Paper Flowers Wall Art

Paper Flowers Wall ArtWhat says spring more than flowers?! I saw this gorgeous picture the other day of some wall art featuring 3d paper flowers.  It was from Target and you could buy the flowers in a pack of 4 for $7.00.  Pff, I could totally make that! I ain’t paying $100 for something I could make myself.  Well after days of cutting flowers, rolling petals, gluing, gluing and gluing some more that pack of 4 for $7.00 started sounding pretty reasonable.   If you are as cheap crazy as me and want to try to make your own DIY paper  flower wall art, look no further! Follow the tutorial of what I did!

3d paper flower tutorial
Cut out your paper flower petals.  Roll the petals with a pen or other rounded cylinder.
rolling tools_3d flowers tutorial
 I used a few different sizes depending on how big and full I wanted my flowers to be.
Paper Flower tutorial stamen Some of the paper flowers I did had paper stamen.  To make those I wrapped them around the end of a pencil.
10 Beautiful 3d Paper Flowers
 I used 10 different types of flowers.  All can be found in the Silhouette online store.  I made some of them as big as I could to fit in a 12×12 page, some to fit in a 8 ½ x 11 page and some small ones that could be fit multiple times in one page.
Glue paper Flowers
Once the flowers were rolled, I glued them together with Elmer’s Glue. I arranged the flowers all on the board first before I adhered them to the board.
Arrange Flowers wall art

I put double sided adhesive on the back of the flowers. I just took one flower at a time from my pre made arrangement and stuck it on with the double sided adhesive.  That way I already had the arrangement laid out and it was easy to follow.  I didn’t want it to be permanent because I wanted to be able to use the flowers later.   This worked fine for a few days but then the double sided adhesive wasn’t strong enough and some of the flowers started falling down.  I am going to try hot glue and see how that does.

Spring Mantel_paper flowers
Right now the 3d paper flower wall art is resting on top of my mantel.  It feels very anthropologie-esque.  I have plans to use it for an upcoming party so I didn’t mind taking the time and paper to make it.  I love double duty projects like that.   Plus now I have cute decorations for 40+ gifts!  Can’t go wrong there!

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  1. Jamie Cripps says:

    Wow! I absolutely love this project, so amazing!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Jamie! Really I should be thanking you for all the gorgeous flowers that you designed! You are one talented lady!

  2. Wow! This turned out absolutely beautiful! I cannot wait to go home and try out these flowers. I have a few downloaded from the Sil store, but I’ve been too intimidated by all the pieces! I never was too great at puzzles. 🙂

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Heather! You have got to try them! It is so fun to see them come together. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This is absolutely stunning! I am going to have to make some of these maybe to line my bulletin board!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Michelle! I am sure they will make a beautiful addition to your bulletin board. A whole frame of flowers! Now you have the wheels turning in my head!

  4. Super cute Lisa!! It totally looks like you picked it up from Anthro!! I love paper flowers!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Tori! I am loving them too. I still can’t believe I won your giveaway! I never win anything! Maybe my luck is changing :).

  5. This is gorgeous! You should check out the rolled flowers–they are easier to assemble, in my opinion. But knowing that you used the flowers that have each layer separate makes your project even more spectacular! Awesome job!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Rachel! I have a few of the rolled flowers but they aren’t as big when they are all put together. I really wanted the flowers to be huge! I am using some rolled flowers though in a little craft I am doing with some of the young women in my neighborhood. They are much easier for them to put together. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Adorable idea!! I keep looking at the 3-D flowers and have wanted to use them for…something. You did a fabulous job. Stopping by as a fellow Silhouette Challenge Blogger. Have a great day.

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Andrea! I didn’t realize that next month the theme is flowers! I jumped the gun I guess. Next month though would be a perfect time to try out the 3d flowers! So glad you stopped by!

  7. These are gorgeous!! So fun being on this tour with you. Sharing on my FB page and pinning 😉

  8. How lovely! I particularly love the myriad of colors that you used. This would be a great focal piece on the wall!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thank you Kristy! I had a hard time deciding on the colors but I do like how they turned out in the end. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Lisa! This is gorgeous. I agree – totally Anthropologie-esque. Hope your fingers weren’t too sore after all that rolling. (P.S. my project this month was totally inspired by yours from last month…)

  10. Karen Warren says:

    Love it! It looks very professional.

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thank you for your kind words Karen! I loved reading your comment! It is what every DIY-er wants to hear!

