Create simple and lovely paper flowers for a unique {and inexpensive!} take on a wedding bouquet, centerpiece, boutineer and more. Using scrapbook paper, a glue gun and some florist wire, you can create these flowers.

Step 1: Supplies

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Here's what you'll need:
:: scrapbook paper
:: scissors
:: hot glue gun
:: floral wire

Step 2: Cut circle

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Cut a circle from paper. Starting at the outside edge, cut a spiral towards the center. Slightly scalloping the edges will create a more natural and imperfect looking blossom.

Step 3: Tightly coil

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Beginning from the outside, tightly coil the paper, rolling towards the center.

Step 4: Release coil

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Allow the paper coil to loosen to create a flower.

Step 5: Glue to secure

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Add a bit of hot glue to the end of the coil to secure.

Step 6: Create a leaf

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Cut a leaf shape out of scrapbook paper

Step 7: Fold leaf

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Create an accordion-style fold in the center of the leaf and secure with hot glue.

Step 8: Add wire

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Bend the end of a piece of floral wire and hot glue to the bottom of the flower and glue the bottom of the leaf to cover.

Step 9: Enjoy!

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dingodudette9 months ago

Awesome, I've made lots of paper flowers using separate pieces of petal which was very time consuming. These are going to save me soooooooo much time. Thanks for the "ible"

Muhaiminah Faiz made it!1 year ago

The best paper rose craft! made so many that I've lost count :p

yjeongeun1 year ago
i love it
yjeongeun1 year ago
sciman12 years ago
i'm guessing cutting it from a spiral is why it works better that using strips
breumer3 years ago
Thank you so much for sharing this awesome flower craft!

jaingram93 years ago
what size did you cut your circle? these are great, i did this project with little kids at the library i work at and they all came out wonderful, they are fool proof!
too cute :0)
piyumi4 years ago
intructables i like you so much. .
obrewer4 years ago
Your flowers are awesome! I learned how to make these a few months ago and made about 500 for my daughter's wedding reception! glued them onto the end of wooden skewers full length and cut at various lengths
zoekkk4 years ago
zoekkk4 years ago
i dont get how u make that fold
TabbyDeAnne4 years ago
Great detail and easy to follow 'ible! Way to go! I will do this for my wedding. Thanks for the fantastic idea!
asumner24 years ago
All of mine are turning out tiny and I have to glue all throughout. How do I make them look more bloomed like those shown?
jonesdesignco (author)  asumner24 years ago
Allow them to 'uncoil' a bit before gluing to the back piece. Or you could try cutting your circle larger and vary the coil width when cutting. Sorry for the trouble!
copilarim4 years ago
the patterns and the colours are just great!!:) love your instructable:)
brooke10094 years ago
its simple & easy...looks pretty!
Liger4 years ago
Awesome! Simple but Stylish! Love It!
S1894 years ago
What a great idea! They look lovely.
pamgotcher4 years ago
Over the winter I laid sheets of "Bounce" in my little travel trailer - and it left it smelling so nice - I'm going to try this with some Bounce - If I want color, I assume I could spray with some watered down food color - the colors wouldn't be as bright, probably would be more of a pastel or watercolor look. Thanks for the 'ible - I was just thinking of this a day or so ago!
sunshiine4 years ago
Very pretty!
zkolding4 years ago
wonderful and i wanna try to make some for my mom's birthday
ChrysN4 years ago
flyingpuppy4 years ago
I LOVE intructables like this!