Plumerias are pretty, little tropical flowers native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. You will also find them in Hawaii. So if you want to enjoy these vibrant blooms in your home, we suggest making them out of paper! Our designer Meagan made these paper plumerias using text weight frosted paper in white and then coloring the petals with PanPastel pigments. If you are new to using PanPastel on your paper flowers, this video may help.

To make these paper plumerias on your own, just use our flower pattern and tutorial below. We have linked the materials we used below as well, but you can always experiment with different types of paper and various colors. For example, you could try making a crepe paper plumeria instead! Or, we also have a felt version of this flower.

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One idea for what you can do with your paper plumerias is to add them to a tropical wreath. Because our tropical wreath features such large and dramatic leaves, we like the juxtaposition of using smaller blooms.

You could also use your plumerias to make paper leis for a tropical party. Or, tuck one behind your ear with a bobby pin. If you’re using them for a tropical party or summer get-together, you could also use your paper plumerias as pretty table decor. Just scatter them across your table or add one on top of each plate for your guest to keep.

Once you craft your paper plumerias, show us how you’re decorating with them! We love seeing your creations on Instagram and Facebook, and we like to share them too. Just remember to tag #MadeWithLia. Happy crafting!  ~ Lia and team

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Tools

Materials

How to Make Frosted Paper Plumerias

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then, download the flower pattern below.
  2. Cut paper according to the template notes, using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Shade center of plumeria flower using orange and yellow PanPastel and an art sponge.
  4. Spray flowers with UV resistant spray fixative to keep the PanPastel from shifting.

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DIY photo tutorial for frosted paper plumeria flowers by Lia Griffith

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Want more ideas for DIY flowers? Explore all of our paper flowers on the site. We also have a bunch of paper flower video tutorials.

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