Picture of Simple Paper Flowers
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!

Step 1: Everything you need...

Picture of 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.
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5ar6 years ago
Here is the one I did. Looks cool, huh?
leo25 5ar1 year ago

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

Ace. I have an upcoming wedding (not mine) I might use this technique for decoration. Thanks !

rashiey3 months ago
Waoww! This is so amazing!
kiababy20243 months ago

this is so cool

MistyC24 months ago

I failed miserably :(

AdrianaP16 months ago

I really cute idea would be to do them with book pages. and then dip the edges in some paint or water color. Can I do these for school competition? They are really easy to make, easiest and best instructions I've seen.

barbara.j.leo6 months ago

Wonderful instruction...glad I happened upon this.

marblegravy made it!11 months ago

These were mine. I didn't worry about stems at all, and just had them finishing flush with the wire which I thought looked really neat.
To start them off, I made a small oval in the end of the wire before rolling the first petal on, and used hot glue to ensure that everything would stick.
I think they looked great, and using the extra-bright paper and mounting them in a wine glass really made them look pretty special!


wow..it looks amazing..:)

Hey it looks so real, and procedure look so easy to follow. let me try it myself.

Thanks for sharing

neel9751 year ago

WOw!!!!. its awesome,realistic,fantastic, BEATIFUL!!!!

now ihave a new craft to my list .

neel9751 year ago


here is a new thin on my craft list

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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Wow! Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

stejaswini1 year ago

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

bblevins21 year ago
RainbowDixieCup made it!1 year ago

might add pebbles in the bottle too

xitsxmex1 year ago
great idea.... easy to do. Mine came out brilliant. thanks so much :)
Vladislaus2 years ago
You should add a template for the petals :3
amansell12 years ago
im going to make some of these with music sheets...
jennybotha2 years 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
orlalou2 years 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 :)

KlareanGirl3 years ago
Mine sucks. :(
KlareanGirl3 years ago
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
Gymgirl23 years ago
I have lots of old sheet music laying around. Guess what it's gonna become?
jmondor4 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!
kkellner4 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_Ali4 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 :)
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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dchristine4 years ago
you just blew my mind.
bayblade4 years ago
its amazing incredible no words to say
tinaray4 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 larry4 years ago
WOW!!! This is awesome! 5*
tibloveyou4 years ago

I love it!
toka344 years ago
Real flowers
Скорая доставка цветов москва. Делаем букеты.
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