Paper Flower Gift Box Topper

  • 01 of 07

    Paper Flower Gift Box Topper

    gift boxes with flower toppers
    Origiami Gift Boxes with Flower Toppers. Rita Shehan

    Gifts always look unique when you add some type of embellishment. Paper flowers are available for purchase at the craft store and always add a special touch to presents. Although you may purchase them, these paper flowers are super easy to make at home. Not only will you save money when making them yourself, but you will have the added benefit of choosing unlimited colors or paper types. Premade flower embellishments only come in a few colors. When you make them yourself, you have the option of making them your way!

    These flowers are 3.75 inches in size, but you can adjust them in your digital die cut software to your liking. The possibilities are endless! These paper flowers coordinate very well with the paper origami box project you can find here.

    Supplies Needed:

    • Scrapbook paper or other type of sturdy paper
    • Flower Template (download files here: pdf, ai., dxf, eps, wpc and svg files are provided)
    • double sided foam tape or pre-cut foam dots
    • scissors
    • 12 or 18 millimeter clear jewel
    • bone folder
    • old mouse pad or a craft foam sheet
    • craft knife (if you are cutting by hand)
    • digital die cut machine
    • a pencil or pen
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  • 02 of 07

    How to Make a Paper Flower Embellishment: Step 1

    three flower petal templates
    Rita Shehan
    1. Download digital die files or pdf printable template here.
    2. Cut out the three flower parts on your digital die cut machine.
    3. If you are cutting the flower parts by hand, print the pdf template on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of  scrapbook paper, and then carefully cut out the flower parts with a craft knife.
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  • 03 of 07

    How to Make a Paper Flower Embellishment: Step 2

    three scored flower petals
    Rita Shehan
    1. Place the flower parts face down onto an old mouse pad or sheet of craft foam.
    2. Score vertical lines onto the back of each flower petal with a bone folder.
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  • 04 of 07

    How to Make a Paper Flower Embellishment: Step 3

    curling a paper flower petal
    Rita Shehan

    Roll each petal around a pen or pencil vertically and horizontally. This will give you petals depth and dimension.

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  • 05 of 07

    How to Make a Paper Flower Embellishment: Step 4

    paper flower template
    Rita Shehan
    1. Place a foam dot onto the center of the largest petal template.
    2. I didn't have any foam dots on hand when I made the flower so I used regular double sided foam tape and it worked just as well. Just cut a tiny piece of the tape, remove the paper and place onto the center of the largest flower template. This will be the bottom portion of the flower embellishment.
    3. The foam dots or tape add added depth and dimension to the paper flower, giving it a three dimensional appearance.
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  • 06 of 07

    How to Make a Paper Flower Embellishment: Step 5

    paper flower template with foam glue dot
    Rita Shehan
    1. Place the second largest flower petal circle onto the bottom petals making sure that the top petals are placed between the bottom petals as in the photo above.
    2. Press center of top petal template down firmly.
    3. Place a foam dot or piece of cut foam tape onto the center of the top petal template.
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  • 07 of 07

    How to Make a Paper Flower Embellishment: Step 6

    Paper Flower gift topper
    Rita Shehan
    1. Place the smallest flower petal circle onto the other two flower petal templates and press the center firmly to make sure the petals adhere to one another.
    2. Place a foam dot or piece of tape on the back of the jewel
    3. Apply the jewel to the center of the paper flower.
    4. Curl the petals with your fingers to add depth to the flower.
    5. Apply a foam dot or foam tape to the bottom of the flower and attach to gift package.