DIY Paper Camellia (with free flower template)

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.

    • 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.

    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!

    paper camillia

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    9 thoughts on “DIY Paper Camellia (with free flower template)”

    1. Mara Rivera

      Please share link to register for access to the resource library.

      1. Hi there, it looks light you’ve registered successfully! The info has been sent to your email. Great to have you!

    2. Susan

      I signed up but I have not received email confirmation.
      Do I need to pay subscription in order to access free twmetes?


        Hi there! All the templates are in my free resource library (see link in menu bar). No purchase necessary!

    3. Sheila

      I new to cricut but, when I did my very first paper flowers, I follow your tutorials and this one is my favorite one to make. Thank you for the easy tutorial.

    4. Retha

      Thank you for this great resource. I can’t wait to get started making these beautiful flowers

      1. Ishieta Chopra

        Welcome 🙂
        Happy Crafting!

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