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How to Make Paper Flowers in 10 Different Ways

Real flowers wilt and fade, but paper flowers look pretty and vibrant all year long. If you’re looking for a simple and budget friendly way to add a pop of color to your home, why not try decorating with one of these paper flower projects?

VIEW IN GALLERYPaper Punch Flowers1. Paper Punch Flowers

If you’re a scrapbooker or card maker, you probably already have a large assortment of paper punches at your disposal. Use them in a new way by creating pretty flowers from circles and other basic shapes. Visit Damask Love for the complete tutorial.

VIEW IN GALLERYpaper roses2. Paper Spray Roses

You can make these gorgeous paper roses by curling a spiral cut circle, gluing it shut, and attaching the flower to floral wire. Learn more on the Apartment Therapy website.

VIEW IN GALLERYWhite Paper Roses3. Elegant White Roses

If you’d prefer roses that look a little more realistic, We Lived Happily Ever After shares a technique that works for almost any type of arrangement.

VIEW IN GALLERYAmaryllis_Christmas_Metallic_Paper4. Amaryllis Christmas Flowers

Make several of these paper amaryllis arrangements to give as gifts for family and friends during the holiday season.  Lia Griffith shows you how.

VIEW IN GALLERYPaper_Orchids_DIY-560x7555. Paper Orchids

Metallic purple paper gives these dendrobium orchids a bit of shimmer, adding to their visual appeal. Lia Griffith shows you how to make them.

VIEW IN GALLERYdiy-paper-dahlia-flowers6. Paper Dahlia Flowers

These stunning oversized flowers are perfect for use as wall art, especially when you make them in a rainbow of colors. Learn more at Craftaholics Anonymous.

VIEW IN GALLERYpaper flower backdrop7. Paper Flowers for a Photo Backdrop

This oversized flower tutorial makes paper blooms that are intended for use as a photo backdrop. However, you could use them for other purposes by scaling down the proportions of each individual piece. Head over to Ash and Crafts to learn more.

VIEW IN GALLERYPaper Origami Lilies8. Origami Paper Lilies

The origami lily is a traditional model that is relatively easy to fold. However, this version adds to the realism with yellow paper stamens in the center. Learn more by visiting The Pin Junkie.

VIEW IN GALLERYRoseIn-Nest-OrigamiSpirit9. Origami Nested Rose

Derived from the traditional “cootie catcher” paper toy you may remember playing with as a child, this pretty rose makes a lovely gift or decoration. Visit Leyla Torres at Origami Spirit to learn more.

VIEW IN GALLERYDIY-Origami-Lotus-Flower-210. Origami Lotus Flower

If you’re family with origami, there are many paper flower options you can try. This origami lotus uses 12 sheets of red paper and 6 sheets of green paper. It requires some patience, but the results are well worth the effort. Visit I Creative Ideas for step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.