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Paper Flower Backdrop: Flower Variations

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Hello and happy Monday! Today is the final post in my paper flower backdrop series. For all my flowers, I basically make them based off of two methods: the bottom corner method like the rose (flower 1) or stacking layers like the dahlia (flower 2). This won’t be a step by step tutorial but just a quick example of how you can use those methods to make a wide variety of different flowers.

The bottom-corner method from the Flower 1’s tutorial is the most versatile. This is the method where you cut a 1″ slit at the bottom of the petal and glue the flaps to each other (Please see Flower 1’s tutorial). Below are three different looking flowers using the same technique but different petal and center shapes.

 

Variation1 Variation #1

This flower has pointed petals and a fringed center. You make the center by just cutting a fringe on a rectangular piece of paper, and rolling it up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Variation2Variation #2

This flower has scalloped petals with a scalloped center as well. The center is made the same way as Variation 1: cut a scalloped edge on a  rectangular piece of paper and roll it up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Variation3Variation #3

This variation also has scalloped edges, but is different from Variation 2 because the space between the scallops are not as deep. The center of this flower is made by cutting a circle and then cutting petals around the circle. I folded the circle in half before cutting the petal shapes so it would be faster. Once done, curl the petals inward with your fingers. I stacked 2 of these centers for this flower for a fuller effect.

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many different variations of petals and centers that you can cut, mix and match to create a new look. These are just three that I came up with today, but I would love to see other variations you come up with!

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Bren
    March 9, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Love these variations on paper flowers. I just made a ton of tissue paper flowers for an Ever After High Party. Can’t wait to try making yours.

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      Ash
      March 9, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      Hi Bren! Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to see pics of your tissue paper flowers!

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    GingerRachelle
    March 9, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Hi I found your post on Turn It Up Tuesday. I love this idea. They are really beautiful and I had to go back and see the other posts. I love them all!

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      Ash
      March 10, 2015 at 9:35 am

      Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for your kind comments!

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    Maria
    March 10, 2015 at 3:52 am

    I love that, with just different cuts of paper, you can make a variety of flowers–different shapes and sizes. I made a bunch of paper flowers for my daughter’s first birthday, and everyone loved it. I will definitely have to try your methods for our next get together. They’re so lovely and a perfect way to bring chic and sophistication to any center piece of backdrop. So glad I found your post on Totally Terrific Tuesday.

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      Ash
      March 10, 2015 at 9:35 am

      Thank you so much Maria!

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    Catherine Holt
    March 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    This is such a great idea and would make a beautiful backdrop. Looks so easy when you do it!! Will give it a try 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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      Ash
      March 11, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to ask me any questions if you do give it a try! 🙂

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    Jenna @ A Savory Feast
    March 12, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    These are really cute! I’m planning to DIY some fabric flowers for wedding decorations, but maybe I need to find a way to use paper flowers, too. Thanks for sharing this idea with Hump Day Happenings!

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      Ash
      March 12, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Jenna!

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    Karen hornsten
    March 15, 2015 at 4:09 am

    How absolutely breathtaking your flowers are. Although I am an origami flower gal, I am always looking for new flowers to add to my bouquets. Your methods will be tried on a smaller scale and tweaked just a bit. Thank you! Beautiful and easy to follow tutorials.

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      Ash
      March 16, 2015 at 11:06 am

      Thank you so much Karen!

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    Mai T.
    March 27, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Aww, this is so lovely craft. I could self make these to decorate my sister’s wedding. Thanks for the instruction.

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      Ash
      March 27, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      You definitely can, Mai! Thanks for visiting again and always leaving a nice comment!

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    Marie
    July 15, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I just wanted to say thanks finally found a site where there give you instructions thanks

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      Ash
      July 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

      My pleasure, Marie! Let me know if you need any help!

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    grace
    March 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    What’s the best way to hang these on a wall without putting a hole in them? My flowers keep falling off. :/

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    Melva Tuck
    November 13, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Have tried several. Times to order pattern for card stock flowers but can never get it to follow thought

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