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What better way to prepare for the spring season than by making yourself a vase of handmade paper flowers. Our paper dogwood branch is as pretty as the real deal, with soft pink tones and delicately curled petals. Using a selection of text weight papers, a couple markers and our printable pattern, you can achieve this perfect spring bloom project in an afternoon. 

If you are cutting this pattern by hand, then begin by downloading the PDF below and printing out our templates. Trim to size and then follow our simple step-by-step tutorial below. If you have a cutting machine, click on the SVG file and your pattern will be cut in minutes – simple simple! We colored the centers and edges of our petals with Tombow markers before curling and assembling our paper flowers. You’ll find that you can blend the ink beautifully with their blending tool – you can shop this project below!

Our top tip for creating gorgeously delicate paper blooms is to gently curl the edges of the petals before you assemble the bloom. Use your scissors, a pencil or wooden dowel to curl the rounded edges of each petal outwards. This creates a depth and dimension that brings each of these paper flowers to life. Similarly, you can add ‘life’ to the paper leaves by scoring a line down the middle and smaller lines from the center line out to the edge of each leaf using your scissors.

We love to see our designs out there in the world, so if you’re inspired to make these pretty paper flowers, then do share pics with us over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Use the hashtag #DIYdreamingWithLia so we can find you and we will share our faves. See you there! ~ Lia

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