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Paper Flower Backdrop

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

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!

Paper Flower Tutorial with Template - Ashandcrafts.com

 

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86 Comments

  • Reply
    Carrie Groneman
    May 30, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    LOVE your flowers and all you do Ashley!!! Fabulous talent. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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      Ash
      June 3, 2015 at 5:49 pm

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

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        Jaime
        October 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm

        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

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          Ash
          October 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm

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

          • Jaime
            October 21, 2016 at 11:48 pm

            Thanks dear

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        Lola
        June 12, 2017 at 5:40 am

        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?

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      Leonela
      May 3, 2017 at 9:45 am

      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

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        Olivia
        April 26, 2018 at 9:25 am

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

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    Debbie-Dabble
    May 31, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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      Ash
      June 3, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Thank you Debbie!

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    This Design Journal
    June 2, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Wow, These are super cool, reminds me of my little girls Birthday party last year when we did something similar.

    http://www.thisdesignjournal.com/2014/08/flowers-butterflies-party.html

    I admire your precision and quality of projects, these turned out great.

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      Ash
      June 3, 2015 at 5:52 pm

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

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    Lou Lou Girls
    June 8, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    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

    • Reply
      Ash
      June 12, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks so much!

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    rikki
    June 9, 2015 at 6:11 am

    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!!

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      Ash
      June 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      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.

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        Lisa Porcellini
        August 9, 2016 at 4:20 pm

        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.

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          Lisa Porcellini
          August 10, 2016 at 2:34 pm

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

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    Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been
    June 9, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Oh my word….these are GORGEOUS!! They definitely make me want to have another baby (hopefully a girl!) so I can decorate her nursery with these! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

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      Ash
      June 12, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks so much Christine!

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    Keri
    June 26, 2015 at 8:37 am

    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?

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      Ash
      June 26, 2015 at 9:45 am

      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.

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    Yael
    July 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

    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
    Barb
    August 4, 2015 at 8:32 am

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

    Thanks

  • Reply
    keziah
    August 21, 2015 at 1:44 pm

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

  • Reply
    Pili
    September 3, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    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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    Sigourney
    September 11, 2015 at 9:27 am

    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
    Amabelle
    September 20, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    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
    Dana marie
    September 22, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    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
    Raquel
    October 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Those flowers are so beautiful Ash! Found you from The Merry Monday link party. Following you on Twitter!

  • Reply
    Mindy
    November 7, 2015 at 8:12 am

    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
    wahy
    December 14, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing!!!! <3

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    Danielle
    January 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    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!

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      Ash
      January 3, 2016 at 8:45 am

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

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    Audrey
    January 11, 2016 at 10:47 am

    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!

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    mary
    February 2, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    It was Great! thank you so much.

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      unkown
      March 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      no it wast

      • Reply
        sara
        March 2, 2016 at 9:10 am

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

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    unkown
    March 1, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    i will put your videos and pictures in my site hahahaha

    • Reply
      sara
      March 2, 2016 at 9:09 am

      what are you saying dont worry she is stupid

  • Reply
    sita
    March 2, 2016 at 10:58 am

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

  • Reply
    Cielo
    March 27, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Hi! I would like to say thank you for sharing this! I’ve made some based on your tutorial https://www.facebook.com/theSweetzLabCo/photos/a.627381244080988.1073741851.456517054500742/627383804080732/?type=3&theater <3 <3 <3 will try out more with different shapes of petals and design 🙂

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    Cecilia Weinberger
    March 30, 2016 at 2:15 am

    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?

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    A
    April 1, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I saw another blog that seems to have stolen your exact pattern/tutorial without giving you credit. Their flower looks exactly like yours!

    http://www.thesitsgirls.com/diy/giant-paper-flowers/

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    Karen Gabriele
    April 5, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    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.

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      vanessa
      May 26, 2016 at 7:56 am

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

  • Reply
    Whitney
    May 2, 2016 at 11:21 pm

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

  • Reply
    sandeep
    June 25, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    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.

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    Judith Anne Fernandes
    July 12, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Lovely and so easy to make – thanks once again!

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    Lisa Porcellini
    August 9, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    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.

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    Carol
    August 24, 2016 at 12:12 am

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

  • Reply
    Sapitha
    August 30, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    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
    Erika
    September 2, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    How do you get the template for these beautiful flowers?

