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.
Tissue Flower with Stem
Hanging Pom Poms
Sunflower Tissue Paper Flowers
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.
Crepe Paper Tulips
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.
Giant Paper Flower Templates
Paper Flowers in Vase
Found materials are materials that you might not expect to use when making paper flowers. Check out these fun ideas!
Coffee Filter Flowers
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!
Comments & Reviews
Thanks for adding me to your mailing list. I’m looking forward to all of your tips. I’m a beginner and ready to learn.
Marie k morin says
Yippy I am so honor to be part of your mailing list. Thank you so much!!
Tina White says
Thanks you so very much for adding me.
Such a great post! I LOVE flower papers like no one’s business, and made a ton of tissue paper flowers for different events when I was younger. My mother learned how to make some of the fancier cardstock flowers with her Cricut for my wedding, and I can’t get over how beautiful they were! Thanks for all of the work you put into this post! I especially love the idea of making flowers with found materials – I linked this post for that reason, actually, when I wrote about Something Old for weddings (https://21stcenturybride.com/2018/09/21/something-old-inspirations/). Great stuff – thanks!
Eve Theriault says
these peonies are gorgeous! I would like to use that design in my daughter’s wall. How would I modify the petals to have a flat back flower to attach to the wall?
Liz, HLMS Reader Support says
The petals will normally attach to a flat piece, so you will be ready to install on any flat surface when finished, but if there isn’t a flat piece included, just cut out a circle and attach to the back with hot glue to mount to a flat surface.
Liz, HLMS Reader Support
Nice flower !!! thanks for sharing.