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.
- Recollections 65lb Cardstock from Michaels
- Favorite Assorted Pink/Blush 12″x12″ Recollections Set
- Favorite Assorted Purple 12″x12″ Recollections Set
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon
- Neenah Collections Assorted Set from Amazon
- Kraft Cardstock from Michaels
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!