25+ Flower Crafts To Brighten Your Day

Let me get something off my chest. I am so happy to see the return of spring. Winter in my area can be drab and dreary, especially as the sun sets long before dinnertime. As a result of this dismal weather, I’m ready to say goodbye to bare trees and sad patches of snow. I am counting down the days until I can say hello to clear skies and plenty of sunshine! This year, I’m doing something a bit different. I’m digging into the craft supply box to make flower crafts with my kids because I want to celebrate spring’s return. From crochet granny squares to coloring sheets, these cute flower craft activities are perfect for my family because they are kid-friendly, super colorful, and generally inexpensive. It’s win-win-win for everyone. In addition, we gain a sense of accomplishment and pride by completing a project. It doesn’t also hurt that we also get to brighten our home with flower craft patterns we’ve made by hand.

With the plethora of flower craft ideas available on FaveCrafts, you’re probably wondering where you can even start finding a project. What’s a crafter to do? I’ve curated a list of flower craft activities for you to explore. This list includes some paper flower crafts for younger kids that will be fun to work on together with adult supervision. In addition, I’ve selected a few flower craft projects for adults and teens that are more time-intensive, because who isn’t up for a challenge? This list of flower craft activities is also the perfect opportunity to try a type of craft that’s new to you. Ever wanted to learn how to crochet or spend the afternoon working on coloring sheets? All you need to do is round up your materials, then roll up your sleeves and get to work. Finally, just remember to have fun when crafting with your kids!

You’ll love adding some serious flower power to your kitchen table or work space with these amazing flower crafts. In addition, you and your kids can make duplicates of your favorite craft projects to share with family and neighbors. Most of all, who wouldn’t want their day brightened with colorful paper flowers or flower pots in bright designs?

25+ Flower Crafts To Brighten Your Day

Celebrate the start of spring with these flower crafts! Clockwise from top left: Junk Mail DIY Wall Art, DIY Pressed Flower Cards, Origami Spring Wreath Idea, Mini Q-Tip Flowers, Summer Bouquet Coloring Sheets.

25+ Flower Crafts

What are some of your favorite flower craft projects?

The M O S T Sophisticated Paper Flower Crafts

I used to just brush off paper flower crafts like they were just something to use scraps for, but these fun paper crafts have become a new way of saving money and putting a personalized touch to any home or decor. You mostly see paper flower bouquets for weddings and center pieces on Pinterest, but they can be for more than just weddings! These delicate paper flowers will look great in your home as some colorful accents with any pattern or color of your choosing.

The M O S T Sophisticated Paper Flower Crafts

Paper Flower Crafts

I know it’s a little difficult to craft with paper without it looking like a five year old’s room (trust me, that’s how my room currently looks), so that’s why I picked out the most adult-looking flowers—and by that I mean they look like actual flowers. I think the comparison is a little uncanny sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I love fresh flowers as much as the next person, but buying them bi-monthly gets so expensive, and I don’t exactly have an expansive garden where I can just pick and propagate bushes and clusters of perennials. These are a way to do some cheap decorating, but still get a sophisticated look. Thrifty crafting to decorate and cut corners is awesome,  but we don’t want our living rooms to look like the craft room threw-up.

Although I love using vintage book crafts, the English major in me still cringes when I think of tearing out book pages and cutting it up. For these easy crafts, you can use every paper flower color of the spectrum or recycle old books to make unique patterned flowers. Unlike real flowers, you aren’t limited to the laws of nature. If you want black or blue roses, you can simply just pick out the paper. What you decide to do with them, you’re sure to love these super realistic paper flowers. Just for comparison purposes, a picture of the *real deal* is on the left, while the craft is on the right.

 

Quilled Spider Chrysanthemum Flowers

Chrysanthemum

from thegardenhelper.com

So having the petals quilled gives the craft a little more texture, even if it doesn’t look exactly like the real thing. It’s a little reminiscent of the Art Deco era, so these would make great Gatsby party decorations.

 

 

Soft Pink Paper Peonies

Peonie

from crickethillgarden.com

These look just as delicate as the actual peonies. Clusters of these to make a bouquet would be beautiful.

