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DIY Project Autumn Wedding: How to make paper flowers (Part 1)

In this post, I will show how to make paper flowers, it is so easy. For Hazel’s and Martin’s wedding, these will be used as table centerpieces. We made a lot of paper flowers from our creative meetings, in various kinds, colors and materials. In these tutorials, I used regular crepe papers.

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Red Crepe Paper

Green Crepe Paper

Tissue Paper (Black if available)


Floral wire


Steps 1: Cut a tissue paper (any color) into a rectangle or triangle. Fill it with rounded and flattened tissue paper. Paint it black and let it dry.paper flower.1


Step 2: Cut crepe paper in different sizes for the flower petals. Crumple them together and then unfold to original shape.

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Step 3: Hold the painted tissue paper at the base and start adding the smaller petals in opposite directions. Add the remaining petals from left to right overlapping the ends.

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Step 4: Bind them all together at the base, using floral wire. Glue the end of a green crepe paper at the base and twist it around the wire until you reach the end.

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To make paper roses, remove the center and start with rolling a smaller petal in the center then getting bigger as you add more until you come to the outer layer, about 10-12 petals.  Here is another one that is slightly different but equally beautiful and easy.

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From these same steps, we were able to make different kinds of flowers just by changing the color, the shape of the petals and the sizes. Part 2 of this post will be a tutorial on how to make paper roses using florist crepe paper (never knew about this paper until we had this project). They require a bit more work than this one but they are so nice and elegant it is all worth it. Also on how to make tissue paper flowers, which is a lot easier and really fun!




Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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