I made a calla lily a while back which was a bit underwhelming because it only required 1 piece. I thought I would challenge myself a little more with a full-on lily design this time around.
I’m a huge fan of my semi-rolled paper flower technique. Not only is it faster to make flowers this way, I think it makes it more symmetrical.
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Recommended Materials for Paper Lilies
Cardstock – I like to use medium weight cardstock with a colored core. It flexes easily and doesn’t have white frayed edges.
- 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.
Glue – I use Tacky Glue.
Template – I’ve included my Paper Lily templates in my resource library.
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Tutorial for Making Paper Lily
Step 1: Cut out all the pieces from the template
Step 2: Glue the petals pieces into a circle. I included a glue tab in the templates set. Optional step to curl the petals outwards.
Step 3: Glue the smaller loop on top of the bigger loop. Then glue the rolled up stamen piece to the center.
Step 4: I’ve included a base leaf loop that I use for all my bouquet flowers. This step is optional.