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Paper Flowers Party Decorations Tutorial

Paper flower decorations
These are giant Paper flowers we made as party decorations for my daughters birthday party.
Giant Paper flowers
Our Paper flowers are approximately 11 inches in diameter! These Paper flowers are so easy to make and look stunning  as party decorations!
Paper flower tutorial
Since my daughter had a Rapunzel[Tangled ] themed birthday party she wanted the decor in pink and purple.We cut purple crepe paper into strips and added them as streamers for our paper flowers!

Paper Decorations
For this one we layered 2 paper flowers atop each other and stuck a fringed flower in the center.

How to make Giant Paper Flowers

I accidentally made this flower by combining the paper snowflake technique with the paper star making!
Materials Required
Paper- I used chart paper as its easily available in abundance at the local stationary shops [plus its super cheap-- large sheet costing around 4rupees only].Use thin paper [ thicker than origami sheets though] as it helps when you have to cut through several layers]
Glue- I used white glue[fevicol] to make the flowers-- you can be generous in the amount of glue used!
To stick the flowers to the walls we tried double sided tape but the flowers kept falling off the tape so in the end I stuck the flowers to the double sided tape using the glue gun
Scissors or Paper cutter- Scissors are all that you need but if you have a paper cutter making these giant flowers is a breeze!
Paper flower tutorial
Take a square of paper.Fold it in half . Bring one end of the folded paper to meet the other end and lightly crease the central point at the folded edge.[Goldy my cocker spaniel got pretty sleepy helping me here!]
Paper flower tutorial
Now you have a rectangle shape with a small crease at the center[at the folded edge].
Bring the left top corner towards the other half of the rectangle to make an approximate 60 degree angle at the center [no need to go grab a compass!!].Dont crease yet.Bring the right top corner to overlap it completely by  teasing your folds --this way you will get a 60 degree pointed shape without using a compass![principle is to divide your 180degree folded edge into 3 equal parts of 60 degree each!]
Paper flower tutorial
Fold this shape in half. Use your scissors to cut a curve from the folded edge to meet the short paper edge seen as shown.

Paper flower tutorial
When you open up your flower the creases wont be in place.You can refold some of the creases  to make alternate valley and mountain folds to create a 3 Dimensional Paper flower.
Use these flowers as such if you are short of time or have more fun by layering these flowers in various ways to create gorgeous Paper flower designs.
Apply glue at the center and along the ridges of one flower and stick it firmly to the other flower.You can vary the positioning as you wish to make various designs of paper flowers.
Paper flower tutorial
All the Paper flowers are basically the same with a few changes. My 6 year old had her say in designing most of them! 
I used 2 large pink and 2 small white flowers for this paper flower.The central white star shape is just an inverted flower!
Paper flower tutorial
We scrunched up aluminium foil into a ball to make a glittery center for this flower
Paper flower decorations

How to make giant fringed flowers

Most of you may have seen fringed flowers in quilling,,,well I made giant versions of the quilled flowers here.
Paper flower Decorations
To make giant fringed flowers use a scissors or a paper cutter to make vertical cuts along a long paper strip. My paper strip is 22-24inches long and I folded it in half and used my new Dell Paper cutter[I am in love with this guillotine cutter] to cut the double thickness of paper leaving 1cm at the base.

Paper flower tutorial
Apply glue along the uncut base of the paper strips and roll firmly from one end using your fingers.
Paper flower tutorial
You can vary the length of paper used depending on how full a fringed flower you want.I used my fingers to bend the strips outwards to fluff up my fringed flower.
Fringed Paper flower tutorial
Apply glue to the base of the fringed flower and stick them to the 6 petal flowers or use them as stand alone party decorations.
Paper party decorations
These giant paper flowers made from thin chart paper and normal white glue[fevicol] are amazingly sturdy !
Paper flower tutorial
I stuck a punchcraft rose as the center of this Paper flower
Paper flower tutorial
I hope you will find this easy and economic party decoration tutorial useful!
Edited:This project came TOP 3 at For the love of crafting[anything goes]
This Paper flower tutorial was also featured on Paper mill 

96 comments:

  1. Fantastic flowers and decorations Sonia..I saw this fantastic tutorial on Make-it-Monday..Loz

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  2. Hello Sonia. I saw this Fantasatic project on Make-it-Monday...Faye

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  3. Wow!!!!!! They are so beautiful!!!! Super awesome tutorial Rose.
    Hugs Nat

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  4. Everything is coming up pretty pink flowers. Your step by step instructions are great but doing it is another matter. I'll give it a try & let you know how it goes.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  5. These are stunning. I love them and will be trying these soon.

    Hugs
    Nana

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  6. What a GREAT project! The flowers look so pretty in the plants! Great job, Love this idea.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Shelly

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  7. thats such a perfect party decoration idea..will surely make for my daughters next bday!!:)

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  8. What a great idea thanks for sharing a wonderful tutorial. Saw this on MIM Sandy :)

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  9. That is so gorgeous!! And your super explanatory tutorial... Wow Sonia. I love the clever way of using inverted small flower in center. so creative. I am surely going to try smaller version of this flower.

