Metallic_Paper_Christmas_AmaryllisThe amaryllis is great blooming plant for the Holiday season. For that reason an amaryllis paper flower makes a gorgeous handmade gift to give during the Winter months. I have designed this paper amaryllis flower as a potted version for just that reason, but the bloom looks equally pretty in a vase or, if you want to leave off the stems, you could use it on a handmade wreath or as a gift topper – perfect!

My paper amaryllis design benefits from a little curling of the petals before you assemble the bloom. The petals of a real amaryllis flower arch outwards with such elegance and beauty, and with some gentle manipulation of your paper, you will be able to achieve a very similar look. I like to use the blunt side of my scissors, or a length of wooden dowel, to curl my paper petals from the base outwards. It is worth practicing this a couple times on your paper before you commit to the final version. Be confident, and take the time to play around until it looks and feels right to you. Remember this is handmade and as such we embrace a little imperfection! To make this amaryllis paper flower simply download the PDF below, print the templates and assemble the flower by following my tutorial below. If you have a cutting machine you can click on the SVG file to cut your petals and leaves. Use a good quality, text weight paper and assemble the bloom using a low temperature glue gun. I like to use floral foam in my pots and cover it with moss or stones for a pretty, natural look. For more of my paper flower designs, take a peek over here. Enjoy! ~ Lia

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