Weather you want to use a single flower or a bunch of them, paper flowers are easy, cheap, and oh-so-cute. With just a few pieces of leftover scrapbooking paper and these simple 7-step instructions, you can make a cute decorating accessory or a master show piece.
1.) Draw a template of a flower on a piece of paper or use this free printable. I used a piece of thick card stock for this step. For this flower, I decided to use a template with 6 petals.
2.) Cut out three flower petal layers with the template you just made. Cut off one of the petals on the first flower layer like I did in this example. (Straight across.) Removing the extra petal makes the flower not so bulky when it is finished. (Keep the discarded petal piece. It will be used later.) Make a cut all the way to the middle of the flower on one side of the petal that you removed. Next, overlap the petal closest to the removed section and tack it together with hot glue.
3.) On the second petal layer, you will cut off 1 petal section and cut off another strait across. that are next to each other. Overlap and glue just like you did in step two. This flower layer is just a little smaller than the last one you made because it had fewer petals. Here is an example of what your three petal layers should look like when you are done cutting.
4.) For the third layer, cut off a 2 sections of petals and another straight across and secure in a cone shape with glue.
5.) After the glue dries, snip the end of the third layer with a pair of scissors.
6.) Using the discarded petals from earlier, you can add extra scallops to them with scissors and cut the ends off. Wrap each one of them into a cone shape and hot glue them into place in the center of your flower.
7.) Form the end of the petals with a pencil and your fingers.
You did it! It’s up to you what colors of paper to use and how big to make them. Play with different sizes, shapes, and colors and make a gorgeous bouquet. I would love to see some of your finished projects; drop a photo in the comments! Happy crafting! 😉