How to Make Paper Tulip Bouquet
With Mother’s Day only a few days away why not make this easy Paper Tulip Bouquet, lovely gift for Grandma too. These paper Tulips are made with loads of love and care and are just a perfect gift for Mom to show her how much you care, plus she can keep these Paper Tulips for years to come. Such an easy paper flower craft and they look amazing. You know Mom loves to get handmade gifts as there is so much thought gone in to them.
With just a few simple supplies and a little bit of time, you can add a touch of springtime beauty to any room in your home.
How Do You Make a Paper Tulip Flower Step by Step?
Here are all the steps you need to make this Tulip Paper Flower Bouquet, easy instructions for you to follow.
- For these tulips we are using card stock, you will need to following colored paper: Orange, Blue, Red, Yellow, Pink, Violet, Green, and Black
- You will need glue, we find that Elmer’s Glue is this best for these paper crafts but if you have other paper glue then that should be fine.
- Ornamental pearl beads, these will be used on the bow for the bouquet but you could use a plastic craft crystals
- Printable Template
Tutorial To Make this Bouquet of Tulip Paper flowers
Start with the green paper and roll it tightly starting from one corner to the other. Keep rolling until you reach the end and you have enough paper left to place some glue and then roll and secure, hold it a little while to make sure it sticks.
Take on piece of cardstock and fold it in half, using the template supplied cut out the half tulip, then place it on the edge of the colored cardstock and trace around it with your pencil. You are going to need 5 of these petals, which will make 1 Tulip. (The printable template is here)
- note do not glue the petals all the way around as you will need an opening for the stem and then you will glue the petals together completely (see below images)
- Once completed the stem glue it to the tulip petals see photo below, then glue petals together to shut the flower.
Using the template supplied, and on green paper cut the sepals for the flower.
Then insert it over the stem, starting from the lower edge and push it up until it reaches the base of the flower. (see image below)
Using the template supplied, cut 2 green leaves, you can use the same color green or you can change it up, this is totally up to you, score them in half you can use your finger or a ruler.
Cover about half the leaf in glue and then stick it to the side of the stem, hold for a little bit to make sure it sticks.
Well done you have made your first tulip paper flower, you will need to make about 8 flowers all up, follow the above tutorial in a similar manner to get a full bouquet of flowers.
Ok now that all the tulips are made, let’s make the bouquet.
Firstly, take the black card stock, roll it to form a cone shape, then apply the Elmers clear glue along one of the edges and stick to secure the cone, you may need to hold it tight for a little bit to make sure it sticks.
The next step is to arrange the 8 tulip paper flowers you made, inside the bouquet, you might need to play around with it to make sure you love the way they are arranged.
Using the template supplied and the red card stock, cut the shape for making the bow, then apply the glue along the center and then fold the two edges inwards and glue them at the center to form the bow.
From a piece of red cardstock, cut a strip approx half an inch wide and about 8 inches long. The cut a triangle from the ends to give it the desired look. Fold it in half and glue it on to the bow to form the bow tail. Then take one of the pearl beads and glue it to the bow.
Next thing to do is cut another red paper strip approx half and inch wide and about 10 inches long. Glue it around the bouquet, around half way up. Then glue the bow on the red stripe and there you have your gorgeous paper flower bouquet to give to Mom for Mother’s Day. She is going to love it.
Variations to try
Like with anything, there will always be fun variations that you can try. So I have come up with a few ideas for you.
- Why not try making them out of crepe paper or tissue paper this paper actually makes the tulips look more realistic, but is a lot harder to work with than craft paper.
- If Mom likes a particular color flower then make all the flowers the one color. So if she likes pink then make all the tulips pink.
Finally, sometimes people have questions they need answering, so I have tried to cover some of the common ones below. However, if I have not answered them here, please leave a comment, or email me and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.
What type of paper is used for flower bouquets?
There are a few different types of paper that can be used for flower bouquets, but the most common is cardstock and /or tissue paper. You can find cardstock at any office supply or craft store. If you’re feeling extra creative, you can even use patterned or textured paper to add some visual interest to your bouquet. Tissue paper is lightweight and comes in a variety of colors, so it’s a good option for adding some extra visual interest to your bouquet.
I hope you have had fun creating these gorgeous paper tulips and made them in to a beautiful bouquet for Mom or Grandma.