How to Make Paper Flowers!

Paper Flowers

Hi All,

I’m doing a little diversion today. Instead of a card, I decided to do a little tutorial on how to make paper flowers. I got this kit from Stampin’ Up! and was able to make some cool flowers, so I thought I would share. I actually learned this technique about a year ago – the flowers come out very stiff and permanent by using water. Ever since then, I’ve had dreams of doing an entire garland of flowers for table decor, but you know how it goes – there’s never enough time!! I really love making these flowers – you can be creative and make each one different. Two of the flowers in the picture are made with cupcake liners, believe it or not!

Because I spoke during recording and didn’t do a voice over, I had to wait until the kids were at school to do the video (otherwise you would inevitably hear “MOOOOOOOMMMM!!” from the other side of the house). There are times in the video when you can hear my older dog snoring – she’s so funny.

Anyway, hope you like the video. It’s a little longer than I typically post – hopefully you don’t get bored. The last flower I create in the video uses just a scallop circle punch. After I stopped the video I added some Faber Castell White Marker to the edge (you can see it in the photo above). I kept calling it a “gel pen” in the video, but it’s not really a gel pen – it’s more like a paint pen.

Back to cards next week!!


Note: If you are reading this post in an email, you’ll need to click on the post title above (“Wednesday’s Card”) to go to my blog and play the video.






  1. It is mean to call you names? I’d like to say you inspire me (which, of course you really do) but mostly you make me feel like I’m totally stupid. I sit here and go – she’s JUST SO talented. Why can’t I think of these things???? And I immediately go copy your stuff. So thank you VERY much. I always give credit when people like something. And I tell them to come watch you! P.S. Yeah, I go back and watch old videos over and over and over. I love them. Thank you!

  2. varshitha says:

    i totally enjoyed watching the tutee!! the flowers loook awesome…. pls can i know wat paper is that… is it a cardstock or paper thinner than that?

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Hi Varshitha, the paper flowers are a bit thinner than regular cardstock. If you buy cheap cardstock, it works really well. However, be careful not to get it too wet because it tends to fall apart.

  3. Carol-Anne C says:

    I’m a primary school teacher in Scotland looking to make flowers for our summer assembly. This lovely wee video has solved all my problems in one go. How refreshing it is to watch you demonstrate your art. Thank you!

  4. Once again, thanks for a Great video, Love the flowers and can’t wait to try them.

  5. Hi,
    I loved!!! So cute and so simple. Thanks.

  6. G’day Darlene, brilliant tutorial – and ‘unwad?!’ popping up on-screen ….. that is sooooo something I would blurt out too!!! You made me laugh with your refreshing honesty and that is a special gift. I sincerely hope you are continuing to get a kick out of your craft as much as when you first started.

  7. Yvonne Williams says:

    Thanks Darlene, loved this tutorial. Will see you next Wed.

  8. Darlene,
    Just getting online again – what a treat to see this demo. I’ve made the flowers using the punch before, but never thought to mist them. Can’t wait to try it. Bet it will make all the difference. Thanks so much for this tip. As always, your videos are a treasure. Have a great weekend!!

  9. Thanks so much for the lovely video. Enjoyed seeing how you created the different flowers. Loved the finishes you did on each tag also.

  10. I love making paper flowers and this was a really great tutorial! Thanks for sharing all your creativity! Using cupcake liners to make flowers was really awesome!

  11. Cupcake flowers look great! Thanks for showing us how it’s done – ‘unwad’?? Knew exactly what you meant!

  12. Fantastic. Love how you showed us. Thanks:)
    Tabitha’s Designs

  13. Like I have said so many times before…… are a genius!!! These flowers are beautiful and you make it look so simple. Thanks for sharing:)

  14. Thanks for the great tutorial! Did you cut the scalloped circles or just go straight to wetting them? Thanks for answering and for giving us a way to make them if we don’t have the kit!

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Hi Maureen! I didn’t cut the scallops, although that might give a nice look to it – I’ll have to try it!

  15. Joan Garlough says:

    Oh thank you so much for having this tutorial for us! I’ve always wanted to try making paper flowers and now I can….. at least I can sure try. You make it look so easy. I will be working on getting this down pat very soon. Again THANK YOU!

  16. What a fun tutorial!! Thank you!

  17. When I was a kid (quite some time ago) – I received a tissue paper flower kit for Christmas. Oh what fun it was! Giant zinnias, peonies & more . . . You’ve taken me back & motivated me to try my (old) hand at creating a scalloped circle carnation! Merci bien!

  18. Thanks for this great tutorial, Darlene! I love the flower made with the cupcake liners. Your instructions are always clear and precise. Love your finished tags, too.

  19. Love ,love ,loved this one!! Thank you for the video.Can’t wait to try it!

  20. Great video . I will certainly try the cupcake and scallop circle flowers..well, I am thinking I should try them all – LOL … they would be bulky for mailing but great for hand delivered flowers..

    I enjoy your weekly tutorials very much – your instructions are nice and clear. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  21. Thank you for the great video!

  22. Such a happy, colorful project. Really clever too.

  23. Danielle Woods says:

    Love it!! Can’t wait to try this myself. I’m going to put them on my scrapbook pages!! Just awesome, thank you so much for sharing!! Very creative as usual!!

  24. Maria A. Rodriguez says:

    Fabulous tutorial Darlene, as always you make it so much fun to watch!! I love the flowers you made with those cupcake liners, sponging the edge and then spraying them, the color ran inside and they look like little carnations, really lovely.
    This flowers would look amazing in all colors and would make a really pretty Spring Time table arrangement.
    Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial.

  25. Joan Van Leeuwen says:

    Great video. Love the flowers. You’re right–there is never enough time!

  26. Thank you, that was a very helpful and well done video. Wonderful tips and ideas!

  27. Danielle woods says:

    Already excited and I haven’t watched yet!! Fabulous idea!!

  28. Great tutorial – thanks so much !!

  29. Love the flowers, will try these today. Thank you

  30. This is wonderful. Thanks so much!

  31. How fun!!! Love the flowers! I love the idea of using the little cupcake things!
    I did giggle when you used the herkin’ big scissors to cut your petals! I would have snipped the entire petal off with those! 🙂

    Thanks for some great ideas!

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