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Really Cool DIY Paper Flowers

DIY Paper Flowers

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A friend and I made plans to get together and make some paper flowers. I brought over some pretty scrapbooking paper and she printed out some templates for our cut outs.

I have no idea where she got this idea but here’s what we did:

Materials for DIY Paper Flowers:

  • scissors
  • butterfly pins
  • paper
  • water spray bottle

What’s the water for?

Well, after you have all your cut-outs put together with the butterfly clip you spray the flower with water and it makes it much easier to crinkle, bend or manipulate the paper how you want to make the flower multi-dimensional.



Cut out 3 layers of each size flower. (See template below) We  used 5 different sizes for a total of 15 layers but you can alter that to your preference.

Poke through each layer with the end of the butterfly clip and once you have all your layers, open the back of the clip to hold them together. (See image on the above)

Spray the flower gently with water and bend, squish or crinkle away until your flower looks as you want it.

All done!

We are going to make a whole bunch more with other papers and then arrange them on a wall to look like they are being wind blown.

I think the flowers are adorable and will turn out nice as wall decor.

They are light enough that using some of that wall sticky putty to adhere them to the walls will work, that way we won’t have to mess up the walls at all.

Right click the template to Save As to print it out for  yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Join the discussion

  1. Natasha In Oz

    They look so pretty! What a great idea for embellishing plain paper gift wrap for presents. Great tutorial too-thanks!

    Just visiting via Crochet Crazy blog. Please stop by and say g’day if you have a minute.

    Best wishes for a lovely weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

  2. Marti

    These are beautiful and I love your tutorial! We would love for you to join us at our craft and recipe party that is LIVE right now! We have lots of crafts and inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚



    • Sarah

      Thanks, I joined your party and put it on my party/hop page!

      • Marti

        Thanks so much for adding us to your list and for sharing this with us! I pinned it to the party board.! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Limeade Gal

    Very Awesome! Love the creativity. Happy Easter Weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Lisa

    Visiting your website from the SITS Girls – these flowers are very cute! I usually fold origami flowers, but I’m going to have to try these with my niece soon!

    • Sarah

      Awww, they are cute aren’t they. Actually, a friend with 3 little girls came by the day we did them and ended up taking one home so he could make them with his little girls! hehe.

  5. Barb

    As a self confessed paper junkie, I just couldn’t wait to get a closer look at your paper flowers. So very cool! Love your choice of papers too. Visiting via #SITSSaturdayShareFest

    • Sarah

      Thanks! Thank you for leaving a comment as well, glad to have you ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. jo

    I popped over from the Sits girls, I love these flowers and look forward to trying them out sometime and will share them on my blog cheneycraft.blogspot.com

  7. Carrie

    These are gorgeous! They would be so fun to make out of old books. Or all the gazillions of pieces of scrapbook paper I have around the house. Pinning these!

    • Sarah

      My friend has a book she wants to use to make these as well! Thanks so much for coming by and commenting, Carrie. xo

  8. Rachel Kathyg @ onlinesisterhood

    These little flowers are just too cute! found at workitwed. Have a great week.

  9. Mary @ Go Crochet Crazy

    These are just lovely and what a great use of scrapbook paper that’s leftover or unused. Your flowers are beautiful! Thank you for sharing at the “all things handmade” link party on the Go Crochet Crazy Blog (www.GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com). I hope to see you there again this Friday!

  10. Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods

    Paper crafting is one of my favorite things to do! Lovely job on your paper flowers!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us again on Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST!

    ~ Ashley

  11. Kimberly H. Smith

    I wondered at first what the water was for too. Thanks for sharing this on Traffic Jam Weekend, Sarah! Pinned.

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