Peonies are definitely one of my all-time favorite flowers! They are so unique and just absolutely gorgeous, especially around Valentine’s Day, I love switching up the typical rose and using a peony instead. However, they can be one of the priciest flowers on the market! But I know how you can make these gorgeous flowers with just a few simple steps and waaaaay less money! This post will show you how to make DIY paper peonies and it even includes a free template so you can make the perfect peony every time!
List of Supplies:
- Colored craft papers – 2 colors for 1 flower.
- Cardstock paper.
- Paper Peony Template. Instructions on how to get this free template below.
- Pencil – to trace the pattern from template.
- Craft glue.
First of all, print and cut out the patterns from the template. The template includes 12 large petals, 6 medium petals, 3 small petals, 1 strip for the center and 1 round piece for the base. Select a color for the flower and cut out the petals from it. Cut out a small strip from yellow craft paper and a round piece from a cardstock paper.
Take the petals and cut small slits on them from the bottom.
Take any one petal and apply a small amount of glue near any 1 side of the slit. Overlap the parts on both sides of the slit and press to join them. This will give the petals a 3d look.
Do same for all the petals. You can also use a small round object to curve the sides of the petals, but it’s optional.
Take the round base cut out from cardstock and start gluing the curved petals on the base one by one. First glue a layer of 6 large petals around the edge of the base.
Glue the second layer of the rest of the large petals inside the first layer. Add the third layer of medium 6 petals. For each layer we’ll move towards the center.
Finally, glue the layer of 3 small petals. While the glue dries, cut small fringe on the yellow craft paper.
Roll the fringed yellow paper and glue at the end to secure the roll. Use green craft paper to cut out leaf patterns and add them with the flower at the bottom.
Viola! You’re finished with your gorgeous DIY paper peonies! Make as many as you want without spending anymore money, plus they never die!
What do you think about these DIY paper peonies? Do you think you would like to make them?
This DIY Paper Peonies Template is FREE and available for immediate download by subscribing to Design Dazzle!
To receive this free template – enter your email address in the box below and click submit. Make sure to check your inbox for an email from Design Dazzle. You will have access to all of our FREE printables and also will receive an email newsletter filled with lots of great information. Don’t worry your email address will never be sold.
Printable files are for personal use only. They are not for commercial use.
If you liked this post then check out some of my other free printable posts: