Free Craft Project

Paper Flowers

There are many different types of paper flowers. Here we've listed the daisy and an accordian style flower. Both are very easy and very decorative.


flower daisy

Cut numerous 1" long strips (1/4" wide). Glue two strips together making an X. Keep gluing additional strips, filling in the empty spaces. Allow to dry.

Make a tight coil for the center of the flower. Glue in place.

For a layered look, add longer strips, or, if the flower is very full, clip some of the petals with scissors.

An alternative method is to cut paper circles of slightly different sizes. Cut 1/4" wide slits from the outer edge of the circle to within a 1/2" of the center point. Glue the paper circles together and then create a tight coil and glue it in the center of the flower.

flower accordian Accordian Flower


  • 2 strips of paper 8" long and 1/2" wide (can be different colors)
  • 1 paper triangle (see Figure 6)
  • glue


Referring to Figure 6, glue the two strips together to form a right angle. Take the bottom strip and fold it over the joint, then take the other strip and fold it over the first one (over the joint). Keep repeating the steps until the strips are all used up. Glue the ends.

accordian flower diagram

Now you should have an accordian-like piece. Stretch it slightly and then turn it into a tight circle, gluing the ends together. Hold it between your fingers until the glue dries.

Starting at the wide end of the triangle, roll it tightly and then glue the pointed tip. Slide this tight roll into the center of the flower with about 2/3's of it protruding. Glue in place.