12 DIY Paper Flower Tutorials

How to Make Paper Flowers

Female hand holding a paper rose
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These DIY paper flower tutorials will teach you how to create beautiful flowers that will never wilt and die. These are perfect decorations for parties, backdrops for weddings, bouquets, and even individual flowers that will look great anywhere in your home.

Most of these projects are just right for the beginner who would like to learn how to make paper flowers, but there are a few intermediate projects that are great for the eager beginner or someone who's up for a challenge. 

These paper flowers use a variety of materials such as cardstock, scrapbook paper, tissue paper, metallic text-weight paper, and crepe paper. You'll be using these materials to make DIY paper flowers like roses, peonies, dahlias, anemones, cherry blossoms, and other pretty flowers that you'll love creating. 

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    Jumbo Peony Flower Backdrop

    A wall with colorful jumbo paper peonies

    Lia Griffith for PaperPapers

    Lia Griffith is the queen of paper flower design and here's a free paper flower tutorial for PaperPapers that creates a jumbo peony flower backdrop that invokes feelings of Spring

    There are both SVG and PDF downloads that include templates of different sizes of petals, leaves, and centers so you can make small, medium, and large papers with text-weight paper. 

    When you're ready to create there are ​step-by-step color photos to help you make this beautiful flower backdrop.

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    DIY Paper Rose

    A woman holding a gift topped with a pink paper rose

    Lia Griffith for PaperPapers

    Here's another DIY paper flower bouquet from Lia Griffith for PaperPapers. This one uses metallic text-weight paper to create a lovely paper rose that you can use as a gift topper, a corsage, or add a stem to make it a complete flower. 

    There are free rose paper flower templates you can download for the petals and the leaves. After you have everything cut out, use this paper rose video to put it all together. 

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    Easy Anemone DIY Paper Flower

    A group of pink paper anemones on a gift

    Frog Prince Paperie

    This DIY paper flower tutorial is from Frog Prince Paperie and will help you create a great beginner paper flower, the anemone. 

    The free paper flower templates include small, medium, and large petals for the anemones. The petals and center are made from cardstock, making this a great project if you're limited on your paper supply. 

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    DIY Crepe Paper Peonies

    A colorful paper flower centerpiece in a vase

    Think. Make. Share.

    Hallmark has designed some DIY crepe paper peonies that include free downloadable patterns for the two sizes of petals and leaves. 

    Full instructions, template, and photos take you through each step of cutting out the crepe paper, making the fringe, shaping the petals, and assembling the flower. 

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    Giant Crepe Paper Rose

    A woman holding a giant paper rose

    Studio DIY

    Crepe paper in your choice of color for the petals and green for the stem comes together to create this beautiful giant crepe paper rose designed by Martha Stewart.

    Downloadable templates, color photos, and written instructions will help you shape and assemble this gorgeous flower. 

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    DIY Paper Flower Centerpiece

    Orange paper flowers in a vase

    Purely Katie

    Purely Katie has created a great beginner paper flower tutorial that uses scrapbook paper to create spiral roses. 

    Included in this tutorial are directions on how to create the burlap vase that allows the flowers to sit straight up. 

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    Giant Paper Dahlias for Backdrops

    A ombre pink paper dahlia on a wall

    Abbi Kirsten Collections

    Dahlias are one of the most stunning flowers out there, and you can recreate giant ones to use as a backdrop with this free tutorial from Abbi Kirsten Collections. 

    There is a PDF template for the petals and leaves but also an SVG file that you can use with a craft cutting machine. This project uses cardstock and is put together quickly with a glue gun. 

    Giant Paper Dahlias for Backdrops from Abbi Kirsten Collections

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    DIY Hand Cut Paper Flowers

    A bouquet of paper flowers on a table

    Project Nursery

    This group of sweet paper flowers was designed by Project Nursery. You can use any color of scrapbook paper to make as many as you would like. 

    These are great beginner flowers that you can add your own flair to by changing the color of paper, size, or by making any other additions or changes that you see fit. 

    DIY Hand Cut Paper Flowers from Project Nursery

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  • 09 of 11

    Wedding Tissue Paper Pom Poms

    White, purple, and peach tissue paper flowers

    Wedding Inspirations

    Evermine has a DIY paper flower tutorial for creating giant wedding pom-poms made from tissue paper. These are great for wedding photo booth walls and reception tables. 

    There are great instructions for folding and cutting the tissue paper to make these quick and easy flowers that are perfect for the beginner. 

    Wedding Tissue Paper Pom Poms from Wedding Inspirations

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    Giant Kraft Paper Flowers

    A woman holding a giant paper flower

    The Merrythought

    Are you looking to make some extra big paper flowers? This free tutorial from The Merrythought will show you how to make petal templates from cardboard and then use them to cut out the flower shape from Kraft paper and construction paper. You can leave the flowers as is or spray paint some branches to make stems. This is an easy project that's going to make a big impact.

    Giant Kraft Paper Flowers from The Merrythought

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    Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet

    A woman holding a white and yellow paper flower bouquet

    The House That Lars Built

    You'll use crepe paper in cream, yellow, and two shades of green to create this beautiful paper flower bouquet designed by The House that Lars Built

    There's a download of the paper flower template for $3 (two sizes of petals and a leaf) as well as written directions and color photos to help you create this bouquet.