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Chrysanthemum Paper Flower {Tutorial}

I am getting ready for Addison’s Birthday party… in June. Maybe I’ll actually get stuff done this year!
Her theme this year that I chose (cause I still get to do that until she can start asking for stuff) is

Pink Lemonade

You might remember my inspiration post here where I picked out a whole bunch of fun pictures from pinterest! Oh how I love pinterest… I wish I wasn’t addicted but I am and I have accepted it! : )

So today I am going to show you a paper flower that I made, I can’t tell you what it’s going to be used for because well, it’s a surprise! I can tell you it has a little something to do with lifestyle crafts! You’ll just have to come back in May and see where this lovely little lady will end up!

Paper Flower Tutorial

Don’t you just love these colors? This is pretty easy to make. Your kids might even love to make this with you, it’s pretty easy!

chrysanthemum Flower tutorial

{What you need}

– 2 pieces of scrapbook paper
– scissors
– glue
– paper circle cut out


chrysanthemum collage steps

one. cut out a bunch of strips I started with the bottom yellow layer of strips at 3 1/2” x 1/2” but this depends on the size of the flower you want. Then fold it in half and glue the ends together. The first layer of pink strips are 3” long and the inner pink strips are 2 1/2” long.

two. Start gluing your paper strips around your paper circle cut out. Mine was approx. 1 1/2” in diameter.

three. Keep going around with your different layers by filling the next layer in the spaces of the previous layer. I did two layers of the yellow, two layers of the pink, and then I filled in a few gaps with the pink in a 3rd layer of the pink (but this is only necessary if you fill you have a few gaps).

four. Add your center. For my center I took another 1 1/2” circle and cut it into a spiral then wrapped it around tight and glued it down in the center. You could also add buttons, rhinestone, or whatever suits your project

There you have it. A beautiful paper flower for embellishing all kind of projects!

Flower Close Up chrysanthemum

chrysanthemum paper flower

chrysanthemum paper flower 2

Have a beautiful day!

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  1. Christine says

    It's sooooo pretty!!!! The flower can be used to decorate soooo many things!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  2. Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot says


    These are darling! I love your paper choice. I'm pinning this!

    I'm visiting from the Shabby Nest linky party. I hope that you can stop by my blog as well. :)

    Thanks for sharing,

  3. Beth says

    HI – I'm stopping by via Tatertots and Jello. Fantastic tutorial – I have a stack of scrapbook paper just calling out to be used for this!

  4. Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate says

    So pretty and the center just makes the flower stand out. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

  5. Sugarr2518 says

    Such a beautiful flower! The colors and the prints go so wonderfully together! Thanks for sharing the tutorial:)

  6. The Stuff of Success says

    I love paper flowers and this is a style I have never seen before. It looks terrific and would be a great addition to gift wrap. I am stopping in from TheStuffofSuccess. Feel free to stop on by and say hello. Have a great week. Athena

  7. Emily Morgenstern says

    SO pretty!! I can't wait to see how the party turns out!

    I'm featuring this on Wednesday (tomorrow!) :)

  8. Maureen Hayes says

    Finally a paper flower I can make! Thanks or sharing and for the upper clear tutorial! I bet that flower is going to look beautiful at the party, can 't wait to see how you use it!

  9. Lauren says

    Love these! Stopping by from Tuesday Time Out Linky Party that I'm co-hosting this month. I'm going to feature this on my page in this weeks party! So many possibilities for this craft- that's why it's so great! Insidemypresent.blogspot.com

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