5 Petal Flower Template

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This is a tutorial for a general 5 petal flower template with free printable and SVG designs.

It is probably the easiest paper flower to make. It is a great beginner flower that doesn’t require a cutting machine.

It is also quite satisfying for seasoned paper flower crafters looking for something to add to their repertoire.

In terms of paper flower making, most designs fall into a few different bucks. There’s the individual petal designs. These designs are great for having lots of control over the design of each petal and how they are assembled together. They do take a lot of time to both design, cut and assemble and I tend to stay away from these designs because it just takes the fun out of it when it takes so long.

On the other end of the spectrum is the rolled paper flower where all the petals are cut attached to one another and is typically a spiral of petals. You can do some variation on the petal designs but they tend to have a similar look. While you don’t have a lot of control over the specific position of each petal with respect to each other, they are fast to assemble. You just roll, glue, and move one to the next. These are great for shadow boxes and other projects where you need a lot of paper flowers.

Layered paper flowers are somewhere in between in terms of control and effort. There is more variety in the shape of petals and it’s not too bad to put together.

However, there is one drawback to layered paper flowers. These paper flowers are not ideal for bouquets since they are relatively flat but they really add an extra wow factor to home decor projects like shadow boxes and wreaths.

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This set of 5 five petal paper flowers are free and available in my resource library.

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Materials for five petal flower template layered flower

Cardstock – I love using metallic shimmer cardstock for these paper flowers which is what I used in the photos. Here are some of my favorite brands for cardstock that I use for paper flowers.

Glue – I like tacky glue but a glue gun works too

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

It is also possible to make this just using scissors.

Tutorial for a general 5 Petal Layer Paper Flower

While the petals may differ for each design, the method for putting the flowers together stays the same. Here are my tips for cutting and assembling layer 5 petal paper flowers.

Step 1: How to cut 5 petal paper flower

As I mentioned earlier, you can cut these by hand. I like to do all my paper flower template cutting with my Cricut cutting machine. This design is relatively simple and doesn’t need a sticker mat so I like to use a light grip blue mat for cutting. I find the light grip mat is much easier for clean up.

five petal flower template

Step 2: Curl the petals

I like to use a rigid edge or a credit card to do this part. As you can see, you don’t need a dedicated scraper. Here, I am just using the scraper that came with my Lodge cast iron pan.

I think a basic scrap with all the petals going in one direction looks great but you can always experiment with different curl directions.

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Step 3: Glue the layers together.

I like to play around with this step. Sometimes I will invert a curled layer to add more dimension to the flower. If I do that, I will glue where the petals touch.

5 petal flower template free printable

Otherwise, just stacking them from biggest to smallest also works great.

You can also add spacers between the layers to create more depth. Double-sided foam tape is great as a spacer that doesn’t weigh too much.

That’s it!

It’s really quite straight forward. For some of the petal shapes, I will skip a layer. In other ones, I invert the base layer. There are many ways to assemble this basic paper flower.

5 petal flower template free printable

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6 thoughts on “5 Petal Flower Template”

  1. such a cute way to put together your own faux flower accents with an unexpected texture! Thanks for sharing I can’t wait to try this out!

  2. shannon says:

    thank you for these flowers!

  3. Shinae says:

    These flowers are beautiful! It came out so much better than I had imagined. Thank you!!!!

  4. Mina says:

    can i use all your free svgs for commercial use? is that ok for you? 🙂

    • Hi, thank you for asking, I usually require a purchase of the premium SVG membership subscription for a commercial license.

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