These 20+ gorgeous paper flowers are an easy way to bring the garden indoors (minus the allergies!)! Learn how to make paper flowers with these easy-to-follow tutorials!
Isn’t it amazing what you can create with paper? These gorgeous paper flowers are proof of that!
Kids and adults alike will love following these simple tutorials to make beautiful paper flowers. Paper flowers make lovely and inexpensive ways to decorate your home. They also make wonderful gifts for family and friends as well as fantastic and frugal party decorations. There’s so much that you can do with them!
Once you get the hang of cutting, folding, and arranging paper, these paper flowers come together pretty quickly. You’ll find lots of easy flower crafts for all ages here, as well as a couple more challenging blooms for those with advanced skills. There’s something for everyone in this collection!
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Beautiful Paper Flower Crafts
Heart Paper Flowers from Happiness is Homemade: Our heart flowers make such a lovely DIY gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or birthdays! Our step-by-step tutorial takes you through the process of creating the flowers using your Cricut or by cutting hearts by hand. Either way, they’ll turn out beautifully!
Folded Paper Sunflower from I Heart Crafty Things: If you’re looking for a fun summer craft, this sunflower is perfect. The petals are made with folded paper, giving it a 3D look, and the center of the flower where the seeds are is made with tissue paper balls.
Giant Paper Flowers from Create and Babble: Learn how to make HUGE flowers using your Silhouette or other cutting machine. They’re secured to a paper plate to make them sturdier, so they’re perfect for decorating for parties or adding big pops of color to your home for spring or summer.
3D Paper Tulips from I Heart Crafty Things: Spring and tulips go hand-in-hand. These 3D tulips really pop off the page and would make a stunning card or kid-made gift for someone special. Even the leaves are 3D with small folds at the tips. The bright, vibrant colors are sure to cheery anyone up.
Tissue Paper Flowers from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff: Tissue paper flowers are easier to make than you think, and if you’re throwing a party on a budget, they’re a MUST! This post outlines four different ways to make tissue flowers, and each one is beautiful.
Coffee Filter Flowers from Happiness is Homemade: Use food coloring to dye coffee filters in all sorts of pretty pastel colors. Then, you’ll cut the edges into several different patterns to create petals, layering the filters together to create your flowers. It’s a lovely, simple craft to try in the springtime.
Paper Flower Unicorn Wreath from Ruffles and Rain Boots: Wouldn’t this unicorn wreath look adorable in your daughter’s room? It’s such a fun craft for tweens or teens, but younger children can also make it with a little help from an adult.
Paper Flower Wreath from Messy Little Monster: Here’s another lovely wreath made of flowers that you’ll definitely want to put on your to-do list. Don’t worry if you’ve never made a paper flower wreath before; the template and step-by-step directions will make it super easy!
Easy Paper Tulips from Red Ted Art: If your kids enjoy origami, they’ll love these folded paper tulips. No glue is involved at all; just snip and connect the heads to the stems. The video tutorial is very simple for kids to follow.
Paper Hyacinth Flowers from I Heart Crafty Things: These 3D flowers are so beautiful. The printable template makes the flowers incredibly easy to put together. If your kids can cut out simple shapes and make paper loops, they have all the skills needed to pull this together!
Paper Lavender Flowers from Kids’ Craft Room: These lavender flowers are made with crepe paper, which gives them so much delightful texture! Cutting fringe into the crepe paper, and wrap it around our stem to get the lavender flower look.
Lavender Paper Flowers from Emma Owl: Here’s another fun rendition of lavender flowers made with circle confetti. If you have various shades of purple paper and a hole punch, you can make your own confetti for this craft.
Patriotic Paper Flowers from Our Kid Things: This layered flower look is a terrific way to show off your patriotism for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Veteran’s Day. Once you learn the technique using the printable template, you can easily change out the colors to make flowers for any holiday or season!
Paper Poppies from Sugar, Spice, & Glitter: Red poppies are popular around Memorial Day when we honor service members who have lost their lives fighting for our country and for Veteran’s Day where we honor still-living service members. These lovely flowers are a symbol of remembrance that can be created for other occasions, too. The printable template makes them very easy to put together.
Easy 3D Paper Flowers from Red Ted Art: All you need is paper in pretty colors, scissors, and a stapler to assemble these super easy 3D flowers. Use them to decorate gifts, photo frames, or string them together to make a flower paper garland.
Whimsical Paper Flowers from My Nourished Home: This playful flower craft is so bright and colorful! Even little ones can assemble these flowers with a bit of help. They’d look lovely on the front of a homemade card for someone you love.
Paper Dahlia Flowers from Craftaholics Anonymous: These paper dahlias are absolutely gorgeous, and they’re easy for all ages. Really! You simply roll paper into a sort of cone or cylinder from one corner to the opposite corner. These are then arranged in circles until you have full, beautiful flowers.
Crepe Paper Calla Lily from Artsy Craftsy Mom: Make calla lilies of all sorts of colors to bunch together in a vase to brighten your rooms all season long. The crepe paper gives these calla lilies loads of textures and interest.
Crepe Paper Peony from Moms and Crafters: This is another beautiful project for crepe paper fans! Grab the printable template to help you shape and assemble your flowers. To turn them into stemmed flowers, make some longer leaves to wrap around a stem or straw.
Tropical Paper Flowers from Messy Little Monster: If you’d like a print and assemble craft, try this tropical flower craft. With bright pinks and greens that pop off the page, this craft is a real show-stopper. Frame it or put it on a canvas!
Spiral Paper Flower Heart from Canary Street Crafts: This canvas would make a fantastic anniversary gift! It’s so romantic, with lots of spiral flowers in various shades of pink shaped into a heart.
Paper Flower Book Tutorials
If you’ve made your way through this list of paper flower crafts and want to try even more, we’ve put a short list of helpful books together that will be terrific resources for you!
- Paper Flower Art: Create Beautifully Realistic Floral Arrangement – This book teaches you to make totally realistic-looking flower arrangements using paper. You’ll learn how to make 25 different blooms to create gorgeous arrangements.
- Crepe Paper Flowers: The Beginner’s Guide to Making and Arranging Beautiful Blooms – Learn how to use crepe paper to create stunning flowers. Crepe paper flowers are particularly easy for beginners; the material is very forgiving!
- Uncommon Paper Flowers: Extraordinary Botanicals and How to Craft Them – Expand beyond flowers to learn how to make all sorts of botanicals—including cacti, mushrooms, and more—with paper!
- Beautiful Origami Flowers: 23 Blooms to Fold – Combine origami with flowers! Learn how to fold 23 different flower types.
- Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand – Create paper flowers for bouquets, centerpieces, and party decorations. You’ll have lots of variety among these 75 blooms!
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