Handcrafted Blooms for Spring
Every year, there is a huge tulip festival just outside of Portland and it is absolutely gorgeous. Because we have tulips on our minds, we thought we would share a new tutorial for metallic paper tulips. This flower is fairly simple, so it is great for paper flower beginners. We made a set of blush pink tulips, but these blooms come in all varieties of colors so feel free to create a colorful arrangement!
Tools & Materials:
- Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun
- Text Weight Metallic Paper (neutral pink, green)
- Wooden Skewer
- Floral Tape
Start by printing the watercolor wash at the bottom of the post onto both sides of the paper you will use for your petals.
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut your flower pieces according to the template at the bottom of the post.
- Glue the tabs at the bottom of each petal together with your hot glue gun, then curl the petals using the edge of your scissors.
- Wrap the skewer with floral tape.
- Puncture the circular piece with the skewer and slide it on. Glue the fringe onto the tip of your skewer above the circle and wrap it around tightly to create the flower center.
- Glue the petals under this circular center.
- Score the centers of your leaves using your scissors.
- Glue the leaves to your skewer, then use your scissors to curl them outward.
Follow our photo tutorial below for a visual guide to handcrafting paper tulips!
Download the PDF template if you are cutting by hand or the SVG file if you are using a cutting machine. Tulips have very straight, thick stems in nature, so instead of using floral wire like we usually do, we used wooden skewers. Making these tulips will give you great practice with curling petals and leaves, so we love this project as an introduction to paper flower making.