Make a stunning bouquet of paper flowers to give as a gift, or to enjoy year-round in your own home. These paper flowers have a minimalist design that will add a pop of color to any space. Printable templates are included, along with easy-to-follow instructions.
My love of flowers extends to the artistic variety such as fabric flowers, and the pressed kind. I’ve been spellbound by the spectacular art of smashed flowers, not to mention shattered flowers.
I also like paper flowers – an interesting art form as it allows us to forever celebrate flowers when the real thing has such a limited season for pleasure.
This process is very different from the development of papyrus, and the two are not to be confused. The knowledge of papermaking led to a worldwide discovery of paper crafts, one of which is making paper flowers.
If you would like to learn some more about the various origins of paper flowers, I recommend reading this Architectural Digest article.
With all this talk of paper flowers you just know where I’m leading you to. I am going to show you how I made a bouquet of flowers, complimented with butterflies and a curious little bird.
How to make an Easy Paper Flower
Add some colorful Spring blooms all year round with these easy-to-make paper flowers.
No need to fiddle with delicate tissue paper because this bunch of paper flowers is made from robust cardstock.
The template included can be reduced or enlarged in size during printing if you prefer smaller or larger flowers.
Also included is a hummingbird and butterfly template to cut out for some added whimsy.
Use any cardstock combination you choose to make your paper bouquet super bright, or subtle pastel.
Add a scent! When finished, why not spray the paper flowers with your favorite perfume for that almost real experience.
Optional – Add paint splatter to flowers
As an optional enhancement, you may wish to splatter watercolor paint onto the cut cardstock. You can do this before or after you’ve stuck the pieces together.
To create a paint splatter effect soak a paintbrush in a color of your choosing. Hold the paintbrush 10-15 cm away from the cut cardstock pieces. Quickly run a finger across the paintbrush, causing droplets of paint to splatter onto the cardstock. Continue to do this with a variety of colors to make each flower look individual.