Decorative Spring Paper Tulips – With Video

Quilling Paper Tulips

Decorative Spring Paper Tulips - With Video

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Quilling paper tulips are an easy flower for those crafters on the beginner side

No extra tools are needed, beyond the your quilling tool, some glue, and two paper colors of your choice.

I chose to use a lavender color and a darker purple.

I’m also including some info on working with a quilling circle template workboard.  It’s a pretty handy item to have in your quilling tool chest, because it allows you to make even coils.

To start the tulips, roll 3 equal length strips on your quilling tool

The length of your strips will decide the ending size of your flowers.

I used 3 11″ strips of the lavender and my tulips were about 1 1/2″ across.

Once each strip is rolled, remove from your quilling tool, and gently place in one of the circles of your quilling template.

The coils will unravel slightly and evenly. After a few minutes, they will have stopped unraveling, and you can glue the end.

Using a strip of the second color, gently wrap each teardrop 3 times

I do this by gluing the very end of the new strip to the peak of my teardrop, then wrap as much as I want. When I finish with my third go-around, I rip the extra off gently, and glue. I don’t find it necessary to glue the entire way around.

Just take care not to mess up that nice teardrop shape you’ve made!

Next, make the petals look a bit more tulip-y

Choose one to slightly press into a wider, squat teardrop.

The other two, just form into curved teardrops.

Now, your quilling paper tulip petals would look perfectly lovely at this point

But, of course, I can’t just leave things simple – I just had to put a new spin on these babies!

I decided to add a few bits of the darker purple paper into each petal to add a bit more dimension.

I simply glued tiny strips in between the folds in my teardrops to give each petal more of a shadow on one side.

It’s pretty subtle, but I it!

To make the actual tulip, place your two curved petal facing away from each other, with a slight space between them

Add a small amount of glue to the inner edges of those petals, and gently lay the last petal on top of both.

If you want to make your quilling paper tulips look more or less in bloom, simply adjust the angle and space of the curved petals.

I mentioned earlier in this post, tulip leaves are a perfect way to incorporate some quilling paper swirls

Using 3 different shades of green, I made a few broad leaves with a slight coil on top, plus a few tendrils on the sides.

These quilling paper tulips scream Easter and spring and would be amazing on handmade cards! 

Leave a comment below and let me know how your tulips turned out!

And don’t forget to stop by my brand new quilling basics page to brush up on all your beginner quilling techniques!


How to Make Paper Tulips: Spring Tulip Paper Flower Tutorial

Decorative Spring Paper Tulips - With Video

Spring is just around the corner and that means fresh blooms, bright colors, and sunny days outside. If you just can’t wait for those first spring days or you’re looking for the perfect decor for that Easter party with family and friends, then learning How to Make Paper Tulips is PERFECT!

Let’s get started adding a little color to your next celebration! Check out the end of the post for the step-by-step video tutorial and get to crafting!




  • For one tulip, cut out one 5 point petal, one 3 point petal and base.
  • Fold each of the small tabs on the sides of each petal inward and add a small dot of glue to the outside. Secure each the tab to the inside edge of the neighboring petal so that the tabs are hidden inside the flower.
  • Your tulip base will now form a cup shape that will hold your inner petals.
  • Using a small wooden dowel rod, curl the tip of each petal around the rod and inward.

Repeat the same process with the 3 petal piece, folding each tab and gluing them to the neighboring petal.

  • Use the small dowel rod to curl each inward, this time starting the curl further down to create a deeper curl.
  • Putting a dot of glue on the bottom of the 3 petal piece, glue it inside of the 5 petal piece.
  • Next we’ll use the 18 gauge wire to create a stem. Bend the tip at a 90 degree angle and then shape a small circular loop.
  • Secure the loop to the bottom with a dot of glue.

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If you’re hand cutting, you can use a hole punch for the center. Thread the base up the stem.

  • Add some glue to the upper side of the flower base and press against the flower until dry to secure.
  • Trim the stem of your flower to the desired length.

Group a few colorful tulip blooms together to make the perfect centerpiece at your upcoming spring celebrations! Craft away and give your party a touch of lovely. I hope you have enjoyed learning how to make paper tulips! Share your thoughts with me in the comments below and catch the full video tutorial below as well!

