Paper Flower Backdrop

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Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I am going back and re-making some of my previous tutorials. Today I am sharing my tutorial on how to make giant paper flowers for a paper flower backdrop. You can make a few to use as decorations, or make a whole bunch to fill an entire wall to use as a photo backdrop at an event or wedding.

UPDATE:
To order paper flower templates from me, click here!
To learn how to make the leaves, click here!

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com I’ve provided templates for the petals, but they’re really not necessary. With these flowers, you can draw petals in any shape you like! Just make sure make each petal layer smaller than the last. I made these flowers with three layers, but you can always add more or less! In addition, you can also experiment with different types of centers and leaves. So think of this tutorial as just getting down the basic technique.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com

Disclosure: the following links are affiliate links. If you use my link to make your purchase, I will get a small commission. It does not affect the price you pay. Thank you for using my link. Please note these are products I personally use, but you don’t have to get this specific brand/type for this project.

For supplies, you’ll need:
– Paper – I used 9 sheets of 60lb 8.5″x11 US letter size cardstock. You can try this out with regular copy paper first until you get the hang of it, but I think it looks best with heavier cardstock.
– Scrap piece of cardstock to use as the base
– Scissors – these are my two favorite scissors:

Click here to download the free template.

To order paper flower templates from me, click here!
To learn how to make the leaves, click here!

Here is the video tutorial:

And here is the written tutorial:

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com First, take your paper and fold it in half, width-wise, and cut.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com I have made the template so that the large petal will fit into this half-sheet, and that the smallest petal will fit into a quarter-sheet. you will use 6 half-sheets for the large petal, 6 half-sheets for the medium petal, 3 half-sheets for the small petal, and 3 half-sheets for the flower center.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Stack 6 half-sheets, trace the large petal and cut out.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com At the base of the petal, cut a 2″ slit. This will create two flaps.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Flip the petal so that the widest part is on the bottom. Roll the petal away from you, to create a curl.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Now flip the petal back so the base with the two flaps is at the bottom. You will glue the flap so that it overlaps the other. By doing this, it will cause the petals to sit at an angle instead of laying flat. For the outer layers, you do not want your petals to angle too much, so do not overlap the flaps too much. As you move in, the petals should stand straighter, so for your medium and small petals, you want to glue the flaps so they overlap more. If this part is not clear, please see the video for a visual demonstration.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Add a little bit of glue to one flap

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com and overlap the other. Remember: for the largest petals, you do not want to overlap the flaps too much, or the petals will stand up too straight. Do this to all 6 of the large petals.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Now, you’re going to attach all 6 large petals to form a bowl shape. Add a line of glue to the edge of one petal.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Attach the next petal on.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Continue adding on petals to form a bowl.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Repeat all the steps above for the medium and small petal. Remember: the small petal will fit on half of the half-sheets, so take 3 half-sheets, fold them in half, and then cut, in order to get 6 quarter-sheets for the small petal.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com You should end up with 3 petal bowls.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Flip over the largest bowl and glue a small piece of scrap cardstock to the bottom to act as a base. In this exampe, I just used this pink cardstock because I happened to have some leftover.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Now, add some glue to the bottom of the medium bowl and insert it into the large bowl. Next, add some glue to the smallest bowl and insert into the medium bowl.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com To make the center of the flower, take your last 3 half-sheets, and fold it in half length-wise.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com You are now going to cut a fringe, but make sure you cut from the side that is folded. Don’t cut all the way through; leave about a .5″ gap from the edge.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Once you have fringed the 3 sheets, separate them and begin rolling them up. Use some glue along the way to keep it in place.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Once you have finished rolling up the first sheet, attach it onto the next sheet and continue rolling. Do this until you have rolled all 3 sheets together.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com This is what your center should end up looking like. You can use your fingers to separate the fringe and fluff the center up.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com Now all you have to do is add glue to the bottom of the center and add it to your flower!

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com

This is a very versatile technique and you can get so many different flowers just by changing the petal shape, size, color, and the center.

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. If you do decide to try this out, I’d love to see your work!

UPDATE:
To order paper flower templates from me, click here!
To learn how to make the leaves, click here!

