75+ Paper Flower Tutorials & Templates

Here’s a lovely assortment of paper flowers to make, I’ve organized them into several sections for easier browsing:

  • Assorted
  • Tissue
  • Crepe
  • Origami
  • Bouquets, Centerpieces, Photobooths, Wall Decor, and more.

Many of these have free templates to download (in pdf format) and most are surprisingly easy to make!

What’s included: Only those DIY projects/tutorials that are free and require no email address or membership to download templates and/or instructions. If things have changed or something included that shouldn’t be, please let me know in the comments section below so I can remove it.

First up: A general sampling of what’s to be found here, just click on the images to get the instructions. All links should open in a new browser tab so you won’t lose your spot here. Following this section you’ll find the organized galleries mentioned above.

New Collection Update: March, 2022


Lacey Doilies

Use packs of precut doilies or you can make them with a Martha Stewart doily punch and tissue paper (can cut through about 8 layers at once so won’t take that long).

Source: designimprovised.com.blogspot.com


Magnolias

White cardstock is painted with watercolor (to make the petals); the inside stamens are red crepe cut 2″ length x 1″ height & folded. Green velvet ribbon for the stem base.

Source: happyhappynester.com


Cellophane Poppies

This project’s interesting and it reuses some goodies from the recycle bin. Supplies include: cellophane (which is then tinted with acrylic paint); egg carton; small buttons; green chenille pipe cleaners;

Source: besttoys4toddlers.com


Paper Plates

Who knew you could transform something so cheap & ordinary into something so lovely! Customize tints with watercolors & a fan brush.

Source: muslinandmerlot.blogspot.com


Kusudama

A basic fold is repeated 5 times to make a whole bloom. Invisible or matte tape & wood skewers to finish off.

Source: thepinjunkie.com


Peonies: Cupcake Wrappers

Little 1″ foam balls are needed to build up the center frills. Stems: floral wire wrapped with green tissue.

Source: liagriffith.com


Cupcake Liners

Super cute & couldn’t be easier to whip up. Stems are pipe cleaners that are wrapped in floral tape.

Source: intimateweddings.com


Lovely colorful blooms that are suitable adornments for gifts, cards & packaging. A circle punch (1.5″) is used to make the job go quicker, vintage buttons for the center.

Source: whimsicalworldoflaurabird.blogspot.com


Coffee Filter Roses

It takes 8 cone filters to make a single rose, free pdf templates to download. Watercolor paints tint the filters to desired colors. Both written instructions & video tutorial provided.

Source: marthastewart.com


Spider Mums

These pastel pretties will brighten up any room! Cardstock; fringe scissors (or large cutting scissors), tape, floral wire, floral tape and glue.

Source: livelaughrowe.com


Hand Cut

Templates provided (pdf) for leaf, petal & center. A 24-sheet pad of scrapbook paper will make a bunch. Assembled with a hot glue gun.

Source: projectnursery.com


Book Page Bouquet

Large scallop punch, piercer, brads, clothespins, lollipop sticks, hot glue gun, ribbon or decorative tape to wrap around sticks.

Source: wendysmedley.typepad.com


Pretty & decorative made with a single 8″1/2 x 11″ computer sheet. Ideal as ornaments, can be hung by invisible thread.

Source: howaboutorange.blogspot.com


Recycled Magazine Popups

Supplies: 9 magazines pages, gluestick, cardstock & scissors.

Source: kindawonderful.typepad.com


Quilled Double Fringe

Also includes basic directions for making a DIY slotted tool that makes the job easier. Narrow fringe slits are made at an angle, the petals fluff up by themselves (they don’t have to be shaped).

Source: increations.blogspot.com


Hyacinth

Each fringe strand is wrapped around a knitting needle or wooden skewer then glued & twirled around a rolled green construction paper stem. Tedious? Not once you hit your stride.

