Massive paper flowers make a statement at any party! They are perfect for a photo backdrop or just to decorate with. When we did our Garden Party Wedding we received so many compliments about our massive flowers. They were also a hit at our Beauty and the Beast party! I finally have a DIY for you to make your huge paper flowers!
What you need:
- 14 pieces of 8 1/2 x 11 paper of your choice
- hot glue gun and glue
I made some patterns to keep my petals consistent. Here’s an idea of how big each one is. On the bottom row, the 8 1/2 X 11 paper was folded in quarters and in half. Tip: Cut multiple sheets at a time. I cut 3 sheets at a time for the large ones and 2 sheets each for the folded ones.
For each flower, you will need a minimum of 5 X-Large petals, 5 large petals, 4 medium petals, 4 small petals. You can always add more to make it more full but I would say this is the least you would need. I had to make a million on these for the wedding so I kept it to a minimum!
On each petal cut a 2-inch slit in the middle. Do this in multiples too to save time.
Take a pencil and roll each side of the petal. You can also do this in multiples too! Save ya some time!
With the rolls going back add a small dot of hot glue to the bottom of the slit.
Now fold over the corner. This is going to create the lift or 3D look in your petal. The further you fold it over the higher it will sit. I recommend just gluing it slightly over otherwise, it could stand straight up.
Do that to all your petals.
Take another 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper and arrange your X-Large petals on in so that the corners touch.
Hot glue them to the paper.
Hot glue your large petals. I suggest you alternate layering the petals with the centers lining up with the seams of the xlarge petals.
Glue on your medium and small petals (I forgot to take a picture of the small layer). This is where you can add as many petals as you would like.
To make the center, cut a 1-2 inch strip of paper. Roll it with your pencil.
This is how I grab it to be able to put hot glue on the bottom edge.
Just pop that baby in the center.
Yes, I’m showing you her no-so-pretty backside. I actually leave this as-is. I use the corners of the paper to tape or tack it to the wall. You can always trim the edges off if this drives you crazy!
There you go! We actually added a little paint to them to bring in more color for our Garden Party Wedding.
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