DIY Easy Anemone Paper Flower

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I love the Anemone flower, it is so simple and whimsical.

They come in all different colors in nature from pinks to purples to white.

I made a rich purple one here for this tutorial but they are all beautiful. I chose to use tissue paper because it is the most inexpensive and has a airy feel similar to the real flower


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Tissue Paper – I started out with a pack of assorted colored tissues paper like this one from Amazon. I only used the pale pinks and neutrals but its fun to play with other color combos. Plus, the assorted packs have metallic pieces too which make for great accents.

Floral wire – I used one similar to this one from Amazon.

Thick Green Masking Tape – I like this one from Amazon.

Glue – I like Tacky Glue but anything will work here.

Anemone template – I’ve included a free printable paper flower template that is available in all file formats.

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    How to Make a Paper Anemone

    Step 1: Cut the petals using the template

    anemone paper flower template

    Step 2: Bunch the base of each petal

    anemone paper flower template

    Step 3: Tape the center piece to the end of the floral stem and wrap in concentric circles.

    paper anemone flower

    Step 4: Start with a 6 inch piece of floral tape and start taping the petals around the center in concentric circles.

    how to make paper flower anemone

    Step 5: Make the base leave using the masking tape. This is the reason I prefer the thicker masking tape, so I can cut leave like shapes to cover the base of the flower.

    Step 6: Rearrange petals for balance.

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