Tropical Paper Flowers

How to make paper flowers with a tropical theme! by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

These bright and beautiful paper flowers are made from scrapbook paper and cardstock and were inspired by the gorgeous tropical flowers in warm weather climates. So if you want to have a bit of the tropics in your home year round, make these tropical paper flowers! A bonus… they never need watering. :)

Make a bouquet of tropical paper flowers from cardstock and scrapbook paper! Instructions  from Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

When I decided to make these flowers, I drew my initial inspiration from these beautiful felt flowers from Crafty Staci. Hers were so pretty and colorful that they caught my eye the very first time I saw them!

Tutorial for making beautiful tropical paper flowers using scrapbook paper and card stock. Love these! From Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

I decided to use paper because there are so many pretty patterns available in scrapbook paper that you just can’t get in felt. And I love the way that the patterned paper compliments the solid colors of the cardstock.

These are gorgeous and so easy! Tropical Paper Flowers by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

I live in Wisconsin, so aside from lilies in the summer, we don’t get to see a lot of tropical foliage. I remember a trip I made to San Diego one year and I was just so blown away at the beautiful flowers! If someone asked me to use only one word to describe San Diego, that word would be “botanical”. Seemed like just about every house we passed had gorgeous, colorful flowers in their yard and in flower boxes. Stunning!

How to make a vase full of gorgeous tropical paper flowers! By Amanda Formaro - Crafts by Amanda

So whether you just enjoy paper crafting or you’re like me and can’t have the real thing, then here’s how you make these tropical paper flowers.

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As always, a full printable supply list and instructions are at the end of this post.
For this project you will need the following supplies:

Card stock in bright colors (orange, red, bright green, turquoise, yellow)
Scrapbook paper in colors that compliment card stock colors
Flower pattern
5 green pipe cleaners (1 per flower)
15 pony beads (3 per flower)
5 yellow pipe cleaners, (1 per flower) cut into thirds
Glue stick – I only use disappearing purple
Glue Dots
Hot glue gun

Print off the flower pattern provided and trace onto scrapbook paper and cardstock

Print out pattern. Use the larger template to cut out card stock pieces.

use the smaller pattern on the patterned scrapbook paper and the larger pattern on solid card stock

Use the smaller template to cut out scrapbook paper pieces.

Cut them out and glue the scrapbook flower to the cardstock flower

Use glue stick to attach the small scrapbook paper flower to the larger card stock flower.

Roll up the flower

Roll the flower up tight, spread the top out as if you were forming a cone shape.

Seal it with a glue dot

Seal cone shape with a glue dot.

Curl the flower petals around a pen

Wrap each flower petal around a paintbrush or a pen to curl them.

Add a pony bead to the pipe cleaner and bend

Thread a pony bead onto a one of the short yellow pipe cleaners and bend at the top to close it around the bead.

secure the pony bead to the pipe cleaner

Repeat this for a total of three.

Add those pipe cleaners to the green pipe cleaner

Wrap the ends together with the end of a green pipe cleaner to attach them all together. Poke the end of the green pipe cleaner down into the center of the flower. Hot glue in place.

More flower crafts

If you like this, you may also like some of my other flower crafts! I’ve hand picked several for you below.

Bendable Fabric Flower
Bendable Fabric Flower
Recycled Denim Flower Magnets
Recycled Denim Flower Magnets
Flower Bracelet from Wooden Beads
Flower Bracelet from Wooden Beads
Doily & Fabric Flower Pin
Doily & Fabric Flower Pin

Tropical Paper Flowers

Rating: 51

Tropical Paper Flowers

What you need:

  • Card stock in bright colors (orange, red, bright green, turquoise, yellow)
  • Scrapbook paper in colors that compliment card stock colors
  • Flower pattern
  • 5 green pipe cleaners (1 per flower)
  • 15 pony beads (3 per flower)
  • 5 yellow pipe cleaners, (1 per flower) cut into thirds
  • Glue stick
  • Glue dots
  • Hot glue gun

What you do:

  1. Print out pattern. Use the larger template to cut out card stock pieces. Use the smaller template to cut out scrapbook paper pieces.
  2. Use glue stick to attach the small scrapbook paper flower to the larger card stock flower.
  3. Roll the flower up tight, spread the top out as if you were forming a cone shape. Seal cone shape with a glue dot. Wrap each flower petal around a paintbrush or a pen to curl them.
  4. Thread a pony bead onto a one of the short yellow pipe cleaners and bend at the top to close it around the bead. Repeat this for a total of three. Wrap the ends together with the end of a green pipe cleaner to attach them all together. Poke the end of the green pipe cleaner down into the center of the flower. Hot glue in place.
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Comments

  1. Martha Lofton says

    I really love these flowers. thanks for putting them on here. I will make them when I get the items needed. and will send you a picture of them also. like I have said many times ,I make my crafts for friends and family. not to sell but as gifts. God has given me a gift of crafting so that is why I do them.
    thanks again,
    Martha Lofton

  2. Ann Whitby says

    These are beautiful! Summer is perfect for them but they just might help to get through the cold winters! Thanks!

  3. Kathy Jobe says

    An adorable craft project for most any time of year. My first thought was that these will make any gift-wrapped package “bloom” with beauty and imagination by attaching one or two two on top of a big bow! Can’t wait to try it for my grown-up daughter’s birthday coming up soon. One more idea: make them in red (or gold or whatever color you use for the holidays) and attach them to green garland or nestle them among your tree branches for Christmas decorations!Thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial!

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