50+ Paper Flower Tutorials & Templates: {Free}

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DownloadHere’s a lovely assortment of paper flowers to make, I’ve organized them in a few sections for easier browsing:

Bouquets & Centerpieces, Tissue Paper, Crepe, Origami and the rest under general tutorials.

Many of these have free templates to download and most are surprisingly easy to make!

I’ve also compiled a vintage booklet into a pdf tutorial that you can download. It shows step-by-step how to make crepe flowers (includes images). Just click the banner to the right to grab a copy for yourself.

Ready to see what’s available from around the net? Here you go, enjoy!

ninthstreeteast.blogspot.com

ninthstreeteast.blogspot.com

Stained Glass Style: Made with black construction paper and tissue paper of various colors.

Double Fringe: You will need double-sided colored paper, scissors, glue, a ready-made or a do-it-yourself slotted tool, or just a wooden toothpick.

increations.blogspot.com

increations.blogspot.com

cheekymagpie.com

cheekymagpie.com

Tulips: These are made with double sided decorative paper.

Ornaments: Easy project made with cheap computer paper.

howaboutorange.blogspot.com

howaboutorange.blogspot.com

kindawonderful.typepad.com

kindawonderful.typepad.com

Popup: Made with pages from a magazine.

Peonies How-To: Made with recycled paper that has been ripped and boiled in water and then pulsed to a pulp using a blender.

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

craftstylish.com

craftstylish.com

Perfect Daisies: These cheery blossoms brighten any table and make a wonderfully unexpected bouquet to give to a friend.

Elegant Parchment: This project makes a remarkably simple and beautiful piece that can be used to make a bouquet, a boutonniere, a brooch, or just about any flowery thing that starts with the letter B.

etsy.com

etsy.com

wendysmedley.typepad.com

wendysmedley.typepad.com

Book Paper: Made with pages from an old book and a large scallop punch.

Napkin: By using napkins instead of tissue, these have a more structured hold. They almost look like fabric.

dana-made-it.com

dana-made-it.com

intimateweddings.com

intimateweddings.com

Cupcake Liners: Made with eight small cupcake liners each, pipe cleaners and floral tape.

Large Poppies: These are lovely and huge!

100layercake.com

100layercake.com

increations.blogspot.com

increations.blogspot.com

Fringed: Make these with some clever snips of your scissors.

Dimensional: Made with a scalloped square squeeze punch and decorative corner punches.

fiskars.com

fiskars.com

jonesdesigncompany.com

jonesdesigncompany.com

Rolled: Learn how to make paper rosettes using cover or text weight paper and florist wire. Beautiful alone and arranged in bouquets.

Assorted: Features an assortment of goodies to make using colorful silk paper or other thin sheets.

blissfulfetes.blogspot.com

blissfulfetes.blogspot.com

howaboutorange.blogspot.com

howaboutorange.blogspot.com

Recycled: They don’t require any adhesive, and there are just four shapes to cut out.

Nifty Folded: These are quite clever and made with double-sided patterned paper, a circle punch, glue stick and vintage buttons (for the center).

whimsicalworldoflaurabird.blogspot.com

whimsicalworldoflaurabird.blogspot.com

diyordont.blogspot.com

diyordont.blogspot.com

Ranunculus: Made with cardstock and includes a free template to download (note the page says for subscribers only but that has been changed so everyone can download it).

Coffee Filter Roses: Made with a box of disposable cone coffee filters (8 filters will make one full bloom rose).

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

ideasmag.co.za

ideasmag.co.za

Layered Petals: Petal template provided (pdf), paper is curled using a filigree split tool.

Cupcake Liner Carnations: Each is made from 3 regular cupcake liners, florist wire and a dab of hot glue.

ohhellofriendblog.com

ohhellofriendblog.com

weddingfriends.co.za

weddingfriends.co.za

Fairy Tale: (video instructions) No specific design template is provided but suitable to DIY in shape of choice.

Tissue

nothingbutbonfires.com

nothingbutbonfires.com

Pom Poms: Made with eight sheets of tissue in the color of your choice.

Pom-Pom: Made with four sheets of tissue and the edges can be cut curved or pointed after folding.

lillyella.blogspot.com

lillyella.blogspot.com

kindawonderful.typepad.com

kindawonderful.typepad.com

Mexican: Made with 8-10 sheets of brightly colored tissue per piece and twist ties, pipe cleaners, ribbon and/or wire.

