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How to Make Paper Ranunculus. To start the new year of our paper flower series we will begin with the delicate ranunculus.

How to Make Paper Ranunculus

When I had my flower shop many years ago, this was a wedding bouquet favorite. The ranunculus comes in an array of colors but my favorite was this pale peachy pink with the slight green centers. How to Make a Paper Orchid. My favorite ways to use this paper orchid are on top of a gift and to clip into your hair for a tropical event.

How to Make a Paper Orchid

But I am guessing that you all have at least another dozen great ideas for using this ever blooming bit of bliss. Maybe napkin rings or added to a tropical centerpiece? With only 4 pieces, this is so far the easiest paper flower I have posted. So print either the bright pink or white PDF (or both) and follow the easy steps below! You can see the complete Luau Party Kit post by clicking this link. Lia. DIY Paper Peony. Peonies are my favorite flowers. They are a little wild looking, yet so elegant. There are so many varieties in both shape and color. How to Make a Paper Lily.

Happy Friday. . . freebie Friday!

How to Make a Paper Lily

What is more summer than lilies? Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That. Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you.

Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That

The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. Make A Doily Flower. Today’s tutorial is a spin on the accordion flower we see so much of lately.

Make A Doily Flower

Instead of using a long rectangular piece of paper, we’re going to make our accordion flower out of a doily shape using a We-R punch! This makes approximately a 12″ sized accordion flower when you’re finished. This would be so great to use as a decoration at a party or even year-round in your home! St. Patrick's Day - Origami Shamrock. Paper Crafts Rose & Water Lily Pattern. DIY Paper Tulips. About a months ago, Lauren posted the question on our Facebook page asking for your ideas on which flowers we should create as tutorials for our blog. Thanks everyone for their great ideas and answers! After reading them over and feeling the enthusiasm so many have for paper flowers, I decided to make it my goal to create as many DIY flower posts as possible, using your suggestions and starting with top votes.

Yep, you guessed it. . . tulips had the most requests. A little truth here. . . I absolutely love tulips, however, I have never seen a paper tulip that inspired me. Origami Rose (Jo Nakashima) Origami Tulip. Origami Magic Rose Cube (Valerie Vann) How To Fold A Paper Rose. Make twelve of these roses for your Valentine and you'll know what it's like to suffer for love.

How To Fold A Paper Rose

If the instructions on Wikihow leave you scratching your head, try Bloom4Ever's tutorial. And if that doesn't work, check out the video of a very nimble-fingered fellow below. And if, or when, you decide to give up, go to Bloom4Ever's home page where you can order bouquets of paper roses for your honey. Or maybe roses aren't for you? Then try one of these other paper flower tutorials: Tagged : origami, paper-folding, folding, roses, pier, flowers.

How To Make A Long Stemmed Paper Rose. We have been so busy prepping our first round of Elli Kits (one dozen long stemmed red roses) that I found myself excited to share with all of you here on the blog the tutorial on how to make paper roses with long stems. This is a technique you can use for most of my paper flowers here on the blog. All you will need in addition to the prints of the rose, green paper for a leaf, your scissors and hot glue gun, is a 20 gage floral wire and a roll of green floral tape. You can get these two items at most craft stores and of course they are part of our fabulous DIY Paper Rose Kit. Here is the long but very detailed tutorial I prepared for you. Craft away! Lia. Map & Cream Roses: Paper Flowers. How To Make A Paper Rose Wreath. Here is my tutorial on how I made my Paper Rose Wreath.

How To Make A Paper Rose Wreath

One tip when you are gluing your roses onto the foam wreath is to squeeze the hot glue onto the flower rather than the foam itself as it will melt. I would love to see your creations so do share them with us on our Facebook page! Paper Rose Wedding Bouquet. This project, using paper roses to create a bouquet, has been on my mind since I posted the first paper rose tutorial.

Paper Rose Wedding Bouquet

It is timeless and elegant and though I show it here in the white, it could easily be made in any color or even multiple colors by printing the template on a colored letter weight paper. Here are my instructions: PAPER ROSE BOUQUET You will need: 24 prints of the paper rose template, scissors and hot glue, florist wire and florist tape, ribbons for handle and bow. 1a) Print 24 rose templates onto a letter weight paper. The PDF has 3 pages (large, medium and small) so you can print 8 of each page. I used common copy paper for my roses, which works beautifully. Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Printable Instructions To Make A Paper Rose. We have had a few requests for a printable version of the instructions on “Making the Paper Rose” from our Paper Rose post.

Printable Instructions To Make A Paper Rose

Here is a 3 page PDF version that you can easily download and print! Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Find more of her creative inspiration at liagriffith.com. Make Beautiful Floral Greeting Cards. Several years ago I discovered an online advertised book about making flowers from paper.

Make Beautiful Floral Greeting Cards

It had bright and varied descriptions of flowers, both realistic and 'other world' types. I was struck with amazement and envy, ordered the book from Australia and began perusing its contents. Its lovely bouquets were fashionable, some framed, some tiny, many large, a few huge. Everything was floral, paper, and it all was beautiful! However, most of the required petal types had to be cut by hand, either totally or after using a type of paper punch such as a large Christmas tree punch. Each type punch and each cardstock color or texture has such end result that can be totally different with switching the combinations of size and color, detailing and contouring, method of gluing, attachment of leaves - the variety is utterly endless, and always beautiful.

Make Beautiful Paper Flowers: Technical Details. This layout shows varied sizes of punch-outs to glue together for the flower. The pink petals range from large to smaller sizes. Each flower except for the tiny sizes, needs at least two layers and will sometimes have as many as five or six total layers, each glued atop the lower, until you are ready to choose what center you want-large or small, paper, glitter, craft sand, rhinestones, pom-poms.

I use an inexpensive thick white glue for all but the topmost layer for the glue-glob, which will be 'sanded' to make a raised textured center. The 'sanding' glue must be a dimensional type such as Glossy Accents by Inkssentials, Diamond Glaze, Aleene's Paper Glaze, FolkArt Papier Glass Finish, clear. Paper Flower Garland Backdrop. DIY Paper Flower Garland. DIY Flower Themed Party Decor. DIY Paper Flower Lei. Make Newspaper Flowers. I'm still on the newspaper kick. I picked out the parts with colored ads and made these flowers with instructions from the book Paper Flowers by Michael LaFosse. Found it at the library. These are made with two pages of newspaper glued together to make a thicker sheet. Make Origami Paper Flowers. Making DIY Coffee Filter Flowers: The Complete Guide.

Hello lovely readers, Apologies for the delayed post today. Pomander Balls: Peony Design. These peony pomander balls (also known as wedding kissing balls) are very elegant and easy to make. Balls / Pomanders: Daisy Design. DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages} I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. DIY Tissue Paper Blooming Branches.

One of my favorite spring visual treats is seeing the trees pop into bloom.