Patriotic Paper Flowers

Patriotic Paper Flowers.  The perfect favor or centerpiece for your holiday entertaining! 

Patriotic Paper Flowers.  Perfect for using as a centerpiece or party favors! Tutorial at livelaughrowe.comPatriotic Paper Flowers.  Sounds like fun, right?

I don’t do many holiday crafts, but I decided to share one with you since the July 4th holiday is quickly approaching.  I really don’t do a lot of paper craft projects either, but when I do — I kinda {love} them.  There are sooooo many possibilities!  Did you happen to see my flower candy cups? Paper.  Oh glorious scrap-booking paper!   Alrighty, without further ado, let’s make some Patriotic Paper Flowers.

Supplies:
Scissors
Small Hole Punch
Patriotic Scrapbook Paper
Small Paper Brads
Floral Stem Wire
Red and Blue Washi Tape
Circle Stencils or different sized bowls

We’re ready to roll!  You’ll want to start by tracing out three different size circles on your sheets of paper.  For all of my flowers pictured, I used these four sizes:  1-1/8″, 1-3/4″, 2-1/4″ and 3-1/2″. After tracing you’ll cut them out.  Tip:  Double or triple up your paper to save time {wink}.

cutting the circles for patriotic paper flowersYou’ll then want to pair up your sizes/designs/patterns/etc into what you’d like your flowers to look like.

Patriotic Paper FlowersOn each circle, make 5 or 6 different cuts, stopping approximately 1/2″ from the center of your circle.

Patriotic Paper FlowersOnce all of your circles are cut  — punch a hole into the center of each circle. You’re then going to fold each triangle (petal) in half lengthwise. (see below, #1)

Steps for making the Patriotic Paper FlowersAfter you’ve folded each of the triangles (petals) all three circles for your flower, you’re going to stack them from largest at the bottom to smallest at the top (see above, #3). Then insert your paper brad to keep all of your pieces held together. Your flower is completed! Now, let’s attach a stem.

glue floral wire to back of patriotic paper flowersYou can use pencils, skewers, thin wooden dowels or whatever else you might have on hand for the stems. I like the floral wire because I can then manipulate the arrangement.

So, using your floral stem wire, cut your stem length. Place against the back of your paper flower and apply a small piece of washi tape hold it in place.  You can also glue your stem to the back if you want, I like the added flair of the washi tape!

use washi tape to attache floral wire to paper flowerPLUS, if you remove that washi tape and stem — you could easily recycle these patriotic flowers on a wreath next year!

You’ll do this for each of your flowers, some bigger, some smaller. Your stems will vary depending on how you choose to arrange them as well. Mission Accomplished!  What do you think?

Super Fun DIY Patriotic Paper Flowers

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Kelly

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Comments

  1. says

    Your patriotic flowers are so cute! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

  2. says

    I love these! I already have most if not all the supplies and cannot wait to get started!!! I really think they turned out fabulous and what a fun way to add some patriatic decor to a room. :) Just pinned them.

  3. Claire says

    Hi kelly,

    Another great project, thank you for sharing at last weeks linky party!! You are featured this week !!

    Hope you will join us this week

    Claire x

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