How to Make Flat Paper Flowers

Make Your Own Flower Scrapbook Embellishments

Making your own flat paper flowers for scrapbooking, card making, and other paper crafting projects saves money and allows you to customize your embellishments to fit your design's style and colors. 

Each of the links below will take you to a step-by-step article that shows you details and photos describing how to make each of the flowers described. There are many ways to use flowers on your scrapbook pages and most of them require very few supplies. All of the flat paper flowers will add...MORE style to your pages.

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    Making O'Reilly Roses
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    These vintage-inspired flowers are quick to make and definitely add a flair to your scrapbook pages. You can pick up old hard-cover books at your local thrift store!

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    Flowers Made from Circles

    Folded Circles Punches Become Flowers
    Flowers Made From Circles. Rebecca Ludens

    Did you know that you can make a beautiful flat paper flower with just five circles and a button? This article shows you how. 

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    Wrapped Scallop Flowers

    Flowers Made From Wrapping Floss Around a Scallop Punch. Rebecca Ludens

    Another one of our favorite flowers, these wrapped scallop flowers can be made in seconds. You simply wrap stitching floss around a punch and they are done. 

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    Felt Flowers

    Making flowers with strips of gathered felt.
    Completed Felt Flower with a Button Center. Rebecca Ludens

    Felt is a great material for paper crafting flowers. It is soft, light-weight, inexpensive, and comes in a wide variety of colors. This article shows you how to make felt flowers by simply gathering a strip of the material and adding a button.

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    Accordion Folded Rosettes

    Accordion Folded Rosettes. Rebecca Ludens

    Accordion folding is simply folding a piece of paper back and forth and back and forth like you did as a child to make a paper fan. Now you can use this technique to make flat paper flowers. Since your folds will be pretty close together, a scoring blade or tool is helpful for these flowers.

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    Tissue Paper Flowers

    Making Simple Flowers from a Punch and Tissue Paper
    Tissue Paper Flowers. Rebecca Ludens

    These tissue paper flowers are nice and flat to fit perfectly on scrapbook pages and greeting cards. They are made using a flower punch and some simple folding, so they go together quickly and easily.

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    Crazy Layered Cardstock Flowers With Free Patterns

    Make these layered patterned paper flowers with free patterns provided
    Fancy Flowers with Free Patterns. Rebecca Ludens

    You can make these flat paper flowers to match any scrapbook page imaginable, simply because you can make them using your left-over scraps of patterned paper. The free pattern provided contains designs for all four layers of the flower which can easily be mixed and matched.

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    Paper Strip Flowers

    Flowers Made from Strips of Paper. Rebecca Ludens

    These modern and sleek flowers are made using just a brad and some thin strips of patterned paper. These are some of our favorite flat paper flowers because the are so stylish and quick to make.

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    Folded Ribbon Flowers

    How to Make 3-D Flowers with Ribbon for Scrapbook Pages
    Folded Ribbon Flowers - Made from Small Pieces of Ribbon and Adhesive. Rebecca Ludens

    Small pieces of ribbon can be folded and glued to a circle to make 3-D flowers that are perfect for both scrapbooking and cards. These flowers take a little time, few supplies and can be made to blend with the colors on any project.

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    Rolled Paper Flowers - Simple Quilling Techniques

    How to Make flowers with rolled paper strips.
    Simple Quilling Techniques for Making Flowers. Rebecca Ludens

    Paper quilling is the art of rolling thin strips of paper and then making those rolls into shapes. With just a few basic quilling techniques, you can create unique, 3-D flowers.

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    How to make torn paper flowers for scrapbooking and card making.
    Paper flowers made from tearing. Rebecca Ludens

    You can create beautiful flowers for your scrapbooks or greeting cards by tearing with style. This article shows you how a simple pattern and some paper tearing techniques can be turned into gorgeous creations.