paper flowers

March 6, 2009 - Filed under How-to, Paper goods


Why not brighten up your gloomy winter day, by making your own paper flowers. This super simple project takes only about 5 mins and is sure to brighten any room. Add them to twigs or branches for an instant bouquet or simply throw them in a bowl.

Originally created by Martha Stewart, Wendy from DoziDesign has whipped up a quick tutorial. Head on over there and start making flowers to your heart’s content.


Pictures from Dozi & Jen Elisebeth.

Posted by: kelly

28 Comments so far

  1. Charlotte March 6, 2009 4:33 pm

    I love it Kelly! It’s mother’s day soon here, so I’m going to try and make some for my Mum, she’s coming over to Dublin this weekend. Thanks for my special beginners blog!! xx

  2. Glittermummy August 21, 2009 4:34 am

    I made these for my 5 year old’s Bedouin birthday party… got other mums helping me then put them in a wee bowl on the food table. They were nearly all taken home by various kids. 😀 Thank you

  3. Andrew August 24, 2009 3:38 am

    I love these things! I’ve made an arrangement of my own and it looks quite good!

  4. Lindsay September 4, 2009 10:58 am

    How do you secure them? Do you use glue or tape around the edges or the base? And are they just perched on the sticks in the arrangement?

  5. kelly September 4, 2009 11:14 pm

    Lindsay, In this example the sticks are just slid through the center of the flower, but I think you could probably hot glue them if you wanted to make them more secure.

  6. DudeCraft November 1, 2009 8:57 pm

    Wow! Nice tutorial. Just now found it on StumbleUpon. Cool site too! Thanks for the post.
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  7. Barbara Travis November 7, 2009 4:53 pm

    Nice tutorial. Thank you for sharing.
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  8. Amanda February 20, 2010 7:06 am

    These are beautiful! I have to try this 🙂
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  9. Heather - Dollar Store Crafts February 28, 2010 10:20 pm

    These are so pretty. I’ll be linking from dollar store crafts soon. Thanks for the charming idea!
    .-= Heather – Dollar Store Crafts´s last blog ..What Would You Do With? Sweater Follow Up =-.

  10. Alison April 28, 2010 10:44 pm

    What a fabulous idea!! I featured this tutorial on my blog today, highlighting 3 dozen flower tutorials. Here is the link:

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  11. Sudha August 17, 2010 10:26 am

    Lovely tutorial thanks for sharing with us.

  12. Paige September 15, 2010 12:42 am

    This is great i am doing wearable art at school and am making a dress made entirety out of paper flowers. I would have liked some word instructions as well though but the picture was great.

  13. Jackie October 21, 2010 7:45 am

    Beautiful! Could you use thicker paper like wallpaper or something I was thinking so I could make black velvet type paper ones 🙂 For More of a Gothic look

  14. kelly October 22, 2010 7:55 am

    Ya I’m sure you good… bet they would look great!

  15. Anna November 10, 2010 4:50 pm

    Thanks so much for this! I did similar one to decorate my living room. You can find my version here if you’d like:

    I also left a link to your site there. Thanks again.

  16. Donna November 12, 2010 7:35 am

    Woww they look so real. Good job 😉

  17. Heather January 24, 2011 9:46 pm

    I will have to try this! Thanks!

  18. barbara February 24, 2011 8:38 am

    How are the flowers held together?
    Is the last overlap glued down? taped down?
    OR is the whole bottom secured together?

    These are lovely and I lover the photos but how are they kept together?

  19. kelly February 24, 2011 9:30 am

    Barbara… if you use heavy paper they tend to stay together by themselves. they do loosen a bit over time so you could secure them with a bit of glue, or some double sided tape if you wanted.

  20. oMordah March 2, 2011 9:06 am

    Great idea!

  21. Shirley March 21, 2011 6:49 am

    Fanastic – I’m going to try it later!

  22. srithasan April 18, 2011 11:31 pm

    Lovely,Its look nice to have in the indoors.

  23. Wholesale Flowers April 29, 2011 2:29 am

    So simple, yet the result is really gorgeous. As an added bonus, you never have to worry about them wilting.

  24. katie June 4, 2011 10:00 am

    Hey! I loved these so much I made some myself!

  25. lily September 14, 2011 10:04 pm

    Best post. I appear forward to reading a great deal more. Cheers

  26. Diesel storage tanks for sale December 21, 2012 7:29 am

    I think paper flower have a charm of their own and go well with any kind of décor. I just love making them myself. Thank you so much for sharing the method.

  27. Maryam January 15, 2013 3:45 pm

    Thanks a lot))) great idea!!!! I couldn’t thought that this can be so easy to make)))

  28. review May 28, 2013 9:38 pm

    The flower looks really pretty!


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