Every year, there is a huge tulip festival just outside of Portland and it is absolutely gorgeous. Because we have tulips on our minds, we thought we would share a new tutorial for metallic paper tulips. This flower is fairly simple, so it is great for paper flower beginners. We made a set of blush pink tulips, but these blooms come in all varieties of colors so feel free to create a colorful arrangement!
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- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Craft Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Wooden Skewer
- Text Weight Metallic Paper — Nude, Ice Gold, Fairway
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern
Start by printing the watercolor wash at the bottom of the post onto both sides of the paper you will use for your petals.
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut your flower pieces according to the template at the bottom of the post.
- Glue the tabs at the bottom of each petal together with your hot glue gun, then curl the petals using the edge of your scissors.
- Wrap the skewer with floral tape.
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Download the PDF template if you are cutting by hand or the SVG file if you are using a cutting machine. Tulips have very straight, thick stems in nature, so instead of using floral wire like we usually do, we used wooden skewers. Making these tulips will give you great practice with curling petals and leaves, so we love this project as an introduction to paper flower making. If you want to try making crepe paper tulips, find our tutorial here.
For more flower inspiration, find all of our text weight paper flower projects. Is there a certain flower that you would like to make but can’t find a tutorial? Let us know in the comments below and we will try to bring it to life! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to see what we’re up to daily, or become a part of our creative community to start crafting with us. Cheers! ~ Lia & Team