DIY Paper flowers

Flower power through power flowers: These homemade flowers will bring color to your home. An inexpensive and decorative alternative during the flowerless winter season!

Level of difficulty Leisurely inspiration
Duration 45

We need:

Yellow, green and multi-colored crepe paper scissors, pencil, 30 cm of wire (ø 0.8 mm) sturdy paper for the stencils stencil template for flowers leaves and circle  tesa® Double-Sided Tape multipurpose glue 

How we do it:

DIY Paper Flower / Step 1: Cut Stencils

Cut stencils from the sturdy paper using the templates. Draw the blossoms on the crepe paper using the stencils and then cut out the shapes. 3 flowers in two different colors, 1 leaf, 1 circle, 1 very narrow strip of yellow crepe and 1 5/8" (1.5-cm) wide strip of green crepe.

DIY Paper Flower / Step 2: Roll the Petals

Roll the petals to the center using the pencil.

DIY Paper Flower / Step 3: Glue it

Glue all three flowers together in the middle.

DIY Paper Flower / Step 4: Join 4 wires

Join four wires. To do so, wind a piece of wire around the other three, leaving 3/8" (1 cm) unwound at the upper end.

DIY Paper Flower / Step 5: Poke a hole

Poke a small hole in the center of the flower and thread the wire through it, bending the four single wires 3/8" (1 cm) apart at the top of the flower.

DIY Paper Flower / Step 6: Glue them all

Poke a small hole in the middle of the leaf and place it over the wire from below. Then glue it beneath the flower using the Multi-Purpose Glue.

DIY Paper Flower / Step 7: Make small cuts

Make small cuts around the circumference of the circle, leaving 3/8" (1 cm) at the center. Bend the ends slightly upwards. Crumple up the yellow strip tightly and glue it to the center of the circle. Let the crumpled strip dry for a while and then glue it to the center of the flower. Allow it to dry well.

DIY Paper Flower / Step 8: Affix

Affix the Double-Sided Tape to the green Strip.

DIY Paper Flower / Step 9: Ending

Peel off the backing paper and wrap the strip around the wire from top to bottom. Press firmly. Depending on the desired length of the flower, apply another strip or cut off the wire.