 

 

 

Deep Purple Paper Dahlias

Dahlia

from stepbystep.com

These meticulous flowers look great in the metallic paper, and they look just like the flower.

 

 

Dazzling Orange Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily

from fineartamerica.com

Speckled with black, the bright orange paper is a sleek flower paper craft.

 

 

Incredibly Realistic Paper Hydrangeas

Hydrangea

from plantingdirections.com

Hydrangeas are my absolute favorite, so this paper flower craft look incredible compared to the real thing. Can you see the difference?

 

 

 

Romance Rose

Romantic Rose

from fineartamerica.com

Despite the colors, these single-roses include the leaves and the blossoming petals.

 

 

 

Mulberry Paper Roses

Mulberry RosesWell, I guess Mulberry Roses aren’t real—or at least I couldn’t find any pictures of real ones, but they’re still just as cute!

 

 

Perfect Paper Succulents

Succulent

from crateandbarrel.com

These are a simple way to get the rustic succulent decor going. Even though succulents are a very low maintenance plant, these paper crafts have absolutely no maintenance whatsoever.

 

 

Which paper flowers surprised you the most on the similarities?

 

15 Paper Crafts Your Kids Have to Try

15 Paper Crafts Your Kids Have to Try Whoever thought paper could be so much fun? What’s so amazing about paper crafts is that you can go outside of the box, and make whatever your heart desires! My kids love making paper crafts, and right now, they’re into making paper flowers and paper animal crafts. I’m always eager for them to gain new interests like these because they get to express their creativity through something that they love to do. They went nuts over the Floating Butterflies when I showed them the craft idea. Right now, we have butterflies floating in almost every doorway in our home. My little girl loves running through them as she pretends to catch them.

Your kids will love all of these paper crafts because they’re super easy and loads of fun. I’ve even made a few of these crafts myself. The awesome thing about these crafts is that some of them involve other materials, such as paint and coloring tools. You can capture your kids’ attention for hours with these wonderful crafts.

Gorgeous DIY Paper Flowers

Crepe Paper FlowersOur home has a gorgeous array of different DIY flowers, which I absolutely love, because there is just something about a homemade flower that adds a little character. My kids love making paper flowers, and everyone who steps through our front door most definitely notices. I’m always proud to say that my little ones made me those gorgeous little works of art. So naturally, I’m always looking for fun new flower crafts that they can get a hold of with their little hands. Their new favorite flower craft is the Tissue Paper Water Lilies. They’re so life-like and beautiful that everyone comments on them, which makes my kids burst with happiness.

Silly Animal Paper Crafts

Colorful Scales Rainbow FishEvery kid loves crafting when animal crafts are involved. Your kids will have a blast making animals like the Paper Plate Penguin and the Handprint Owls because there are different materials that they get to play around with. They’ll love having the opportunity to get their hands covered in paint to make their little owls.

More Paper Crafts

Unexpected Paper DollsThere’s nothing like enjoying a beautiful summer’s night outside with the romantic lighting from the Lovely Little LED Lanterns. These DIY lanterns are gorgeous little additions to my outdoor patio. My kids love that something they created is used for everyone to enjoy.

 

33 Kids' Paper Craft Projects

 

Discover more fun crafts in this collection of 33 Kids’ Paper Craft Projects. Your kids will excited at all of these new crafts you show them!

 

 

What kind of paper crafts do your little ones like to do?

Hello, Origami Tutorials! How to Make Origami Animals and More

Learn how to make origami! We love paper folding over at AllFreePaperCrafts.com, which is why we’ve rounded up nine of our most popular origami tutorials! From animals to flowers to boxes and more, these projects are not to be passed up!

 Hello! Origami Tutorials

 

How to Make Origami Animals

 

You simply must begin with the classic origami crane. There is no better origami animal to start with! Even if you’re an origami master, the crane is simply a must-know paper folding project.

Swimming Origami Crane

Swimming Origami Crane

Perfect for kids, these giraffes are easy to make and totally adorable! The patterned paper really adds a fun touch.

Awesome Origami Giraffes

 Awesome Origami Giraffes

Once you’ve warmed up with some of the more basic tutorials, be sure to check out this dragon. Disclaimer: it does not breathe fire.