  11. This is beautiful! I just tried the paper flowers for the first time! Hopefully I can make something close to this pretty eventually!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Nancy! Your flowers turned out beautiful too! I loved the colors you chose and I think that pipe cleaners would be perfect as stems. Can you say Mother’s day bouquet?!

  12. This is so amazing Lisa!!! I saw the same pin from Target and thought about making something similar for this Challenge. I ended up creating a bouquet, but I am TOTALLY going to create something like this when I’ve got time to cut, weed, roll and glue more flowers 😉 It’s absolutely beautiful, and I love your idea of using the flowers later for gift-toppers!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Emily! I guess I should have looked at the challenge for May… FLOWERS! Totally jumped the gun! Oh well! They are so pretty, I am sure that I can come up with something else to make with them!

  13. I love, love, love paper flowers! Thanks so much for posting which ones you used. I’m knee deep in them right now and I have tons more to make for my wedding. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • greylustergirl says:

      You are making your own wedding decorations?!! You are brave! Looking back on my wedding, I wish I would have done more handmade touches. High five to you!

  14. This is AMAZING! I have a big canvas in my kitchen that needs an update and this would be PERFECT! I need to add this to my things to do list!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Janice! I would love to see what you come up with if you end up doing something! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. This could be a 3d paper flower sampler to hang on the wall so I can choose which flower to use for the next project. So fun!

    • greylustergirl says:

      That would be a darling idea! The wheels in my head are turning already Kate! Thanks for stopping by!

  16. ooh…I love this. And yes…I am pretty super crazy cheap too. I always say I can make that…..and would be much happier spending a day creating something than buying it. Your flower wall turned out amazing!

    • greylustergirl says:

      I totally agree Sara! I have a really hard time bringing myself to buy something that I could make. Even if it will take a little extra time. I just can’t do it!! I guess it is a blessing and a curse :). Thanks for stopping by again!

  17. I didn’t realize the scale of your project until the very end! It turned out quite beautiful. I may try this on a much smaller scale…perhaps in a small picture frame. What kind of paper did you use? Thanks for the inspiration!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Hi Rachel! Thanks for your comment. The scale of the project was pretty large. I kept making flowers and it still wasn’t filling up! I think a smaller scale would be really beautiful, especially bursting out of a picture frame! That sounds so cute! I just used regular cardstock that I had on hand. Whatever paper you use, just make sure it is colored on the front and back. If you use something with a colored front and a white back, then it doesn’t look as nice when the petals are curled up. I would love to see what you come up with if you try it out!

  18. Ooh, love it! I love the board as background…and what a great idea to use the flowers on gifts later! Although, I admit that I would have a hard time taking that apart, its too colorful and lovely!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Meredith! I am having a hard time thinking about taking it apart too :(. I actually put it on the back of my giant chalkbaord so I guess I will be forced to take them off if I ever want to use my chalkboard again!

  19. Kimberly says:

    This is gorgeous, Lisa! I’m totally as crazy as you! 🙂

  20. Be still my heart: this is one of the most beautiful pieces of DIY art I have ever SEEN! Dang, Lisa. You really went above and beyond with this one. I’m feeling SO inspired. Thanks for sharing and for participating in our spring challenge. You rock!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Lauren! You are so sweet! Thank you also for giving me a shout out on instagram! I guess I should have looked ahead though to see what the May challenge was. Whoops! I jumped the gun I guess :).

  21. Wow, that looks amazing….and so much work! I’m in awe – I think I would have lost interest after completing my first flower LOL!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Pam! The flowers are so fun to make! I liked rolling them and seeing them take shape and become 3d. Each one is different and maybe that helped keep my interest. That and I am extremely stubborn :).

  22. I love the vibrant colors. Your project has inspired me to create a phrase about spring on a canvas and put 3d flowers to embellish. Now……where did that paper go…..

    • greylustergirl says:

      Sounds very interesting Erin! I would love to see your finished product! Thanks for stopping by!

  23. I found you on craftgawker and JUST had to stop by. So glad I found your site and am amazed at your talent! New follower.

    • greylustergirl says:

      So glad you popped over Amy! I found your blog through craftgawker as well. I loved those herb markers you made with that Rotex!! Perfect mix of vintage, modern and whimsical! Following you too!

  24. I love love love this project! i’m totally going to pull out my silhouette and make some 3d flowers!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Angela! And thanks for the shout out on twitter!! I would love to see your project if you end up making some 3d flowers!

  25. my gosh, that is gorgeous!