Instant: Made with assorted lightweight paper such as tissue paper, sewing pattern paper, etc., and cut with shredder scissors.

mayamade.blogspot.com

mayamade.blogspot.com

foldingtrees.com

foldingtrees.com

Carnations: Made with tissue paper, pipe cleaners (chenille stems) or floral wire or floral tape.

Tiny: Made with four pieces of tissue measuring 2 1/4″ by 3 1/2″.

zakkalife.blogspot.com

zakkalife.blogspot.com

greedyforcolour.blogspot.com

greedyforcolour.blogspot.com

With Tulle: Layers of petals are made with 2 colors of tissue paper (2 sheets each) and two rectangles of tulle.

Crepe

marthastewartweddings.com

marthastewartweddings.com

Poppies: These are shown decorating a fondant-covered cake.

Double Peony: Made with wire, glue and mulberry paper.

inkstainswithroni.blogspot.com

inkstainswithroni.blogspot.com

marthastewartweddings.com

marthastewartweddings.com

Shaped: Crafted from colorful tissue or crepe, these are graceful, inexpensive to make, and always in season.

Roses: Made with florist’s tape, 18 gauge cloth-wrapped florist’s wire, 2-ply or Double Sided Crepe in petal and leaf colors. Includes pdf template download.

foofanagle.wordpress.com

foofanagle.wordpress.com

thebridescafe.com

thebridescafe.com

DIY: Nice tutorial, these feature glued microbeads in the center.

Made With Streamers: These are made with streamers in three colors for petals, center and leaves.

craftzine.com

craftzine.com

bleulune.typepad.com

bleulune.typepad.com

Glittery: So pretty! Step-by-step tutorial with lots of pictures, petals are rimmed with glitter and a shiny button is glued in the center.

Giant Rose: Wow! Made with floral tape, 18-gauge floral stem wire, Doublette and craft glue.

greenweddingshoes.com

greenweddingshoes.com

foldingtrees.com

foldingtrees.com

Roses: Red & green crepe is needed along with glue and green wired stem.

Origami

foldingtrees.com

foldingtrees.com

Kusudama: The Japanese kusudama is a ball made out of multiple identical origami shapes glued together. Also see this example with beads added.

Tulip Instructions: It is relatively simple and looks so sweet when bunched together with other tulips, or different types of flowers.

origami-fun.com

origami-fun.com

bloomize.com

bloomize.com

Roses: Three different styles shown: the Kawasaki rose, the Bird base rose, and the Standard rose.

Lotus Flower: Free pdf tutorial download available.

petalsofpeace.com

petalsofpeace.com

u-handbag.typepad.com

u-handbag.typepad.com

Simple Lily: The paper is coloured on one side and white on the other which gives a nice stripe effect down the centre of the petals.

Assorted: Here’s a gallery full of all kinds to make, includes bleeding heart, globe flower, primrose, edelweiss and lots more.

aboutflowershome.com

aboutflowershome.com

Bouquets & Centerpieces

hostessblog.com

hostessblog.com

Eco-Chic Bouquet Alternative: Features clever “paper bag flowers” crafted from brown Trader Joe’s grocery bags.

Crafted: A bouquet like this requires about 25 flowers and 10 leaves. Once you have arranged them, cover the stems in wide ribbon.

marthastewartweddings.com

marthastewartweddings.com

oncewed.com

oncewed.com

DIY Pom Pom Vines: This project is a simple twist on a pom pom garland by stringing them vertically with paper leaves so they become vines.

Simple: This bouquet of delightfully airy flowers is as easy to make as it is beautiful.

craftstylish.com

craftstylish.com

craftstylish.com

craftstylish.com

Centerpiece: These gorgeous pieces are quick and inexpensive to make and add a burst of color to parties and celebrations.

Tissue Garden: It’s easy to make and can be customized by using different colored tissue paper, patterned paper, fabric flowers, painted branches, and so on.

oncewed.com

oncewed.com

theflirtyguide.com

theflirtyguide.com

Cherry Blossoms: The blossoms look best if you use paper that is the same color on both sides.

