Four paper flower tutorials
How many ways can you make a paper flower? Too many ways to list here. But to start you off, here's how to craft four of the simplest paper blooms. From a classic rose to a minimalist folded flower, there's something here to suit everybody's tastes and skill set.
Here they are again — individually — with more detailed, foolproof instructions.
These are ingenious because you can change the flower you make just by changing the way you snip the ends. You can make roses, sweet peas, chrysanthemums, daisies and more. How many varieties can you create with this simple fold-and-snip method?
I saw these roses a while ago and couldn't get my head around how they were done. Then I watched someone making them on YouTube and I slapped myself on the forehead, Homer Simpson-style ("D'oh!"). Of course! Once you see the instructions, you'll wonder how you didn't know all along. These make a fancy centrepiece for your dinner table, if you're so inclined.
A little bit Japanese-y, if you like your flowers minimalist and geometrical. There's a bit of a trick to it, but you just have to watch once to see how it's done. Patterned paper gives a really lovely dimension to them, but plain old craft paper will do just as well.
More layers equals more floweriness. Start with six wrappers and bump it up if you want fuller flowers. These look just like chrysanthemums, so why not treat yourself for Mother's Day!
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