Homemade Paper Flowers

Ok, so I have had an OVERWHELMING response to these paper flowers.  I was sitting on my couch, brainstorming a way to make a backdrop for a wedding to match the brilliance that Posh Paperie created for one of my clients.  I wanted to match the funky yellow flowers in the corner of the invites.  I dipped into my craft garage and pulled out some construction paper and a stapler.  I just started cutting some shapes and ended up figuring out these fun flowers.

Here is a DIY for all of you asking!


Poster board

Construction paper




Trace out a shape of your leaf on the thick posterboard.  Use the poster board as the larges layer of leaves as it will provide a sturdy base for your flower.  Any shape will do, I just tried to match the flowers on the invites, so that is how I came up with this particular shape.


Cut out your leaf and use it as a stencil for the rest.  Cut out as many leaves as you need for the flower (I used five leaves per flower).


Do the same with all of the other sizes and types of paper you have.  I used poster board for the large petals, construction paper for the medium petals and tissue paper for the small petals.


Place each paper leaf on top of each other in order of size.  You can use several sheets of the tissue paper leaves to create dimension and fluff.

Fold the base of the petal like a taco and staple.
Repeat steps 1 through 5 for all of your petals.  Then staple each petal to each other to complete the flower.

Some places and ways I have used these flowers:
Utterly Engaged Issue 10 cover
Fun backdrop for April Wedding:
And my most recent whimsy fantasy wedding:
photo by Ashley Rose
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