Beautiful Kraft Paper Flower Project

  • 01 of 09

    Make a beautiful paper flower to decorate your home.

    Paper Flower
    Rita Shehan

     Flowers are one of God’s greatest gifts. They bring beauty to our world and joy to our lives. Most people love getting and giving flowers. Unfortunately, real flowers last only a short time, then wither and die.

       Almost every crafty person loves receiving flowers, growing them in their gardens, and also making paper versions to decorate their homes. Paper flowers can also be used as party decor and as gifts. They are very easy to craft, and it is surprising how upscale and refined the end...MORE results can be.

     Paper flowers have become quite trendy during the last few years. It is incredible how real some flowers are, and how beautiful fantasy flowers can be. It is all up to the paper crafter. You can go as big or as little as you like. You can make them sparkle and shine or keep them as close to nature as you wish.

     This particular flower craft is on the fantasy flower side. Make it out of brown Kraft paper with a curled paper twist.  These paper flowers do take a lot of time to make, but you will be pleased with the end results. The flowers are beautiful enough to display in your home and look marvelous when arranged in a vase with other organic elements. Just follow the step by step guide, and you will have lovely paper flowers in no time.

     

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  • 02 of 09

    Supplies Needed to Make a Kraft Paper Flower

    Tools needed to make paper flowers
    Rita Shehan

    Supplies needed:

    • 2” inch Styrofoam balls
    • 1/8” dowel rods for stems
    • 3/16” dowel rods for curly spikes
    • Wooden clothespins
    • 8.5 “x 11” Brown Kraft Paper card stock
    • Petal template die cut files (click here to download)
    • Metal baking tray
    • Oven
    • Paper trimmer
    • Scissors
    • Low-temperature hot glue gun
    • Low temperature glue sticks
    • Spray bottle filled with water

     

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  • 03 of 09

    Kraft Paper Flower Step 1

    Cut Kraft Paper Strips
    Rita Shehan

    1.You will need about four sheets of brown Kraft paper cardstock to make a flower. Use a paper trimmer to cut the cardstock into 3/8” paper strips.

     

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  • 04 of 09

    Kraft Paper Flower Step 2

    Wooden dowels wrapped with Kraft paper and secured with clothespins
    Rita Shehan
    1. Wrap each paper strip around a 3/16” wooden dowel, as in the photograph above. Secure each end of the rolled paper strip with a wooden clothes pin.
       
    2. Spray the paper covered dowels liberally with water and place on metal baking sheet.
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  • 05 of 09

    Kraft Paper Flower Step 3

    Curled paper rods
    Rita Shehan
    1. Bake the paper wrapped wooden dowels in a preheated 225-degree oven for 10 minutes.
       
    2. Take the tray out of the oven and allow the wooden dowels to cool.
       
    3. Remove the clothespins and slide the paper curl carefully from the wooden dowel.

     

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  • 06 of 09

    Kraft Paper Flower Step 4

    cut paper coils
    Rita Shehan

    Cut 1.5-inch curly spikes from the paper curl. Cut one end of the paper spike on a diagonal line, and the other end on a  horizontal line. You will need approximately 60 spikes per flower.

     

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  • 07 of 09

    Kraft Paper Flower Step 5

    half Kraft paper flower
    Rita Shehan
    1. Insert a two-foot section of the 1/8 “round dowel into a Styrofoam ball and secure with hot glue.
    2. Start at the top of the ball and glue a paper spike onto the Styrofoam ball as in the picture above. You will have to hold the spike for a little while until the glue sets. Continue gluing spikes covering the upper half of the styrofoam ball.
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  • 08 of 09

    Kraft Paper Flower Step 6

    paper petals
    Rita Shehan
    1. Download the leaf template and die cut files. There will be two templates, one large leaf, and one small leaf.
       
    2. Cut nine of the small leaf templates out of the card stock. Cut five of the larger leafs out of the card stock.
       
    3. Fold each leaf in half lengthwise and then unfold. Curl the sides and top to give the leaf some dimension. It helps to use the larger wooden dowel to bend the leaf and give it dimension.

     

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  • 09 of 09

    Kraft Paper Flower Step 7

    spiral paper flower
    Rita Shehan
    1. Start gluing the smaller leaves around the upper portion of the Styrofoam ball in a circle under the paper curls.
       
    2. Next, glue the larger leafs around the Styrofoam ball. You may have to push and prod the leaves, using the hot glue to secure the leaves to the ball in places where the white parts of the ball show through.
       

    These flowers look especially beautiful when arranged in a vase in groups of two or three, and have natural elements such as eucalyptus, etc. as fillers.