Flowers Spread Fragrance, and paper craft flowers spread smiles

In my opinion, flowers are like Mother Nature’s way of telling us that she loves us. Sadly, however, real flowers wither very quickly. And while it’s true that fake flowers are considerably cheaper, they don’t carry as much thought or sentiment.

tri-colored paper flower
other variations

I actually helped one of my friends make a whole bouquet of these paper craft flowers for her to give to the person she liked. Not to brag or anything, but he thought it was the most adorable gesture in the world and I now claim full responsibility for their happy relationship (just kidding). 

Seriously though, presenting these tri-colored flowers as a bouquet is a great gift idea. Another pretty cool idea would be to braid the stems into a wreath. Just read and follow along, you’ll be doing yourself a favour.

Materials:

A4 sized Colored Paper:

  • Green
  • Beige
  • Peach
  • Yellow

Note: If you prefer, the Beige, Peach, and Yellow coloured papers can be replaced with any other three colours. Just make sure that the three colors you pick go well together.

  • Glue OR Glue Gun 
  • Scissors (which we will only use once) 
  • Pencil 

Let’s Make Paper Craft Flowers 


  • 1th Step :- Change all four colored papers into squares.

Know how to cut A4-sized papers into squares

supplies


  • 2nd Step :- Next, fold and then tear or cut each of them in half.

fold and then tear


  • 3th Step :- One by one, fold in half horizontally and then unfold it, the crease is now your guideline. Tear or cut along the new guideline and you’ll have two smaller squares. 

Pick one small square from each color. However, don’t throw away the scraps, you’ll need them later.

One by one, fold in half horizontally and cut them


  • 4th Step :- Now,take a square and fold it in half diagonally, this will leave you with a triangle. 

Now, two sides of the triangle will have the length, while one side is relatively long. Rotate the triangle so that the longest side as your base (see next step).

two sides of the triangle


  • 5th Step :- Fold your triangle in half vertically as shown below. 
Fold your triangle in half vertically
Fold your triangle in half vertically


  • 6th Step :- Again, you’ll have two short sides that are the same length and one long side, use the longest side as the base. 

Repeat Steps 4-5, and basically, you now have a smaller triangle (you’ll see why later). Make sure you do Steps 4-6 for all of the colors.

you now have a smaller triangle


  • 7th Step :- Now, take your pencil and draw a leaf on the green triangle, and petals on the remaining triangles. 

You don’t have to be very particular about the exact shapes of the petals. I normally draw a slightly different shaped petal on each different color because I feel it looks better that way, but of course, it’s your choice. 

draw a leaf on the green triangle


  • 8th Step :- Cut out the outlines you just drew and unfold them. Doesn’t that look pretty?

Cut out the outlines


  • 9th Step :- So far so good. I know this is going to sound counter intuitive, but we’re going to cut off a few petals. There are a total of 8 petals each, here is a list of how many you’ll have to cut out for each color:

Yellow: Cut 3 petals

Green & Beige: Cut 2 petals/leaves

Peach: Cut 1 petal

you’ll have to cut out for each color
There are a total of 8 petals each


  • 10th Step :- This is where your petals start looking like flowers. First off, apply glue onto one of the petals on the end. Then put the petal that has the glue on it behind the other petal that is on the edge. 

Repeat this for all the other colors.

apply glue onto one of the petals
apply glue onto one of the petals
put the petal behind the other petal


  • 11th Step :- Using a pencil, poke a hole through the bottom of each flower and the leaves.

Using a pencil, poke a hole
Using a pencil, poke a hole at the bottom


  • 12th Step :- Glue the bottom of the Beige flower to the leaves. Then glue the Peach flower on top, and on top of that, glue the Yellow on top.
Glue the bottom of the Beige flower
glue the leaves
glue all the flower on top


  • 13th Step :- Using the pencil, curl some of the petals and/or the leaves for additional aesthetic.

curl some of the petals


  • 14th Step :- Remember the remaining paper square scraps that I asked you to save earlier? Well, bring out any two colors (except green) and glue them back to back.

glue 2 paper back to back
glue 2 paper back to back


  • 15th Step :- Roll up the square and glue it so that it stays rolled up. Then, grab your scissors and make very short and very thin incisions around the edges of the roll.

Roll up the square and glue it


  • 16th Step :- Next, shorten the roll by cutting 2/3s of it and glue the insert it into the centre of the flower.

shorten the roll by cutting 2/3s
insert it into the centre


  • 17th Step:- Don’t worry! Just hang in there a little longer, we’re almost done. All that your flower needs is a stem. 

Take out the green square scrap paper from earlier and roll it up. Then push the stem in through the centre.

NOTE: Make sure you insert it from the top because if you insert it from the bottom, you’ll ruin all your hard work and the flower will come undone.

roll up green paper
push the stem in through the centre


Ta-da! You have a flower for your paper bear to hold. And as I discussed earlier, if you make several tri-colored flowers, the possibilities are endless.

TEDDY BEAR WITH FLOWERS
tri-colored paper flower

You can group several flowers into a bouquet and then tie them with a ribbon or you could braid their stems into pretty tri-colored paper craft flower wreaths.

Get creative! I hope this tutorial was helpful.






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