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How to Make Paper Flowers + 15 Ways to Use Them

April 24, 2020

Paper flowers are the perfectly low-maintenance way to brighten up a room, decorate for parties or make your loved ones smile. Jump on board for a paper flower crash course and get some ideas about what to do with your new skills.

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Photo: Cassidy Garcia; Styling by H. Camille Smith. From: H. Camille Smith.

Paper Flowers: Nothing to Sneeze At

Leave the real flowers to the bees and get to work on a garden of DIY paper flowers. Use tissue paper, coffee filters, crepe paper, thin card stock or standard weight scrapbook paper to fold and roll your way to flowery centerpieces, dahlia wall decor and other whimsical accents.

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Photo: Cassidy Garcia. From: Marianne Canada and HGTV Handmade.

DIY Crepe Paper Flowers

Use crepe paper streamers to craft paper roses, carnations and spider mums. The stems are made of floral wire and green masking tape, and pinking shears give the folded paper petals the perfect edges.

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Photo: Jessika Creedon ©. From: Michelle Edgemont.

Crepe Paper Flowers Redux

Still have some crepe paper left? Use it to try your hand at peonies, daisies and tulips as well.

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Coffee Filter Flowers

White coffee filters are a blank canvas for a watercolor bath so you can make flowers in soft pastels or loud brights. Ever needed a blue rose? Here's how to get one.

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