I have been watching the colors outside changing. My dear fall. . . how do I love thee? My favorite fall change is the color of the hydrangeas. I am seeing so many dusty plum and antique versions of my favorite bloom. This inspired me to make a single head antique paper hydrangea in a pretty dusty mauve with a green undertone.

To craft your own paper hydrangea for fall, follow my 8-step tutorial below. If you love making autumn flowers and want more ideas, you might also like my crepe paper mums for fall or my red paper peonies. I’d love to see what flowers you create for fall, so don’t forget to share your projects on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia.

Vintage Blooms

I created this antique paper hydrangea by printing a plum watercolor wash onto frosted lime text weight paper. You can find this printable at the end of the post. Note: I printed on both sides to get the color variation I was looking for.

For the single head, I used the foam ball method to build the base. Once I completed the flower, I made the leaves from a dark evergreen cardstock that I found at Michaels. You can download the PDF template or SVG cut file below and follow our step-by-step directions to make this pretty fall bloom.

For more fall DIY inspiration, follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. I also have tons of video tutorials on my YouTube channel with tips for making paper flowers, plants, and more. To join our crafting community and get access to SVG files and PDF patterns, check out our membership options. Enjoy! ~Lia

Pink and mauve antique paper hydrangea