DIY Cardstock paper flowers in Branches for Spring

Learn how to make these beautiful DIY Cardstock paper flowers in Branches with ease and start decorating your own home for Spring.

I made some cute blossom cardstock paper flowers in branches for my mom’s desk. It’s a cute, easy, and warm DIY home decor and it’s also a project that is part of my lovely Silhouette Challenge Group.

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Cardstock Paper Flowers Tutorial in Branches Tutorial

This paper flower blossom craft is super fun to make too. I love paper flowers and these ones are one of my favorites.

Paper flowers can bring color and life to any room. They don’t wilt or fade like real flowers would over time, so they’re perfect for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and why not? for our own home decor!

This blog post shows you how to make beautiful cardstock paper flowers. All you need is some basic crafting supplies like cardstock and tacky glue or hot glue and of course your cutting machine!

They can be made quickly and easily customized. I’ll show you how to make them in different colors and they can be made in different sizes too. Once you get the hang of it, you can make a whole bunch of flowers in less than an hour!

How to make Cardstock paper flowers in branches

So, feeling like learning how to make these cute and super easy Blossom Paper Flowers in Branches???

Let’s go!

Supplies:

  • Lots of natural branches
  • Cute papers or cardstock – colored cardstock is the cutest.
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • A cute vase
  • Ribbon optional
  • Flower templates: you can find some cute free paper flower templates over at Bird Cards

Tools:

  • Cutting machine (like silhouette or Cricut machine)
  • Quilling tool
  • Scissors *optional

Instructions:

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Step 1: Prep work

Found these branches in front of the house about to be picked up by the trash truck and I knew I would come up with something for them LOL.

view of  a bunch of branches

I was so lucky to find Bird Cards’s site. She shares all kinds of cut files for free and these flowers I used belongs to her, if you want to snag the paper flower free svg files you can!

I prepared the design on my silhouette studio. Then played with them like a puzzle so I could fit as many as possible in one 12×12″ sheet of paper ‘cardstock.

I cut a bunch of these flowers. You can cut them in slightly different sizes and shades.

I cut one whole mat of one paper and a whole other with another paper. You can make more or less depending on how many branches or how big they might be.

screenshot of the flower design to cut

Step 2: Creating the Paper Flowers

Then using a quilling tool {you can also use a big needle, cut the top of where you insert the thread, or just with your hands} I started to make paper flowers by rolling the flower strip from the external end.

view of the tool to roll on a piece of paper
starting to roll the paper with the quilling tool

At some point, I removed the tool and finished with my hands.  I made them all first and then let them unroll a bit so they get a more natural look.

general view of two paper flower assembled, cutting mat and hook tool

Then at the end, you will see a small circle that is made to secure the bottom of the flower. You glue it to the flower and keep every loop in place.

view of the botton of paper flower
closeup the base of the paper flower glued

Tadaaaa… a cute flower is ready!

As you can see it creates in a simple way, layers of petals that look like cute little blossoms.

You can push down carefully the small petals to make them look more open.

closer view of paper flower finished

And here I have my bunch of beautiful flowers!

view of a bunch of Paper Flowers on a box

Step 3: Assembling the flower branches bouquet

I started to glue the flowers all over the branches mostly on the branch collars switching colors. That way the paper flowers blossom look almost real at a distance.

Applying hot glue on the pape flower to the branch

Keep gluing a few paper flowers in different spots on the branches. Do this so it looks like a blooming branch.

Step 4: Make your bouquet in a cute vase

Once you have all your branches finished, use your favorite vase and arrange the branches as you like.

Place it in your favorite spot or decorate your chosen space.

My brother had made a cute stained vase for my mom too so we used it for the branches and my mom Loved it… So much so that she put it on her office desk =D.

And that’s it!

Crafting Tips

  • Try using textured or patterned cardstock to add visual interest and dimension to your flowers.
  • Creating flowers in different sizes adds depth and realism to your bouquet. Mix small, medium, and large blooms for a more dynamic arrangement.
  • If your branches are too long or have too many offshoots, don’t be afraid to trim them down to size to achieve the desired look for your arrangement.
  • Keep in mind where you’ll be displaying your bouquet and choose paper colors and flower shapes that complement the space.
view of Paper Flowers Blossom Branche on desk
another close view of Blossom Paper Flowers
detail of Blossom Paper Flowers
closer view of the Blossom Paper Flowers in branches

Quilling Tool and Alternatives

If you’re new to paper crafting, or just haven’t heard of a quilling tool, well, a quilling tool is a small hand tool that you can use to make paper coils quickly and easily.

Quilling tools have a metal tip with a small slot. To use the tool, insert the end of a paper strip into the slot, and turn the tool to roll up the paper. The slot holds the paper in place while you twist the tool.

