If you’re a crafter, you probably have a lot of paper left over from projects. You can use these scraps to make paper flowers. Make seasonal spring decorations for the house or office. There are a few examples we put together here for you - tissue paper flowers, spiral roses, pom-pom flowers and more. So get your crafty space ready and read on!
There are many types of paper flowers you can make, including tissue paper flowers. We wrote about this in a previous blog, check it out for the step-by-step: How To Make Tissue Paper Flowers.
Tissue paper flowers are relatively easy to make and are a good option for party decorations and because of their size, they can cover a large area of a wall or backdrop.
Spiral roses are another simple and effective paper flower. For this project, you need thicker paper like scrapbooking paper or craft paper and craft scissors — we like the curved lexan scissor. Due to the lexan scissor’s bent cutting edge, it’s ideal to cut curved shapes for the petals. And because they’re small and the cutting edge is short, it’s easier to control and cut.Find the Right Craft Scissors for Your Next Project
Welcome spring with a Paper Flower Wreath! In this tutorial, we showed you how to make paper flowers from individual petals and floral wire.
Supplies you’ll need for this flower:
- Craft knife with a sharp blade
- Self-healing cutting mat - 12” x 18”
- Stainless steel tweezers
- Craft paper
- Wire or wooden skewer stick for stems
- Paint optional — to paint the stems green
Using the craft knife and ruler on the cutting mat, cut down the paper to 14” x 4.5”. With a pencil, lightly draw a line on both long sides, .5” from the edge. This is your margin that will be used for gluing.
Make parallel cuts along the entire length, every 1/4” of an inch or so. You can also use the dual strip cutter for this task for a faster result.
Once you’re done cutting, add glue to the margins and bring the long edges together, be careful not to fold or crease the middle. The goal is to have the strips curve nicely into a loop to create the petals. Let the glue dry.
Starting on one end, roll into a spiral. Glue to close.
Add stem by gluing on securely. Your flower is complete!
We used this same technique on fabric to make a hair comb. Check it out!