How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower

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    How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower

    paper anemone flower craft tutorial
    Photo: Rita Shehan

    Crafting paper flowers is always fun! This tutorial features the flower called Anemone.The name Anemone has its origins in the Greek language and means windflower. The ancient Greeks believed that the wind blew the petals open and carried away the flower petals after it had died.

    Whatever the origin of the name, the flower is naturally beautiful and brides often use them for their wedding decor.The paper versions of these flowers last much longer than the real thing, never fade or die and always...MORE look nice. Make some paper flowers for your home and enjoy them for a long time to come.

    Supplies Needed:

    • Pink card stock
    • Green card stock
    • Black crepe paper
    • 1 inch Styrofoam ball
    • Thin dowel or bamboo skewer
    • Green floral tape
    • Hot glue gun
    • Hot glue sticks
    • Template or die cut files (download here)
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    How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower: Step 1

    paper anemone flower craft tutorial
    Photo: Rita Shehan
    1. Poke a hole into the Styrofoam ball with the wooden dowel or skewer.
    2. Insert a bit of hot glue into the hole.
    3. Place dowel or skewer into the hole and let dry until secure.
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    How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower: Step 2

    paper anemone flower craft tutorial
    Paper Parts to Cut Out for Anemone. Photo: Rita Shehan
    1. Download the template files and cut flower parts using the photo above as a guide.Use the pdf file to print on cardstock if you are planning cut out the flower parts by hand. Files for most digital die cutters (svg, ai, eps, pdf, wpc, and dxf) are included in the download.
    2. Cut a 3.5 inch by 3.5 inch square from black crepe paper.
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    How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower: Step 3

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    Photo: Rita Shehan
    1. Place the black crepe paper square on the Styrofoam ball and wrap around the ball.
    2. Secure the crepe paper to the dowel with floral tape.
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    How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower: Step 4

    paper anemone flower tutorial
    Photo: Rita Shehan
    1. Wrap the black card stock fringed square ( this represents the anther and filament of the Anemone) around the Styrofoam ball as in the photo above.
    2. Secure the card stock to the ball and dowel with hot glue.
    3. Wrap the bottom of the fringed square and top of the dowel with floral tape.
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    How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower: Step 5

    paper anemone petals
    Photo: Rita Shehan
    1. There are five broad petals and five small petals per flower. Overlap the bottom edges of each petal and secure with hot glue forming a cupped shaped petal.
    2. Allow the hot glue to dry before executing the next step.
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    How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower: Step 6

    paper anemone petals
    Photo: Rita Shehan
    1. Press the pointed part of the cupped petal inward being careful not to tear the petal
    2. Bend the edges of the petal gently back and forth to give it realism.
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    How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower: Step 7

    paper anemone flower tutorial
    Photo: Rita Shehan
    1. Attach the five smaller petals evenly around the crepe paper wrapped Styrofoam ball with hot glue.
    2.  Allow the hot glue to dry before executing the next step.
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    How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower: Step 8

    paper anemone flower tutorial
    Photo: Rita Shehan
    1.  Attach the five larger petals evenly around the flower head with hot glue.
    2.  Allow the hot glue to dry before executing the next step.
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    How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower: Step 9

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    Photo: Rita shehan
    1. Pull the sepal over the dowel and attach with hot glue to the bottom of the flower head.
    2. Wrap the entire stem with floral with green floral tape.
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    How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower: Step 10

    paper anemone flower tutorial
    Photo: Rita Shehan
    1. Attach the leaf to the stem with hot glue.
    2. Allow the glue to dry.
    3. Wrap the base of the stem with green floral tape.
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    How to Make a Beautiful Paper Anemone Flower: Step 11

    paper anemone flower tutorial
    Photo: Rita Shehan
    1. Place one or more paper Anemones into a vase and admire your beautiful arrangement.
    2. Get ready for the compliments :)