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Paper flower made from an old book

I made this paper flower from a few pages of an old book, a little glass bead and a piece of brass wire.
I think it turned out pretty nicely :)

I'm not a native speaker so I guess there will be a few mistakes in the text and grammar but I try my best and any correction is much appreciated.
If there are any questions just ask in the comment section below.



  1. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 1 1

    I used a brass wire with 1mm diameter and glass beads with 5mm diameter.

    The flower is about 4 inches but you can scale the petals-template in the print setting of your PDF-reader to make it a different size.

  2. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 2 2

    Put the bead on the wire and twist it with the pliers for two or three times.

    The twisted part will be covered with the petals when you're done and it will also hold the petals in place.

  3. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 3 3

    Download and print template:

    Cut out the petals. You will need 6 pieces of each petal shape.

    I folded 2 pages twice like an accordion, put the template on top and cut it out. It is much easier than tracing/cutting each petal seperately.

  4. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 4 4

    Make 2 holes with a needle...

  5. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 5 5

    ...and put the flower petals on the wire starting with the little ones.

    Be careful with pushing the petal over the twist in the wire to make sure your paper doesn't crack more than necessary.
    I guess this sounds a little weired because I can't explain it properly in English but I hope you will know what I mean when you're at this step in this how-to.

  6. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 6 6

    I bend the petals of the forth row down and the last row up again.

  7. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 7 7

    If you use the flower just for decoration you probably won't need the glue.
    But in case the petals won't bear up you can glue a little bead with an inside diameter that fits your wire right underneath the last petal.

  8. How to make a paper flower. Paper Flower - Step 8 8

    You're done, enjoy! :)

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shannon.megarity · San Francisco, California, US

Hi there! Love the flower but the link to the template is not working for me. Can you please please email it to me at shannon.megarity@gmail.com

Rosemarie M.
Rosemarie M.

Hi, I love this flower. Would it be possible for you to post the templates on this website page, as when I tried to download it my computer warned me not to. If you could just post them on this page I could save the images to my computer and access them that way. I am sure many other people would like this too. Thanks!

Cynthia H.
Cynthia H.

When I went to the URL sited to get the petal template, it said the file was damaged. Do you have an undamaged copy I could have? If so, please send to: Cynthia.Hunt@amarillolibrary.org as soon as possoble. I'm wanting to make these for centerpieces for a library fundraiser. Love the look!

Emily S.
Emily S. · US · 2 projects

sooo cute!

Jeanniece M.
Jeanniece M. · 1 project

Pretty cool!

Miho S.
Miho S. · Tokyo, Shibuya, Japan · 28 projects

Very pretty paper flower *^_^*

I like all the depth and layers that move in different directions.

Janie R.
Janie R. · US · 25 projects

You did a great job in the how-to!! Thanks for the idea!!

SuperCool and Really Trendy
SuperCool and Really Trendy · GB · 60 projects

I managed 2 download the petals!I don't know how but I did!They are so cool 2 make!My Crafting Grannies r going 2 love them!AND IF THEY DON'T I WILL SCREAM! V E R Y L O U D!

SuperCool and Really Trendy
SuperCool and Really Trendy · GB · 60 projects

I have tried 2 download the template 4 the paper flowers but I cannot get it to work either,and chance of you sending me a copy of the download 2? I love paper and recycling it!I could also show my Crafting Grannie Group there is more 2 paper than just cards!Would make a g8 pressie!Cheap 2!

Harmini A.
Harmini A. · MY · 38 projects

I love this & would like yo make them!

However ,I tried downloading the templates for the flower but am unable to do so ):

Is it possible if you email it to me?

Thanks (:

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