Paper flowers are perfect for weddings, home decor, and party decorations. Learn about the different types: crepe paper flowers, tissue paper flowers, cardstock flowers, and more.
By far, the most popular post on my blog is How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers Four Ways. We made more than 500 tissue paper flowers using these methods for our wedding back in 2013 and they turned out great.
Of course, there are WAY more than just four ways to make paper flowers, so I thought I’d do a round up of some of my favorites for you.
Materials for Paper Flowers
There are lots of materials you might use, depending on what type of paper flowers you want to make. I’ve broken them up in this post based on material type:
- Tissue Paper Flowers
- Crepe Paper Flowers
- Paper/Cardstock Flowers
- Found Materials
Tissue Paper Flowers
Tissue paper flowers are really easy to make are a beautiful and delicate way to decorate for parties. You may want to check out my post Where to Buy Tissue Paper in Bulk if you have a lot of flowers to make.
Crepe Paper Flowers
Crepe paper is a delicate material that can be a little fussy to work with, but after a little practice you’ll be able to craft absolutely gorgeous crepe paper flowers. I think crepe paper makes the most realistic paper flowers. Crepe paper comes in rolls and most crafters prefer Italian crepe paper. You can find a great selection of Italian crepe paper on Etsy.
Paper and Cardstock Flowers
Cardstock flowers are great for all levels of crafters. And if you have a Cricut or other cutting machine, even better—there are lots of designers out there who offer SVGs for you to cut and then assemble yourself. Bazil cardstock is my favorite for paper crafting in general, and you can get it at Joann.
Found materials are materials that you might not expect to use when making paper flowers. Check out these fun ideas!
Where to Buy Paper Flowers
If making your own paper flowers is too difficult, there are lots of beautiful options that you can buy. Here are some beautiful options:
- Giant Paper Flowers
- Paper Succulents
- Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet
- Hanging Tissue Paper Flower Pom Poms
- Paper Boxwood Wreath
- Paper Dahlia Kit
- Tropical Paper Garland
Hope you’ve enjoyed this round up of some of the most amazing paper flowers the interwebs have to offer. If you have a tutorial, link it in the comments and I’ll consider adding it to the post!
Tissue Paper Craft Ideas
- Thanksgiving and Fall Glowforge Projects and Files - September 21, 2021
- The Best Sublimation Blanks and Substrates for Crafters - September 20, 2021
- Brother SVGs for Cricut and Silhouette - September 17, 2021