How to make paper flowers?

Paper flowers are easy to make and won't require too many supplies or tools. They're delicately crafted from various papers (crepe, tissue, napkins) you'll cut or fold, according to the design and the technique you chose.

Origami, the fine art of paper folding, involves a myriad of different ways to create various sculptures, from the simplest to the very elaborate. Thus you can achieve a frog from a simple paper sheet or create a rose flower out of a napkin, as shown in one of the videos we selected for you. This brings a nice original touch to a fancy table setting.

Furthermore, Origami isn't the only way to create paper flowers. You can also crease the paper and rely to the cutting. Likewise, some methods will use crepe paper as well as tissue paper to create small or bigger size flowers.


DIY- How to make tissue paper flowers.

Tools and supplies:

  • Gardening wire
  • Tissue paper
  • Strong scissors

Key steps:

  1. Get 3 sheets of tissue paper, one on top of the others.
  2. Cut a strip of the tissue paper: a whole length and about 10cm wide.
  3. Lay them flat and fold it into a concertina.
  4. Cut at least a 30cm long piece of gardening wire.
  5. Bend it over at about 2cm from the top.
  6. Slot the concertina strip of tissue paper in the bend, making sure it's equal on either sides.
  7. Fold the wire over twice.
  8. Cut a semicircle at both ends of the strip.
  9. Open up the concertina, find the top layer of the tissue paper and carefully pull it upwards.
  10. Repeat with all the top layers.
  11. Now find the bottom layers and pull them downwards.
  12. Bend and twist the end of the gardening wire to finish your flower.

 


DIY Simple Paper Roses Tutorial.

Tools and supplies:

  • Paper (printed or plain)
  • A circle item to draw around
  • A pair of scissors
  • A pencil
  • Glue (or a glue gun)
  • A toothpick
  • A small square of paper (3x3 cm)

Key steps:

  1. Draw 3 circles on the paper.
  2. Cut them out.
  3. Take a circle and fold it from bottom to top then from left to centre and from right to centre. You'll get a cone shape.
  4. Cut the tip of.
  5. Draw a petal shape on the top of the cone, cut and unfold.
  6. Repeat for the 2 other paper circles.
  7. Take one of the now flower-shaped papers and cut one petal out. Take another one and cut 2 petals out. Leave the third flower untouched.
  8. Using the toothpick, gently roll all the petals around (except for the single petal).
  9. Drop a blob of glue on the small piece of paper then stick each set of petals, beginning with the largest one to the single petal.

How to make beautiful paper tulip flowers.

Tools and supplies:

  • Crepe paper (green for the stem and another colour for the flower)
  • News paper
  • Thread
  • Glue
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Scissors

Key steps:

  1. Cut 6x10 in strip of paper.
  2. Fold it accordian style then cut the folded edges with scissors: you'll get 5 little strips of paper.
  3. Take one strip, fold it in the middle and make a crease.
  4. Make small folds in the middle.
  5. Twist the top and bring both ends together.
  6. Twist the bottom edge as shown: you have a first petal.
  7. Repeat with all the strips and get another 4 petals.
  8. Cut a 4½x17 in strip in the news paper for the stem.
  9. Roll it diagonally. Trim off and glue the ends.
  10. Keep 3 petals overlapping each other on the stem.
  11. Tie with thread, add the 2 other petals and tie again.
  12. Slightly open the petals.
  13. Wrap the stem with green paper, trim and glue the end.

This video also teach how to add a leaf and a separate stem to the tulip flower.


Christmas Table Setting - How to Fold a Rose/ Flower – Napkin.

Key steps (using a square napkin):

  1. Take one of the tips of the napkin and fold it towards the centre.
  2. Repeat with the 3 other corners.
  3. You now have a smaller square napkin.
  4. As before, take a tip and fold it towards the centre. Repeat with remaining corners.
  5. Turn the napkin around and flip it to the other side.
  6. Once again, fold every corner towards the middle.
  7. Hold the centre with one finger. Find a flap from underneath and bring it forward.
  8. Go around and repeat with the other flaps.
  9. Reach in between two petals to find a corner and bring it forward.
  10. Repeat and admire your napkin flower!

This article to learn how to make paper flowers was written by Cécile Lessard

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