If you have an upcoming event but you don’t want to make your own flowers, you can also order them from me. Please use the contact form to contact me for a quote or leave me a comment.

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84 Comments on Paper Flower Backdrop

    • Ash
      June 3, 2015 at 5:49 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Carrie! You’re too kind!

      Reply
      • Jaime
        October 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm (2 years ago)

        Is 80lb paper is ok with this paper flower? I wanted to make a backdrop for our wedding. Usually if we rent this backdrop its very expensive.
        Hoping for your reply
        Thanks

        Reply
        • Ash
          October 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm (2 years ago)

          Hi there! 80lb paper works too! I’ve even used up to 110 lb paper 🙂

          Reply
          • Jaime
            October 21, 2016 at 11:48 pm (2 years ago)

            Thanks dear

      • Lola
        June 12, 2017 at 5:40 am (1 year ago)

        Hi Ash,
        I just subscribed here yesterday , and I must say I am really wowed by most of your work. I want to use the paper flower backdrop for my upcoming wedding , and I hope to do it all myself. what type of paper do you use of advise me to use to achieve such great results as your?

        Reply
    • Leonela
      May 3, 2017 at 9:45 am (1 year ago)

      Hola puedes traducirlo a ingles para que entiendas. yo quería saber si puedes hacerme un gran favor de enviar a mi correo el molde para yo imprimirlo y poder copiarlo mi correo es leonelafalcones@gmail.com por favor me subscribo a tu canal seré tu seguidora

      Reply
      • Olivia
        April 26, 2018 at 9:25 am (2 months ago)

        Si la busca en su canal de YouTube ahí está el molde para hacer las flores

        Reply
  1. Debbie-Dabble
    May 31, 2015 at 1:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    These flowers are amazing! I love them! They are so pretty!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

    Reply
    • Ash
      June 3, 2015 at 5:49 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Debbie!

      Reply
    • Ash
      June 3, 2015 at 5:52 pm (3 years ago)

      You did a great job! It looks beautiful! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

      Reply
  2. Lou Lou Girls
    June 8, 2015 at 2:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls
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    Reply
    • Ash
      June 12, 2015 at 2:19 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much!

      Reply
  3. rikki
    June 9, 2015 at 6:11 am (3 years ago)

    Hi, I love the colors you’ve used for these flowers. May I know where can I get them and what are the colors? Thanks!!

    Reply
    • Ash
      June 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Rikki, I am so sorry for the delayed response! I will send you an email too in case you don’t see this. I purchase cardstock at Michaels, Kelly Paper and once at Hobby Lobby. I am pretty sure these colors are from Michael’s Recollection Brand Essential Cardstock 8.5×11″ and there is a bundle that has these two blues and a gray. I wait until they are on sale for 4 for $10.

      Reply
      • Lisa Porcellini
        August 9, 2016 at 4:20 pm (2 years ago)

        Can you please name the colors. I went to Michaels to purchase & I couldn’t find the package with the grey & two blues. I LOVE your flowers & these colors.
        Thanks in advance.

        Reply
        • Lisa Porcellini
          August 10, 2016 at 2:34 pm (2 years ago)

          Ash. R u there? I need to do my daughters bridal shower & I love the colors you choose.
          Please help.

          Reply
    • Ash
      June 12, 2015 at 2:26 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much Christine!

      Reply
  4. Keri
    June 26, 2015 at 8:37 am (3 years ago)

    Hi! Your flower backdrop is beautiful! We are making these flowers to create a flower wall to hang on the back of the garage for a catered backyard party this summer. How to you recommend these get hung?

    Reply
    • Ash
      June 26, 2015 at 9:45 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much Keri! There are several ways people like to hang these. If you only have a few flowers and not a full backdrop, you could use thumbtacks hidden at the center of the flower to attach to the wall. You can also use a hot glue gun to attach the flowers to fabric or a foam board and hang that up. Finally, if you don’t have a wall to use, you can create a PVC backdrop frame and hang the fabric from the top pipe like a curtain. If you google “PVC backdrop” you’ll find lots of instructions. I will email this to you directly in case you don’t see this message.