Origami Flappy Fire Dragon

Origami Flappy Fire Dragon

 

How to Make Origami Flowers

 

Start making flowers with another classic. The origami lily is absolutely stunning, and can be used as a centerpiece. This paper flower will never wilt!

Classic Origami Iris Lily

Classic Origami Iris Lily

The lotus is an impressive paper flower to make. The leaves frame the blooms beautifully!

Origami Lotus Flower

Origami Lotus Flower

This tutorial is extremely impressive and so much fun to follow along. While it will take a little longer to make than one of the smaller origami projects, this bouquet is not to be passed up.

Origami Rosebud Petal and Calyx

Origami Rosebud Petal and Calyx

 

More Origami Tutorials

 

Endlessly popular, these stars will go great with any paper craft! Use them as embellishments for your next project. They’re so small and stunning.

Folded Paper Stars

Folded Paper Stars

This tutorial is a practical idea for your next project! This is a great group craft with the kids, and you can use these bookmarks over and over.

Pocket Origami Bookmark

Pocket Origami Bookmark

This little box is a great idea for storing your small craft embellishments. The box comes together easily, and you won’t believe how sturdy it is!

Sturdy Origami Box

Sturdy Origami Box

 

Everyday Papers: ColorMates Smooth Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock

BONUS: Win Paper! The Everyday Papers: ColorMates Smooth Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock from WorldWin Papers are basic paper packs that every crafter needs! We are giving away one 12 x 12 pack of ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cardstock in Fresh Cream and one 8.5 x 11 pack of Kraft Cardstock in Grey. Contest ends 6/22/14.

 

 

 

What is your favorite origami project to make?

 

 

 

 

Across the Spectrum: DIY Paper Flowers in Every Color

At AllFreePaperCrafts, two things we love are colors and flowers. We decided to put both of these together and feature a spectacular collection of flowers in every color! Find DIY paper flowers in every color of the rainbow and more below.

 

DIY Paper Flowers

 

Red

Long Stemmed Red Rose

Did you know that the color red is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love? Red is a very emotionally intense color, so make a paper flower that really pops with any of these tutorials.

Long Stemmed Red Rose

 Popping Red Poppy Flower

 Cupcake Liner Poppy

 

Orange

Dazzling Orange Tiger Lily

The color orange is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. It represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. Add this intense and abundantly creative color to your paper crafting with these orange flower tutorials!

Dazzling Orange Tiger Lily

 Prettiest Paper Poppies

 Cascading Paper Flowers

 

Yellow

 Easiest and Prettiest Paper Flowers

Yellow is the color of sunshine. It is associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. Yellow flowers are perfect for summer with their sunny radiance. Use any of these yellow flowers for your summer cards and layouts!

Easiest and Prettiest Paper Flowers

 3D Sunny Sunflower

Kowhai Paper Flower

 

Green

 Perfect Paper Succulents

Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. What a perfect color for flowers! Make lovely green flowers that never wilt.

Perfect Paper Succulents

 Petite Paper Posies

 Quilled Fringe Paper Flowers

 

Blue

Shades of Blue Paper Flowers

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. It is also the world’s most popular favorite color. For flower crafts that are relaxing to make and calming to behold, see these blue paper flowers below.

Shades of Blue Paper Flowers

 Incredibly Realistic Paper Hydrangeas

 Creped Filter Paper Flower

 

Purple

Radiant Paper Orchids

Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. Add a little bit of luxury to your paper crafting with these purple flowers.

Radiant Paper Orchids

Deep Purple Paper Dahlias

Crepe Paper Tulips

 

Pink

Stunning Crepe Paper Peonies

Pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities. For a particularly feminine flower, make one of these stunning pink projects.

Stunning Crepe Paper Peonies

Pale Pink Anemone Flower

Faux Mulberry Paper Roses

 

White

Beautiful Paper Gardenia

White is associated with light, goodness, and innocence. It is considered to be the color of perfection. Add a touch of perfection to your next project with these white DIY paper flowers.

Beautiful Paper Gardenia

Romantic Book Page Rose

Newspaper Flower

 

BONUS: Find 10 of our favorite flowers in our collection, How to Make Paper Flowers: 10 DIY Paper Flowers.

