We always welcome any project requests or suggestions from our members. You are a huge part of our creative process, plus you tend to have brilliant ideas. Exhibit A: flowing paper wisteria vines!
Wisteria is so beautiful, but it can take a while to grow and bloom outdoors. So by crafting your own wisteria plant, you can enjoy these pretty purple blooms much faster. Plus it will last forever! Thanks to PaperPapers, this is a free flower pattern you can download. And we’re sharing the full tutorial below.
Wisteria is a gorgeous flowering plant that grows in an intriguingly soft purple shade, so of course we loved the idea of making a tutorial when one of our readers suggested it. It may seem a bit daunting at first because wisteria has so many little petals (a cutting machine will definitely come in handy for this one), but the process is simple and the result is stunning. We teamed up with our friends at PaperPapers to use the best paper possible in bringing these pretty flowers to life!
- Low-Temperature Hot Glue Gun
- 1/16″ Hole Punch
- Text Weight Frosted Paper — Lilac, Violet Satin, Fairway, and Botanic
- 20-Gauge Floral Wire (3 pieces)
- Art Marker — Light Orange
- Yes! Paste
How to Make a Paper Wisteria Plant
- Gather the tools and materials listed above. Then download the flower pattern at the end of this post.
- Cut the petals according to the SVG or PDF template, using your cutting machine or scissors.
- Punch a hole in the middle of each petal. Then color a fan shape on one side of the lilac-colored petals.
- Using the edge of your scissors, curl all of the petals in the same direction; curl the lilac-colored petals on the side that was not colored.
- Using a small paintbrush, put a dab of Yes! Paste in the center of the lilac petals on the side that is colored. Glue the violet petal in the corresponding size to the lilac petal so they curl away from each other.
- Place a small dot of hot glue on the end of the wire and slide a small violet petal facing down on top of the glue dot to hold it in place. Repeat this 6 times, spacing them about a 1/2″ apart.
- Glue four small flowers onto the wire with violet petals facing down and spacing them about a 1/2″ apart.
- Next, glue four more medium-sized flowers onto the wire, increasing the spacing to 3/4″ apart.
- Glue the last four largest flowers onto the wire, spacing them 1″ apart.
- Using the hot glue gun, glue a wire down the center stem of the leaves.
- Use the edge of the scissors to score along the score marks and curl the leaves.
Head over to PaperPapers blog to follow along with our photo tutorial for this paper wisteria!
We have both an SVG and PDF version of the template, so you can make these wisteria vines with a cutting machine or cutting by hand. Next, gather your papers. Unlike other paper flower projects, we used Yes! Paste for gluing the petals together because it dries much more quickly than other glues.
Once you start adding the flower to the wire, you will want to switch over to hot glue. When stringing the flowers to the wire, we recommend adding the dot of glue under the flower so that it is hidden. After you finish your paper wisteria vines, you can make a bouquet, turn them into a potted plant, or hang individual strands as beautiful decor!
Whether you’re planning on making these paper wisteria flowers specifically, or this project is inspiring you to make paper flowers in general, be sure to check out both our frosted paper flower tutorials and crepe paper flower tutorials! Wisteria would be especially beautiful for soft wedding decor, or you can find all of our wedding paper flowers here.
Whatever project on the site inspires you, we want to know! Share your feedback with us in the comments, and always feel free to leave us a project suggestion for something you’d like to see next. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for daily glimpses of our projects, or head over to our membership page to join in on our crafty community! Cheers ~ Lia & Team
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Will you be doing a video tutorial for the wisteria soon? I see all other flowers except this one. Thanks.
Hi Rebecca! We don’t have video tutorials for all our flowers but will add this to our list of suggested videos!
Is it okay if i use creepe paper?
You certainly can try it! We will have a crepe paper version coming this year.
I’m so amazed at all your crafts 🥰🥰🥰
Thank you Margie! 🙂
Love the wisteria flowers! Just wondering about the leaves that are included in the SVG wisteria template. Looking at your photos it looks like the leaves are scored. Obviously cut around the outside of the leaves, but how do you recommend getting the same look for the leaves that are in your photo? Is there a specific Cricut tip that I could use?
We have scored these leaves! If you have a Cricut you can insert the scoring tool into your machine and it will score the leaves for you. You must select the score lines in design space and set them to score before cutting. Check out our video where we should you the best way to use our SVG files with the cricut! 🙂 https://liagriffith.com/how-to-use-svg-files-for-cricut/
Hello! This is gorgeous! Would you recommend a different gauge wire if this was done with crepe paper? Thank you!
Thank you! We generally use 18 or 20 gauge wire for crepe paper flowers.
Hi Lia! How many GSM does text weight paper have? Thank you!😘
It depends on the brand, but typically between 120-130 GSM 🙂
I love wisteria, I used this template for felt, which is my preferred medium and with some invisible stitches and then a fairy or two I made a mobile for my friends daughters birthday. I didn’t want to give it away
Oh how lovely! A felt wisteria… great project suggestion 🙂
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How many flowers would the paper bundle make? They are beautiful!
Thank you, Jill! For each flower strand, you will need 1 piece of lilac and 1 pieces of violet paper, and you can get 1 leaf from 1 sheet of paper.
Very beautiful! It looks real flowers
Thank you! I love how these turned out.
Hello Lia and team- every day I enjoy your newsletter, all these beautiful things!!!
It is absolutely tempting to jump in and make all- but I MUST not!!- my work is creative also, I’m a pianist and seamstress for historical clothes-and there is much to do all time- so it stays to look and admire your gorgeous and inspiring work – the ideas and the perfect workmanship! And I love the idea – and I’m absolutely convinced of this- that the world will be a better place with everyone living creativity and art… I hope one day I have more time to become a member of your company and make my home a permanent flower garden…
Thank you for your sweet comment, Martina. We appreciate you following along, and sharing your creativity with your own community!
Thank you!! 🙂
I love your paper flowers!! They were the reason I got the subscription in the first place!
Is there a .svg file for the leaves?
Thank you Theresa!! The leaf is part of the flower SVG file now (thanks for catching that it was missing!)
what about a template for the white ones-with the yellow on them?
Those are colored with pen– follow the link in the post to the photo tutorial to see how it’s done! (https://www.paperpapers.com/news/paper-diy-wisteria-blooms/) 🙂
Ok. They are done. I (as usual) made them,in my head, a lot scarier than they were! Mistakes on the first one, but just put that one in the back. Nobody will be the wiser. Thank you for all your patience, and encouragemant!!!
I’very got a pic, but I’may having trouble finding how to post it. Stupid ’cause I posted a pic here before
Yay! I’m so happy to hear this. We’d love to see a photo– you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post it to our Facebook page.