DIY Friday: How to Make Paper Flowers

Decorating with flowers is wonderful. There’s nothing that refreshes a room as easily as a fresh bouquet of cut flowers. But it’s always so disappointing when those flowers drop their petals and fade! If you want to create a bouquet that lasts forever why not make one out of paper flowers? Check out these 6 beautiful paper flowers you can make yourself:

DIY Paper FlowersPaper Dogwood Blossoms. Create these white four-petaled dogwood flowers with some cardstock, a branch, and few little tools. Hang on your wall for a fresh spring feel or use these to dress up special events like weddings or spring flings. Get the DIY tutorial from Martha Stewart.

DIY Paper SucculentsPaper Succulents. Go for a different look with these unique DIY paper succulents. You’ll actually paint strips of paper for this project so you can use whatever colors you want for these. A bowl of these would make a really cute centerpiece on a dining or coffee table. Get the DIY tutorial from Twigg Studios.
DIY Paper RosePaper Roses. For a more traditional and romantic look, you can always make a dozen paper roses! These are pretty easy to make, just draw a spiral on red paper and twist it into a rose shape. Then glue it to a branch and you’re done! Get the DIY tutorial from Decor Darling.
DIY White Paper FlowersWhite Paper Peonies. These paper flowers are a little different — they’re actually made out of coffee filters! Just fold the coffee filters and tape the bottoms with florist tape and you have a few white blossoms perfect for dressing up your home. Get the DIY tutorial from MIchelle Maria (via Brown Paper Packages).

DIY Paper BouquetPink Paper Flowers Bouquet. This paper flower bouquet is stunning! It’s made of cupcake liners and flower stickers. It’s perfect for a bride who wants to keep her bouquet forever, a Mother’s Day gift, or just something to keep around the house for some added color. Get the DIY tutorial from Martha Stewart.
DIY Paper TulipsPotted Paper Tulip. This would make a really cute DIY Mother’s Day gift! If you make the paper tulip and pair it with a chalkboard-painted pot like in the photo above you can write a special message to Mom to make it more personal. Get the DIY tutorial from Elli.