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Have a mom, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, anyone special whom you want to celebrate this Mother’s Day with a beautiful, big bunch of flowers? However, one little problem, they’re allergic to pollen? We have a solution! Every mom deserves flowers on Mother’s Day, which is why these 5 paper flower ideas make for a great Mother’s Day present. Follow along with our tutorial and learn how to make paper flowers for the special mom/s in your life! If your mom loves real flowers, be sure to check out Bloomscape, and if she wants something more artistic, check out Etsy for plenty of amazing creations for a decent price. We also have a great article on the best flower bouquets!

Be sure to check out our Mother’s Day gift guide article and our meaningful messages for mothers to show your appreciation. If you like unique gifts, be sure to check out Etsy, they have gorgeous items for all occasions.

Need art supplies? Be sure to check out JOANN’s as they have lots of arts and crafts materials and sales!

How to make Paper Flowers for Mother’s Day

Materials:

Paper Flowers Tutorial, Materials

1. Chrysanthemum

Paper Flowers Tutorial, Chrysanthemum

Instructions:

  1. Ensure you have 6 squares of paper that are 8.5 x 8.5 cm.
  2. Fold each square into a triangle 3 times.
  3. Draw 2 bunny ears on the folded paper.
  4. Take scissors and cut out around your bunny ears outline. Then unfold the paper.
  5. Using a chopstick, or straw, begin to curl each ‘petal’.
  6. Repeat with the other 5 squares.
  7. Remove 1 corolla.
  8. Cut the petals as follows:
  9. Now, using regular glue or a hot glue gun, glue all of your flowers together! Do this by taking the glue and putting a small dollop where you previously cut and sticking it to the full petal beside it. Repeat this with all of your flower pieces.
  10. Begin to glue your flower pieces one on top of the other, in order from largest to smallest, to form the final chrysanthemum.
  11. Take a green piece of A4 paper, cut it in half, and wrap one half around a straw (or chopstick). Secure the end with a piece of tape and take the straw from the middle.
  12. Then, cut the bottom of the rolled paper 4 times.
  13. Taking the other half of green paper from earlier, fold the bottom, and then draw a stencil of half a leaf. Fold the rest of the paper over and cut out your 2 leaves.
  14. Glue your leaves to your stem, and your flower on top. Voila!

2. Tea Rose

Paper Flowers Tutorial, Tea Rose

  1. Ensure you have 6 squares of paper that are 8 x 8 cm.
  2. Fold each square into a triangle 3 times.
  3. Draw an arc on the folded paper.
  4. Take scissors and cut out around your arc outline. Then unfold the paper.
  5. Repeat with the other 5 squares.
  6. Cut the petals as follows
  7. Now, begin to glue your flower pieces together, in order from largest to smallest.
  8. Repeat steps from above for the stem.
  9. Taking the other half of green paper from earlier, fold the bottom, and then draw a stencil of half a leaf. Fold the rest of the paper over and cut out your 2 leaves.
  10. Glueyour leaves to your stem, and your flower on top. Voila!

3. Lilac

How to Make Paper Flowers, Lilac

  1. Take an A4 sheet of paper and fold it in half, vertically.
  2. Then, fold a crease from the paper’s edge.
  3. Begin to cut strips perpendicularly to the crease.
  4. Next, unfold your piece of paper carefully.
  5. Flip piece of paper over and using your glue, place glue along the bottom edge, fold up and glue the edges together.
  6. Repeat the above steps and replicate another flower.
  7. Repeat steps from above for the stem.
  8. Take your hot glue gun and place a strip along the edge. Place your paper stem on the glueand begin to roll the flower around the stem. Securing the last 2 inches of flower with another strip of hot glue and rolling the rest of your flower around the stem.
  9. Repeat the last step with your other flower, however, position the flower slightly lower than the other.
  10. Take another A4 sheet of green paperand cut it in half. Taking one half of the paper, fold it until it is 1 cm wide.
  11. Draw out your leaf shape and cut it out.
  12. Cut 5 leaves off and glue to the stem, at the base of the flower.

4. Yellow Tail

  1. Take a yellow sheet of A4 paper and fold it in half, vertically.
  2. Then, fold a crease from the edge. Cut the extra half of paper off.
  3. Begin to cut strips perpendicularly to the crease.
  4. Begin to curl each strip upwards with a straw.
  5. Repeat steps from above for the stem.
  6. Place a dollop of hot glue on the top of the stem and glue down your flower, rolling the edge around the stem. Whilst gluing, begin to go lower w each loop around the stem.
  7. Take another A4 sheet of green paper and cut it in half. Taking one half of the paper, fold it until it is 1 cm wide.
  8. Draw out your leaf shape and cut it out.
  9. Cut 4 leaves off and glue to the stem, at the base of the flower.

5. Tulip

How to Make Paper Flowers, Tulips

  1. Create a diagonal crease in a 23 x 23 cm square of paper.
  2. Fold piece of paper in half, horizontally.
  3. Unfold and refold paper so you’re left with this:
  4. Then, take both edges and fold to the top. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Rotate 180⁰ and fold the two sides inwards. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Begin to blow air in the middle with a straw.
  7. Repeat steps from above for the stem.
  8. Taking another half of green paper, fold the bottom, and then draw a stencil of a leaf. Fold the rest of the paper over and cut out your 2 leaves.
  9. Glue your leaves to your stem, and your flower on top. Voila!

We hope you enjoyed our article on how to make paper flowers for Mother’s Day. If you did enjoy learning how to make paper flowers for the special mom in your life this Mother’s Day, why not treat her to some DIY Bath Bombs also?

Or you could play it safe with a charming necklace and a Mother’s Day card, your choice!

Enjoy fun DIY activities? Check out our DIY Felt Food tutorial to keep the kids occupied in isolation!