Making your own flat paper flowers for scrapbooking, card making, and other paper crafting projects saves money and allows you to customize your embellishments to fit your design’s style and colors.
Each of the links below will take you to a step-by-step article that shows you details and photos describing how to make each of the flowers described. There are many ways to use flowers on your scrapbook pages and most of them require very few supplies. All of the flat paper flowers will add style to your pages.
Vintage Flowers Made from Book Pages
These vintage-inspired flowers are quick to make and definitely add a flair to your scrapbook pages. You can pick up old hard-cover books at your local thrift store!
Flowers Made from Circles
Did you know that you can make a beautiful flat paper flower with just five circles and a button? This article shows you how.
Wrapped Scallop Flowers
Another one of our favorite flowers, these wrapped scallop flowers can be made in seconds. You simply wrap stitching floss around a punch and they are done.
Felt is a great material for paper crafting flowers. It is soft, light-weight, inexpensive, and comes in a wide variety of colors. This article shows you how to make felt flowers by simply gathering a strip of the material and adding a button.
Accordion Folded Rosettes
Accordion folding is simply folding a piece of paper back and forth and back and forth like you did as a child to make a paper fan. Now you can use this technique to make flat paper flowers. Since your folds will be pretty close together, a scoring blade or tool is helpful for these flowers.
Tissue Paper Flowers
These tissue paper flowers are nice and flat to fit perfectly on scrapbook pages and greeting cards. They are made using a flower punch and some simple folding, so they go together quickly and easily.
Crazy Layered Cardstock Flowers With Free Patterns
You can make these flat paper flowers to match any scrapbook page imaginable, simply because you can make them using your left-over scraps of patterned paper. The free pattern provided contains designs for all four layers of the flower which can easily be mixed and matched.
Paper Strip Flowers
These modern and sleek flowers are made using just a brad and some thin strips of patterned paper. These are some of our favorite flat paper flowers because the are so stylish and quick to make.
Folded Ribbon Flowers
Small pieces of ribbon can be folded and glued to a circle to make 3-D flowers that are perfect for both scrapbooking and cards. These flowers take a little time, few supplies and can be made to blend with the colors on any project.
Rolled Paper Flowers – Simple Quilling Techniques
Paper quilling is the art of rolling thin strips of paper and then making those rolls into shapes. With just a few basic quilling techniques, you can create unique, 3-D flowers.
Torn Flat Paper Flowers
You can create beautiful flowers for your scrapbooks or greeting cards by tearing with style. This article shows you how a simple pattern and some paper tearing techniques can be turned into gorgeous creations.