These are some of my easiest to make (free) paper flower SVG and PDF templates along with its tutorial.
There are actually more than 9 flowers in my collection! Since I started this post, I have designed more. Check out the rest of my paper flower designs here.
I’m not one of these people who loves to spend an hour on a flower. I’m more about quality and quantity so I’ve gone through extra effort to design my templates to minimize assembly confusion and time.
I’ve ordered the flowers from easiest to hardest. Even the hardest is not that hard. Each flower takes me no more than 5 minutes to make.
For the cardstock paper flowers, I prefer to use my Cricut cutting machine to do all the cutting. It goes so much faster and makes much more precise cuts. If you are interested in getting a Cricut, I’ve provided some guides on which machine and accessories I’d recommend for beginners here.
All of my flower templates are free and available in my resource library in both SVG and printable PDF formats.
This one is the easiest to make. It is a just a single spiral strip of rose petals. I’ve customized the template so that the petals are naturally offset when rolled. Please check out the tutorial in the link above for more details.
If you have a cutting machine, this one is super easy to make. I love using shimmer paper to enhance the 3D effect. This one is actually quite straight forward to cut by hand with a pair of scissors as well.
Crepe paper makes for really beautiful paper flowers but it is a bit on the pricey side. I wanted to find a way to use regular party streamers to make flowers. Party streamers are also much more affordable than crepe paper sheets.
I love using crepe paper but all the tutorials out there take forever and getting the big sheets of crepe paper is super expensive. I’ve created a rolled crepe flower that you can make out of streamers that takes like 3 minutes. This one is very similar to the streamer paper flower but you are not limited to the width of the streamer.
This is one of my favorite cardstock flowers to make. While it looks super complicated, it is relatively straight forward as well. The hardest part was getting the proportions of the petals right. I’ve optimized the template for this. Most paper Dahlias involved gluing each individual petal. I don’t have time for this so I turned it into a petal rings that you just stack on top of each other.
This one is another complicated looking flower that is super easy to make. Thicker cardstock paper holds the shape well and is very similar to the real-life petals.
I wanted to include a basic flower and so this is what this tutorial is about. You can use these simple flowers for a lot of different decor and craft projects.
I wanted to find a way to make these giant wall flowers faster. I finally found a way to use my stapler on these flowers to make the process go a little faster.
I think Magnolias are so beautiful. Now I found a way to make them on my Cricut Machine.
For this one, you probably want to use a cutting machine. The hardest part was creating a template that would offset the petals. Since I’ve already done the hard part, the rest of it is easy.
This one is cute for a more tropical feel.
Easy is a relative word here. Peonies take forever to make. I figured out to reduce this down to 5 minutes, which is still long by my book but some of the other methods I see out there take like an hour per flower!
This one is probably best made with a cutting machine. It makes for a great wall flower backdrop. I put it up in my kid’s room.
This is another layered paper flower but it requires a little more hot glue gun action to position the petals in place.
I love the simplicity of this paper flower both in its finished look and assembly.
This might look like it would take forever but it’s actually just a bunch of petal strips. Just make sure you use a hot glue gun or the glue might take hours to dry.