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How to decorate with paper tulips for spring

Decorative Spring Paper Tulips - With Video

Nothing announces the arrival of spring tulips. There’s something about these beautiful flowers whether the numerous variety of colors or the shape of it’s leaves. Tulips bring life to fields in garden and brightness to homes in flower pots. In how to decorate with paper tulips for spring, I am sharing two fun flower arrangements with tulips.

I am participating in the Spring Home Tour with 28 amazing bloggers. Don’t forget to check out their great ideas. You can find them at the end of this post.

I was able to complete this project with a few supplies already at home. The construction paper, glue stick and scissors are all you need to make paper tulips. Find the instructions on origami tulip flower craft that I shared earlier.

How to decorate with paper tulips

Tulip leaves, garden moss, flower pot and foam box are all you need for this project. These supplies are easily available in a variety of choices from dollar store to michaels. Depending on how much you to spend on your craft project you can gather these materials.

In this post you will find simple how to instructions to decorate with paper tulips below. A full video tutorial can be found at the bottom of the post.

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TIPS: I bought all my supplies from dollarama. Artificial tulips arrangement came with a floral foam and flowers. I simply unassembled the plant to get my supplies for this project. Even the flower pot and hanging basket varieties over there were nice for a seasonal project.

STEP 1: Gather your supplies and use hot glue to stick floral leaves to your paper tulips.

STEP 2: Arrange the floral foam in your flower pot or basket. You can use stones and soft items the plucked tulips for instance that I used to position it properly.

STEP 3: Start pushing the tulips in the floral foam. I arranged them in alignment with a few sticking higher and a few sticking lower to give a natural look.

STEP 4: Finally add green moss and glow in the dark garden pebbles to complete the look. You can mix shades of moss to make it interesting.

There are many ways you can decorate with flowers. I am sharing three ways and would love to hear from you which one you think looks the best.

  • – Hanging basket that glows in the dark for your patio outdoors
  • – Adorable flower pot in the kitchen
  • – Colorful tulips for mindfulness station

The hanging basket is a cute way to decorate outdoor spaces with paper tulips. You can even use this idea to arrange your real tulips or any other flowers in the backyard or garden. Here are some ways to use them:


These baskets come with plastic covering so the soil can stay in it. Just add some soil and plant your plants for an easy decoration. Hanging baskets are a simple way to add a statement to your outdoor space.


You can hang these baskets with paper tulips on your kids play house.


Hang the basket as a wreath on your front door.


Hang this floral arrangement in your balcony or your glass patio. This will save foot space and add to the beauty of the space. The low maintenance makes them a great project for busy people.

TIP: The glow in the dark garden pebbles will make this project eye catchy at night. If you live in a windy place, use glue gun to glue it to moss and it is guaranteed to stay. Tried and proven in Toronto winds. Try it and see for yourself!

Have the flower arrangement enhance the kitchen space and wake up to bright and beautiful colors that will surely make you feel alive after months of winter and snow.

Personally, I ended up making it a part of my favorite spot in the house. Since, we spend most of our time in the family room this spot was the best choice. The project was intended to celebrate early spring while it’s still cold out here and it’s serving the purpose.

I love to relax with a cup of green tea in the evening. The colors of spring is the only thing I was missing. This project has added that missing piece into the space at this time of the year. With pops of color for the eyes, essential oil infused with scentsy for the nose and himalayan glow natural pink salt lamp for the soul. This space is perfect for mindfulness.

TIP: A few drops of essential oil in wax when you turn the candle warmer on brings beautiful aromas in the home. This is great for hosting as well.

Video tutorial: How to decorate with paper tulips

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50 Easy Spring Decorating Ideas

Decorative Spring Paper Tulips - With Video

Add pretty spring flair to your home with our ideas for centerpieces, table settings, door decorations, Easter egg displays and more.

Use a box of food coloring to add playful punch to an array of bud vases. Fill assorted vases or recycled jars and bottles with water tinted to match a variety of flowers. You can also use white blooms (such as affordable supermarket daisies or carnations), but remember what you learned in elementary science class: Those thirsty petals will take on the hue of your water!



Cuttings from the garden bring the outdoors to your table. Display in beaker vases; elevate one or two on wood slices to add another woodsy touch.

An antique birdcage perfectly supports a collection of colorful tulips; the crossing wires hold up the top-heavy blossoms. Any container that fits inside the cage will do; just fill it with water, place it in the center and add flowers. Tuck in a bit of moss if you want to disguise the container.


