How to Make a Paper Flower Wreath
- 18" grapevine wreath
- floral tape and wire
- crepe paper in a variety of colors
- craft scissors
- pinking shears (optional)
- Download: Paper Flower Template
Download and Cut Blooms
Download flower template and cut out desired blooms. We recommend 10-15 flowers of varying styles for an 18-inch wreath.
Create Paper Roses
Cut out 8-10 large rose petals and 6-8 smaller petals depending on fullness of bloom desired. Cut with paper grain running vertically for easier folding. Starting with the smaller petals, wrap around top of floral wire one at a time (image 1). Secure base with a small amount of floral tape. Alternate positioning of each petal to create a fan-like effect around the base of bloom (images 2 and 3). Repeat steps with larger petals, and fluff each layer of crepe paper as you go. Add 1-2 leaves, and attach with floral tape (images 4 and 5).
Create Paper Lilies
Cut out 11-12 lily petals depending on fullness of bloom desired. Cut with paper grain running vertically. Curl six petals into a cone and attach against (not around) the top of floral wire one at a time using floral tape (image 1). Secure base with extra floral tape. Once center blooms are in place, wrap remaining petals flat around base of bloom, alternating positioning of each petal to create a fan-like effect around the base of bloom (image 2). Repeat steps, overlapping layers of petals and fluffing each layer of crepe paper as you go (image 3). Add 1-2 leaves, and attach with floral tape (image 4).
Create Paper Pansies
Cut out two of the smaller rose petal patterns and two of the violet petals with paper grain running vertically. Wrap smaller petals tightly against the wire (image 1). Next, wrap larger petals loosely around top of floral wire one at a time. Secure base with a small amount of floral tape (image 2). Attach one small leaf, and finish by wrapping any remaining tape around the stem (images 3 and 4). Use 1/2 or 3/4 of single wire stem for each flower since blooms are small.
Create Paper Leaves
Fold paper in half and cut half of the template on a solid line. Cut crepe paper with grain running vertically. For extra detail, use pinking shears around the top half and tips of each leaf.
Attach Paper Blooms to Wreath
Using the exposed stem on finished flowers, insert and twist floral wire into grapevine wreath to secure blooms (images 1 and 2). Additional leaves may be tucked in or attached with glue (images 3 and 4).