Learn how to make how to make paper flowers step by step (with pictures or video!) today. There are SO many different ways to make easy paper flowers.. and today we show you the “accordion paper flower technique”. You may also love our easy 3d Paper Flowers, as well as our Paper Flowers with Templates! But for today’s paper flowers, you don’t need a template! Just a square piece of origami paper and paper scraps/ buttons for decorating! This combines our love for easy paper crafts for kids, as well as gorgeous DIY flower crafts – perfect for Mother’s Day or Spring!
Accordion Paper Flowers – Materials:
- one square piece of paper 15cm x 15cm is nice – but any will do
- paper scraps
- button (optional)
- glue stick
- craft stick for the stem – though you can also roll up some green paper and use that instead!
How to make a paper flower tutorial VIDEO
How to make paper flowers step by step instructions with pictures
Take your square piece of paper and prepare to concertina fold it into 8 equal folds. The easiest way to get the folds neatly spaces out, is to keep folding your paper in half and then unfolding it so you have some guide creases (see the two top images).
Then unfold and recrease, alternating your fold until you have a neat concertina.
Cut the paper into 4 equal parts (or if you want a bigger flower, cut in half and repeat with a second piece of paper).
Glue the four pieces of paper together – end to end.
Then the end back to the first piece of paper so you have a concertina ring like in the top right photo.
Gather the top of the ring together (bottom left).
And push down (bottom right).
Sometimes it will pop back up again, but usually its stays in place…
Cut out a paper circle and glue the circle and button in place.
Take a craft stick or coffee stirrer, paint green and secure to the back of your flower with glue or tape!
Your DIY paper flower is finished! Make more!
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