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How to Make Paper Flowers the Easiest Way Ever!

These accordion paper flowers are so easy to make that even a child can do it – pick bright, bold origami patterns to make them really stand out! They are perfect for decorating and parties, including photo backdrops.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can make these DIY paper flowers. You’ll just be cutting, folding, and taping.

diy paper flowers
flower making with paper

Anyone else enjoying the lovely spring weather? I love seeing all the flowers blooming in our neighborhood. It’s such a colorful, hopeful time of the year! Hi! I’m Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks and today I’m sharing these colorful and modern accordion folded paper flowers. They are so gorgeous and easy-to-make too!

Flower Making with Paper

Here are the materials you’ll need:

  • Origami Paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Yarn (Optional)
  • Hole Punch (Optional)

Got your materials? Great! Let’s make some paper flowers the easy way!

Two sheets of orange origami paper folded in half

Step 1: Grab two sheets of the same colored origami paper.

Step 2: Fold each paper in half once. Then in half again. And then in half again. You will be folding in a half a total of three times. Do the same with the other sheet. (Note: You can always fold it in half again. You’ll just get thinner pleats. Just make sure you do the same number of folds for each sheet. )

Two sheets of orange origami paper unfolded on a work surface

Step 3: Unfold your sheets of paper.

Two sheets of orange origami paper accordion folded on a work surface

Step 4: Now accordion fold each origami sheet. Use your creases as guidelines.

Two sheets of folded origami paper stapled in the middle

Step 5: Fold both folded origami sheets in half. Then, staple them together in the middle.

Origami sheets folded in half with the ends trimmed

Step 6: Fold your accordion folded origami in half and trim the ends. (You can cut slants or curves – each will result in different looking petals.)

Roll of double sided tape with tape stuck to the inside of a paper flower
Roll of double stick tape and a paper flower laying on a work surface

Step 7: Grab your double-sided tape and begin taping the folded origami paper together. Your flower will soon begin taking shape!

Step 8: Cut out some circles and tape them to the middle of your flowers.

easy paper flowers

Tada! Enjoy your beautiful indoor paper garden! Tape them to the wall, or hole punch them and string them up to make a lovely spring garland!

Paper flower banner hanging on the wall
flowers made of paper
Yield: 1 flower

Paper Flowers

easy paper flowers

Learn how to make paper flowers the easiest way possible! Perfect for party decorating, including photo backdrops.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $0

Materials

  • Origami paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • Yarn (optional)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Hole punch (optional)

Instructions

  1. Grab two sheets of the same colored origami paper.
  2. Fold each paper in half once. Then in half again. And then in half again. You will be folding in a half a total of three times. Do the same with the other sheet. 
  3. Unfold the sheets of paper.
  4. Accordion fold each origami sheet. Use the creases as guidelines.
  5. Fold both folded origami sheets in half. Then, staple them together in the middle.
  6. Fold the accordion folded origami in half and trim the ends.
  7. Use the double-sided tape to tape the folded origami paper together in a circle.
  8. Cut out a circle and tape to the middle of the flower to finish.

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Hope you have fun making these colorful and beautiful paper flowers! Check out my blog, Pink Stripey Socks for more easy, kid-friendly spring crafts! I’d also love for you to check out the following ideas:

Rosemary

Sunday 1st of May 2016

These are PERFECT! I can't have any flowers or living plants because my cats eat them, but they won't eat these. Thanks

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