Forgot to get flowers for a special occasion, or just don’t want to deal with flowers that fade after two days? Paper flowers are a great alternative; they’re quick and easy to make, plus you can customize them with any colors or patterns you want! This tutorial will show you how to make 3D paper tulip flowers in just a few easy steps!
How To Make 3D Paper Tulip Flowers
Here’s what I used for these DIY paper flowers: (affliate links to the products I use and recommend below)
- my Silhouette CAMEO (you can use scissors or an Xacto knife if you don’t have a cutting machine)
- paper flower template (I used this shape from the Silhouette online store)
- floral wire
- glue stick
The first thing I did was cut out the paper flower template with my Silhouette.
Once you have your shapes cut out, thread the floral wire through the hole in the center of the smaller flower, and bend it at a 90 degree angle to keep the wire from slipping through.
Glue the small dot over the bent wire; this will cover the wire and hold it in place. Next, bend each of the petals upward at a 90 degree angle, and glue the petals together where they overlap.
Once all four petals are glued together, you have the inside of the flower complete!
Now thread the larger flower onto the floral wire, under the smaller flower center you just glued. Add a little bit of glue around the floral wire where the two papers meet to hold them together.
Then do the same thing with the larger flower: fold the petals up at 90 degree angles and glue them together where they overlap. When you’re done you’ll have a gorgeous 3D paper tulip!
Next, fold the leaves in half lengthwise, and then bend the top third of each leaf backwards around your pointer finger to give it a slight curl.
Glue the leaves onto the floral wire stem, and you’re done! I filled some cute little tins with moss and used them as bases for the flowers, but a vase or a bottle would work great too!
They also make great centerpieces! Use them on your dining table, or at a wedding, birthday party, bridal shower, or any sort of get-together!
Have you ever made paper flowers before?
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This project is part of this month’s Silhouette Challenge! Want to see some other great flower projects you can make using your Silhouette cutting machine? Check these out!
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Kate creasey says
Very cute! Would be great for table favors.
keri @ shaken together says
These look so much easier than I thought they would be! My kind of flowers, too – I can’t kill them!!
Jessi Wohlwend says
Haha, I hear ya Keri! And yeah, I was really impressed with how pretty these flowers turned out for how simple they were to make!!!
Love how simple and adorable these are!
Michele @ Our Rosey Life says
Jessi ~ Tulips are one of my favorite spring flowers and yours are cute. I can see taking your design and adding the tulips to a gift wrapped package too. Thanks for sharing.
Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom says
These are super cute! Thanks for sharing
Kristy gd says
I love the little metal “vases” you used – particularly the cream pitcher. So perfect!