A handful of blossoms is all you need to fill an espresso cup. Grouping yellow flowers (daffodils, pansies and forsythia) in a yellow container creates a cheery monochromatic arrangement. Pussy willow sprigs contrast the delicate petals.

Fill colorful rain boots with coordinating colors of tulips or other spring flowers. Use florist water tubes to keep the flowers fresh. Tie on a pretty ribbon for the finishing touch. Resources Kelsey Kamik Kids rain boots; color: pink; size: 2 (toddler).

A clear cookie jar shows off a mix of dyed eggs and a medley of flowers united by their color.Start with a large-mouth cookie jar or canister, a clear drinking glass that fits inside the jar, dyed hard-cooked eggs and flowers.

Center the drinking glass inside the jar and carefully stack the eggs between the glass and jar, alternating egg colors. Fill the glass with water.

Cut the stems of your favorite flowers (we used roses, gerbera daisies, tulips, hyacinths and bells of Ireland) to the desired length and arrange them in the glass.



It doesn't get more charming than this. Use a salt or pepper shaker as a bud vase. Siberian squill stems are the perfect size to fit through holes in the cap. If stems don't fit, just skip the cap.

Bulb planters are handy for getting daffodils into the ground in fall, and they double as quaint containers in spring.

Set a single planter in the center of a small table, put one at each place setting or stagger several in a line down the center of a long table.

Drop a small jar in the center of each planter, fill the jar with water and add a half-dozen or so of your favorite daffodil blooms.

Look to your china collection for captivating vase ideas. Here, lilies of the valley in teacups provide sweet touches. Florist frogs hold stems steady. Use several of these as a centerpiece, or put one at each place setting as an accent.


Greet guests with a front-door display of seasonal joys, such as this vintage watering can. Set floral foam in the can to secure the stems. Fill in with spring accents, then wire to door.

In a large clear container, what's in the water is as important as what is above it. Distilled water in a clean glass vase shows off scrubbed carrots and kohlrabi with leaves attached, along with large branches of green cherry tomatoes. A vintage silver-plated tray under the vase reflects light into the arrangement.

Sedums and violets planted in soil-filled, dyed Easter eggs say spring in a simple way. Moss fills empty spots in the carboard egg carton.


Old metal boxes and lunch pails make great vintage holders for your favorite indoor arrangements. White hydrangeas, viburnum, and paperwhites complement any color container. Display the planter on a vintage dish for added style.

Isn't it fortuitous that spring, summer, autumn and winter all have six letters? Stay in season by relettering squares of chalkboard paint on ceramic vases. Keep them filled with blooms that suit the time of year. We painted our vases with Benjamin Moore 1348 Razzle Dazzle.


Line the center of your table with small containers of wheatgrass for an unusual centerpiece. Give containers to guests at the end of your gathering so they can enjoy a green gift at home.

An umbrella transforms from a rainy-day staple into a celebration of cheer when you use it as a clever container for tulips and springtime-trimmings.Tie a ribbon halfway up a closed umbrella.

Create pockets between front ribs and tuck in tissue paper to support a crafts-store bird's nest; blown eggs; and fresh flowers such as tulips and daffodils. Fill in with ferns and moss.

To keep flowers fresh, enclose stems in water vials, or tuck them into heavy plastic bags filled with floral foam powder, available at floral supply stores. Wire the arrangement to a door hook.

Give any plain vase a seasonal makeover with a simple band of ribbon. Here, two overlapping ribbons add an extra spring kick to a container of peonies. Attach with double-sided tape.


A bouquet of baby artichokes makes a nice alternative to flowers.Cut stems short and poke in floral picks or wooden skewers. Fit the pitcher with floral foam to anchor the skewers, then arrange flowers. To keep your bouquet fresh longer, store in the fridge at night.

A footed dish provides an ideal platform for grape hyacinths nestled into a stylized bird's nest.Buy a pot of blooming grape hyacinths as well as a small bird's nest and moss (from a crafts store).

Gently rinse most of the soil off the hyacinth's bulbs and roots. Carefully wrap a rubber band around the group of stems, tightening just enough to hold them upright.

Place the clump in the nest, and tuck moss around the stems to cover the bulbs and hold the stems in place.

