The camellia flower is also another great starter paper flower that is super easy to make.
Some people prefer to make it rolled but it is such a symmetrical flower, I prefer to make each layer individually so I can control the offset.
This is a great flower for viewing head on, as in, it is less compelling on a stem. I like to use it as wall decor, in wreaths or in arrangements where the stems are not visible.
The templates (SVG and PNG) for this Paper Camellia is free and available in my resource library.
Materials for a Paper Camellia:
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Cardstock – My favorite and the one I used int he photos is this metallic assorted cardstock set from Amazon. I like it the most because the core is not white and it shimmers in this subtle elegant way.
- 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.
Tape – Any type will do.
Let’s get started…
Tutorial for How to Make Paper Camellia
Step 1: Print your free paper flower template
I’ve created a printable flower template available in multiple formats. See the end of this article on instructions on how to access your free template.
Step 2: Cut the printable flower template
I cut my paper flower templates on the Cricut but it is totally doable by hand.
Step 3: Curl the petals
You can use a scraper, or just do it by hand. I use this scraper I have for my cast iron pan.
The smallest layer is just folded inwards.
Step 4: Assemble the layers
I like to have the curls for the 2 largest layers face down and the rest face up.
I also like to use tape for the 4 largest layers to add more depth. I then use the glue for the topmost layers.
That’s it! Easy Peasy!