      Reply
  5. Yael
    July 28, 2015 at 11:07 am (3 years ago)

    Hi,
    I would love these for my baby shower. I am doing an Alice in Wonderland theme. Can you do these as free standing flowers with long stems?

    Reply
  6. Barb
    August 4, 2015 at 8:32 am (3 years ago)

    Your flowers are beautiful……..I would love to get the tutorials from you. What is the best way to do this.

    Thanks

    Reply
  7. keziah
    August 21, 2015 at 1:44 pm (3 years ago)

    i love your flowers! i am an events designer and my friend who bakes told me of your youtube tutorial. it is amazing!

    Reply
  8. Pili
    September 3, 2015 at 12:29 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow, your flowers are just out of this world! I LOVE them! Pinned to try someday.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Pili
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    Reply
  9. Sigourney
    September 11, 2015 at 9:27 am (3 years ago)

    Hello, would like to know what you stick the flowers onto and what do you use to get them to stick for the backdrop?

    Reply
  10. Amabelle
    September 20, 2015 at 8:54 pm (3 years ago)

    I absolutely love your tutorial!! Do you happen to have a template for the other flowers in the various colors of pink you made on this page, such as the roses?

    Reply
  11. Dana marie
    September 22, 2015 at 4:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Would you be able to put more templates up for those of us who are not as creative making different sizes and shapes! Thanks

    Reply
  12. Raquel
    October 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm (3 years ago)

    Those flowers are so beautiful Ash! Found you from The Merry Monday link party. Following you on Twitter!
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    Reply
  13. Mindy
    November 7, 2015 at 8:12 am (3 years ago)

    LOVE these! Thank you SOOO much for the tutorial. I am thinking of making these to put on the wall above my baby girl’s crib in her nursery. Any ideas on ways to attach to wall would be great! Thanks again.

    Reply
  14. wahy
    December 14, 2015 at 7:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing!!!! <3

    Reply
  15. Danielle
    January 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm (2 years ago)

    I absolutely love these flowers I can’t wait to find the tutorial for the rest of them. I started making some for my sister in laws baby shower and I can’t wait to see how they all come out!

    Reply
    • Ash
      January 3, 2016 at 8:45 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much Danielle! I’d love to see your finished project!

      Reply
  16. Audrey
    January 11, 2016 at 10:47 am (2 years ago)

    Hello! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I always wondered how to make big flowers. I have a quick question. How big is the flower you made in this tutorial?

    Thank you!

    Reply
  17. mary
    February 2, 2016 at 10:54 pm (2 years ago)

    It was Great! thank you so much.

    Reply
    • unkown
      March 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm (2 years ago)

      no it wast

      Reply
      • sara
        March 2, 2016 at 9:10 am (2 years ago)

        yah it was b**** f***you

        Reply
  18. unkown
    March 1, 2016 at 9:46 pm (2 years ago)

    i will put your videos and pictures in my site hahahaha

    Reply
    • sara
      March 2, 2016 at 9:09 am (2 years ago)

      what are you saying dont worry she is stupid

      Reply
  19. sita
    March 2, 2016 at 10:58 am (2 years ago)

    These are beautiful, do you have a tutorial on the rose flower?

    Reply
  20. Cecilia Weinberger
    March 30, 2016 at 2:15 am (2 years ago)

    My goodness, this is an amazing tutorial! You explained it very well & made it look easy so I’m inspired to make them. Thank you so much for sharing your talent! By the way, I ordered the Katelyn templates on March 7, 2016. When can I expect to receive them?

    Reply
    • Cecilia Weinberger
      April 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm (2 years ago)

      I sent you a message regarding an order I placed for the KATELYN templates & I haven’t received a response from you. I placed the order on March 7, 2016…order # 6588917658025613H. My receipt# is 1628-6124-3197-0205. Can you please let me know when I expect to receive my order.

      Thanks,
      Cecilia Weinberger
      (415) 713-8465
      xlr52@yahoo.com

      Reply
  21. Karen Gabriele
    April 5, 2016 at 4:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi, your flowers are beautiful. The instructions were so easy. I made one and it came out great. A friend of mine saw it and now I will be doing a back drop for a spring dinner dance with over 150 guests. Im sure they are going to admire them. Thank you so much.

