Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial

How to Make Gorgeous Paper Flower Bouquets

It’s starting to feel like Spring is in the air in Los Angeles. This past weekend the hotels opened up their outdoor patios for the first pool parties of the season.

I was at Skybar inside the Mondrian Hotel, and there were bathing suits and refreshing cocktails aplenty. However, I understand that not everyone is blessed with 90 degree weather, and I sympathize.

So, I’ve crafted up a great paper bouquet that still has all the allure of spring flowers without actually requiring any of the sunshine, water, or expensive floral costs.

This bouquet is sure to brighten up any room and bring an air of springtime freshness. Let’s get started!

Materials:

Oubly paper flower bouquet materials

  • plain scrapbook paper, we used pink hues
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • tissue paper
  • wire floral stems
  • washi tape
  • double stick tape

Step 1

Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial step 1

Start by measuring and cutting out 2.5’’ x 12’’ long strips from the scrapbook paper.

 

Step 2

Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial step 2

Cut into the strips about 1.5’’.

 

Step 3

Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial step 3
Take the double sided tape and line the bottom of the strip below where you’ve made the slits.

 

Step 4

Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial step 4

Place a wire floral stem at one end of the strip to adhere.

 

Step 5

Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial step 5
Begin rolling the end with the stem horizontally across to the other side. We used two 2.5’’ x 12’’ strips.

 

Step 6

Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial step 6
Then, take a couple folded up sheets of tissue paper and place it so that it slightly overlaps the base of the flower.

 

Step 7

Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial step 7
Wrap and twist the tissue paper so that it funnels down the stem.

 

Step 8

Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial step 8
Use the washi tape to secure the flower to tissue paper and tissue paper to the stem.

 

Step 9

Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial step 9
Start with the washi tape at the top of the flower base and wrap it down the full length of the stem.

 

Step 10

Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial step 10
Fan out the petals. Using a thick scrapbook paper allows you to have more control over how the petals lay.

 

Step 11

Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial step 11
Step and repeat for as many flowers as you’d like!

 

Step 12

Oubly paper flower bouquet tutorial step 12
Arrange the paper flowers in a vase and start thinking about where you’d like them to brighten up your home.

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Paulina Kay

Paulina Kay

is an artist, photographer, kitten lover and milkshake enthusiast who grew up in Michigan and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fine art and sunbathing. She hopes to one day marry Trueblood's Alexander Skarsgard.

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