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.