If you don’t have a quilling tool available, you can substitute an embroidery needle cutting the top of where insert the thread.

Frequently Asked Questions

What paper do I need to make these cute blossom paper flowers

For this specific diy paper flower, the best paper is 65 lb scrapbook paper but you can use pretty much any kind of paper, plain cardstock, and colorful paper that is sturdy enough that it won’t rip.

What kind of Glue should I use for these Paper Flowers

In the final step when assembling your paper flowers, you’ll need glue to secure them. When it comes to the best glue for paper flowers, you have two options:
Hot glue gun. Hot glue is a great option since it sets up so quickly.
Quick-drying craft glue is another good option. I tend to use UHU glue for most paper crafting projects but I’ve heard great things about tacky glue too. 

How do I prevent the paper flowers from unraveling?

To prevent the paper flowers from unraveling, be sure to secure the end of each paper strip with glue after rolling it up. This will help keep the flower shape intact.

What if I don’t have a cutting machine to make the flower templates?

No worries! You can easily find free printable flower templates online and cut them out by hand. It may take a bit more time and precision, but the results can still be beautiful.

Can I make these paper flowers without using branches?

Yes, you can! Paper flowers can be displayed in a variety of ways, such as in vases, on wreaths, or as table centerpieces. Get creative and experiment with different display options to suit your style and space.

More Sprink Project Ideas to Try

If you liked this Cute DIY Cardstock paper flowers in branches tutorial, you might also love these other Easy Spring Craft projects too:

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration! Silhouette Challenge - Shape Challenge - Flowers Paper Wedding Roses Tea Party Invites Dr. Seuss Graduation Gift Hand Made Floral Cards for Mom Say it With Flowers - May Silhouette Challenge (Paper Craft) Confetti Flower Card Silhouette Challenge! May flowers mixed media art Wearable Flower Power ~ Silhouette Challenge Silhouette Sketch Pen Tutorial - Watercolor Flowers Dingbat Font Flower Garden Flag Stenciled Burlap Canvas Distressed White Washed Terra Cotta Pot with Book Page Flowers Creating Floral Fabric Teacups Using Your Silhouette Machine + Free Cut File! DIY Paper Flowers: 3D Paper Tulips DIY: Fabric Flower Hairpins Silhouette Sketch Pens Peony Prints Paper Purse Gift Card Holder 3d Watercolor Paper Peony Flowers DIY Home Decor Paper Blossom Branches Floral Note Card Set French Box Upcycle with Graphic Challenge ‪#‎silhouettechallenge‬ DIY Summer Activity Mason Jar Decor with Upcycled Pallet Wood Metal Etching flower kraft boxes Vellum Flower Arrangement Thank-You Cards {Made on Silhouette}

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Some other paper flowers I love from my favorite bloggers:

✂️ Tutorial

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DIY Cardstock paper flowers in Branches for Spring

Camila Rojas
Learn how to make these beautiful DIY Cardstock paper flowers in Branches with ease and start decorating your own home for Spring.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Crafting Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Category DIY & Craft
Topic home decor, Paper Craft, Spring
Pieces 12 Pieces

Tools

  • Cutting machine (like silhouette or Cricut machine)
  • Quilling tool
  • Scissors *optional

Supplies
  

  • Lots of natural branches
  • Cute papers or cardstock – colored cardstock is the cutest.
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • A cute vase
  • Ribbon optional
  • Flower templates: you can find some cute free paper flower templates over at Bird Cards

Instructions
 

STEP 1: PREP WORK

  • Found these branches in front of the house about to be picked up by the trash truck and I knew I would come up with something for them LOL.
  • I was so lucky to find Bird Cards’s site. She shares all kinds of cut files for free and these flowers I used belongs to her, if you want to snag the paper flower free svg files you can!
  • I prepared the design on my silhouette studio. Then played with them like a puzzle so I could fit as many as possible in one 12×12″ sheet of paper ‘cardstock.
  • I cut a bunch of these flowers. You can cut them in slightly different sizes and shades.
  • I cut one whole mat of one paper and a whole other with another paper. You can make more or less depending on how many branches or how big they might be.

STEP 2: CREATING THE PAPER FLOWERS

  • Then using a quilling tool {you can also use a big needle, cut the top of where you insert the thread, or just with your hands} I started to make paper flowers by rolling the flower strip from the external end.
  • At some point, I removed the tool and finished with my hands. I made them all first and then let them unroll a bit so they get a more natural look.
  • Then at the end, you will see a small circle that is made to secure the bottom of the flower. You glue it to the flower and keep every loop in place.
  • A cute flower is ready!
  • As you can see it creates in a simple way, layers of petals that look like cute little blossoms.
  • You can push down carefully the small petals to make them look more open.
  • And here I have my bunch of beautiful flowers!

