- Easy DIY Paper Flowers Chocolate Box Gift Idea
- DIY Paper Flowers Chocolate Box Decoration
- Do I Have to Use This for Chocolates?
- What All Papers Will Work For This?
- Can I Add Other Decorations to The Flowers?
- How to Make Paper Flowers for a Candy Box
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- Tissue Paper Flowers: The Ultimate Guide
- How do you make tissue paper pom poms?
- How do you hang tissue paper pom poms?
- How to make GORGEOUS paper flowers | 20 DIY flower tutorials
- How to Make Paper Flowers
- Giant Paper Flowers
- Printable Paper Flower Templates
- Paper Roses
- Easy DIY Paper Flowers
- Tissue Paper Flowers
Easy DIY Paper Flowers Chocolate Box Gift Idea
Give your loved ones a box of chocolates, but make it even more special by adding these adorable little paper flowers! These work great for turning a cheap box of candy into a special gift. Everyone loves chocolates, but this idea is a great way to make basic candy look you put tons of effort into it without spending a bunch of time.
DIY Paper Flowers Chocolate Box Decoration
I love these simple paper flowers and I love that there are so many ways to use them. By using these as part of this chocolate box decoration, the flowers can be used again and again by simply replacing the chocolates. It’s just a fun way to make an ordinary little box of candy feel special.
This is a great idea for anyone who s making ordinary things feel extraordinary. It may seem simple, but the result is just beautiful and makes whoever you are giving the candy to feel appreciate even more.
If you are me and absolutely love flowers, then you’ll enjoy my other flower crafts. I’ve made flowers from tons of different fabrics, papers, and other items around the house. One of my favorites is this little paper button flower craft. They are small but so cute and easy to add to a decoration this one in a candy box.
Do I Have to Use This for Chocolates?
No! You can use this idea with really any candy. It works great around suckers or lollipops especially. I’ve also used it for bonbons, caramels, and really any small wrapped candy.
You can even use this method to put a flower on a homemade truffle. Just wrap the truffle in plastic wrap before adding the flower and stem! It works best with round candies, but any other shape can work when adjusted to the shape of the flower. There is no right or wrong way to use this idea for decorating candy.
What All Papers Will Work For This?
Tissue paper is what I used for this as shown, but you can use any paper you want. The only problem you will have is needing to cut shorter lengths of paper and connect them when wrapping around the candy.
I to use crepe paper with these flowers because it is lighter and easier to fluff into the right shape, but tissue paper is very similar in weight and very affordable. The best results come from using any thin, lightweight craft paper or tissue paper. Anything that is thin enough to fold and maneuver into place will create a beautiful flower.
Note: If you want to continue to reuse these flowers, you want something that will not rip easily. In that case, I suggest using regular craft paper or old book pages.
Can I Add Other Decorations to The Flowers?
A little bit of glitter goes a long way and this is a perfect chance to put that to work! I love adding a little something special to paper flowers to make them pop. If you are adding these to a candy bowl, you’ll probably want something simple. For a box being gifted, all kinds of embellishments can be added. Below are some ideas that make these paper flowers look even better!
- Add glue to the edges of the petals and sprinkle on glitter.
- Use mini beads or rhinestones and glue on petals.
- Wrap the stem in different ribbons or floral tape for different color themes.
- Alternate different colors of tissue paper or paper so the flower is varied in color.
- Crimp edges of the petals to add more texture.
- Paint different colors onto the tissue paper before rolling into a flower.
How to Make Paper Flowers for a Candy Box
Start by making your candy rounded. I used a bit of tape to keep the sides of the candy wrapper down.
Now, use a bit of hot glue to attach the lollipop stick to the bottom of your candy.
Now, cut a 2-3″ wide strip of tissue paper. I left the roll of paper rolled up, and just cut off the end.
Fold the tissue paper over itself until it is about 2″ wide. Now, you will use the scissors and cut a rounded edge to one side of the tissue paper, set it aside.
Unfold your tissue paper and attach a piece of double-sided tape along the flat bottom edge.
Start on one end of the tissue paper and start attaching it to the bottom of the candy.
Continue wrapping the tissue paper around the candy to create a paper flower with the candy at the center.
Fluff as desired.
Now, you will wrap the lollipop stick with floral wrap or ribbon.
Glue a leaf onto the bottom of the flower.
Now add them to a candy bowl or your box of chocolates!
If you want more flower ideas, make sure to check out how to make fabric flowers, yarn pom pom flowers, and my favorite old book page flowers. I also love this tutorial for making paper roll flowers. I turned those into a beautiful flower on a frame. Or, you can make these gorgeous decorative paper flowers that are ideal to use in place of a bow on a gift.
You might also want to make these flowers from old jeans or these 3D paper flowers. To add a bit more to your candy box, make some of these beautiful tissue paper flowers!
You can grab these favor boxes to create your own chocolate box to gift to your friends and family. That way you can add your own favorite candies to the box and create a totally unique gift for friends and family.
