Gigantic Paper Flowers!

These gorgeous flowers are simple to make and super cheap.
They are perfect for decorations for whimsical parties!

These would be gorgeous for weddings, Baby showers, photo props,
tea parties, Birthdays, Valentine's day! 
Who wouldn't be totally smitten by the giver of a dozen GIANT roses?

So easy to make and only uses 2 things!
Lightweight Paper and hot glue!  You pick the colors!

Step 1: 25 pieces of paper!

You will need about 14 sheets cut into large petals that fill roughly the whole paper.
You will need about 5-6 sheets cut into half size petals
You will need 1 sheet of paper for the center
And 4-5 sheets for leaves.

So, about 25 sheets of paper for 1 giant flower! 
Let's get started!

I used whole sheets of paper and cut
them into rough petal shapes.  Could be more rounded petals
or more heart shaped, depending on how you want your finished product to look.

What size where the sheets of paper that you used? I'm going to make 2 dozen plain white ones for my daughters alice in wonderland party, attach them to tall garden stakes and let the kids paint them red in the royal garden
That sounds so fun! The paper was just plain old 8.5 by 11 light weight paper--easy and super inexpensive! :)
<p>What kind of paper is being used?<br><br>Thanks! Love these!</p>
What a Nice bucket of flowers;)could you please upload printable figures? Good luck on your win:)
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this is so cool! But too much of paper
Congratulations on your win Natalie!!
Good job - these are awesome! I can't believe how huge they are!!!! I wouldn't have space for such large ones - but love them!
Thanks Holly, Yes they are a huge and impressive decoration...and thankfully easy to dispose of when we no longer want to be crowded with giant roses! :)
Keep'em coming. <br>In a few years you'll be able to put up a great event like the one in these pictures (Campo Maior, Portugal - this event only takes place when the people decides: it's a competition between streets) - http://goo.gl/R3E3I; check also http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festas_do_Povo (Google Translation at http://goo.gl/xMiwf)
That is amazing! I'd love to do something like that! :) Thanks for the idea...I'll start on a smaller scale and see who I can involve! :)
Well, just remember they ARE experienced... working on it since 1909! The last one was in 2011 - check these - <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/112299392123883982642/CampoMaior2011?authuser=0&feat=directlink" rel="nofollow">https://picasaweb.google.com/112299392123883982642/CampoMaior2011?authuser=0&amp;feat=directlink</a> and try to find the flowers NOT made of paper (beware: more than 200 photos).<br>
what an unable to believe ,this so cool.
Cool. Going to have to try this.
Awesome, I hope you do! :)
Oooh, so fun :D I'd make a big pink one!
Thanks! I'd love them in pink! I'd also like to do a dozen in red! :) What will my family think when the house is full of roses? :)
Thank you, I am so totally not doing anything decorative (nor never have) but these really moved me. I wish I had a occasion to use them, that would be fun. <br> <br>But thanks again, <br> <br>Ralph
Ha ha, well, thanks for the sweet comment! :) Maybe someday someone will be worthy of you making a giant flower for them!
I love it! Would love it or my kids craft class. But hot glue is tough with youngsters, any other glue recommendation?
Thanks! I use hot glue because it holds and dries fast...I don't know what else you could use with kids...heavy duty glue dots maybe. :)
I really want to make these for my neice's wedding shower. What size pieces of paper and where do I buy them? I'm assuming tissue paper from Target won't work.
Thanks for your interest! I use lightweight astrobright paper--you can get it in so many colors and it is fairly inexpensive. You could try tissue paper, but you might want to do tissue paper puff balls and paper flowers together...we did that for my daughter's bday party and the combination was cute! http://doodlecraft.blogspot.com/2012/05/princess-party-of-epic-proportions.html

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