How to Make Paper Flowers

If you're looking for an inexpensive and fun way to add decoration to your home or a fun project for the kids, consider making paper flowers. It's easy and fun for everyone in any age group.

Gather 10 to 15 sheets of colored tissue paper of varying sizes together. If you want to make colorful flowers, use multicolored sheets of tissue paper. On the top sheet of tissue paper, using either chalk or pencil, draw a flower pattern of your choosing.

Clip the sheets of paper together with paper clips, and using either a rotary cutter or scissors, cut out your flower design.

Stack the sheets of paper together, with the largest on the bottom and the smallest on the top. Using a sharp object (awl, scissors, pin), poke a hole into the center of your flower petals.

Gather the cutout petals from the bottom to make the flower and place the green pipe cleaner in the hole you cut. Bend the end of the pipe cleaner so it doesn't slip through the hole. Using the floral tape, tape the flower petals where they make a point at the top of the pipe cleaner.

Draw leaves in a design of your choosing. Use a piece of green card stock for sturdy leaves or green tissue paper for wispy leaves. Use scissors to cut out the leaves.

Tape your leaves to your flower stem using the same floral tape.

Add an artificial flower stamen to the center of your new flower to achieve authenticity.

Repeat steps 1 through 7 to create as many flowers as you like.

Things You'll Need

  • Green card stock
  • Green tissue paper
  • Pack of multicolored tissue paper
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • Artificial stamen (floral shop)
  • Floral tape (floral shop)
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Pin or awl
  • Pencil or chalk
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