I’ve created a simple paper hyacinth template that minimizes the amount of work it takes to assemble one of these paper flowers.
I love creating templates that simplify the most complicated paper flower designs. This was one of those projects.
I’ve been meaning to make this paper hyacinth for a while but sort of stalled because I didn’t want to spend an entire afternoon doing it and I didn’t have the first base form.
I manage to solve both problems and I’m so excited to share the template and tutorial with all of you.
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Materials for Paper Hyacinth
Cardstock – I really want to emphasize using medium weight cardstock with colored cores for this projects. Otherwise, there will be a lot of fraying and the petals won’t hold the curl as well. Here are some of my favorite brands:
- 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.
Tissue paper – I pulled a sheet from an assorted set I got from amazon. You want a color similar to the cardstock but it doesn’t have to be exactly the same. I love this set of assorted tissue paper, I use them for all sorts of craft projects and always have some around for the random last minute gift.
Glue – I highly recommend a hot glue gun for this project or you will be gluing all afternoon.
Templates – This paper hyacinth flower template is available in both SVG and printable PDF formats for free in my resource library.
Tutorial for paper hyacinth
Step 1: Cut the petals strips
I used a blue light grip mat for cutting these petals strips. I cut about 70 petal strips for a flower that was about 8 inches tall. It ended up only being like 4 sheets of cardstock.
Step 2: Make the center form
Scrunch the tissue paper into a tube around the floral stem and glue it in place along the stem.
Step 3: Curl the petals
I used the softer side of a scraper but you can also use any straight edge.
Loop the petal strip such that the curled petals fan out.
Step 4: Glue the petal loop onto the tissue form
You can glue this in two separate steps if you want but I just did it in one. I held the petal loop and applied some glue to the base. I then applied a little more glue to the form where I wanted to place the petals.
Hold it in place for a about 10 seconds and it should cool off enough to stay in place.
I first did a round where the petals were more spaced out and then interwove more petals strips to make it more dense. If a few of them topple over, it’s fine because I think it makes the finished bouquet look more natural.
This flower design was relatively simple. The only drawback is accidentally burning your fingertips given how much glue was involved. Just be careful and you’re all set!