Source: onelittleproject.com


The first gallery below is a continuation of the above featuring assorted cardstock, scrapbook pad, recycled materials. Below this I’ve added organized galleries for tissue & crepe papers, one started for origami and then the last for assorted decor projects (photobooths, backdrops, etc.).

Lots here, have fun! πŸ™‚

Assorted Flower Tutorials

Directions: Click link to visit sources (new browser tab will open)

Pretty Tissue Blossoms

This gallery focuses on lovely tissue paper projects (there may be a few with mixed media). You’ll find directions for making the always popular pom poms, carnations, tulips, Mexican/Cinco De Mayo and more.

Crepe Paper Designs

I’ve scanned an old booklet from my personal library that has a lot of good information for working with crepe paper (fundamental principles).

If you’d like a copy for your own files, just click the image to the right to download (it’s free).

I hope you find it useful! If you’d like to share it with others, feel free to do so–I just ask that the file itself is kept intact with no changes.

Next:

The gallery below highlights a wide variety of crepe creations that I’ve handpicked from around the ‘net.

Pretty poppies, daffodils, peonies, tulips, irises, roses, ranunculus, marigolds, hibiscus, water lilies, magnolias and more.

Some crafty embellishments include paint, glitter edged…giant sized or small…all are beautiful!

A Few Origami Ideas

Just a handful in this gallery so far, I hope to add more in a future update.

Backdrops, Bouquets & Centerpieces

This is the section where I’ve compiled ideas for photobooths, special occasion wall decor, backdrops, bouquet alternatives, tablescapes, centerpieces, wreaths, party decorations, shower arrangements, etc. More to come!

Whew! That’s a bunch to keep you busy with ;). I’ll be adding more as I find new, original goodies to add so you may want to bookmark this page for future reference.

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Comments

    • missibob
    Reply

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

    • rynanne
    Reply

    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
    Reply

    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.

    • Penny
    Reply

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

    • Valerie
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    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!

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

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

    • ileana-carmen
    Reply

    Beautiful tutorials. Thanks.

    • Rob
    Reply

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

    Rob

    • nancy
    Reply

    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.

    • ruby
    Reply

    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.

    • Shaista khan
    Reply

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

    • Alice
    Reply

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

    • Yvonne
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    Hello

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    Thank You

    Yvonne

    • pari
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    • Tammy
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    Love this site! Thank you!

    • Adeline
    Reply

    Love this site. Thank you for sharing. Amazing.

    • Virginija
    Reply

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

    • Neelima
    Reply

    nice flowers……….

    now I can decorate my house easily

    • shanu
    Reply

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

    • Carmen Russell
    Reply

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

    • aja
    Reply

    so… beautiful. I love Paper flower

    • Jasmine
    Reply

    Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.

    • Janis
    Reply

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

    • Flora
    Reply

    just awesome………………….

    • radhika
    Reply

    These flowers are very beautiful n awesome
    I love these flowers

    • ANCHU ALEX
    Reply

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

    • maree
    Reply

    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.

    • shaikh Afrin
    Reply

    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.

    • Linda Caudill
    Reply

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

    • darlene
    Reply

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

    • Isis
    Reply

    Thank you for gathering such a comprehensive craft resource!!

    Most appreciated !

    • Hadassah
    Reply

    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
    Reply

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

    • Kaczeka Osh
    Reply

    AWESOME…THANK YOU VERY “VERY” MUCH πŸ˜‰

    • Mary
    Reply

    Awesome site!! Art teachers will love it…

    • aila
    Reply

    this site is marvelous!!! THANKYOU VERY MUCH !!!! i want moreee……. i love u guys

    • Kimberley
    Reply

    Brilliant, thank you so much for sharing, I can’t wait to try them out! πŸ™‚

    • jerusha
    Reply

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

    • Susan
    Reply

    While going through the website I realized that I was making a list of the people I was going to make flowers for πŸ™‚ I seriously can’t wait to start Many thanks to all who are responsible.

    • francis xavier
    Reply

    Excellent designs beautiful

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