    Jyoti :)

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    1. Yes Jyoti it would be a good way to make flowers without punches

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  10. these flowers are lovely !

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  11. vow! you worked really hard :)

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  12. belated birthday wishes too ...

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  13. In the arrangement, it doesn't look like paper. Looks real...

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  14. Beautiful decorations! Thanks for the tutorial. Birthday was obviously playful! Good luck and health to your daughter!

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  15. You are so clever Dr Sonia i just love seeing what you come up with. Which flower did the dog make?
    Hugs
    Margaret M
    Saw this on MIM

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    1. Ha Ha Margaret He did try to squash one but fortunately these paper flowers were so sturdy they escaped !!

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  16. You are so clever Dr Sonia i just love seeing what you come up with. Which flower did the dog make?
    Hugs
    Margaret M
    Saw this on MIM

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  17. hey it is beautiful and the way you have illustrated is also good.
    wish your daugter a memorable birthday
    anandhirjan

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  18. Hi Sonia
    What beautiful flowers and just so right for a celebration - I am thinking that in christmas red they woould make a good option for christmas too, - thanks for sharing

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  19. Beautiful flowers so easy to make! Thanks for sharing doctor.

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  20. Super work,even your dog adores it!Thank you for the tutorial!Wish you a beautiful summer!

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  21. very lovely decoration your daughter must be very happy ..

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  22. Fabulous flower decorations Sonia.

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  23. i just love your blog... can spend hours browsing posts :)

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  24. You always make the most beautiful paper flowers, Sonia, and these are wonderful for party decorations. Thank you for another visual step by step tutorial x

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  25. Big wow! It's super gorgeous. Thank you for the tutorial, Dr. Sonia.

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  26. Flowers are so beautiful and so big! Lovely party decorations!!!

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  27. wow lovely flowers. congrats for your winning at BGC for your shaped card

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  28. What a fun project! Love your little helper too! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry for a second at our second prize!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

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  29. Your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial! Valerie

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  30. Thank You so much dear friends for the wonderful and supportive comments

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  31. WOW!!!!!!!!ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS DOCTOR.LOVE THEM
    MEGHA
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  32. Wao..thanks for sharing this awesome post..so cute & perfect floral decore..
    Have fun dear,,!

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  33. These flowers are gorgeous - such a pretty colour!! Thanks for entering into the challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

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  34. beautiful flowers and nice decorations, looks like alot of fun!!!
    Paula

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  35. Thanks for the tutorial for these fabulous flowers they look absolutely amazing on your balcony! Very clear instructions as well:)
    Val x

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  36. Sonia
    What a gorgeous party she must have had. The flower tutorial is great and I just love your little "furbaby" helper.
    Myrna

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  37. Your flowers came out just lovely the pink is so pretty.

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  38. For sure, these flowers make wonderful party decorations. Great job and I bet a lot of fun to make.

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  39. Awesome!! Thanks for sharing, saw this over at MIM. Great work.

    Judie

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  40. Wow! Sonia these are fantastic and as always a fabulous tutorial! Hope your daughter had a lovely birthday.

    Judex

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  41. Those flowers are so pretty. What great decorations those made. Your daughter must have had one great birthday party.
    I recently bought one of those guillotine paper cutters and I really like it

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  42. these are AMAZING. i especially love what you did with the center of the flower. they look elegant
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  43. I love this tutorial! I used to make paper flowers when I was a child but somehow forgot that I did! This tutorial reminded me of the fun!

    Thank you!

    Chriss

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  44. Those are so much fun and certainly add to the festive decor!
    I also loved the picture of you pup snoozing on the table! Too cute!

    Susan

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  45. These are GORGEOUS, Sonia!! What amazing party decorations!! I am going to give these a try...thanks so much for the instructions!! You are so creative and talented :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  46. Love those Pink flowers!!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

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  47. Hahahaha...you got me! I thought those were real. :D Sonia, that looks beautiful. Completely fun and what a great idea to decorate for an outdoor party.:)

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday too.
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  48. Beautiful decoration,lovely idea!!

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  49. very beautiful flowers Sonia....thanx for tutorial

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  50. I saw you on Make It Monday & boy, oh, boy am I glad I did! WOW! Your creations are fabulous AND you gave a tutorial. Fantastic post! I am a new follower now - Thank you for sharing so much :)

    Happiness,
    Corrinne

    PS - I would be oh, so happy to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy - http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com - I know you'd be a perfect fit :)

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  51. these giant flowers are absolutely stunning and looks so easy to make..very good for party deorations !!

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  52. awsome work ...luv it

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  53. Lovely flowers just by themselves. When they are all grouped together they are even more awesome.

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  54. Lovely flowers just by themselves. When they are all grouped together they are even more awesome.

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  55. Superb Doc! The flowers looks do nice

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  56. Pink pink :D Lovely Flowers!!! Belated birthday wishes to ur daughter!! And do post about that paper cutter of yours! Want to know more..

