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20 Gorgeous Giant Paper Flowers to Make

We recently celebrated my daughter’s First Communion. It was a beautiful day and my girl was so happy. We held a small reception in the downstairs church hall afterward. To dress it up a bit we created a backdrop with DIY paper flowers. Here is a collection of the nicest giant paper flower tutorials I found when looking for paper flower backdrops.

Here are some inspiration images we love. These gorgeous pap

For my first daughter’s party we went with an all yellow theme. You can see all the diy spring party ideas here. For my son’s party we stuck with a white theme including this Upcycled centerpiece idea.

Collage of DIY spring party decorating ideas including centerpieces, favors, cookies and decor

This time we planned something pink, gold and white. We created a paper flower backdrop where we were able to take some family photos. 

There were so many beautiful giant paper flower tutorials out there and I wanted to share them with you! Here are 20 of the nicest giant flowers I was able to find on the internet. Most of them come with free printable templates. I hope they’re helpful in making your own backdrops for parties, baby showers, or decor.

Items you may need to make these flowers include hot glue and a glue gun, different types of paper and card, tissue paper, scissors, crepe paper, and other little touches.

DIY Giant Paper Flowers Tutorials

Giant Alora Garden Rose

Beautiful pink alora garden rose made with paper

The frilly layers and detail in this giant paper rose by Burlap and Blue immediately jumped out at me.

Giant Paper Dahlias

Hello gorgeous paper dahlias!

3-D Paper Flowers

The layering of colours yet simplicity of these pretty 3-D flowers from Red Ted Art got my attention. The small and medium petals layer so well!

White Paper Roses

How pretty would these all-white big paper flowers be for a wedding backdrop? There’s a great tutorial with step-by-step instructions over on My Online Wedding Help. The way the flower builds from the center of the petal looks so effective.

Multi-Coloured Giant Paper Flowers

The different shapes, colours and sizes of paper flowers in this display by The Craft Patch Blog are so interesting to look at.

Gold and White Giant Paper Flower

Like the different shape of this flower by Craftify my Love as well as the mix of gold and white patterned paper.

Rippled Paper Roses

These large flower petals with pretty ripples and different shades of the layers gives depth to these roses by Country Hill Cottage.

Giant Paper Rosettes

These pretty paper rosettes , also from Country Hill Cottage, would make a huge impact on the wall.

Tissue Paper Daisies

How sweet is this idea for tissue paper daisies? You could use these giant standing paper flowers in a spot where there’s no sunshine but you still want to have something floral.

Tone on Tone Paper Flowers

The center of the flower area of these tone-on-tone flowers by Create and Babble provide a lovely contrasting texture to the flower. The larger flowers were inspired by this tutorial (with template) from Ash and Crafts. We used a slight variation of the large flowers for our own backdrop.

Furled Petal Rose

I really like the furls on this design by Jennifer Maker as well as the compact shape. Although you can  cut the card stock paper by hand, there’s SVG  cut files option for using your cutting machine such as a Cricut or Silhouette. Then just later up from the base of the petal to make the flower as complex as you want.

Pointed Tip Flowers

We actually chose this flower design from Abbi Kirsten for the Communion party and made over a dozen of them. You can use more or fewer layers to create flowers of different sizes. And her resource library is filled with all sorts of lovely paper flower tutorials.

Multi-Layered, Tone-on-Tone Flowers

The level of detail in the layering of these small petals and large petals by Hey Let’s Make Stuff is just beautiful with a mix of smaller flowers. You can use darkest colors for the largest petals then work to lighter shades for a realistic look.

Giant Paper Rose with Leaves

Well, a girl can never have too many roses, right? This giant paper rose by Dream Posy also comes with templates for the cutting the pretty vine leaves.

Giant Paper Poppies

A field of poppies! Just love these oversized free standing paper poppies made using regular printer paper! Find the full

Pink and Beige Flowers

This pattern by Stacey Homemaker provides a slightly different floral shape with quite a bit of depth. The beige and pink flower color scheme is also so lovely and modern. 

Huge Tissue Paper Flowers

Who doesn’t have stacks of tissue paper just waiting to be upcycled? That’s the best part of these colourful tissue paper flowers by Hello Creative Family: high impact for low cost

Jumbo Paper Peonies

Who can resist peonies? This paper peony tutorial by Lia Griffith is a fun way to put these short-lasting blooms on display year-round.

Colorful Paper Flowers on Stems

These flowers from Oh Joy are so colourful and fun with interesting different petal shapes and different colors. Plus don’t they look great on the dowel stems? You could create a whole lovely flower garden.

Giant Paper Flower Tablescape

Life is a Party used a beautiful mix of giant paper flowers to create a pretty spring center pieces. She includes a how-to video going over the basic steps to make a variety of different paper flowers.

As I mentioned above, we use the designs by Abbi Kirsten and Ash and Crafts to create our own flowers. We actually used pearlescent pink, white and gold wrapping paper which came out much less expensive than using card stock. Here’s my littlest in the flower garden showing them off.

I hope you’ve found some floral inspiration for your special event in this collection. I’ll share some of the photos we took of the backdrop. Also, now that the party is done, I’ll be repurposing them as home decor for the girls’ bedroom. Stay tuned for this pics as well!

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Saturday 11th of May 2019

The flowers you created for your daughter's First Communion looks so gorgeous! Thank you so much for including our rose and rosette!

Jane and Sonja

Tuesday 14th of May 2019

Our pleasure Cyna! Thank you for creating such beautiful flowers. -Jane

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