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Estimated Cost $1
Add any candy you prefer to the middle of the paper flower.
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Tissue Paper Flowers: The Ultimate Guide
Have you ever made tissue paper flowers? They are such an easy, inexpensive craft and can be used in so many different ways. This article is the ultimate guide to everything you want to know about tissue paper flowers. I’m sharing ALL of the information you need in one place!
- Stack several layers of tissue paper neatly in front of you. (Refer to sizing chart below)
- Starting at the short end, accordion fold 1 inch sections of the tissue paper until the whole length of the tissue paper is folded together.
- Secure the center using a stapler. Be sure the staple goes through all layers of the tissue paper.
- Use scissors to shape both ends of the tissue paper. Scroll down a bit to see a chart of different ways you can cut the ends and how the flower will look.
- Fan out the folds and begin separating each layer. Fluff and shape the flower until it looks pretty.
Just in case any of that was confusing, I’ve put together a short video tutorial so you can see exactly how to make tissue paper flowers.
You can easily make tissue paper flowers any size you want by adjusting the starting width of your tissue paper and how many layers you use. The larger the flower, the more layers it needs.
Here is a handy reference chart to give you an idea of sizing. The first number is how wide the tissue paper is after you’ve accordion folded it.
The second number is how many layers of tissue paper you should use.
It’s easy to change the look of your tissue paper flowers by changing the way you cut the ends and how thick you make the folds. I folded tissue paper flowers four different ways below and the four resulting flowers look completely different!
I cut very large petals on the first flower and folded slightly thicker folds and the resulting flower is fluffy and larger scale. The second flower is the very classic scalloped edge. The third flower has pointy edges and the fourth flower has fringe-cut edges.
Another way you can change it up is by folding more than one color of tissue paper together I did in the last flower example above.
Layer a smaller strip of tissue paper over a larger strip to have a different colored flower center or layer different colors that are all the same size for a striped or ombre effect.
There are so many different possible variations. Let your imagination go wild!
How do you make tissue paper pom poms?
In my mind, tissue paper flowers are flat on the back and tissue paper pom poms are ball-shaped. There are two ways to make a tissue paper pom pom that is nice and round.
You can either make two flowers the same size and attach the flat sides together to get a nice sphere –or– double the number of tissue paper sheets you start with.
Sometimes this still leaves the finished shape a little less than perfectly round, so I prefer attaching two flowers together.
How do you hang tissue paper pom poms?
Here are several ways to hang your newly-made tissue paper pom poms:
- Before fluffing the tissue paper (between steps 4 and 5 above), tie a ribbon or fishing line around the middle of the folded tissue paper right where the staple is. After you fluff the tissue paper, the string will be accessible for hanging. I love these clear Command Hooks (affiliate link) that are specially made for party decor. I used them to hang the tissue paper flowers and paper lanterns in one corner of my craft room. See the photo below.
- Use masking or packing tape to attach flat-backed tissue paper flowers to the wall temporarily.
- If you would to display the tissue paper flowers long-term, use push pins or Command Strips to attach them to the wall. Tape may come undone over time. Just hide the push pins in the fluffy parts of the tissue paper and they won’t even show.
Dollar Tree is my favorite place to buy tissue paper, but if you are planning to make a hundred tissue paper flowers for a wedding or something, I suggest buying it from Amazon because they have the best color selection. There are plenty of different sellers, but the target price you’re looking for is about 5-7 cents per sheet. Dollar Tree’s tissue paper is 4 cents per sheet, but it comes in limited colors.
This is the fun part! There are so many different ways to use tissue paper flowers. Below are a few creative ideas from around the web. Click on the links below each picture for more information about each tissue paper flower project.
1 Table Runner 2 Gift Topper 3 Napkin Ring 4 Nursery Decor 5 Party Arch 6 Party Decor 7 Photo Backdrop 8 Dessert Table Backdrop 9 Garland Curtain 10 Party Wall Decor 11 Garland 12 Ribbon Chandelier13 Tissue Paper Flower Chandelier 14 Table Centerpieces 15 Cake Topper 16 Tissue Paper Flower Birthday Number17 Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet 18 Party Decor
See why I love tissue paper flowers so much? They are just so inexpensive and versatile and pack a visual punch! Go ahead and give them a try the next time you have the creative itch.
How to make GORGEOUS paper flowers | 20 DIY flower tutorials
In today’s post: These DIY paper flowers are exquisite! Find 20 tutorials that will teach you how to make paper flowers.
Every time I drive up to my house I sigh just a little. My neighbors have gorgeous flowers out in their yards – pots and plants and bushes – while I have seven hundred bikes, trikes, and scooters scattered across my yard.
I’m not so good with flowers – you actually have to pay attention to them occasionally and give them water and all. I think I’ve killed every houseplant I’ve ever owned. So I love the idea of flowers made from paper – and I can’t believe how gorgeous and realistic many of them look.