  • Reply
    Tara BOHM
    October 13, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Would you ever sell these flowers

  • Reply
    Shirley
    December 14, 2016 at 10:23 am

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

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    January 4, 2017 at 8:10 am

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

  • Reply
    Arely
    January 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm

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

  • Reply
    Phumla
    January 6, 2017 at 4:22 am

    HI,

    Where can I order these for a party in Pretoria?

  • Reply
    Tammy
    January 11, 2017 at 6:01 am

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

  • Reply
    Samantha
    January 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm

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

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    gladys
    January 17, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    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

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    gladys
    January 17, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    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

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    lynn
    January 18, 2017 at 9:03 pm

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

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    Ev Düzenleme
    February 14, 2017 at 7:39 am

    This is wonderful. thank you so much

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    Mindy
    June 4, 2017 at 10:13 am

    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

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    Maricella Lopez
    June 5, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    where do you buy the color papers at?

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    Maricella Lopez
    June 5, 2017 at 4:56 pm

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

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    Nikki
    June 5, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    What are the dimensions for these flowers?

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    Jennifer Maker
    June 28, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Love your giant paper flower! I’m on a big giant flower kick lately and I love looking at what other people have made and how they do it. There are so many different styles and techniques, and I always learn something or get good ideas. So far I’ve made a rose, a sunflower, and a peony. I’m hoping to make enough to fill up the space over my sliding glass door — a paper flower valance!

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    patty
    July 4, 2017 at 10:33 am

    just discovered your flowers love them watched the vvideo do you have templates for mini flowers like thisas want to put on a small box pop up card etc also do you have a mini version of the leaves for the same reason please email me as would like to do for a wedding at the end of this month willing to buy the templates please email me thanks

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    Tasha m
    July 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Hello
    I tried doing the big flower however how do I make smaller flowers? Please advise

    Thanks

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    Brandy
    July 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I am making these for my baby girl’s nursery, I love the idea!! Question: how would you recommend sticking them to the wall? I’m going to put them over her crib so I want to make sure they stick pretty good to the wall.

    Thanks!!

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    Lisa
    August 9, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Hi Ash, I absolutely love your flowers!! I could only find 110lb paper for peach/coral colored papers. Would 110lb cardstocks work? Will they curl nicely? Or should I return them and get 65lb in another color?

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      Ash
      August 9, 2017 at 7:49 am

      Hi Lisa, thanks so much! I’ve made flowers with 110 lb paper before. It works fine, but if you’re making a lot of flowers, your hands might get tired from cutting all that paper. My preference is always 50-65 lb.

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    Jackie
    September 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Hello

    Great tutorial love it. Maybe I missed it I needed to know what to use to put the flowers on to create a backdrop ? What type board How to get the unit to stand up without falling down. Help

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    brabusday
    October 24, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    thank you very much this helps me best regards

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    tizz
    January 20, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Hello do you have a template I cricut could use on my explore air 2 cricut?
    I need to make a lot of flowers and I have a weak left hand cant cut

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    sayeedah
    January 30, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    hey girl this was so easy to follow! thank you so much! xo
    http://sayeedahsparkles.com

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    Kim
    February 13, 2018 at 5:44 am

    Your flowers are beautiful! Can you please tell me how you hang these on the wall? Thank you, Kim

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      Ash
      February 13, 2018 at 6:34 am

      Thanks so much Kim! For the smaller flowers, you can use something like 3M Command hanging strips, which you can usually find in the picture hanging aisle at stores like Target. It’s a type of double-sided tape. For the larger flowers, I’ve found that the tape usually doesn’t hold it too well, so I like to use small thumbtacks hidden between the biggest and second biggest layers.

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    Amy
    April 6, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Thank you for the super clear instructions! I just tried making these as a backdrop for my best friends hen party – they look amazing! Thank you so much 🙂

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    Alicia Padmore
    May 10, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    This is amassing, from i saw the tutorials i have been trying to make them, i am doing pretty good.
    blessings/black hugs

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    Marcie
    May 29, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    These flowers are gorgeous and your tutorial is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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    Maggie
    July 3, 2018 at 7:22 am

    I love it, at first was kind a complicated for me but keep trying and finaly did’t.

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    Karla Pedraza
    July 8, 2018 at 10:22 am

    I made these with a rose center for a wedding gazebo backdrop! They turned out great!!

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    Tarz Yaşam
    August 24, 2018 at 9:38 am

    thank you. i loved them.

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