    Reply
    • vanessa
      May 26, 2016 at 7:56 am (2 years ago)

      how do you go about hanging them up?! what do you use to hang them on a wall?

      Reply
  22. Whitney
    May 2, 2016 at 11:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Where can I find the tutorial to your other flowers posted, roses etc.

    Reply
  23. sandeep
    June 25, 2016 at 2:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi. I am an event planner in India. in this business since 2004. would like to start my own floral design institute in India with affiliation to your academy. please help how to go about the same. As i have the passion and core interest to start this creative venture and share knowledge of designing. this is going to be a good career opportunity for young talented generation. Please help in this venture with your expertise. I myself would kike to get trained first wherever your institute is located. i will love to come and get trained …get certified and then start this in India.

    Reply
  24. Judith Anne Fernandes
    July 12, 2016 at 7:43 am (2 years ago)

    Lovely and so easy to make – thanks once again!

    Reply
  25. Lisa Porcellini
    August 9, 2016 at 4:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Love your flowers. Just got back from Michaels & I couldn’t find the colors (grey, & the two blues) in the packaged ones. I saw a comment that said the brand & size. I need the names of the colors if possible. It would be a great help. I LOVE the colors!! Thank you in advance.

    Reply
  26. Carol
    August 24, 2016 at 12:12 am (2 years ago)

    Thks for the tutorial, can I request for kastuba flower paper tutorial please

    Reply
  27. Sapitha
    August 30, 2016 at 9:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Hey loved the flowers!i hv a question it would be nice to have a template for the extra large has well if you can send it

    Reply
  28. Erika
    September 2, 2016 at 4:34 pm (2 years ago)

    How do you get the template for these beautiful flowers?

    Reply
  29. Tara BOHM
    October 13, 2016 at 10:40 am (2 years ago)

    Would you ever sell these flowers

    Reply
  30. Shirley
    December 14, 2016 at 10:23 am (2 years ago)

    What type of paper do you use? Do you use 80lbs paper or 100lbs?

    Reply
  31. Jennifer
    January 4, 2017 at 8:10 am (1 year ago)

    Such a great tutorial! Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to try it out 🙂

    Reply
  32. Arely
    January 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm (1 year ago)

    How do I know how big to cut the white paper ?

    Reply
  33. Phumla
    January 6, 2017 at 4:22 am (1 year ago)

    HI,

    Where can I order these for a party in Pretoria?

    Reply
  34. Tammy
    January 11, 2017 at 6:01 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks so much for this tutorial. I can’t wait to try it!

    Reply
  35. Samantha
    January 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm (1 year ago)

    Hello. May I ask the best way to hang these? And if it happens to be a paper backdrop for like photo shoot?

    Reply
  36. gladys
    January 17, 2017 at 5:17 pm (1 year ago)

    So I noticed your leaf template is free but you charge for the petal template, please let me know if I’m missing something on the site, I want to download the template for the petal…

    Thanks

    Reply
  37. gladys
    January 17, 2017 at 5:22 pm (1 year ago)

    So I noticed your leaf template is free but you charge for the petal template, please let me know if I’m missing something on the site, I want to download the template for the petal…

    Thanks

    Reply
  38. lynn
    January 18, 2017 at 9:03 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you for the tutorial! It is easy to follow. How many 8.5″x11 US letter size cardstock makes one larger flower paper?

    Reply
  39. Ev Düzenleme
    February 14, 2017 at 7:39 am (1 year ago)

    This is wonderful. thank you so much

    Reply
  40. Mindy
    June 4, 2017 at 10:13 am (1 year ago)

    Can’t wait to try your tutorial! What is the diameter of the flower in your tutorial? Trying to figure out how many sheets of paper I’ll need to create enough flowers to fill a flower wall

    Reply
  41. Maricella Lopez
    June 5, 2017 at 4:51 pm (1 year ago)

    where do you buy the color papers at?

    Reply
  42. Maricella Lopez
    June 5, 2017 at 4:56 pm (1 year ago)

    I wanted to know where do I buy the paper at? I love you videos

    Reply

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