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Make your own pretty paper orchids
Follow my simple step by step tutorial to make your own pretty paper orchids. I've attached a PDF for those who are cutting by hand and an SVG cut file for those of you with a cutting machine. See more of my handcrafted lifestyle projects at liagriffith.com. Enjoy! ~ Lia

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  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Orchids - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using the pattern supplied, cut your petals.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Orchids - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cross and glue the tails of the two sets of three petals to form little cups.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Orchids - Step 3
    Step 3

    Glue three petals onto your floral wire and repeat with the second set.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Orchids - Step 4
    Step 4

    Wrap floral tape around both stems then tape them together at different heights like so.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Orchids - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue three folded heart shaped petals onto three stems of floral wire.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Orchids - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold each of the five large petals down the center and curl the edges gently with the blunt edge of your scissors.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Orchids - Step 7
    Step 7

    Curl the edges of the little bunny shaped cut outs using the blunt edge of your scissors.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Orchids - Step 8
    Step 8

    Slide the curled bunny shaped cut out onto your stem making sure the little heart shaped center sits into the middle. Glue into place.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Orchids - Step 9
    Step 9

    Glue 5 petals into place in the same order as the pattern.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Orchids - Step 10
    Step 10

    Wrap floral tape around the tops of each stem.

  • How to make a paper flower. Make Your Own Paper Orchids - Step 11
    Step 11

    Add three stems to your previously made 2 bud stems making sure to vary the height of each bloom.

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