To make these colorful paper flowers all you need is glue, scissors, some beads and buttons and printed digital paper (I am still offering a free paper download as a gift for subscribers. You can get yours here).
I like these paper flowers since you can get very creative with colors, materials and sizes and create completely different looking flowers each time. I chose three color sets for this tutorial: Blue & Green, Red & Pink, Orange & Yellow. I like to use multiple paper designs to create extra colorful flowers.
Making the paper flowers:
Cut 5 large circles and 5 small circles for each flower. Cut another small circle and put it aside for later. The circles don’t have to be perfect. I cut mine by hand (yes, that’s a lot of circles) I think it gives them a more unique handmade look instead of a “factory” look.
Cut each circle by its radius towards the center.
Glue the two edges of the cut on top of each other to create cone-shaped petals.
Glue a small petal inside a large petal. You can mix and match as you like with these – it’s all part of the fun!
Use the small circle you kept aside as the base of the flower, and glue five petals on top of it to create the flower.
For the center of the flower you can use all kinds of small elements: a button, a large bead, a piece of felt, a small coin. My favorite element is colorful plastic eyes!
You can use these flowers as party decoration, for card making, for gift box decoration, to create string mobiles and much more!
What are your creative ideas for using these paper flowers? Share them on the comments below!
Digital paper used in this tutorial:
Blue flower: Retro Tiles Turquoise / Old Map / Turquoise Flock / Green Polka Dots / Turquoise Snowflakes.
Pink flower: Red Polka Dots / Pink flock / Coral Chevron / Vintage Birds / Pink Polka Dots.
Orange flower: Orange Polka Dots / Yellow Polka Dots / Orange Chevron / Pirate Ship / Autumn.