These paper marigold flowers are super festive and can be added to any bigger craft project easily.
I can’t say this is my favorite flower but sometimes you just feel like making something a little different. These paper marigolds are pretty petty and make for a cute headband.
Since it’s fall, I figured the color scheme also worked for other DIY decor projects around the house.
Marigolds are also very popular in garlands and celebrations and ceremonies.
These rolled paper marigolds are really easy to make and the perfect design for larger garlands and such projects where you need to make more than a few flowers.
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Materials for Paper Marigolds
Cardstock – I like using medium weight cardstock with colored cores for rolled flowers. I can’t stress the colored cores enough for rolled flowers. Here are some of my favorite brands:
- 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 either a polymer-based glue or a hot glue gun for my paper flowers:
Template- this rolled paper marigold flower templates is free in both SVG and printable PDF formats in my resource library:
Tutorial for Paper Marigolds
Step 1: Cut out the rolled paper petals spiral
I like to use blue light grip mats for rolled flower cutting. I find because the whole sheet goes down, it grips just fine even for more intricate petal designs.
Step 2: Start rolling the flower
I start with the outer most petal and just get the flower started with my fingers. Sometimes I will use a paper clip to hold this in place as I continue the roll.
Step 3: glue the base
Once the flower has been rolled, add a dab of glue to the center most base circle and hold the rolled flower on it for about 10 seconds.
Leave it to set for about 30 minutes.
Step 4: Accessorize with the rolled flower
To turn these marigolds into a headband, I first started with a strip of felt and glued the flowers on this strip. You can also use any type of fabric.
Trim the base fabric after you’ve glued the flowers. Then attach it to the headband.