Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

giant paper flowers

If you’re looking for stunning wall décor or show-stopping party decorations, then you need these giant paper flowers! We’ve teamed with Bluprint to show you how to make large, lovely blossoms with just a paper pad, scissors and hot glue gun – take a look to DIY your own!
Step 1

Project Note: For this project, you’ll be cutting five different sizes of circles and six circles in each size, for a total of 30 circles. Each circle will become one petal of your paper flower.

First, pick a color of paper from your pad and use your scissors to cut six circles, each about 6" in diameter.

TIP: Your circles don’t have to be perfect! You can eyeball your measurements, if you like, or use a household item (like a mixing bowl, plate or charger) to trace each one.

Step 2
Next, cut a 2" slit into each circle, then set this group aside.
Step 3
Repeat this step using different colors of paper, but reduce the circle’s diameter by about ½" to 1" for each size group. When you’re done, you will have a total of 30 circles.
Step 4
Take one of your circles from the largest size group and use your glue gun to run a small line of glue along the 2" slit you cut in Step 2.
Step 5
While the glue’s still warm, slightly overlap the two sides of the slit to give the circle a curved "cone" shape. Hold the sides in place for a moment until the glue cools and sets.
Step 6
Working in order from largest to smallest, repeat Step 4 and 5 to shape all the circles into cones. Make sure to create a more dramatic "cone" as your circles decrease in size.
Step 7
To make a flower, start by taking five of the six largest cones, which will become the outermost petals of your flower. Arrange them together into a cup shape, overlapping each edge.
Step 8
Apply a dab of hot glue at each overlapping spot to fasten the outermost petals in place.
Step 9

Now, repeat Steps 7 and 8 to glue the rest of the curved circles into place, working from largest to smallest. You should end by gluing your smallest petals in the center of your flower, layering each set inside the last one.

TIP: Don’t worry about cutting or shaping your petals to be uniform. Some variation in shape and size will help to create a more natural look!

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