Adding to my series on bouquet paper flower templates, I designed a pattern for tulips today.
It was actually quite simple, the assembly of the flower was much more complicated.
It’s not my favorite flower I’ve designed but it’s not bad. I think it looks better in a bunch rather than by itself.
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Recommended Materials for Paper Tulip
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 but I think in retrospect a glue gun would have been better.
Template – I’ve included mine in my resource library.
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Tips for Making Paper Tulips
Step 1: Cut all the pieces
Step 2: Curl the petals. I like to do one big curl inwards and then curl just the tip outwards.
Step 3: Cup the petals together and glue where the petals meet from the inside.
Step 4: Roll the stamen piece and glue to the base.
We love creating paper crafts at domestic heights. It is such a fun and easy way to engage your kids in productive activities. Kids love to create crafts from paper. And today, we are going to make some DIY paper tulips that you can try at home with your kids. It would make a great Mother’s Day gift to be given on Mother’s Day and would generally lighten up your kids’ room as well. You can create different colors of tulips and bind them together to make a beautiful bouquet.
Although I did not make leaves to be attached to the tulips, I think in retrospect, it would have enhanced the beauty of the tulips if I had added green leaves at the base. You can use different green crepe paper shades for this purpose, as crepe paper would give a realistic look.
And voila! We are done! Are not these the most beautiful DIY Paper tulips! You can make different colors of tulips. These would make a great Mother’s Day or teacher appreciation gift, or you could simply decorate your kids’ room with them. Moreover, you can add a little shade on the tulips’ edges to give them a more artistic look. Just dip your brush in a darker shade of the tulip color and make thin lines on the outer sides of the tulip.
I hope you loved our Paper tulip crafts and can not wait to try them with your students or kids. They would love this Paper DIY.