Plus I gotta say I really the fact that these beautiful blooms that will stay pretty for years with no extra effort required.
I’ve gathered up 20 of my favorite DIY paper flower tutorials here. We have easy paper flowers (so easy you could make them with your kids!), giant paper flowers, paper flower templates, and more. You can use these paper creations to decorate your home or as heartfelt gifts. Many of them are perfect for weddings as well!
How to Make Paper Flowers
All of the paper flower tutorials that I link to below are made with paper. Some use normal printer paper or colored cardstock, while others use different types of paper such as crepe paper, tissue paper, or even coffee filters. I’ve noted below what materials each flower tutorial uses, as well as which ones come with printable templates.
***As always with roundups, please click through to the original post to pin individual photos. If you’d to pin the collage up top to remember where to find all these ideas in one place, that’s just fine!***
Giant Paper Flowers
1. Studio DIY has a great tutorial for making giant crepe paper roses using a template available from Martha Stewart. They are so pretty and the large size just makes them stunning.
2. These large paper flowers from Hey Let’s Make Stuff come with a printable template and a cutting file so you can cut by hand or using a Silhouette. You can make them using cardstock from your local craft store, which means you’ll have tons of color options.
3. Decorate a wall or window with giant paper flowers The Craft Patch did. She uses a variety of colors to make four different flower types in all different sizes for a stunning display. These flowers can be made with standard cardstock, and her post includes printable templates.
4. This giant alora rose from Burlap and Blue is made with standard cardstock which can be spray painted for a more dimensional look. The printable template does cost a few dollars, but the post includes multiple step by step photos and the finished flower is stunning!
Printable Paper Flower Templates
5. Would you ever imagine you could make a wedding bouquet from paper flowers? Well, that’s exactly what The House That Lars Built has done, and it’s exquisite! You’ll use crepe paper to create this beautiful bunch of blooms, which is easier to make than it looks thanks for a printable template.
6. Here’s another beautiful paper flower from The House That Lars Built: a delicate paper narcissus. the wedding bouquet, this flower is also made with crepe paper and comes with a printable template.
7. Lia Griffith may be the queen of paper flowers! She has many different flower tutorials on her site and almost all come with printable templates and fantastic step by step photo instructions. This paper gardenia can be made from standard size white or colored paper and makes a lovely gift topper.
8. Another beauty from Lia Griffith are these paper Lisianthus blooms. Make them using whatever color of crepe paper you best along with her printable template and cutting files.
9. For a detailed step by step tutorial for paper roses, visit Capitol Romance. These roses are made using standard printer paper, but you could also use book paper, sheet music, wrapping paper, etc.
10. If you prefer a printable template, check out these paper roses from It’s Always Autumn. The template is designed for standard printer paper and comes in five different colors so you can craft a beautiful bouquet. Plus having a template makes these easier to create than other paper rose tutorials!
11. This paper rose from We Lived Happily Ever After is incredibly realistic looking – the process is a little more involved than some of the other tutorials but the results are stunning. She cuts petals from crepe paper and then colors them with paint + water.
12. For super easy paper roses, use a Silhouette cut file! These pretty persimmon paper roses from Simply Kelly Designs are easy to make using standard cardstock.
Easy DIY Paper Flowers
13. These modern rolled flowers from The Casual Craftlete can be made with standard size cardstock in any color you choose. The spiral design looks super easy and fast enough that you’ll be able to make a whole bouquet. These are a great option if you’d to make paper flowers with your kids.
14. These cute DIY polka flowers from Lia Griffiths via Skip To My Lou are also very easy to make. Because they are made from cupcake liners you’ll be able to make them in a variety of colors and patterns.
15. Two Shades of Pink shares a video tutorial for these flowers made from coffee filters. They turn out very pretty and you can make them in any color you’d . Plus you can find packages of coffee filters at the dollar store, so these are very inexpensive to make, as well as being easy to put together!
16. These paper spider mums from Live Laugh Rowe use a simple fringe + roll technique which will be easy enough for kids to learn to make! This is another paper flower you can make using standard size colored paper.
Tissue Paper Flowers
17. These flowers from We Can Make Anything are made with tissue paper, which is easy to find in a variety of colors and very affordable. Moving gifs make this tutorial super easy to follow!
18. Find even more info about tissue paper flowers, visit this tutorial from The Craft Patch. You’ll learn what size tissue paper to start with for different size flowers, as well as how to cut the tissue paper to give your flowers a unique look.
19. It’s hard to believe these paper poppies from Lia Griffith are made from tissue paper! Hint – they get their pretty variegated color from bleach. The post includes clear step by step directions and photos.
20. I love the unexpected color combination in this simple paper flower by Simple As That. Instead of full sheets of tissue paper, this flower is made from a roll of crepe paper streamers, which are also inexpensive and easy to find in a variety of colors.