50+ Paper Flower Tutorials & Templates

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

    • rynanne
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    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!

    • Holly
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    Beautiful tutorials. Thanks.

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

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    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.

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

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    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!

    • Priya
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    i love this and i want to make paperflowers for decoration.

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    • francis xavier
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    Excellent designs beautiful

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