Ruffled bird's nest fern fronds from the florist form a fresh green bouquet. Single plant fronds of any type work just as well; bunch them to fill out the container and stand upright.


A vintage silver water pitcher shows off bundles of red and white radishes, secured with rubber bands around the stems. Radish leaves and red onions sporting roots add more color and texture to this arrangement of edibles.

Repurpose your coffee cups into tiny centerpieces for place settings.Tuck a small baby's tears plant into a demitasse and add a copper tag. For lettering, try rub-on decals available in the scrapbooking section of crafts stores.

Place yellow flowers–in this case, double yellow tulips–in a clear vase with festive kumquats and water. They'll add a touch of spring to your dining table or any corner of your house.


Rubber bands around eggs dipped in dye create funky linear designs on these eggs secured in bird's nests from a crafts store (see next slide for a closeup of the eggs). Add height to the look by placing them on a cake stand. The place cards have ears cut into them for a bunny look. We used coral, turquoise and white for a springy look.

Take a few cuttings from a crabapple tree and place the twigs in a milk bottle or vase. Search for varying colors of blooms, or add a few flowers fresh from the garden.

Fresh carrots add bold spring color inside clear glass vases. Put pretty blooms on top.


Fruits and flowers make an appealing mix along a straw runner. We used peaches, plums, mangoes, key limes and bunches of mint on either side of a lilac centerpiece.

Keep your spring gathering light and airy with linen table coverings and clear glass containers. We used different sizes of mini greenhouses down the center of the table, filling gaps between the cloches with roses floating in a bit of water in stemless wineglasses. A sprig of fern and a spring quote continue the seasonal theme at each place setting.

Welcome spring with a front door display that repurposes an old metal funnel. To hang it on your doorknob, tie a ribbon to the handle. Plug the funnel with a cork. Put water-soaked florists foam inside a plastic bag, then position it inside the funnel. Insert blooms, tulips, lily-of-the-valley, white bleeding-hearts, viburnum and pussy willow.


Split a single market bouquet among simple glass bottles and jars for a super-easy spring centerpiece.

A petite tumbler serves as a sweet vase for spring flowers, especially when it's in a fun hue! Balance pink and white bleeding-hearts with yellow alyssum and candytuft.

This arrangement of moss and mini pots is a fun way to show off a stem or two of each spring flower in your yard. Here, daffodils, tulips, snowdrops and grape hyacinth create a colorful mix.

To start, fill each mini pot with water-soaked florists foam. Insert flowers, stems cut short, and layer on moss to keep stems in place. Protect the tray with aluminum foil or plastic lining.

Finally, place pots on the tray and fill in with moss.


Cylindrical vases wrapped in patterned paper and filled with yellow blossoms make a cheery centerpiece.

A wooden table is the essence of country charm, especially when topped with lilac and creamy tones. A simple eyelet tablecloth keeps the focus on the centerpiece of white tulips and purple lilacs spilling from a weathered planter.

A combination of spring-fresh branches and bulbs creates a uniquely charming centerpiece. Our short step-by-step video shows you how!


Flavored vinegar, olive oil and white wine bottles yield shapely, sparkly vases with delicate spring color for a mantel or tabletop decoration. Choose a variety of sizes, remove labels, fill with water and tuck in fern fronds, fresh from your spring landscape.

A brightly colored can paired with a vibrantly colored bouquet means lots of spring cheer! Set out a pitcher of lemonade, a basket of lemons and a fresh fruit tart for an afternoon tea or casual get-together.

Rain boots come in a rainbow of colors, so fill some in your favorite hue with coordinating tulips. Afraid of puddles? Florist water tubes keep the tulips fresh.


Uplift Easter brunch, a wedding shower or any spring event with a tabletop that captures the light and cheery feeling of the season. Start with a theme that celebrates a symbol of spring: a flower, a bird, an egg or a butterfly.

Pull the design together with a refreshing color scheme, such as pastel pink and bright teal blue.To get the look here: Accent vases and place settings with premade paper butterflies. Dress up solid-color napkins with a stamped seasonal design.

For a final dash of happy pattern and color, cut place mats from decorative papers.

Yellow marguerite daisies brighten this table with sunny style. Wrap a rubber band around a votive holder and slip in a single daisy. Set in a small dish with water. Place one daisy at each table setting, or line up votives down the middle of the table for a centerpiece.

