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Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand-Paper to Petal

Updated on June 30, 2015

I have been crafting with paper since childhood and continue to do so most everyday. I have stacks of craft paper and drawers of colored tissue paper. I have always enjoyed making flowers from paper and used to do it freehand without the use of a template. I recently ran across a wonderful book which has breathed new life into my creations. Paper to Petal inspired me to make some beautiful tissue flowers as well as some I made from leftover felt pieces.

In the book I found actual templates to use for some very impressive flower displays for my home. I love the fact that I was able to make my creations in the colors that suited my home decor. My friend was so impressed with my flowers she wanted a vase full for her living room. So I made her some with white tissue paper and every time I visit I can't believe how beautiful the look up on her mantel. She loves decorating as much as I do and we are planning on making some more when the season changes.

I made a copy of one of the templates and used it with some felt piece and it made a more whimsical type of flower. I used the flower which measure about 10 inches in diameter and sewed it to the center of a decorative pillow for my daughter's sofa. She loves the look and has been asked where she bought it by several of her friends. She told them her mother made it for her and they thought it looked like a professionally designed pillow.

I still have a few more project I intend to make with the template designs. One of them includes using some fabric to create my flowers and then sew them across the front of a holiday dress for my grand daughters. The uses for this book are endless and not just limited to paper. If you like flowers you will love this book.

Creative Ideas for Crafting

Paper Blooms: 25 Extraordinary Flowers to Make for Weddings, Celebrations & More
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Make a garden of paper flowers bloom with more than 25 sophisticated patterns designed by Jeffery Rudell, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. and The New York Botanical Garden to Good Housekeeping magazine.


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Some of the beauties I created from previously used tissue paper.I used some recycled tissue from my shopping bag.Wire and bamboo skewers I use for my stemsClose-up of my flower in bloom
Some of the beauties I created from previously used tissue paper.
Some of the beauties I created from previously used tissue paper.
I used some recycled tissue from my shopping bag.
I used some recycled tissue from my shopping bag.
Wire and bamboo skewers I use for my stems
Wire and bamboo skewers I use for my stems
Close-up of my flower in bloom
Close-up of my flower in bloom


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    • MarleneB profile image

      Marlene Bertrand 

      5 years ago from USA

      Recently, I was feeling a little creative, so I created a flower out of ribbons. Don't ask me why. I couldn't tell you. But, the thing about that is I was so pleased with the result that I wanted to try more creations. Your hub is very timely and filled with great information. Thanks so much for your ideas.

    • Mellithorpe profile image


      6 years ago

      This is a great lens. I love reading about your creations and looking at them. I've made some paper flowers in the past but not lately.

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      6 years ago

      Very interesting, some of these are real beauties! I will have to try my hand at some of these!

    • Adventuretravels profile image


      6 years ago from UK

      What a beautiful hobby! I would love to fill my house with paper flowers. I really like the ones in your picture made of newspaper!

    • junkcat profile image


      6 years ago

      I love to make paper flower. I need to get these patterns they are beautiful.

    • Margaret Schindel profile image

      Margaret Schindel 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Your paper flowers are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing both the book and your own lovely floral creations.


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