Try these simple paper flowers for a splash of color to brighten up a room. Any paper will work. I printed my own using digital scrapbooking paper files. Doing it this way I was able to mix and match the front and back of the paper so each petal is unique.
- 2 sided patterned paper
- glue and binder clip, optional
- Cut petals and leaves from the patterned paper. Cut a petal shape with a tail, see image below. I started by cutting 2 petals from one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Make them progressively smaller. I ended by cutting 5/6 petals out of one sheet of paper. I didn’t use a template because I wanted each of the petals slightly different. In total I had 12-15 petals and 3 leaves.
- Ball and crinkle up each petal/leaf. This creates texture on the paper and brings life to the petal/leaves. Unfold petals.
- Starting with 3 of the smallest petals gather and pinch the bases and staple together.
- Rotate the petals around the cluster from step 3, continue stapling petals to each other.
- Carry on until the flower is as full as desired or there are no more petals to add.
- Finish by stapling on the leaves.
- If you want to hide the staples, glue the leaves into place. Use a binder clip to hold leaves into place until the glue dries.