Rose Branches: You may use a bit of glue or double-stick tape to keep the flower from unrolling and loosening up with time.

dozidesign.blogspot.com

dozidesign.blogspot.com

houseofsmiths.blogspot.com

houseofsmiths.blogspot.com

Hanging Rose Ball: Made with streamers and styrofoam ball forms.

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Published: January 30, 2010
Updated: November 5, 2012

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36 Comments to “50+ Paper Flower Tutorials & Templates: {Free}”
  1. missibob says:

    Wow, this is wonderful! I have often wondered how these paper flowers are made, and this is a wonderful tutorial. Thank you.

  2. rynanne says:

    This is wonderful! Thank you so much for the information! I’m helping my neice with a school project and these were just what we needed!

  3. Holly says:

    I love this site. I look forward seeing new things and trying each flower out. My house has never looked so much like a garden.

  4. Penny says:

    This is absolutely great! Just what I needed for my school projects, thank you very very very much!!!! Wonderful!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

  5. Valerie says:

    This is so amazing! It really has made my day comming across this! It is exactly what I need for my wedding, and it’s so inexpensive! God Bless simplicity!

  6. seo_usa says:

    I love this site. I look forward seeing new things and trying each flower out.Thanks for sharing.

  7. jyoti sorout says:

    hi its wonderful experience.thank u so much for sharing this.i want to join this forever

  8. ileana-carmen says:

    Beautiful tutorials. Thanks.

  9. Rob says:

    What a great resource, thanks for such a wonderful collection of flower tutorials.
    Love them.

    Rob

  10. nancy says:

    It never ceases to amaze me the number of talented people and the fact that they are willing and happy to share what they know with others for them to enjoy. Thank you so very much.

  11. ruby says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful craft. it was so inspiring. And your instructions are all easy to follow. i love this very much. Thank you.

  12. Shaista khan says:

    Thanx 4 a great collection of flowers..i’ll learn n do that.

  13. Alice says:

    Love this site—I am making paper flower centerpieces for my daughter’s wedding, thanks to all the great ideas found here!

  14. Yvonne says:

    Hello

    I am so happy to pop into your site.
    You have make my day.

    Thank You

    Yvonne

  15. pari says:

    hello,

    i learn easy flower making from this site
    your site is very nice and helpful.

  16. Tammy says:

    Love this site! Thank you!

  17. Adeline says:

    Love this site. Thank you for sharing. Amazing.

  18. Virginija says:

    Wondered how to make beautiful Rapunzel hair for my daughter.. Here you are, more ideas then one can make! Thank you so much

  19. Neelima says:

    nice flowers……….

    now I can decorate my house easily

  20. shanu says:

    very useful site…
    nice flowers…\i luvd it…

  21. Carmen Russell says:

    They are so beautiful,dont know where to start,thank you.

  22. aja says:

    so… beautiful. I love Paper flower

  23. Jasmine says:

    Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.

  24. Janis says:

    I love this site. I want to make paper flowers for vases for a bridal shower. They all are so beautiful.

  25. Flora says:

    just awesome………………….

  26. radhika says:

    These flowers are very beautiful n awesome
    I love these flowers

  27. ANCHU ALEX says:

    really wonderful….loved it….waiting for more….

  28. maree says:

    I have to agree with Jasmine, incredible talent,and I also, thank you for sharing it with us. I will definitely be telling, and recommending, this site to many far and wide.

  29. shaikh Afrin says:

    I love this site. I want to make paper flowers for vases and decorating my house. They all are so beautiful.Thank you for sharing this beautiful craft. it was so inspiring. And your instructions are all easy to follow. i love this very much. Thank you.

  30. Linda Caudill says:

    love this,,your creation are adorable,,thank u,,

  31. darlene says:

    nice lol love ideas for kids,spring,even summer or for fun

  32. Isis says:

    Thank you for gathering such a comprehensive craft resource!!

    Most appreciated !

  33. Hadassah says:

    I can’t believe the beauty of these flowers. They’re so simple and elegant. Minute details make it easy to learn them. The best site on flower making I’ve seen so far. Thanks a ton for sharing your ideas with us!

  34. Priya says:

    Thank u ,it’s awesome, luv the ideas,looking fwd for more…

  35. Kaczeka Osh says:

    AWESOME…THANK YOU VERY “VERY” MUCH ;)

  36. Mary says:

    Awesome site!! Art teachers will love it…


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