April 16, 2021
Spring has flowers on our mind and we knew exactly who to call for help bringing our crafty paper floral dreams to life, Kirby-Jay Conyette. Her jaw-dropping paper artistry and installations are often in the scale of room-sized floral backdrops and larger-than-life blooms. Together, we have developed a series of paper flower tutorials that provide super easy to follow instructions, complete with follow along videos. In all, there are two flower styles, plus an ensemble wreath project.
The trick to making these paper flowers uniform and picture perfect every time is creating stencils for your base shapes. Download and print this template. Trace the shapes on to heavy-weight card stock paper and cut out 5 stencils.
An Important Note About Sizing: This template, when printed on an 8.5 x 11" sheet, makes a flower topper that is approximately 8 inches in diameter. You can resize your templates and use these steps to make flowers of any size you like.
We are going for big blooms! This may feel like a lot of petals and cutting, but HOT TIP: layer the paper to cut as many as 5-10 petals at a time.
With the Wrappily paper, cut and crease:
With the solid-color paper, cut:
Use an awl or toothpick to coil Center-A paper strip. Continue to glue and coil additional Center-A strips.
Glue fringed Center-B paper strip to Center-A coils. Tightly coil and glue remaining fringed paper strips. Fluff the fringe to shape the center (Kirby-Jay gives us a great fringe fluffing demonstration in the video at the bottom of this post)
Use the Circle as the base of the flower and attach 8 Outer Petals (A), continue layering with the Outer Petals (A) in rows of 8 and follow with the small Inner Petals (B).
Lastly, glue the fringed and fluffed center in place.
Use a small piece of double-sided tape to secure the topper to a gift or fasten to a ribbon so it can be used again and again.
There are so many great ways to use these beautiful paper flowers! Mix and match with the Sunflower Style Paper Flower to create a wreath or bouquet! We want to see your DIY paper flower projects - share your #WrapHappy photos with us @wrappily.
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