Lovely flowers crafted from paper have so many applications. We can't wait to show you how to make radiant paper roses, pretty paper poppies, and terrific paper tulips. Read on for our DIY guide to all things fun and floral!
Roses are a classic flower and make a perfect starting point for our faux flower journey. Make multiple roses for a simple bouquet, or mix and match with other types for a more modern look.
Download and print cutouts template. Trace onto crepe paper, then cut out petals...5 teardrops, 15 heart, 1 calyx (green), two leaves (green).
Using pen or pencil, gently round flower petals by rolling around the writing utensil. Then, start building your rose by affixing teardrop petals to each other with tape for the center, then building out with heart-shaped petals in layers.
Around bottom of bud, wrap calyx-shaped cutout and secure with glue. Optionally add a leaf or two for extra greenery.
Cheerful poppies are another great flower craft option, and they're as easy as 1-2-3! Read on for how to make a tissue paper poppy.
To create center of bloom, glue foam ball onto "stem" of floral wire. Wrap a couple yellow or green tissue paper squares around center to bulk it up. Next, cut a 3x1.5 inch rectangle of the same color (yellow or green) and fold in half; using scissors, cut small lines for fringe effect, and glue onto base of ball.
Using another color of tissue paper, cut four-inch strips. Fold into six layers, then cut into circle which makes six petals. Glue three petals around center ball, then layer with three more on top of those.
Gently crunch petals around center into cone-like shape. At the very base, attach a little floral tape so flower is securely fastened to wire stem. Then, open carefully and manipulate tissue paper until it resembles a poppy.
Tulips are a simple option for paper flower crafting, and will brighten up any home or party!
Cut six 5x1.5 inch strips of paper for each flower. Fold in half, then twist three times at the crease, and fold back into rectangle. With scissors, round outside edges so they resemble petals. Twist inside edges into a small point. Repeat five more times until there's six finished petals.
To create center stamen, shape cotton ball into a more compressed oval, and glue onto top of wire stem. Begin tying pointed base of petals around center with sewing thread, one at a time. Once all six are attached, carefully trim excess thread.
Wrap flower tape around base of flower. Then, continue wrapping down the wire until it's covered and resembles a green floral stem. Finally, fluff up petals so they open up a bit.
Now that you know exactly how to craft homemade paper flowers, what can you actually do with them? There are plenty of cool options for these beauties. Some brides choose to use them instead of fresh flowers for wedding festivities. You can even attach them to a hair tie or bobby pin for an unexpected piece of hair flair. In similar fashion, faux flowers can be attached to a dashing gentleman's lapel or to a vintage brooch. They can also be used as decor around the home, to make a party pop, or as favors for a shower. The possibilities are truly endless!