Paper flowers are an easy and fun craft. Handmade paper flowers can be used for weddings, parties or everyday home decor. I used cupcake liners to create a pretty pink bouquet. I think they sort of look like carnations (one of my favorite flowers!)
Here’s a simple DIY tutorial for making two different styles of paper flowers.
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A variety of cupcake liners ; Wooden dowels or skewers ; Hot glue gun & glue; Stapler & staples; dictionary paper; paper punch or Cricut to cut shapes.
Cupcake Liner Flowers:
- Stack your cupcake liners – I used 6 – 10 Wilton cupcake liners. My secret? Alternate the patterns so your flowers aren’t too uniform. So, if you’re using one style of liner, place some right sides together, others wrong sides together.
- Poke a hole through the center of the stack of cupcake liners. I use a sharp pokey tool, but a large needle would work, too.
- Place a wooden skewer or dowel through the hole and add a bit of hot glue to secure it.
- Now, scrunch up each layer of cupcake liner around the skewer. Fluff them and crinkle them until you like how they look. I sometimes add a drop of hot glue in between the layers to be sure they are secured.
Note: if you want to use your flowers as a jar filler or without a stick, you can make them by simply stapling them in the center and skip the wooden dowel.
Book paper Flowers:
To make the book paper flowers, you’ll follow the same steps 2-4 above. For step one, use a Cricut or big scalloped paper punch to cut shapes from an old book or dictionary. I think these would look great as a wedding bouquet for a vintage or repurposed wedding 🙂
These paper flowers are so easy to make, even children can help to make them (with some adult supervision for the hot glue part).
I put my completed paper flowers in mason jars that I chalk-painted. A strip of torn fabric makes a perfect rustic chic accent!
This post is part of the Jo–Ann Fabric and Craft Stores National Craft Month Campaign. I received compensation to purchase supplies for this project. However, like everything on my blog, the above project and comments are completely my own, based on my own experience.