Craft Maniack DIY Blooms from Paper: Crafting Exquisite Flowers

Blooms from Paper: Crafting Exquisite Flowers

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Learn how to make paper flowers by hand or using an electronic cutting machine and enjoy the free paper flower samples listed below.
I made a rainbow of giant paper flowers to decorate my craft room, and today I’m sharing the free paper flower templates and a tutorial on how to create your own big, bold and beautiful paper flowers.

I can’t even tell you how much spice these paper flowers add to my craft room and how in love I am. It’s a great focal point in the room and I love the bright colors and the whimsical feel. My craft room is my happy place and these giant and colorful flowers really reflect that feeling.

Paper flowers are so much fun, can be used in many different ways and there are countless color combination options to match your decorating style. And the best part is that everything is made of Paper and hot glue, so it’s super inexpensive.

I went to the Hobby Lobby and literally loaded cardboard with all the colors of the rainbow. It will take 8 sheets of 8.5×11″ cardboard for the largest flowers illustrated and 3 sheets for the smallest flowers. So make sure you buy enough cardboard. Nothing is worse than having a small piece of Paper and returning to the store in the middle of a project. I was there when the newspaper was in stock and the paper packages were all 50% off, so I feel like I’m having a great time.

How to make paper flowers

Making paper flowers is easy and so much fun. All you need is Paper, scissors and hot glue. You can use a Silhouette or Cricut machine if you have one, but hand cutting is also quite possible. I have created a video tutorial to show you exactly how to execute them.

Material

  • Free SVG Files (Download below)
  • Colored Cardboard
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Silhouette Cameo Machine
  • Cutting mat
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instruction

  • Download the paper flower templates listed below and import them into Silhouette Design Studio.
  • Redraw the shapes and adjust the size of the petals according to the Paper you are using.
  • Adjust the cutting parameters of the cardstock and send the petals to be cut.
  • Wrap the edges of the petals around a pencil.
  • Fold the bottom slot over itself and glue it in place.
  • Glue the smaller central petals to a cardboard circle, repeat the operation for the medium-sized petals and repeat the operation for the larger petals.
  • Put the three petals together and glue them in place.
  • Add a central decoration if you wish.

HOW TO MAKE PAPER FLOWERS BY HAND

Material

  • Free printable template (Download below)
  • Colored Cardboard
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Instruction

  • Download the paper flower template below.
  • Change the size of the petals on the computer if desired. Pressure.
  • Cut out the patterns from the petals. Draw on cardstock and cut it out with scissors. To speed up the process, you can cut out several layers of cardboard at once.
  • Wrap the edges of the petals around a pencil.
  • Fold the bottom slot over itself and glue it in place.
  • Glue the smaller central petals to a cardboard circle, repeat the operation for the medium-sized petals and repeat the operation for the larger petals.
  • Put the three petals together and glue them in place.
  • Add a central decoration if you wish.
  • For this particular paper flower representation, I wanted a mix of large and small flowers with tropical greenery that came out a little, so I planned which colors would be large and small in rainbow order, then I mixed different flower shapes so that there was a lot of variety.

It’s hard to tell from the photos, but I found some really beautiful pearlescent paper in Hobby Lobby and used it for the brightest pink flower and the ombré Aqua flower. It adds a subtle sparkle that I really like. I also bought a package of parchment and created a whole flower. It basically disappears in the pictures, but looks pretty in real life.

I even share the free floral patterns that you can enjoy.

There are four files available. One file is intended for printing and cutting by hand, the other three are SVG files to be used with a Silhouette or Cricut machine. You will see the four models in the Google folder. Enter your e-Mail address in the field under this paragraph to access the entire file for free.

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