Hot-glue blossoms cut from craft paper onto branches for early buds. A base of dyed eggs stablizes the branches while echoing the spring vibe.


An inexpensive terra-cotta saucer becomes a serving tray. Next to the tray, fresh garden vegetables fill the lower tiers of a wire basket, and flowers nestled in a bed of lettuce top it off.

To create the fruit and flower arrangement, soak fresh vegetables in cold water, blot dry and arrange just before guests arrive. For the bouquet, bundle flowers and secure with a rubber band.

Place in a small jar of water and camouflage the jar with lettuce or cabbage leaves.

Create an inexpensive centerpiece from single stems displayed in mixed glassware.

Turn grocery-store staples into clever tabletop details for your Mother's Day brunch or other celebrations. Fresh asparagus stalks cleverly embellish a pretty centerpiece and hold place cards; a knot of chives decorates a napkin.

For the centerpiece, wrap a cylindrical vase with two rubber bands, then slide stalks under the bands to cover the surface. Secure with twine and remove the bands. Fill with your favorite flowers; a bit of water in a bowl will keep the decoration fresh.

For place card holders, cut three asparagus stalks to an even length, tie with twine, and slide a card between the tops.


Give elegant china a casual treatment by setting it on woven chargers and topping with a heavy linen napkin tied with twine and a radiant radish.

Created a potted centerpiece that brings the beauty of spring indoors. Our short video gives you step-by-step instructions!

Carryout boxes made of frosted plastic become fun containers for floral centerpieces. Place spring blooms such as daffodils and tulips inside a short, water-filled glass before setting in the box.


Moss accented with miniature daisies and papier-mâché toadstools (DIY or find at crafts stores) creates a pretty woodland scene on a footed cake plate. To hold everything in place, use a thin layer of floral foam at the base and attach moss, flowers and other add-ons with floral picks or hot glue as needed.


Decorative Spring Paper Tulips – With Video

Decorative Spring Paper Tulips - With Video

I love flowers so this cute little paper tulips craft was, of course, a hit with me. When it’s too cold outside for the flowers to bloom, I am always reaching for my paper or pom pom flowers.

This adds a new fun addition to my flower collection, and is a super versatile paper craft to make for Easter decorations!

Paper Tulips Craft

Flowers are my love language! These paper tulips are so cute, and so very easy to make. I love the idea of making flowers that will last forever. Since one of the first flowers I ever planted was a tulip, these are especially sentimental to me.

Thinking about how to create a little bit different artificial flower as a craft, I decided to see how I could replicate my favorites, and this was the result!

If you want more DIY flowers then make sure you check out my pom pom flowers as well as these decorative paper flowers. I even have some gorgeous quilled paper flower ball decoration tutorials and a tip for how to make paper flowers from old book pages. As you can tell, I truly am obsessed with flowers in all forms!

What Should I Use for my Paper Flower Stem?

For this project, I used some extra straws I had on hand. These are sturdy enough to stand up straight and hold up the tulip itself in a vase or craft foam, but still inexpensive.

You can use any sturdy item you prefer as a stem. I’ve used dowel rods, skewers, chopsticks, paper straws, sticks from the garden, and even pencils! All you need is to make sure your flower will stand up straight however you choose to display or use it.

How Can I Display These Flowers?

It’s probably easier to say how you can’t use these! They are super cute and versatile that you can add them to probably hundreds of different decorations in your home. Below are a few of my favorites.

  • Add them into this wall vase to display as wall decor.
  • Use them as a gift tag on an Easter basket, baby shower gift, or similar event gift.
  • Place inside one of these DIY vases to show them off on your table or a shelf in your home.
  • Fill a plastic window box with craft foam and fake moss, then stick these inside it to add a fun artificial decoration on your kitchen window sill.
  • Make them smaller and add a magnet to the back to put on your refrigerator.
  • Glue them into a shadow box with other springtime items fake grass, paper butterflies, and similar for a unique spring wall art.
  • As mentioned above, replace the stem with a pencil and gift it as a fun pencil for a student.

Supplies Needed

  • Green craft paper
  • Colored craft paper in other colors and patterns you
  • Green paper or plastic straws
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch

How to Make a Paper Tulips Craft

Begin by drawing a tulip flower shape onto your chosen paper. Cut out the tulip shape.

