Paper Flower Tutorial

Here’s a fun gift to make for family and friends!

They also make great party favors for events.Image

The supplies you will need are:

  • 12 x 12  Bazzill Basics Paper (cardstock)- Mine is pearled. I had blue, green, purple, and pink.
  • 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock
  • White buttons- ours came from our button jar.
  • Glue- I used Beacon 3-IN-1 Advanced Craft Glue
  • 8″ lollipop sticks- mine were Wilton.
  • 3/8″ wide green ribbon- mine was American Crafts ribbon.
  • Glass votive candle flower pot- I got mine at AC Moore
  • Jelly Beans or other small candy- I used gourmet jelly beans because you can get them any time of year.
  • Cellophane
  • Bakers twine or ribbon

The tools you will need are:

  • A paper cutter
  • A scoring board and stylus
  • Scissors
  • Tiny stapler- mine is a Tim Holtz tiny attacher. I love it and use it all the time!
  • Fiskars boarder punch- mine is THREADING WATER.
  • 2 inch scalloped circle punch- mine is EK Success
  • 1 1/2 inch circle punch- mine is EK Success


For each flower you need to cut or punch:

  • Two 2 x 12 inch pieces of colored cardstock
  • Two white scalloped circles
  • Two  1 1/2 inch circles- a different color than the 2 x 12 pieces
  • 8 inch piece of green ribbon
  • Piece of bakers twine or ribbon cut to the size you want. This will be used to tie the cellophane closed when you wrap the flowers in the pot.

My 2 x 12 pieces are laying on top of each other in this picture.

This is enough to make 4 flowers- one of each color.


How to make the flowers:

  1. Use the Fiskars punch to punch ONE  long side of both 2 x 12 pieces.
  2. Using the scoring board score in between each scallop. Image
  3. Accordion fold along each score line.
  4. Fold one of the accordion folded 2 x 12 pieces on the crease line- almost at the half way point. One side will be one pleat longer than the other, this does not matter. Cut this 2 x 12 piece in half on the line where you just folded it almost in half.
  5. Take your long piece and your short piece of the accordion folded cardstock. Your pieces should look like this when they are side by side. Sometimes you have to cut one piece off so that it looks like this. Image
  6. Glue the short piece and the long piece together to make one long piece.                                                                   Image
  7. Take your tiny stapler and staple the back of the parts that you just glued together so that the staples cannot be seen from the front of the flower.                                                                                                                            Image
  8. Pull your ends of this long piece together to form a circle. Glue and staple it together.                             Image
  9. Take one of your scalloped circles and put glue on the back. Put this in the center of the flower. You have to hold this together till the glue starts to set. The glue that I used sets quickly.                                                                  Image
  10. Flip your flower over and do Step 9 to the back side.
  11. Glue the contrasting colored circle to the center of the white scalloped circle on both sides of the flower.     Image
  12. Glue a white button in the center of the colored circle- on the front of the flower.     Image
  13. Turn your flower face down on the table. Glue a lollipop stick on the back between 2 pleats so that it slides up under the white scalloped circle.                                                                                                                                        Image
  14.  Take your green piece of ribbon and tie it onto the stick so that it points upward so that it looks like leaves.                                                                                                                                                             Image
  15. Fill the flower pot with Jelly Beans. Each pot takes approximately a heaping 1/3 cup.
  16. Stick the flower stem in the pot of Jelly Beans.                                                                           Image
  17. Wrap with cellophane.
  18. Tie with bakers twine or ribbon.                                                                                              Image

I’m linking my post up to Tater Tots and Jello’s Link Up Party



2 thoughts on “Paper Flower Tutorial

  1. Great Job, Miss Amy! These are wonderful flowers and they would make great Easter Treats for those who are still looking for ideas! Can’t wait to see some some of your projects on Thrifty Little Birdie

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