Paper Plumeria Flowers

Plumeria flowers are the ultimate tropical flower and now you can bring a little bit of vacation mode home with you with this paper plumeria template.

I have fond memories of plumeria flowers. On our honeymoon in Bali, I had booked just a regular room at a beach resort because I thought the suites were outrageously priced.

Somehow, when we got there, they decided to upgrade us for free to the villa. Maybe they had a slow week. This was the only time in my life I got to stay in a villa, with a private pool!

Room service would sprinkle these little flowers all over our bed every day after cleaning. They would only last a day or so but while they were fresh, they looked picture perfect.

I wanted to recreate a version of that flower that would last a little longer.

It’s not quite like getting them in a private beach resort villa in Bali but it’ll do for now.

*this article contains affiliate links for your convenience, see full disclosures here

Materials for Paper Plumeria Flowers

Cardstock – Plumeria flowers come in all sorts of colors. This is a relatively simple design but I would still recommend a medium weight paper with a colored core if you are cutting it with a cutting machine. 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.

Oil Pastels – if you want to create a gradient effect on your petals, I recommending coloring in the areas with oil pastels. I have this super affordable set made my Pentel.

Glue – I recommend a polymer based glue for this project

Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

Template – This paper plumeria flower template is available for free in both SVG and printable PDF formats in my free resource library.

Get access to all my project templates and printables.

Join my templates and tutorials newletter and get access to 200+ FREE SVG cut files and printable templates.

    Unsubscribe at any time.

    Making Paper Plumeria Flowers

    Cutting the template

    I like using my Cricut to cut these templates. I use a light grip blue mat which seems sufficient for this design.

    This is a super simple template and can easily be cut with just a pair of scissors. However, if you are going to make a bunch, I highly recommend getting the cutting machine.

    Coloring the Petals

    I just color the inside corner of the petal with the oil pastel and then smear it out with a q-tip. A tissue works as well.

    Watercolors work as well but the center of this particular template is a little fragile and the water weakens the paper and you risk it falling apart.

    Curling the petals

    I like to use the end of a brush or a pin to curl this petal. I simple align the brush end along the vertical of the petal and roll the paper between my fingers using the brush as a guide.

    Gluing the petals

    I actually tried a few different designs.; some had individual petals, some had wider petals. I ended up with this design because I like to avoid individual petals when possible because it makes it more difficult to keep the flower symmetrical.

    I like the petals to be barely overlapping. I found the hot glue gun to work slightly better in this case because it dries really fast. I just add the tiniest dab on one side of the petal and then hold the adjacent petal in place for about 10 seconds.

    Here’s a picture of the an actual plumeria from our honeymoon. I managed to dig up a picture after all these years. These modern camera phones and cloud storage is quite amazing. Not quite the same but paper one will last forever.

    Related Articles:

    Paper Hibiscus

    All paper flower

    All felt flowers

    DIY paper plumeria
    DIY paper plumeria
    paper plumeria flower template

    2 thoughts on “Paper Plumeria Flowers”


      This a wonderful website

      1. Elf @DomesticHeights

        thank you 🙂

    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Privacy Policy

    Scroll to Top