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Simple Paper Flowers

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This is a low cost solution to having beautiful flowers at hand for your home, grannies, postal service delivery persons, weddings, and so on. They are very easy to make and look amazing when completed!
 
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Step 1: Everything you need...

To begin all you really need is some paper, glue, and scissors. The floral tape and stem wire are optional. You can make your own stems out of things around the house or by rolling paper. The floral tape will help in adding completed flowers together to make bunches.

Step 2: Cut out a petal and crumple.

Cut out a petal and crumple. Simple eh? The crumpling makes the paper more pliable. Then just shape the petal into the form of the center bloom.

Step 4: Continue adding petals.

Add petals to create a flower that is as big and open or as small and budded as desired. You can be as creative as you want. Experiment and have fun with it!

Step 6: Insert stem.

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Add a dab of glue to stem wire or what ever you want to use as the base and insert into the center bottom of bloom. And there you go! A beautiful flower!

Step 7: Creative things for finishing touches.

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Use floral tape and colored scrapbook paper to add leaves and to make into bunches. You can also hand paint the stems to make the bunches look even more realistic.
5ar4 years ago
Here is the one I did. Looks cool, huh?
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leo25 5ar1 month ago

Yes but I think it could be more coloured. But I think it is great

stejaswini19 days ago

it was so very realistic that my eyes can't believe this anymore......truly appreciable...:)

bblevins21 month ago
AWESOME
RainbowDixieCup made it!1 month ago

might add pebbles in the bottle too

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xitsxmex4 months ago
great idea.... easy to do. Mine came out brilliant. thanks so much :)
Vladislaus1 year ago
You should add a template for the petals :3
amansell11 year ago
im going to make some of these with music sheets...
jennybotha1 year ago
These flowers are very realistic and so stunning looking.!!!!! absolutely love them. The crumpling really makes a huge difference. WOW !!!Am bookmarking this and will make them sometime. Thanks a ton for sharing, Sweetie--- appreciate it
orlalou1 year ago
I really like the way u crumpled the leaves makes it look much prettier. I gave this one a shot & put it in an old jar with some seashells....i love seashells :)

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Mine sucks. :(
I can't do it! How do you add petals to the center blossom, to make it big and open?
I cannot for the life of me do these flowers. Mine come out teeeny tiny even after using two sheets of standard printer paper. They're no bigger than my thumb actually. How big do you make your petals?
make them about twice the size of a quarter
Gymgirl21 year ago
I have lots of old sheet music laying around. Guess what it's gonna become?
I use Aleen's Turbo Tacky Glue, it works fast so you can just keep adding your petals without stopping! And the coffee filters work great, I dip mine in water based paint thinned with water, tinted to whatever color I want to mix up! Also I buy the fake rose bunches at Walmart & remove the roses, replace them with mine & spray them with a favorite perfume! Thanks for this great Instructable! I've really enjoyed making & giving these roses. Here's 3 of the roses I've made.
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jmondor2 years ago
These are so beautiful! I have been trying to find something to do for a bouquet at my wedding (62 days to go!!!!!) and now I know!
Out of curiosity, how many petals did you find you used per flower?
I am going to try to make mine out of the pages of an old book. I may also paint a few. I'll let you know how it turns out!
This is an awesome instructable!
kkellner2 years ago
I did 6 for my GF and she loved them :]

Didn't take a picture, but I'll try to get one :D
Faust_Ali2 years ago
This is a great instructable! Very clear pictures, simple steps, and it uses things I already have around the house. Using your paper flower technique and a little personal creativity I made this awesome bouquet for my friend's birthday. Thanks for posting this project up :)
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That is SO gorgeous. Really plays up the best parts of this gorgeous instructable, with a flair of your creativity in it, too! How did you get those lovely gradients on the petals?
Thanks! After making the flowers, I brushed them very lightly with watercolors, so that they got an even balance of colored and white splashes.
So amazing and so easy! Love this!

I made one for my mom and painted it with nail polish. (:
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dchristine2 years ago
you just blew my mind.
bayblade3 years ago
its amazing incredible no words to say
tinaray3 years ago
tinaray says: I just signed in to this site. Your flower is beautiful! Where are you registered for the contest, under which section? Is this where we vote? Thanks
lil larry3 years ago
WOW!!! This is awesome! 5*
tibloveyou3 years ago
VERY COOL FLOWER!!

I love it!
toka343 years ago
Real flowers
Скорая доставка цветов москва. Делаем букеты.
sorry i guess im just slow, but how do you get the petals to wrap around like that? mine all look really really stupid?


oh and fyi, your flowers look amazing!!!!!!
im tryin it right now and i know exactly how you feel...and im crumpling the heck outa them
Maybe your not crumpling them enough?
Im gonna make a dozen for my girlfriend!
One of the best instructables ever. I am in the process of making a bouquet and I am so surprised on how real these flowers look.
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CraftBear3 years ago
Thank you for an amazing instructable!
Reminds me of the dust tape rose...only not duct tape. I find the rose looks more real if you glue a thin roll of paper after every four-or-so petals, making the rose thicker at the stem, rather than a cone shape. Very nice!
That sounds like a great idea =)
YO,

you got a pic of what/where the extra roll of paper goes

thanks
quccy3 years ago
Hello,
The paper flower is very beautiful.
But need the colors. Maybe the red, blue, yellow and so on.
I think if the flowers have colors, will be much more beautiful.
Grey_Wolfe5 years ago
This is very pretty. About how long did it take you to make the bunch?
Poe-tate-o (author)  Grey_Wolfe5 years ago
It took about a day to make the bunch and then I painted the stem the following day. I had to put the project down quite a bit due to having a baby in the house, but I was able to get a flower done during each nap time.
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