How to Make Elegant Paper Flowers

Hey there! It has rained all day here which makes for great indoor craft time.  As promised, today I’m going to show you how I made the paper flowers that I used in my Valentine Wreath which I shared with you yesterday.
How to make paper flowers craft
These paper flowers are so easy to make! All you need is some pretty scrapbook paper,

a round paper punch, (I used 1″), and hot glue. Start by punching out several circles in your favorite scrapbook paper. I collected about 25 of these 1″ circles to make this particular flower.

paper flower punch
Now we’re going to make our paper cones. Make one cut to the middle of each circle like you see below.
Put one small dot of hot glue on your paper to the left of the cut you made. Now overlap the right half with the left half to create a small paper cone. Like this!
making paper flowers
You will need to make some of the paper cones smaller by overlapping more at the seam. These smaller ones will be used  for the center of the flower.
Next, start gluing all those pretty little paper cones together to create your paper flower. Here is two that I got started for ya.
Now add a couple more…
And keep going around until you start to see the flower form. Fill in as needed and glue one of the smaller cones in the center. Don’t be afraid to trim some edges off the cones to make them fit together better if needed.
 How to make paper flowers tutorial
And before you know it, your paper flower is finished! Now, let me tell you that these little beauties are much prettier from the front than the back. Here, you’ll see what I mean.

I know! That is one hot glue mess, isn’t it? :)

I made these for my Valentine Wreath and then created another little decoration that I’ll be sharing with you soon on my Valentine mantel. I’ll give you a hint… This is just a canvas art board

and gold vinyl that I cut into strips to make a little Valentine art.

Easy paper flower craft

For the middle of the flower, I applied a drop of Elmer’s glue and sprinkled a little glitter on. Let it dry overnight and you’re set!

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you’ll try making your own paper flowers! You can check out another paper flower tutorial here that I made from crepe paper. Hope your week is off to a good start! What kind of fun projects are you up to this week?

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  • Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee

    I love this – so creative and clever! I actually recently got my hands on a circle cutter and I’ve been trying to decide what I’m going to do with it. I’m definitely adding this to my ideas!

    P.S. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

  • Marlen

    haha a hot glue mess- at least no one will see that side! and it turned out so pretty, i’m definitely trying this

  • Kelly @ View Along the Way

    These are so pretty! I bet you could glue them to a bobby pin and use them in your hair too!

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  • Lori

    Thanks so much for sharing this! ill be doing this for my wedding :)

    • Ellora @ Creatively Southern

      Thank you Lori! And congrats on your upcoming wedding!!

  • Hamda

    I’m really obsessed with your art work .. especially this AMAZING flower .. I tried it but it wasn’t that perfect xD