martha Stewart. They are so pretty and the large size just makes them stunning.
2. These large paper flowers from Hey Let’s Make Stuff come with a printable template and a cutting file so you can cut by hand or using a Silhouette. You can make them using cardstock from your local craft store, which means you’ll have tons of color options.
3. Decorate a wall or window with giant paper flowers like The Craft Patch did. She uses a variety of colors to make four different flower types in all different sizes for a stunning display. These flowers can be made with standard cardstock, and her post includes printable templates.
4. This giant alora rose from Burlap and Blue is made with standard cardstock which can be spray painted for a more dimensional look. The printable template does cost a few dollars, but the post includes multiple step by step photos and the finished flower is stunning!
Printable Paper Flower Templates
5. Would you ever imagine you could make a wedding bouquet from paper flowers? Well, that’s exactly what The House That Lars Built has done, and it’s exquisite! You’ll use crepe paper to create this beautiful bunch of blooms, which is easier to make than it looks thanks for a printable template.
6. Here’s another beautiful paper flower from The House That Lars Built: a delicate paper narcissus. Like the wedding bouquet, this flower is also made with crepe paper and comes with a printable template.
7. Lia Griffith may be the queen of paper flowers! She has many different flower tutorials on her site and almost all come with printable templates and fantastic step by step photo instructions. This paper gardenia can be made from standard size white or colored paper and makes a lovely gift topper.
8. Another beauty from Lia Griffith are these paper Lisianthus blooms. Make them using whatever color of crepe paper you like best along with her printable template and cutting files.
9. For a detailed step by step tutorial for paper roses, visit Capitol Romance. These roses are made using standard printer paper, but you could also use book paper, sheet music, wrapping paper, etc.
10. If you prefer a printable template, check out these paper roses from It’s Always Autumn. The template is designed for standard printer paper and comes in five different colors so you can craft a beautiful bouquet. Plus having a template makes these easier to create than other paper rose tutorials!
11. This paper rose from We Lived Happily Ever After is incredibly realistic looking – the process is a little more involved than some of the other tutorials but the results are stunning. She cuts petals from crepe paper and then colors them with paint + water.
12. For super easy paper roses, use a Silhouette cut file! These pretty persimmon paper roses from Simply Kelly Designs are easy to make using standard cardstock.
Easy DIY Paper Flowers
13. These modern rolled flowers from The Casual Craftlete can be made with standard size cardstock in any color you choose. The spiral design looks super easy and fast enough that you’ll be able to make a whole bouquet. These are a great option if you’d like to make paper flowers with your kids.
14. These cute DIY polka flowers from Lia Griffiths via Skip To My Lou are also very easy to make. Because they are made from cupcake liners you’ll be able to make them in a variety of colors and patterns.
15. Two Shades of Pink shares a video tutorial for these flowers made from coffee filters. They turn out very pretty and you can make them in any color you’d like. Plus you can find packages of coffee filters at the dollar store, so these are very inexpensive to make, as well as being easy to put together!
16. These paper spider mums from Live Laugh Rowe use a simple fringe + roll technique which will be easy enough for kids to learn to make! This is another paper flower you can make using standard size colored paper.
Tissue Paper Flowers
17. These flowers from We Can Make Anything are made with tissue paper, which is easy to find in a variety of colors and very affordable. Moving gifs make this tutorial super easy to follow!
18. Find even more info about tissue paper flowers, visit this tutorial from The Craft Patch. You’ll learn what size tissue paper to start with for different size flowers, as well as how to cut the tissue paper to give your flowers a unique look.
19. It’s hard to believe these paper poppies from Lia Griffith are made from tissue paper! Hint – they get their pretty variegated color from bleach. The post includes clear step by step directions and photos.
20. I love the unexpected color combination in this simple paper flower by Simple As That. Instead of full sheets of tissue paper, this flower is made from a roll of crepe paper streamers, which are also inexpensive and easy to find in a variety of colors.