Create beautifully patriotic decorations with our DIY easy Paper Flowers DIY tutorial!
I adore fresh flowers, but hate that they go by so quickly. With this Paper Flowers DIY project, you do not have to worry about your centerpieces fading away!
Hello there, Juggling Act Mama readers! It’s Katie from View From The Fridge back today to share a fun and easy craft. I think you’re really going to love these!
There are quite a few different tutorials for DIY paper flowers out there, but I’m pretty sure this is about the easiest version!
A couple folds, some hot glue, a button to top it off, and you’re done. You will have beautiful flowers that don’t die! They will actually last quite a long time (and don’t need water!) if you store them carefully in between use.
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This project is perfect for a variety of events:
✔ Memorial Day
✔ 4th of July
✔ Labor Day
You can also customize them with different colors and patterns for other events and holidays like birthday parties, baby showers, Easter, Thanksgiving and even weddings.
I am kind of a hoarder when it comes to lovely scrapbook papers! These sets would also make gorgeous centerpieces!
How to Make Paper Flowers
Materials for Making Paper Flowers
- Patriotic scrapbook paper, preferably double-sided
- Wooden skewers OR extra-long Lollipop sticks
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Button(s) or other embellishments for the centers
What kind of paper is used for paper flowers:
Medium-weight Scrapbook paper is best for making DIY easy paper flowers.
How do you make paper flowers?
- Out of your scrapbook paper, cut a square (~5″), then cut this in half diagonally to form two triangles
- Using one triangle, fold both ends into the center to meet in the middle as shown
- You should now have a perfect square.
- Fold down each corner as shown
- From the center, fold the paper so each center edge is now matched up with the outer edge
- Curl the paper so that each edge meets in the middle. Repeat these 6 steps 6 times to form 6 petals.
- Get out the hot glue gun and apply hot glue to your dowel rod/skewer/lollipop stick
- Glue each petal onto the skewer as shown
- Six petals glued onto the top of the skewer
- Hot glue a button onto the center to cover the top of the skewer
Please note, we do NOT recommend children helping with the hot gluing portion. Instead, get them involved in choosing the paper and arranging the finished flowers.
More DIY Decoration Ideas
- Tissue Paper Flowers are fun and easy to make also.
- Learn how to make Paper Butterflies, which also make lovely decorations!
- These paper pinwheels pictured below are similar to our DIY easy paper flowers, however, they use a slightly different technique.
Fun Summer Projects for Kids
- Our Watercolor Canvas Photo Project is a great summer project for tweens and teens kids.
- Make fluffy 2-ingredient slime that is super easy and even edible!
- Teach the kids about reusing with this upcycled Patriotic Wind Chime.
DIY Easy Paper Flowers Tutorial
- Patriotic scrapbook paper (preferably double sided)
- Wooden skewers OR extra long Lollipop sticks
- Buttons or other embellishments for the centers
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Paper cutter OR pencil, ruler and scissors
- Out of your scrapbook paper, cut a square (about 5"), then cut this in half diagonally, to form 2 triangles.
- Using one triangle, fold both ends into the center to meet in the middle as shown.
- You should now have a perfect square.
- Fold down each corner as shown.
- From the center, fold the paper so each center edge is now matched up with the outer edge.
- Curl the paper so that each edge meets in the middle. Repear these 6 steps 6 times to form 6 petals.
- Get out the hot glue gun and apply hot glue to your dowel rod/skewer/lollipop stick.
- Glue each petal onto the skewer as shown.
- Six petals glued onto the top of the skewer.
- Hot glue a button onto the center to cover the top of the skewer.
Please note, we do not recommend allowing children to work with the hot glue gun.