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:
- 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 use either a polymer-based glue or a hot glue gun for my paper flowers:
- Art Glitter Glue – All-purpose non-toxic polymer glue with a fine tip, dries fast with minimal paper warping.
- Hot Glue Gun – My favorite cordless hot glue gun, an essential for fast petal to petal gluing
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.