All around us people are getting into the giant paper flower trend. They’re beautiful & you don’t have to care for them like real flowers.
Plus, they add a unique touch your home decor, birthday parties, weddings, & many other events.
Our daughter is in love with the giant flowers in her room.
Wondering how to make them?
I’ll show you. Don’t worry, it’s easier than you think.
Here’s what you need:
- Flower templates (you can find great templates here)
- Hot glue
- Card stock
- Wooden dowel or pen
- Cardboard (optional)
Cut out the flower petals using the templates onto the cardstock color of your choice. Depending on the fullness & size that you want your flower to be, your petal ratio may be different from mine. Generally I use,
- Largest petal-6
- Second layer-6
- Third layer-6
- Fourth layer-5-6
Remember, make the flower unique to you. You don’t have to use all 4 layers.
Cut a slit about an inch long into in the middle of all the cut petals. You can stack 2-3 on top of each other to make the cutting go faster.
Use your wooden dowel or pen to curl the tips of all your petals.
Now, overlap & glue the slit pieces together. Be mindful as to how far you overlap them. The more you overlap, the more your petals will “stand”.
Cut a circle of about 3-4 inches. You can use cardstock. However, I would suggest using cardboard if you will be hanging your flower on a wall. The cardboard will give your flower a stronger base.
You don’t have to spend extra money on finding cardboard. You can just cut a box.
It’s time to put it all together. Working at an angle, glue each of the largest petals to the cardboard. Make sure that the flowers overlap. Glue all the way around until your petals have formed a circle.
Make the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th layers. Make sure that you start each new layer with a petal that’s in the middle of 2 others. This will give it a layered look.
To create the center
- Fold a piece of paper in half, lengthwise & then cut along the fold.
- Stack the 2 pieces on paper on top of each other & fold in half lengthwise again.
- Cut slits to almost the edge of the paper. Be mindful not to cut all the way down. You can cut it straight or to give it a different look, you can cut it at an angle like I did in the picture.
- Unfold the paper & seperate the 2 pieces. Now, fold each sheet over in the other direction. This will help your slits to pop more.
- Now roll it up. Once the 1st pieve is rolled, rolled the 2nd around it & glue the edges together.
- Glue it to the center of the flower.
Just a note. The next 2 pictures are giant flowers that I made with crepe paper. You can use crepe paper to give the flowers a more realistic look & to put them on stems. However, (quality) crepe paper can be a pain the butt to find.
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