 How to Make Paper Flowers: 10 DIY Paper Flowers

DOUBLE BONUS: Win paper to make your flowers! We’re giving away ColorMates Smooth Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock from WorldWin Papers! Enter here to win. Giveaway ends 6/22/14.

 

 Everyday Papers: ColorMates Smooth Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock from WorldWin Papers

 

What is your favorite color?

Color meanings source: Color Wheel Pro

21 Precious Paper Flowers

I don’t know about you, but I love the look that fresh cut flowers give to my home.  A bouquet of flowers can instantly liven up a living room or entryway, not to mention they smell beautiful…until they don’t.

The bad thing about fresh cut flowers is that they only last about a week…and there’s nothing quite like the smell of old flowers.  However, there’s a way to get the look you love and still have flowers that last for years…just make them yourself!

In a full bouquet, it would be hard to tell these precious paper flowers from the real deal.  These beautiful blooms look so real that you might even catch family and friends sniffing them just to double check!  For example, these gorgeous Incredibly Realistic Paper Hydrangeas look so real that you can easily use them for wedding centerpieces and spring and summer decorating.  The Faux Mulberry Paper Roses would also look beautiful as a Mother’s Day arrangement or placed in a lovely vase for a housewarming celebration.

Bonus!  We’re giving away an awesome kit to help you make your very own paper flowers.  Scroll on down to find out how to enter!

21 Precious Paper Flowers

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BONUS!  We’re giving away this awesome Pretty n’ Easy Premium Flower Making Kit, complete with everything you need to make a beautiful bouquet of paper flowers.  You have until June 3rd to enter, and you can enter to win once a day…so the more you return, the greater your chances of winning this awesome flower kit.  Head on over to the giveaway page to enter today!

The Giveaway to “DIY” For + Pretty Paper Flower Wreath

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This month we’re celebrating 15 New DIY Crafts from some fantastic companies. Each day we will be featuring one of these projects along with a giveaway to help you craft your heart out.

Pretty Paper Flower Wreath

Pretty Paper Flower WreathWelcome spring with the Pretty Paper Flower Wreath. This gorgeous DIY spring wreath will be a beautiful addition to your front door or your interior decor. Learn how to make paper flowers with this clever tutorial and attach them to your wreath for a festive look. When you use paper to make your wreath, the flowers never wilt! Your guests will be charmed when they see this lovely wreath on display, and they will be amazed to learn you made it yourself.

Crochet Patterns, Painting Ideas, and More:  15 New DIY Crafts
You can find this project, as well as many other DIY crafts, in our new Crochet Patterns, Painting Ideas, and More: 15 New DIY Crafts free eBook. Download your own free copy today!

 


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todays winner The Giveaway to “DIY” For + Baby Shower Treat Holder

Thank you all for participating in yesterday’s giveaway! Congratulations to Helen who answered “Once again you offer wonderful products……winning them would be the cats meow…I am a crafter of many classes…these products would give any crafter joy…thank you” You’re welcome Helen! Enjoy!

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Don’t forget to enter The Giveaway to “DIY” For! Filled with more than $700.00 worth of amazing prizes from 15 companies, this is the ultimate way to get crafting this month! The deadline to enter is May 23, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time.

The Giveaway to "DIY" For!

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An Abundance of Colors! Make Beautiful Paper Crafts

Get inspired! It’s quite the colorful time of year with spring here and summer just around the corner! Nothing quite says warmer weather like gorgeous colorful paper crafts. Whether you’re a fan of ombre or you like bold contrasting colors, we have a colorful craft for any cardmaker, scrapbooker, or paper crafter! Say hello to radiant with these gorgeous colorful projects.

An Abundance of Colors

Color Fade StationeryCard Making Ideas

If you need to make a card for a loved one’s spring birthday or you want to get a head start on a Mother’s Day card, these projects are marvelous for inspiration! The best part about these handmade cards is that you can learn a variety of brand new paper crafting techniques! Sure, some of these cards are free printables, and those are marvelous for those last minute ideas. In the meantime, create your very own handmade cards with die cuts, ribbon, flowers, and color!

