Crafting your own DIY paper flowers is easier than you think. The trick: start with paper flower templates and follow along with this easy step-by-step video.
Learning how to make paper flowers is much simpler than you might think. The secret is to start with a paper flower template—and to make the process truly foolproof, let a cutting machine (like a Cricut, Sizzix, or Silhouette) do the hard work for you. To make DIY paper flowers as easy as possible, craft designer and maker Lia Griffith shows how to create pretty paper flowers, including stunning pink peonies, in her new book Cutting Machine Crafts ($14, amazon.com). Once you have the templates provided in the book, some floral wire and a hot glue gun are all you need to piece together the petals and leaves. Follow along as Lia Griffith crafts a peony from start to finish in the video above, and you'll be sure every petal is in the right place. Make a dozen peonies for a lush (and ever-lasting) bouquet on your dining room table, or use just one bloom as a napkin ring. These paper flowers look gorgeous anywhere you put them.