Large paper flowers are all the rage for photo backdrops, party decor, and kids room decor, and it’s not surprising because they’re beautiful! When grouped together they make quite a statement. Did you know that it’s so easy to use paper plates to make paper flowers? It’s true! Let us show you how to make paper plate flowers, and we think you’ll be hooked!
Each paper plate flower only requires two paper plates be used, so these large flowers are very economical! Use them as a photo backdrop at parties and events or as room decor for teens and dorm rooms.
Supplies Needed to Make Flowers with Paper Plates
These are the supplies we used to make the paper flowers shown in this post. Feel free to supplement with supplies you already have on hand!
- Two paper plates
- Small cup
- Hot glue gun and glue
How to Make Large Paper Plate Flowers
These instructions and photos should help you make the perfect flower, but we also have a video tutorial at the end of this post!
Take one paper plate and cut five rounded edge triangles along the edges. This forms the outer petals of the paper plate flower.
Set that paper plate aside, and get another paper plate. Cut out the inner circle from that paper plate.
Flip over the cut out circle and trace the bottom of a cup in the middle of that paper plate circle.
Cut inward toward the traced circle – all the way around the paper plate circle. Make sure to stop cutting once you reach the pencil line.
Flip the paper plate circle over and gently bed the cut fringes upward. Then alternate bending some higher than others to create even more dimension.
Cut along the inner rim of the paper plate so that you have a strip of paper.
Then, roll that strip inward to form a coil of sorts.
Finally, it’s time to fire up the hot glue gun! Once it’s heated, glue the center circle portion onto the base portion of the paper plate flower. Follow that with the coil portion on top of the center circle.
That completes your paper plate flower craft.
There are so many ways to customize these paper flowers for whatever look you are going for: paint them, use colored paper plates, add stems and leaves, and more!
Video Tutorial for Making Paper Plate Flowers
If any of those steps don’t make sense, check out our video on making flowers from paper plates! It should definitely help.
And, make sure to check out our ever-growing gallery of Paper Plate Decor Crafts for more great ideas!
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