STEP 3: ASSEMBLING THE FLOWER BRANCHES BOUQUET

  • I started to glue the flowers all over the branches mostly on the branch collars switching colors. That way the paper flowers blossom look almost real at a distance.
  • Keep gluing a few paper flowers in different spots on the branches. Do this so it looks like a blooming branch.

STEP 4: MAKE YOUR BOUQUET IN A CUTE VASE

  • Once you have all your branches finished, use your favorite vase and arrange the branches as you like.
  • Place it in your favorite spot or decorate your chosen space.
  • And that’s it! Enjoy!
Keyword Cardstock paper flowers, Cardstock paper flowers in Branches, Cardstock paper flowers tutorial, Cardstock rolling paper flowers, DIY Cardstock paper flowers, DIY Cardstock paper flowers in Branches, DIY Cardstock rolling paper flowers

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47 Comments

  1. This decor is so romantic and cute! When you look from a certain distance, the flowers don’t even look fake. I love it!

  2. These are gorgeous – Love it1 Thanks so much for linking this up to the Friday Frenzy.

  3. Thanks for linking to Create Link Inspire at The Crafty Blog Stalker. You have been featured and pinned! Thank you for sharing.
    –Katie, TheCraftyBlogStalker.com

  4. These are really gorgeous! I’ve been thinking about doing a branch like this for my foyer. Pinning to remember.

    1. Yayyyy That’s so cool. Happy to inspire. If you make them I would love to see them. I always enjoy seeing things inspired by the blog!
      XOXO

  5. Beautiful! Love the flowers, love the branches and love the whole project! Thanks for sharing with us!

  6. That’s beautiful! Very elegant! These flowers must have required lots of patience… But worth the effort as it’s a beautiful addition to a room. I’ never made paper flowers but may try these. I’ll keep the idea in a corner of my mind. Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much France, It looks harder than it is. It does take it’s time but it’s kind of fun LOL. I’m glad you like it! Thanks so much for your sweet visit!
      XOXO

  7. How fun! They are gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing them with ys! :) Pinning, Have a great weekend!

  8. Love how your flowers turned out and they look wonderful on the branches! You rocked the challenge this month!

  9. Cami,
    Your paper flowers are beautiful! Kinda reminds me of the dogwood blooms in the spring. In addition to creating an arrangement, I can see taking your design and adding the flowers to a gift box or on a hair clip for our daughters. Terrific idea!

    1. Hi Michele! Thanks so much for such a lovely comment! Those are great ideas too! I might take them LOL!
      XOXO

  10. Cami, these flowers are so lovely! I too love visiting Bird’s Cards site, she is so super talented and generous! I really like the way you placed your flowers…so realistic! Now I’ll have to keep an eye out for the right branches while I walk my dog!

    1. Yes, Bird’s Cards is amazing. She is talented indeed!… You will love how the branches look in the house!!!
      XOXO Thanks so much for stopping by!

  11. Cam, am in love!!. It’s so amazing. Almost real like. Once you print it out, you need to cut out each pattern properly right?.. So many twists and turns. It’s time consuming right?. Is that the Paint program in the 4th pic in this post?.. I love projects like these. Extremely beautiful ♡

    1. Hi Naznin, Thanks so much for your sweet comment. Actually no, I have a machine called Silhouette Cameo that cuts it for me. I juts place the paper or cardstock in the cutting mat and it does all the job! AMAzing right? I’m glad you like this project!!! you should take a look at the other blogger’s Silhouette projects, they are amazing!
      XOXO

      1. Hey Cam, thanks for making it clear. I read about the Silhouette Cameo in your binder post, on which I had commented yesterday but I didn’t quite understand. But now I googled it and watched how it works on Youtube and man I am impressed. It’s super duper simple and so freaking amazing!!. I love making cards for my family/friends. It’s pretty perfect for me. It’s totally neat!.

  12. I never actually seen a quilling tool before — way cool! I’m sure I’ve got an old needle sitting around that I could adapt to that until I invest in a “real” one..

    1. Thanks Sharon, Quilling tool is not an expensive tool, as far as I know. But you can definitely make you own. I did it before having this one. What I did was using a sharpie marker body case and inserted the needle in the back part and used some super bonder ad toilet paper inside the case to keep the needle in place. Since rolling the paper doesn’t take too much effort it worked. But then I preferred a proper one LOL.

      Glad you like the project!
      XOXO

  13. Great project! I bet they make your mother happy each time she sees them! ;)

    ~ Ashley

  14. I love the look of these! They really do look real from far away. :) Plus, adding them to a real branch is just genius. I might have to borrow that idea!

    1. Hey Kristy, It would honoured me if you feel inspired to make this project. It looks so nice inside the house!!! Thanks so much for your sweet visit!
      XOXO