How to Make a Paper Flower Wreath

Celebrate the season with a festive pop of color and delicate paper blooms that will make a statement all summer long.

Paper Flower Wreath

Kristin Guy

Kristin Guy

Materials Needed:

  • 18" grapevine wreath
  • floral tape and wire
  • crepe paper in a variety of colors

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.

Print and Cut Wreath Template

Kristin Guy

Kristin Guy

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.

Create Paper Leaves

Kristin Guy

Kristin Guy

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).

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