5 Easy Ways to Make Pretty Paper Flowers

Paper Leaves

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Green card stock
  • 2″ circle punch
  • Instructions

    leaf tutorial

    1. Punch a 2″ circle out of green card stock.

    2. Insert the circle halfway through the punch and cut.

    3. Flip the circle around and punch out the opposite side.

    4. Score the leaves down the center of each oval and fold to add more depth. You’ve got two leaves!


    Paper Rose

    Level: Easy

    What You Need

  • Colored card stock
  • 2″ circle punch
  • Scissors or X-ACTO knife
  • Hot glue
  • Instructions

    rose tutorial

    1. Punch a 2″ circle out of your card stock.

    2. Use scissors or an X-ACTO knife to cut the circle into a spiral.

    3. Trim off the entry point of the spiral so it’s perfectly round.

    4. Roll the spiral from the outside in.

    5. Put a dab of hot glue at the base of the flower (the center of the spiral). Press the rolled section onto the base and quickly make any needed adjustments before the glue cools and hardens.

    6. Add leaves or other embellishments to your flower.


    Layered Paper Flower

    Level: Easy

    What You Need

  • Colored card stock
  • Brad pin
  • Small hole punch
  • 4 circle punches in different sizes
  • Glue
  • Instructions

    layered flower tutorial

    1. Cut four circles with your punches, all in different sizes so they can nest together.

    2. Crumble each circle up in your hand. Make sure to wrinkle the edges really well.

    3. Spread the circles and flatten them with your fingers. Nest the circles on top of each other, largest on the bottom and smallest on top. Punch a hole through the center of this stack.

    4. Insert a brad through the hole and spread the clasp on the back side.

    5. Complete the flower by gluing leaves or any other embellishments.


    Five-Petal Paper Flower

    Level: Easy

    What You Need

  • Yellow card stock
  • Colored card stock
  • 1″ circle punch
  • Glue
  • Instructions

    five petal tutorial

    1. Cut out one yellow and five pink 1″ circles.

    2. Apply glue along the edge of the yellow circle. (If your card stock has a wrong side, apply the glue to this side.)

    3. Add the pink petals evenly around the yellow circle right-side down and glue in place.

    4. Flip over the flower and embellish with leaves.


    Paper Plumeria Flower

    Level: Easy

    What You Need

  • Card stock in two colors
  • 1″ circle punch
  • ½” circle punch
  • Glue
  • Instructions

    plumeria flower tutorial

    1. Punch out five 1″ circles in one color and five ½” circles in another color.

    2. Glue a ½” circle to the edge of each 1″ circle.

    3. Bend the edges of the petal to create a slight point at the end opposite the ½” circle.

    4. Glue the petals together, overlapping them in a circle to create a flower.


    3D Paper Flower

    Level: Easy

    What You Need

  • Colored card stock
  • Yellow card stock
  • 1½” circle punch
  • 1″ circle punch
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Instructions

    3D flower tutorial 1

    1. Cut out fourteen 1½” circles and one 1″ circle. Cut a ¼” x 8½” yellow strip of card stock.

    2. Cut a slit to the center of each 1½” circle.

    3. Glue ¼” of either side of the slit on top of each other to add dimension to each petal.

    3D flower tutorial 2

    4. Using the 1″ circle as a base, begin gluing the petals around the edges, with the slits facing the base.

    We glued five flowers on the base and five on the second layer. The third layer has three petals, then one petal on top for the center.

    3D flower tutorial 3

    5. Curl the yellow strip by wrapping it around a pencil and glue the two ends together. Adjust the curls until it looks the way you want it.

    6. Glue the yellow, curled strip to the center of the flower.

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