Time for some great 3d Paper Flowers! We love paper crafts and we love all things SPRING! Today, we bring together our passion for paper crafts and flowers together, to creat these easy 3d paper flowers for spring!
I love the Spring colours and the shape of these lovely 3d Paper Flowers, I hope you do too! We have lots more great Flower Crafts to browse on Red Ted Art, as well as a great collection of further homemade Paper Flowers. Do hop over and take a look at these too!
These 3d paper flowers where first published in Feb 2018 and have been updated and republished for your convenience. They also feature in our BRAND NEW Paper Crafts for Kids book!!
DIY Paper Flowers for Spring – Materials
Per DIY Paper Flower you will need:
- One sheet of A5 (approx 10 x 15cm)
- One sheet of Ag (approx 7.5 x 10cm)
- Paper scraps & glue for decorating (optional)
Note: We have made a similar Paper Flower before – the Poinsettia Paper flower for Christmas and the New Year! You need to tweak the flower shape for these. Enjoy!
How to make a Paper Flower Step by Step Instructions
You will see from these paper flower step by step instructions that these really are DIY easy paper flowers to make.
NOTE: scroll down for our easy Paper Flower VIDEO! Or follow the step by step instructions!
Preparing your folded paper
Fold both pieces of paper across the “short” edge into exactly 8 sections. The easiest way to get this done neatly is to keep folding the paper in half, then unfolding it and refolding your paper concertina style along the creases made.
For the leaf to pop OUT at you, you now have to take your concertina paper and point the open flap towards your scissors and cut a curve – to get the ROUNDED shape of the petal (rather than a poinsettia point), you must make the top of your cut more curved – finishing off at a right angle.
For the paper flower lead to pop AWAY from you, you need to have the “closed” side of the concertina paper facing your scissors and cut a similar curve. This time with the top of your curve ending on at the open flap.
Assembling the paper flower
Now fold both concertina papers in the middle. Make a crease half way and fold it in both directions. So the crease easily works both ways.
Slot the two concertina papers together – with the middle lines lining up.
Securing your flower – step 1
Find the centre fold and staple as close to the centre as possible.
Now comes the MAGIC part. Take the top and bottom of one side of the concertina and fold towards each other – one half of the flower is finished. Secure with a staple.
Repeat on the other side. When stapling try and “catch” the pink part of your flower too, to secure it in place.
Adding finishing touches to your paper flower
You can now glue on decorative details such as little dots or additional leaves.
Watch our 3d Paper Flower Video
As per usual, we have a fabulous and easy to follow Paper Flower How To video for you to check out!
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Hope you give these easy DIY Paper Flowers a go!!! And share your paper flower photos with me!!