Six Simple Paper Flower DIY Ideas including Paper Flower Ornaments, Tissue Paper Flowers, and Cocktail Napkin Flowers
Paper Flower Ornaments
Here are Paper Flower Ornaments inspired from How About Orange. String a few together to make flower bouquets.
Time: 15 Minutes
- Paper Cutter (Affiliate Link) or Scissors
- Paper or Cardstock
- Fishing Line for Hanging
- Cut one piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper into 1″ strips (oriented landscape so you end up with 11 strips). A paper cutter will make your life easier!
- Stack them and staple them once in the center, then fold the stack in half to form a little book. I folded them back and forth a little to loosen it.
- Put a little piece of double-stick tape at the tip of the first “page.” Then bend it inward toward the center and stick it down. Repeat for every “page” until you have a circular flower shape. The “petals” will stay naturally.
- Hang with invisible thread or fishing line.
Easy Scrapbook Paper Flowers
Here is one of my YouTube videos for make these simple paper flowers to use for craft embellishments.
Cocktail Napkin Paper Flower
These make great party decorations that are very easy and inexpensive. Make them in several colors or patterns to fit your party theme!
I am always looking for ways to save money, even if it is a few cents. I mean, cut me some slack, I like to help my friends and family with parties and decorations and when you have two or three parties a month, the cost adds up!
I decided to experiment with making tissue paper flowers since it is so popular. Man I am such a nerd, but here are my calculations. A package of 100 sheets of tissue paper is about $10.00. You need 12 sheets to make one flower, so the final cost of one flower is about $1.25. If you buy cocktail party napkins instead, which run about $1.00 for 16 napkins (when you can find them on sale), the cost is only 50 cents per flower because it takes only 8 napkins to make one flower because they are thicker. That’s a savings of 75 cents a flower! See? I told you I was a nerd… a cheap nerd at that! Also, napkins come in a greater variety of colors, themes, and patterns. Using orange and black is perfect for Halloween.
Time: 10 Minutes
- Cocktail Napkins
- Stack 8 cocktail napkins on top of one another.
- Make an accordion fold, approximately one inch in width and tie the end of a ribbon or string.
- Gently separate each layer one by one. If you accidentally rip the paper, clear tape can be hidden easily in the ruffles (I learned that the hard way).
- Fluff the tissue paper flower to your desired shape. If you are hanging them and one side of the napkin is white, make sure the printed side of the napkin hangs down. Cut the ribbon or string in to your desired length.
Mini Tissue Paper Pompoms
Here is a similar video tutorial for making flowers out of tissue paper. I made a bunch of these and turned them into a fun bouquet. You can use them to decorate homemade cards or gift wrapping as well.
Double Fringed Paper Flowers DIY
Time: 20 Minutes
- Double-sided colored paper (Affiliate Link)
- Wooden toothpick
- Cut a paper strip about 1 inch wide and 4 inches long. Fold it lengthwise.
- Create a fringe by making small cuts at 45 degrees along the closed edge.
- Attach to its end a regular — 1/8 inch wide and 10 inches long — quilling strip. This will make the center of the flower.
- Roll tightly using a toothpick or quilling tool, starting from the tip of the narrow strip.
- After the fringe is rolled up, glue its tip and hold for a couple of minutes to let the glue dry a little.
Easy Colorful Paper Flowers DIY
Lastly, I made these paper flowers to embellish a heart shaped box I made for Valentine’s Day one year. Here is the video tutorial:
Still need more Paper Flower DIY Ideas? I have a ton! In fact, I have a whole collection of paper flower tutorials. Check them out!
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