How to Make Paper Flowers for Spring


My love for making paper flowers began about two years ago. I absolutely love all of these flowers and can’t wait to show you how to make some of my favorite paper flowers, white tulips!

how to make paper flowers

I am slightly obsessed when it comes to making flowers. I have made peonies and poppies, and Gerber daisies and over one hundred white paper flowers for my son’s rehearsal dinner. Today I am goiong to show you how to make paper tulips.

paper flower vintage flower stand

I have always struggled with storing my paper flowers. They are kind of delicate and I want them to be seen. When I found this vintage French flower stand I knew exactly how I wanted to use it.

paper flowers

The stand holds 15 tin canisters for flowers. I have filled them with a lot of the paper flowers I have made and I just love this! Thee gerbera daisies were very fun to make!

paper tulip flowers

Before I start my DIY, I wanted to mention that there is one gal who inspires me every month with her crepe paper flowers. Her name is Lia Griffith and she has a private membership group called Member Make, where you can find all of her designs, patterns, instructions, and Cricut cut files for ta lot of paper flowers.

I used Lia Griffith’s template and information to make these tulip flowers.

What You Need to Make Paper Tulips

how to make a paper flower supplies

If you join the Lia Griffith Member Make program, then you have full access to the patterns, SVG cut files, and templates. Download the flower pattern.

Cut the crepe paper according to the template notes, using scissors or a Cricut cutting machine.

cricut to cut paper flowers

I love how quickly the Cricut machine cut all of these petals.

cut paper flower petals

Match the petals so that you have a left and right petal. 

paper tulip petals

Cut 4-inch lengths of 24-gauge white wire; place a wire between two petal halves.

wires for tulip petals

Glue the petals together with tacky glue by placing glue on right petal, lay the wire in glue.

adding wire for paper tulip petals

Place the edge of the left petal on topogf the glue and wire. Let dry.

paper flower petals

Once dry, gently stretch the petals and bend the petals upward as seen in the photo below.

wired tulip petals

Cut the light yellow crepe paper 4″ high. Fold-down 1/2 inch and then fold down another 1/2 inch.

paper for stigma

Roll the crepe paper on the outside of the green metal for the stamen. 

wrap paper on stigma

Roll tightly on the stem and use more glue to finish the stamen.

parts of the flower

Next, measure 3″ lengths for the filaments.

wire for stamen
My love for making paper flowers began about two years ago. I absolutely love all of these flowers and can’t wait to show you how to make some of my favorite paper flowers, white tulips!

Dip the filaments in glue (about 1/2″) and let dry.

adding glue on stamen

I love how realistic these are!

adding glue on ends of stamen

Next, dip the ends of the filaments in powdered pastels and set aside. Don’t these look great?

adding color to stamen

Assemble the tulips by placing three tulips around the filaments. 

assembly of tulip

Secure with floral tape. Place three more tulip petals in the spaces between the first three petals and secure with floral tape.

Continue wrapping the floral tape all the way down the stem. Add leaves if desired.

paper tulips

Don’t these tulips look amazing?

paper tulip flowersvintage flower stand

I can’t wait to add them to my French vintage flower stand.

french vintage flower stand

I just love my Fifteen flowerpots. This is so much fun!

vintage french flower stand

Check out all of these  17 Spring Paper Craft Ideas

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Spring Stationery and Garland Set – The Handmade Home // Spring Printable Art – Lolly Jane // Simple All-Occasion Printable Gift Tags – Tatertots & Jello // DIY Contact Paper Placemats – My Sweet Savannah

DIY Paper Hydrangeas – Happy Happy Nester // Crepe Paper Magnolia DIY – Craftberry Bush // DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers – Zevy Joy // DIY Butterfly Cloche and Printable – A Blue Nest // Free Spring Floral Print – Taryn Whiteaker

How to Make Paper Flowers for Spring – My 100 Year Old Home // A Paper Scroll Styled 3 Ways For Spring – She Gave It A Go // Crepe Paper Peonies with Cricut Maker – The DIY Mommy // Funny Spring Printable – Cassie Bustamante 


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spring paper flowers

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  1. Hi, Leslie! I am a member of Lia Griffith’s Member Make, too, but I’ve never been interested in the paper flowers. You might just entice me to try making some. Thanks for the inspiration!

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