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.
Step 3: fold the center circle tab and glue the base
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.
Bouquet of Flowers Templates Set
31 thoughts on “Spiral Paper Flower – 14 Free Templates”
Do you have hand cut templates
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.
How do I find the password to access the SVG’s for the paperflowers?
Hi there, The pw to access all my SVGs will be sent to your email.
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
Hi there, All of my templates are available for free in my resource library (see link in menu bar) for my subscribers.
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
hmm, that’s strange. Are you clicking the link in my resource library?
Hi! I’m having the same issue with downloading. It comes up as a bunch of code, no button to click download.
Hi there, the actual template file is in my resource library (see link in menu bar).
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!!
Hi there, yes, you can sign up for the passwd and newsletter at the bottom of every post!
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!
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!!!
Aw, thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to crafting with you more 🙂
i have signed up twice and still have not received the password
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.
Hi! Do you have a diagram that shows which template looks like which finished flower?
That’s a good idea! I haven’t had time to do that yet…will put it on the list.
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
Please send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org for the details.
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
Can help you out with both 🙂
just drop us an email on: email@example.com with your queries and we’ll respond 🙂
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!
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.
thanks for the templates. I was wondering if I could use these templates (spiral paper flower) with felt?
We have a few dedicated felt spiral rolled flower templates in the free resource library. The felt material requires a simpler spiral template.
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.
In the free resources library, please use the search bar to find.
Alternatively, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and our elf will help you out, she will send over the free templates and assist with any other queries.
Hello, can you you these templates to cut felt as well?
Only the simpler ones. For the more complex shred the felt.