Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

paper flower wall hanging

Brighten up your space with this paper flower wall hanging! It’s a fun way to add a splash of color to your home and so easy to make! We’ve teamed with Craftsy® to show you everything you need to know to DIY your own – just check out the video and instructions to learn more!
Step 1

To start, cut your twine into long pieces of varying lengths. Tie each length around your tree branch. (A wooden dowel will work, too.)

TIP: You can space the lengths out evenly or spread them unevenly; it’ll look great either way!

Step 2
The first type of paper flower you’ll make is the pom-pom flower. Start off by folding a piece of paper from your paper pad. The size of your paper flower will be determined by the size of your fold.
Step 3

Next, cut along the edge of the fold’s open side to remove the excess paper.

TIP: For example, if you fold your paper 3" in from one edge, then cut away the excess 6". This will leave you with a strip of paper that measures 3" x 12" when folded, and 6" x 12" when unfolded.

Step 4

Make straight cuts into the folded edge, up to about ¼" - ½" from the open side’s edge. Your cuts should be close together so the strip of paper looks like a fringe with a narrow trim across the top.

TIP: Take a ruler and draw a light line across the open side, about ¼" - ½" from the edge. Now, you’ll know exactly how far to cut each time.

Step 5
Next, cut the entire strip in half, so you’re left with two fringed paper pieces.
Step 6
Dab a little bit of hot glue onto the outer edge of one of your fringed paper pieces and roll the entire piece along the trim (uncut) edge. As you do this, add a bit more hot glue every other time you roll the paper.
Step 7
Add a small strip of hot glue to the end of the paper roll to secure it in place.
Step 8
Open up your pom-pom flower by bending each petal (a.k.a. fringed piece) slightly outward, away from the center of the roll.
Step 9
Repeat Steps 6-8 to roll your second fringed piece and arrange its petals. Repeat Steps 2-4 to make as many paper pom-pom flowers as you’d like to add to your wall hanging. Once you’ve made all these flowers, set them aside.
Step 10

Now, you’ll make the second type of paper flower (a rose). To do this, you’ll need to cut five different sizes of circles, and six of each circle size. (That’s 30 paper circles total.) Here’s how:

  • Start by cutting six circles that are about 2" in diameter. Cut a small slit into each circle you’ve cut out.
  • Repeat this process to cut out a second set of circles that are a little smaller than the first.
  • Continue to cut increasingly smaller sets of circles, until you have five sets of circles in different sizes.
Step 11
Take one circle from the largest set, and add a small line of hot glue along the its slit. Slightly overlap the two sides of the slit to create a hint of a cone shape. Hold the circle in place for a few seconds until the glue dries. Repeat this step for each circle in the largest set.
Step 12
Repeat Step 11 for each set of circle sizes. As you work down in size, give each circle more of a dramatic cone shape. Your smallest circles should have the most defined cone shape.
Step 13
To assemble your paper roses, start with five of the six largest cones – these will become the outermost petals of your flower. Arrange them into a circle with their edges overlapping. Glue these pieces together where they overlap, to create the outer petals of your paper rose. Each time you use hot glue, hold the join in place for a few seconds until the glue cools and sets.
Step 14

Continue to layer the paper cones from the outside in, working largest to smallest. Use hot glue to attach the cones together as you work. Your smallest cones will become the inside petals.

TIP: Don’t worry about making the petals uniform. A little variation will help to create a more natural look.

Step 15
Repeat Steps 10-14 to make as many paper roses as you’d like to add to your wall hanging.
Step 16
Once your flowers are done, lay your branch (or wooden dowel) with twine attached onto a flat working surface, and stretch out each length of twine.
Step 17
Arrange your flowers by setting them onto the lengths of twine to plan out your wall hanging.
Step 18
To fasten on the flowers, just tie the length of twine around the base of each flower. Secure each knot with a dot of hot glue and you’re done.

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