Paper flowers are one of the latest and greatest decor fads, and you'll see why with these fabulous DIY templates available online. There's no need to always spend big bucks on fresh flowers because Etsy and Amazon sell kits that will help you create the most beautiful and elegant floral designs that are perfect for weddings, parties and more. Of course, we all love our beautiful blooms right from the stems, but this is an affordable and more sustainable option. Check out our must-see picks that are both cost-effective and creative.
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1. Large Paper Flower Templates
Can we say "instant download?" This easy-to-use kit available on Etsy is a best-seller and includes five giant paper flower templates as well as leaf and petal base templates.
Once you print the templates, you can get started by using a cutting machine or going the old-fashioned route and doing so by hand using scissors. There are three different petal sizes, giving your finished blooms texture and thickness. In their reviews, beginners said that each one turned out flawless on the first try, so this is a great option if you're a paper flower newbie.
5 giant paper flower templates, plus leaf and petal perfect base templates
PDF printables, SVG cut files and PNG images
Full video tutorials or step by step PDF instructions
2. Extra Large PDF Full-Size Rose
Go big or go home is the motto – well, at least with this kit. Go all out with your floral designs by creating 30- to 34-inch roses. It's important to print on 12 x 18 card stock paper or get poster board. Buyers should not use a cutting machine with this purchase. The template helps make the process clear to follow, and there is a YouTube link with a tutorial that breaks down the whole process. There's only one petal shape, making it easy to cut and stay organized.
- 1 PDF extra large petal template
- PDF file of pentagon base
- 1 PDF with the video tutorial link, sizing and petal counts
3. DIY Petal 5 Paper Flower Template Kit
The pointed petals in this kit add some extra personality. Decorate your venue for a romantic ceremony, a '70s-themed bash or any other event needing a paper flower wall (ahem: most of them).
Get crafty with the unlimited different sizes because this template has been made to ensure longevity and durability. Fortunately, the kit comes equipped with all physical template components, a materials list and links to guide you step by step in your paper flower making. Choose your colors, whether that's vibrant hues or simple, neutral tones.
- 6 sizes petals and base template
- Written, visual and video tutorial links
- Materials list
4. Make-Your-Own Flower Backdrop DIY
In case you're not looking for a downloadable kit, this option may be a fit for you. It comes with visual instructions, and the provided template is comprised of sturdy chipboard so you have the freedom to make as many flowers as you would like without worrying about it falling apart. Put together your own flower backdrop or beautiful design with ease. Follow the stencils while cutting and glue it to perfection.
- Giant paper flower cutouts
- Visual instructions
5. DIY Paper Rose Template
To complete our list, we're highlighting the DIY Paper Rose Template sold on Etsy. With just a click of a button and some light work, you can have another wondrous addition for any event
With it simplifying the process, many people are rushing to grab the instant download available for standard 8.5 x 11-inch paper. If you want to add leaves to your finished design, you will need to add the additional download to your shopping cart, but don't fret because it will be at a low cost.
- 2 PDF files with 2 sizes of petals and sketch
- 2 SVG files with petal for cutting machines
- 1 Word doc file with video tutorial link and sizes
There's no requirement for a garden at home or to have a green thumb in order to give your decor a splash of floral flare. Have fun with the kits and save some cash by going the DIY route. You won't regret it!