 

You Make Me Smile Majestic Morning LayoutScrapbook Page Ideas

Document your favorite spring and summer memories! These scrapbook page ideas are fabulous for recording major life events, such as weddings, new babies, birthdays, vacations, and more!

 

Too Cute Two-Toned Bowties Paper Craft Ideas

Flowers, bows, and all sorts of pretty paper crafts are perfect for spring and summer! The more colorful a paper craft, the prettier the project and the more festive for the warm weather. Enjoy making your very own flower garden, chocolate covered strawberries, beautiful bows, and more! These lovely crafts can be added to many projects, and they can even stand alone as well.

 

 

What’s your favorite color?

 

 

DIY Flowers to Combat March (Snow) Showers

This has been one of the longest winters ever! This season, we set new records for cold temperatures and snowfall across the country … and there’s really no end in sight. It’s time to start channeling spring and crossing our fingers for warmer weather. Since it’s too cold to get out and garden, why not create your own flower crafts? These handmade designs never wilt or die, making them a great alternative to the real thing! Say goodbye to winter blues and hello to summer sun with the free craft tutorials featured in FaveCrafts’ recent eBook, 17 Flower Craft Ideas: How to Make Paper Flowers, Easy Fabric Flowers and More!

 

This eBook is filled with projects for every kind of crafter. If you love paper, fabric, or yarn, you’ll find a project that fits your style. Also, there are a ton of crafts for beginners and kids. Basically, this is a one-stop-shop for all things flower crafts.

 

Fabric Flowers

Got scraps? We’ll we’ve got projects just for you! Don’t throw away those oddly shaped leftovers from your last craft project. Instead, save them and use them to create the flowers in this free eBook. You can make embellishments, accessories and so much more with only a few inexpensive supplies. Try out a project and see how easy these crafts are; before you know it, you’ll be hooked on these fabric craft ideas!

Strip Fabric Flowers

Sheer Spring Flowers

Ribbon Flower Pins

Coffee Stained Roses

 

 

Paper Flowers

It’s time to change the way you think of paper crafts. Be honest – do you imagine preschool crafts with glue, scissors and a piece of bright-colored construction paper? Well, leave those ideas behind, because these paper flower crafts are anything but juvenile. You can use everything from crepe paper to recycled newspaper for these fabulous florals. As with the fabric crafts, dig into your scraps and discover how much you can make with a few odds and ends. Give someone you love a paper bouquet or add a flower to something you already own – you’ll love the look of these inexpensive DIY designs?

Faux Calla Lily

Funny Flowers

Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

Blooming Scrapbook Flowers

 

 

 

For all of these crafts and more, download a copy of 17 Flower Craft Ideas: How to Make Paper Flowers, Easy Fabric Flowers and More – it’s free!

 

 

 

 

 

What is one craft you plan to make this spring?

Burst Into Spring: 16 Flower Crafts

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Was it a little too much? Well, I just can’t help it! Here at AllFreeHolidayCrafts, we obviously love winter and the holidays associated with it, but given the long and treacherous Chicago winter we’ve been having, let’s just say that I’m a little excited to begin crafting for spring (understatement of the year). Instead of looking out my window to find grey from sky to ground, I have a hankering for a pop of color and the smell of freshly cut flowers. Don’t you? With spring just a month away (thank heavens), it’s time to get crafting. And let me say, what could possibly scream spring more than flower crafts?

Burst-Into-Spring

 

While it still might be too cold (and covered in snow) for me to have some freshly cut flowers, at least I can create some of my own! Not to toot my own horn, but I think these might even make Mother Nature envious. It’s hard to believe that they’re made from paper or fabric. Not only do they look beautiful, but they’re also guaranteed to stay fresh all year round. So what are we waiting for, let’s get crafting!


Fabric Flowers:
Fabric-Flowers

Learn how to make fabric flowers with these beautiful tutorials! These are great ways to do a little spring cleaning to your scrap pile, too.

 

 

Paper Flowers: Paper-Flowers

Learn how to make paper flowers that will leave everyone thinking you splurged on a bouquet at the super market with these fabulous tutorials! Choose nice bright colors to brighten up your home.