Looking for a fun easy craft project? Or maybe something to make to brighten someone’s day? Or how about as a Mother’s Day gift idea? Either way, paper flowers is the answer! I’m here to show you how to make Paper Flowers, it’s easier than you think! This post may contain affiliate links
So cute, right?! I have 3 different ways to show you to make these flowers! I had all the supplies on-hand and have my paper stash from cardstock found at Michaels.
Here’s a couple images to pin so you can refer to this tutorial later as well:
Simple Paper Flowers
–paper in a variety of colors (I prefer cardstock)
–dowels or kabob skewers
—hot glue, scissors, paper, optional: punches and cutting machine
Paper Flowers VIDEO TUTORIAL
The easiest way to show you how to make paper flowers is with a quick video tutorial – this video runs through all 3 types of flowers, so you’ll be a pro in no time! You can scroll down for the step-out instructions and pictures.
Rolled Paper Flowers
The first type of flower is a rolled paper flower – all it takes is scissors and paper and glue! Handcut a spiral out of paper (it doesn’t have to be perfect!). Starting at the outside tail, roll the spiral around a pencil.
Once you get the center, cover the center in hot glue and press the roll of paper onto the glue. Arrange while the glue is still flexible.
Create a center by cutting fringe into the edge of paper, then cutting the fringe into a strip and rolling it up. Glue it into the center.
Details help with paper flowers, so be sure to add some leaves. Hand cut leaf shapes and then fold them a little to give them dimension. Glue them onto the back of the flower, peeking out on the side.
Attach the dowel rod stem with a generous amount of hot glue on the back of the flower.
That’s it! Enjoy creating this version!
Paper Flowers Using a Punch
Did you know that there are large punches that punch leaves and petals? They’re super fun! I have a couple from Fiskars, I used a succulent one, but here’s one that’s all petals punch.
First go ahead and punch out all the pieces multiple times.
Curve up the edges around a pencil to give some dimension to each petal. Then using hot glue, layer them all together.
Add leaves and stem as mentioned above. That’s it!
Die Cut Paper Flowers
A third way to make paper flowers is to use your cutting machine, such as a Silhouette or Cricut. Here’s a whole bundle of 3D Flower SVG designs. It will cut everything at once in pieces like below:
Then again, the key to making paper flowers extra awesome is the dimension, so go ahead and use a pencil to roll up the edges of all the petals.
Then layer and glue them all together. Fluff and tweak until it’s at a point that you love it.
Attach leaves and stems using hot glue on the back.
Voila! Aren’t these so fun and cheery?
Paper Flower Craft Ideas
So now that you’ve made Paper Flowers, what next?!