In this instructable I have combined methods in various, previous instructables that I have made. Some new techniques are inserted so that entire bouquets can be made for your pleasure or gifts as desired.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Paper of various colors
Glue, white pva, and hot melt glue with glue gun
Florist's wire and tape
Acrylic paint and brushes
Styrofoam or eps foam
Hotwire machine (optional if styrofoam is used)
Wood dowels for flower centers
Pencils, pens, straight edges
Step 2: Cutting Paper Elements/Patterns
All parts of flowers are cut manually with scissors. You will be cutting petals, leaves, stems, stamens, pistils, etc. Real flowers are used as patterns, the included pictures show flower part patterns made from them. I save my patterns, so can make more flowers with less time involved, not starting from scratch each time. If you want to make some flowers, use pictures of patterns and draw from these. Photos can be copied, if desired, and enlarged or made smaller depending on your needs.
Step 3: Some Specialized Treatments
Painting parts of flowers, e.g., the centers of pansies, geranium leaves, etc.
Making water drops with hot melt glue.
Painting water drops.
Dragon fly, bee, and butterfly made from paper. Butterfly is painted.
Step 4: California Poppy
All paper part are cut by hand. Good scissor and steady hands allow you to cut delicate leaves, petals stamins, etc.
Step 5: Paper Daisies
Fun to make, lot of individual pieces, amazing variety, one of the first flowers of spring! A complete instructable is found here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Paper-Daisies/
Pictures included show layout of petals, various materials to make centers with, and using floral wire and tape to make stems.
Step 6: Cosmos
Note how flower is mounted on a styrofoam base. Styrofoam is cut to shape with hot wire and is then glued to a tile base. The weight of the tile stabilizes the display when the floral wire is inserted into the bae piece.
Step 7: Lilly
Lillies are fun a they are extremely dramatic in form and color! The large lilly is cut out of acrylic painted computer printout paper. Look closely and you can see some printed data!