DIY Paper Camellia (with free flower template)

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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.

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    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.

    Glue – I like tacky glue mostly because I don’t like to get out the glue gun when I don’t have to. I like to use the smallest bottle from Michaels because it is easier to handle.

    Tape – Any type will do.

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

    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.

    paper flower template

    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.

    paper flower template

    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!

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