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! We have made a similar Paper Flower before – the Poinsettia Paper flower (for Christmas and the New Year), but have tweaked it in both shape and colours to turn this easy craft into Spring Flowers! 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. Do hop over and take a look!
DIY Paper Flowers for Spring – Materials
To learn how to make a paper flower, you will need… Per DIY Paper Flower
- One sheet of A5 (approx 10 x 15cm)
- One sheet of Ag (approx 7.5 x 10cm)
- Paper scraps & glue for decorating (optional)
How to make Paper Flowers DIY for Spring
As per usual, we have a fabulous and easy to follow Paper Flower How To video for you to check out! Or you can skip to the 3d Paper Flower Step by Step instructions below!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can now glue on decorative details such as little dots or additional leaves.
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Hope you give these easy DIY Paper Flowers a go!!! And share your paper flower photos with me!!
Need yet MORE inspiration? Check out Martha Steward’s collection of how to make paper flowers!