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    1. Deepthi I bought the paper cutter locally from Staples.Its by the company dell and its a dream cutter! I earlier had a smaller guillotine cutter from a local company called Taj--it was okay for crafting purpose but I couldnt cut chart papers for my daughter's school projects so I bought this one-- it is huge and technically can cut a B3 [364x 514mm]paper. Not only can I cut huge sheets of paper it can cut thick and multiple sheets like butter!! I spend Rs 3000 on it but its such a dream thing I love it! The smaller Dell brand versions are not so expensive .The guillotine I had earlier[brand Taj] that was good but the ease of the cutting is great in Dell!

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  57. What a totally delightful collection of flowers Sonia! A very fun way to decorate for a party. Great tutorial on how to also :)

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  58. Very pretty! I saw you on MIM.

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  59. Hey,

    WOW! im amazed at the no. of comments you have received...

    Im a little late, but I must admit, these flowers are awesome...and they are so easy to make...thanks for the tutorial....

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    1. Thank You so much dear and I am so lucky to have so many supportive friends who encourage me with such loving and kind comments!

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  60. very pretty, thanks for sharing!!! beautiful dog!!!

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  61. These are gorgeous, Sonia. They are fantastic for party decorations. Thanks for sharing. You always have such beautiful and unique ideas.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  62. This is gorgeous!!!! thanks for sharing, saw you on MIM,

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  63. The flowers are gorgeous, I love the fringed centres and also the punch craft rose centre.

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  64. These are lovely Sonia, I hope that your daughter had a fabulous party.
    Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers.
    hugs Kimx

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  65. Pretty flowers!! Love the step by step! Looks like your daughter had a fab birthday :)
    ~Kim

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  66. Sonia absolutely gorgeous. ...my daughter wants a princess party for her 4th birthday and I think i'll be using this idea - hope your little one had a blast.

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  67. Amazing! Sonia, your creations always inspire me!

    Hope life is treating you well honey!

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  68. love love love love this Doc! A very happy belated happy birthday to your daughter!

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  69. Hi Sonia thank you so much for your lovely comments whilst I was away ,and again today.
    What fabulous creations you have been making, since my last visit .These flowers are stunning , and your tutorial is fantastic thank you. I also like how you have decorated the fish tank , super idea.
    I hope your little girl is enjoying her new school and you are now into your new routine .
    Well done Hugs Elaine

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  70. Oh wow! Those flowers do pep up the room! Perfect decor for a birthday party!
    And nice blog doctor! Nice to know that you are pursuing a hobby along with your profession.

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  71. Too talented for words - blessed aren't you?

    Monica xxx

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  72. Fantastic way to make these flowers. Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful tutorial.

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  73. Gorgeous flowers!!! your projects are always so wonderful Sonia!! you make them look so easy!
    hugs

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  74. hi,... flowers are really fantastic and heavenly... there is no punches available in east malaysia(sarawak).i will always cut petal by petal ... now thanks a lot for sharing a new creative idea for creating flowers... great inspiration yar!!!

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  75. hi , wow...!!! really fantastic n heavenly... i dont get punches or other craft materials in malaysia(sarawak)...so i use to cut petal by petal for making any flowers...like... but you gave a very clear creative idea... thanks a lot yar... definitely would like to give a try...:)

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  76. How beautiful are these lovely flowers, I'm going to try and make some x

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  77. These are so beautiful, I have a garden party coming up and these will make a great addition to the garden. thank you for bringing these lovely flowers.

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  78. They look absolutely gorgeous. When I saw a thumbnail picture of your image, I thought for a moment these flowers are for real. Such lovely crafts is really not my cup of tea, though would want to try my hands at this smetime !

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  79. Was supposed to be our experimental ground.... But nothing could be worked out.... But I must admit that u did a great job with decking up for the occasion.... Beautiful flowers.... :D

    Ash... :)

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  80. you rock doc !
    thanx for playing along with "for the love of crafting "

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  81. Oh my gosh.. This is sooooooooooooooooo pretty!! Love the idea.. :)

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  82. Thank u soooooooooo much Sonia....this tut of yours was really a life saving for us ... My nephew wanted a paper flower for his school activity, his mother tried all sorts of tricks to generate a flower from a paper, but our BOSS didnt accept...finally this flower of yours saved us.... actually made him proud...:-)
    Thank u once again dear...
    love to follow this lovely space...

    Raji.

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  83. SO EASY AND CUTE TUTORIAL.. GREAT BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS. LOVE IT

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  84. So easy and cute flowers. Love it.

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  85. I love those beautiful pink flowers!! They are so elegant! You're tutorial is amazing as well. Thanks for sharing such a great project. : )
    Amanda
    http://tropickrafts.blogspot.com/

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  86. Very BEAUTIFUL.you are just amazing.i am thinking now that how can a doctor find time do to such a beautiful things? so intelligent.
    craft360.blogspot.com

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    1. Fatumah I craft in bits and pieces and take ages to complete a craft!!

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  87. wow they are beautiful!!!!! yes Fatima I too keep wondering the same i'm sure she is an expert at time management . Few tips Doc............

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    1. No tips or secrets Ghazala there are huge spells of no blogging for me and I always craft in an episodic manner!

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