Spiral Paper Flower – 14 Free Templates

Spiral paper flowers are the perfect addition to so many craft projects from shadow boxes, to cards to wall art.

I love the look of a flatter spiral paper flower for all sorts of arts and craft projects. From simple arrangments to more complicated bouquets, they are the most versatile paper flower to use for every occasion.

Here, I’ve just placed a set of these spiral paper flowers against a dark backdrop in interesting configurations. I then added some gold paper foliage. There actually wasn’t much to it and there are only 14 spiral paper flowers. There is no need to fill an entire shadow box to get a dramatic art piece.

This set includes 7 different petal shapes and 2 patterns for each petal shape. One set is uniform throughout the roll and the other set has a slight gradient increasing in size for the outer petals. I’ve purposely designed these to have a flatter petal so that the finished flower is flatter.

Recommend Materials and Templates for Spiral Paper Flowers

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Cardstock – My favorite cardstock for rolled flowers is the Recollections 65lb line with colored cores. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
  • Cricut Joy Insert Card Packs – You don’t have to use these with the Cricut Joy, they are nice material kids for cardmaking.
  • Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte-colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
  • Poptone Assorted Variety Pack – This is the perfect peppy assortment of colors of heavy cardstock. It’s a heavy cardstock assortment with colors I actually use frequently for cardmaking.
  • Seasonal Assorted Variety Pack – This is a slight variation on the Poptone assortment and has a quite few neutrals that complement almost any accent color.
  • Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go-to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.

Glue – I use tacky glue. A glue gun works too but I can’t be bothered to get mine out.

Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

Templates – All 14 of my templates are free, they are available in SVG, DXF and PNG file formats in my resource library.

How to Make Spiral Paper Flowers

Step 1: Gather your materials and cut the templates

Step 2: Start the roll with a quilling tool of choice. I actually don’t own any real tools, I just use tweezers or a bobby pin or paper clip to get things started.

paper rose template

Step 3: fold the center circle tab and glue the base

paper flower template

There are all sorts of different arrangements you can make with your spiral paper flower. For a more dramatic effect, try a combination of super bright and saturated background color with a gradient of spiral paper flowers.

You can also supplement with some fake foliage or paper leaves.

I find making these spiral paper flowers super fun and satisfying. This is a great beginner’s paper flower design. You can also experiment with rolling them tighter or looser depending on the end aesthetic you are going for.

They are also fun flowers to put in shadow box for some wall art. You can add them to various wrapping projects or decor crafts. I’ve even put them on cakes, diaper cakes that is!

At this point, I’ve used them in hundreds of different paper flower projects and the possibilities are endless. Get your free templates set today and start adding them to projects.

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31 thoughts on “Spiral Paper Flower – 14 Free Templates”

  1. Beverly Hunt

    Do you have hand cut templates

    1. Hi Beverly, I usually have a PNG and/or PDF file with the templates set which are printable. I’ve been meaning to go through and recolor the PNG/PDF format versions of the templates so it minimizes ink but I haven’t had a chance to redo all of them yet.

  2. marisa

    How do I find the password to access the SVG’s for the paperflowers?

  3. Jacqui

    Hi, how do I download these? I’m wanting to cut them with my Cricut…I have scanned the page over and over but can’t find the download button or link


    1. Hi there, All of my templates are available for free in my resource library (see link in menu bar) for my subscribers.

  4. Amanda

    Found the link, looks like where you’d download but when opens all of them are like tons of code for like programming. Nothing you could download ??? Help

  5. Melissa

    Hi! I’m having the same issue with downloading. It comes up as a bunch of code, no button to click download.

  6. Lizz

    Hello, I would love to try the flowers but cannot seem to find a download button, yes I have been to the resource area, do I need a password? Please tell me how to download that file, thaaanks!!

  7. Lizz

    Yes, I did see that and got a download BUT they came out weird, all on one page and I don’t know how to get them to work…sorry!

  8. Stephany Marie Rodriguez

    Subscribed and downloads are complete! Crafting during quarantine has safed my sanity and your templates, articles and your entire site has saved my life! Mother’s day is only a few days away and going to the store is only for food and other essential needs, so learning the art of rolled flowers helps me with my next best solution for a bouquet! Thank you!!!

  9. Kimberly Light

    i have signed up twice and still have not received the password

    1. Hi there, I’m not sure its possible to sign up twice. Regardless, it looks like the email reached you?! it looks like you were able to open the email at least. The passwd is in every email I send.

  10. Elizabeth Kidd

    Hi! Do you have a diagram that shows which template looks like which finished flower?

  11. Maryann Sutherland

    Hi there….. Your flowers are beautiful. I have downloaded your magnolia flower, but am having a hard time downloading any others. I don’t see where I type in the password. Please help when you have a moment. I am trying to create a flower swag for my daughter’s engagement party.
    Thanks so much

  12. Niki

    Hi. Something is going wrong. It keeps saying my username/email is not right and I can’t log in to your free resources. I also can’t find the original email with the password. Hope you can help. I’m after the rolled flower svgs

    1. Elf @DomesticHeights

      Hi Niki,
      Can help you out with both 🙂
      just drop us an email on: info@domesticheights.com with your queries and we’ll respond 🙂
      Happy Crafting!

  13. Whitney Hagaman

    Hi there! I have the rolled flowers downloaded, thank you for those!! I’m wondering, on the Cricut, how big do you usually cut them? I’m not sure how to measure for these. Thanks!

    1. Elf @DomesticHeights

      Hi Whitney,
      It really depends on which template and how tightly you rolled them. As a rough order of magnitude, with an 8inch wide-cut spiral, you can usually make a 1.5 to 2 inch wide tighter rolled flower or a 4-inch wide loose flower.

  14. Elizabeth Cullinane

    thanks for the templates. I was wondering if I could use these templates (spiral paper flower) with felt?

    1. Elf @DomesticHeights

      Hi Elizabeth,
      We have a few dedicated felt spiral rolled flower templates in the free resource library. The felt material requires a simpler spiral template.

  15. Romana

    It is really hard to get to the templates. When I click on free resources in the menu bar there is no further link to them. Just a log in screen. I think something is going wrong or it is purposefly hard to get to them. I can understand that but then it is not fair to advertise free template inside when there is no link to them in the actual blog post.

    1. Elf @DomesticHeights

      Hi Romana,

      In the free resources library, please use the search bar to find.
      Alternatively, please send an email to info@domesticheights.com and our elf will help you out, she will send over the free templates and assist with any other queries.

  16. Katalin

    Hello, can you you these templates to cut felt as well?

    1. Elf @DomesticHeights

      Hi Katalin,
      Only the simpler ones. For the more complex shred the felt.
      Happy Crafting!

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