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.
- Recollection Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon – This set is a little lighter in weight but the colors are beautiful in 3D
- 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
- 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.
- Assorted Pink Set from Paper Paper – This is a must-have for paper flower makers. The variety is perfect to create a bouquet.
- Assorted Purple Set from Paper Paper – This is another must-have for paper flower makers. I love the variety of finishes in this pack.
- Metallic Variety Set from Paper Paper – I don’t know any avid paper crafter that doesn’t use Stardream metallics line of shimmer paper. It is the only metallic cardstock line that I know of that has such variety and has colored cores.
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!