You’ve probably seen, at a party, decorations made with paper flowers and felt like doing it, right?
It’s very common for people to get intimidated and think they won’t be able to perform such a task, after all there are many models of paper flowers available, there are several colors, sizes and models.
So, to show you how wrong they are, we made this tutorial. With this step by step, you will learn, in a simple way, how to make paper flowers using A4 sheets and make three different models of paper flowers for decoration.
1 – Bond paper flowers
For this first model, you will need two sheets of A4 bond paper, a stapler, glue, scissors and about 3 minutes.
Make a fold two fingers’ width apart.
Turn the sheet over and repeat the fold, until the entire paper is folded.
Repeat this process with the other sheet.
Glue the ends of the two sheets together.
Now that the two sheets have become one, fold it in half and staple the center.
With scissors, round the ends so they look like petals. Make one half first.
Use the first half as a template for the second so the two look the same.
Now just add the petals.
Glue the ends together and press.
Now just repeat the collage on the other side.
And your flower is ready!
2 – Crepe paper flowers
For this paper flower model, you will need scissors, a piece of ribbon and half a roll of crepe paper (the size of the crepe paper depends on how big you want your flower to be).
Open the entire roll of paper and cut it in half so that you have two equal, overlapping sheets.
Now, doing the same process as the previous flower, make a fold two fingers’ width apart, turn the paper over and repeat the fold on the other side. Fold the two overlapping sheets together.
Do this until all the paper is folded.
Tie the ribbon in the center.
Separate the two layers of leaves being careful not to tear the paper from your flowers.
You will have crepe paper in two directions. Hold the center tape and push everything in the same direction.
Ready! Sounds too easy to be true, doesn’t it? Test it yourself, the result is beautiful.
You can make it in various sizes.
And even using two different colors. There are many variations you can use on your paper flowers. Whether in colors or sizes.
You can even put a small flower inside a large one and make the core.
3 – Cardboard flowers
For this simple paper flower pattern, you’ll need cardstock, scissors, glue, a circle-shaped pattern, and a pencil.
With the template, draw three circles on the cardboard.
Cut the three circles.
Fold them in half.
And then halfway through again.
And fold it in half once more.
With scissors, round the ends so they look like paper flower petals.
Use the first one as a template for the others so that everyone looks the same.
Now remove a petal from one of them.
Two petals of each other.
And three petals of the last one.
In the first one, from which a petal was taken, apply glue to one of the petals.
Glue this petal to another, being careful that they overlap.
Fold the others again and cut the bottom.
At this end, cut a “V” shaped slit. This step will be important when pasting the layers.
The result should be this:
Now, repeat the overlapping process and glue two petals to the remaining two layers (the one you just cut out the bottom of). This way you will build the details of the petals of your paper flowers.
Now, with the help of a pencil, roll the petals outwards.
Including loose petals.
Take the layer with five petals and fold out the bottom “ears”.
Then place a drop of glue on each flap.
Glue on layer with six petals.
Repeat the process, pasting the four-petal layer to the five-petal layer.
Glue the two petals that have been removed.
And glue them, superimposed, on the three-petal layer.
Now that you have a layer with three petals, paste it over the layer with four.
Roll up the remaining petal and cut the bottom to decrease the height; thus, we have the flower core, a very important part that will bring more details to your paper flowers.
Glue it to the center of the flower.
Ready! We finally have a multilayered flower. Now you can make a beautiful decoration with paper flowers.
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