DIY Giant Paper Flowers Tutorial

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DIY giant paper flower tutorial

A few months ago, we featured an incredibly gorgeous Frida Kahlo Inspired Party by Tania Fischer and Veronica Plasencia. One of the highlights of that celebration was the insanely cool paper flower backdrop that Tania made to serve as a focal point at the party. (See refresher image above.) Well…. she’s back today to share with us exactly how she did it! Scroll down for step by step instructions on how to make these statement-making paper flowers yourself, including Tania’s trick to giving the petals that pretty natural looking curl!

DIY Large Paper Flowers Tutorial



by Tania Fischer


– *Paper
– Scissors
– Spatula, cake knife or pencil
– Glue or hot glue
– For the base, cardboard

*These flowers were made with a cover paper, but you can use construction paper (cover), copy paper, scrapbooking paper, newspaper, or high end art paper.

DIY Large Paper Flowers Tutorial


1. Here is a template you can download and use for your petals, but I usually just do it freehand. Nature is not perfect, and thats what makes these flowers look a little more real.

You will need to cut:
8-9 large petals
• 6-7 medium petals
• 4-6 small ones
save small pieces, some times they help for the pistil in the center

DIY Large Paper Flowers Tutorial

2. Once you cut the petals out, cut upward into the middle of the bottom of the petals, about an inch or so (depending on the size of the petal). Glue the 2 parts (sides) to make it fold naturally.

DIY Large Paper Flowers Tutorial

DIY Large Paper Flowers Tutorial

3. Curl the tips of the petals with a spatula, a cake knife or a pencil. Repeat steps 2 & 3 with every petal in every size.

DIY Large Paper Flowers Tutorial

DIY Large Paper Flowers Tutorial

4. Using a used gift box, foam core or corrugated cardboard, cut a circular base

DIY Large Paper Flowers Tutorial

5. Start pasting each petal around the circle.

DIY Large Paper Flowers Tutorial

6. Keep going all the way around with the larger petals, and once you run out, start adding in the smaller petals as you get closer to the center.

DIY Large Paper Flowers Tutorial

7. At the end in the center, you can put 2 petals glued at the top and the bottom or using a pencil you can roll one super tight and paste it in.

DIY Large Paper Flowers Tutorial

Look around your garden to get inspired for the shapes of your petals. Feel free to experiment with colors and textures too!

DIY Large Paper Flowers Tutorial


Photography by Gustavo Mayoral

You can find more of Tania’s work (she does everything from floral arrangements to custom printables!) here. Thanks so much Tania!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

37 responses to “DIY Giant Paper Flowers Tutorial”

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  2. Tina says:

    What is the weight of your cardstock paper?

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  4. Robert Martien says:

    These are incredible flowers! What kind of paper is used for this? Such bright, vivid colors and looks a little shiny too. Would love to know the source. Thanks!

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  10. Огромное спасибо. Розы шикарные!!!

  11. unicornexpert says:

    Hi I love love love these flowers but could you please tell me what kind of paper was used, you say cover paper but I don’t know what that means. And where can I purchase this type of paper? Your feedback wold be greatly appreciated. Thanks and keep making beautiful works of art!

    • jenn s. says:

      Hi there :) “Cover paper” is really just another way of saying “card stock”. It’s paper that’s a little thicker than the plain copy paper typically used for printing. You can find it in packs at places like Michaels, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, etc. Here are some examples. Hope that helps!

  12. Mollie says:

    Love this! Great tutorial too! Thanks for sharing!