Fold the tulip back and forth in a fan style horizontally three times.

Now, you will hole punch through the center of this folded paper.

Unfold the paper and slide the straw inside the holes weaving back and forth as shown.

Next, you will draw and cut out green paper leaves.

Glue the leaves onto the bottom of the straw stem.

Now you can display as desired.

Active Time 5 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes

Difficulty Easy

Estimated Cost $1

  • Green craft paper
  • Colored craft paper in other colors and patterns you
  • Green paper or plastic straws
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  1. Begin by drawing a tulip flower shape onto your chosen paper and cutting it out;
  2. Next, you will fold the tulip three times back and forth a fan;
  3. Now, use a hole punch to punch through the center of the folded tulip;
  4. Unfold the paper and slide the straw inside the holes weaving it back and forth as shown;
  5. Now, draw and cut out leaves from the green paper;
  6. Attach the paper leaves to the bottom of the straw with glue;
  7. Now display your flower as desired.

Make these in multiple colors and display as a bouquet.


Make a Paper Tulip & Bring Spring to Your Home!

Decorative Spring Paper Tulips - With Video

Spring is coming, and my tulips have already bloomed! No, not the real ones in my garden, but these pretty paper tulips I designed.

Last week I asked my friends and readers which flower I should design next.

I received nearly 20 enthusiastic suggestions! But the favorite flower idea with 284 votes is the TULIP! I’m not surprised — tulips are cheerful and it’s the perfect time for them.

I took a little longer to design the tulip than my other flowers because it was SUCH a challenge. The tulip is very cup-shaped, and its sepal looks its petals, so figuring out how to get the right shape was tough. Eventually I came up with a rolled flower design which I think is convincing. The stem is all paper—no wire on this one.

This post shows you exactly how to make your own paper tulip! I know that it can be tough to make a 3D paper craft with just photos and words, so I’ve made a video showing the full assembly process.

View the tulip making video here or at the bottom of this post. I recommend you watch it as you read this tutorial. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure.

Rolled Tulip Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Cut out the petal and stem/leaf pattern using my outline files or cut files.

Both files are available for free in my Resource Library — you can get the password to it by subscribing (also free) at the bottom of this post.

To cut out the patterns, you can use scissors or cutting machine, such as a Cricut. When I cut this on the Cricut, the petal pattern is cut at 8″ wide by 9″ high, and the stem/leave is cut at 8.5″ wide by 11″ high.

Step 2: Shape the petals by curling them around your quilling tool. Note that you’re not rolling them yet, just curling inward. I also to curl the tops down on the six larger petals. Refer to my video if you’re not sure what I mean.

Step 3: Insert the loose end of your petal strip into the slot in the end of your quilling tool and begin rolling slowly toward you. Twirl it all up until the entire strip is rolled.

Step 4: When you get to the end, remove the quilling tool and crease the bottom circle.

Step 5: Glue the petals to the circle at the bottom.

Step 6: Fold down the outer petals and curl each one at the base, creating the classic cup shape of a tulip.

Step 7: Glue the outer petals to the inner petals to keep the petals in place. Be sure to slide those outer petals down a bit to emphasize the cup shape.

Step 8: Make a very small fold along the left side of the stem/leaf pattern. If you can do 1/8 inch, that’s perfect. If not, 1/4 inch will do.

Step 9: Continue folding that edge until you’re able to roll it. Glue the edge to keep it in place.

Step 10: Glue the top circle to the top of the stem to close it up.

Step 11: Shape the leaves with your quilling tool. Note that you’re not rolling them, just shaping them.

Step 12: Glue the base of the leaves and then continue rolling all the way up.

Step 13: Glue the base of the tulip petals to the top of the stem and allow to set.

Once the glue has dried (about 15 minutes or so), the flowers are quite sturdy. Make them in an array of spring colors for a pretty bouquet that never fades or wilts!

Here is the video showing the full paper tulip creation process!

I really love these cheerful flowers. They would look lovely as a bunch on a mantle or side table. Or why not put a single one in a vase on your desk? I think these would also make a gorgeous spring bouquet! I’d love to see your project! If you make one, please share a photo in our group, email it to me at [email protected], or tag me on social media with #jennifermaker.

In fact, here are some bright and cheerful tulips made by reader amygonnacraft:

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