How to Make Layered Paper Flowers

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June 7, 2017

Layered Paper Flowers - mass of different colored paper flowersMy last flower project is the layered paper flowers. I have chosen this as part of my flower themed classroom decoration because I find them really cute and of course very affordable. You can always find paper everywhere and they don't really cost much.


The most common layered flower is a rose, so I started making a rose and then tried other different designs and never expected that I'm would get the school principal impressed with this. I'm happy.


  • art paper (assorted colors) cut into squares or rectangles
  • scissors
  • hot glue/strong hold glue
  • paintbrush/pencil
Layered Paper Flowers - supplies


  1. Get 4 pieces of cut art paper. Start with one piece by folding it into half.
  2. Layered Paper Flowers - 4 sheets of art paper
    Layered Paper Flowers - fold one sheet in half
  3. Fold it diagonally that should make it look like a flat cone.
  4. Layered Paper Flowers - fold diagonally
    Layered Paper Flowers - flat cone made
  5. Cut the top in plain curve to make it look like a single petal.
  6. Layered Paper Flowers - cut to curve the top of the cone to create a petal

  7. Open the folded paper and as you can see in the photo, it turn into a flower with 6 petals.
  8. Layered Paper Flowers - open out to reveal a 6 petaled flower
  9. Do the same with the other three pieces of paper.
  10. Layered Paper Flowers - repeat with the other three pieces of paper
  11. If you wish to make a slimmer petal design, just fold the cone into half.
  12. Layered Paper Flowers - for a slimmer petal design make cone
    Layered Paper Flowers - fold cone in half
    Layered Paper Flowers - and trim edge as above
  13. When you open it up, it will have 12 slim petals or 6 hearts.
  14. Layered Paper Flowers - open to reveal 12 slim petals or 6 heart shapes

  15. Cut out other fancy designs to make variations.
  16. Layered Paper Flowers - fold other colors
    Layered Paper Flowers - cut other fancy designs
  17. Get two flowers. Cut one petal out in each. And on the 3rd flower cut out two, and finally cut the fourth into half.
  18. Layered Paper Flowers - cut one petal out of 2 flowers, 2 out of the third and cut the fourth in half
  19. By using a paintbrush or a pencil, roll the petals going backwards.
  20. Layered Paper Flowers - roll the petals backwards over a pen or paintbrush handle
  21. Put together the two open ends of each flower. Secure with glue. It should look like this.
  22. Layered Paper Flowers - pull together the two open ends of each flower
    Layered Paper Flowers - glue

  23. Start putting in the layers together. Put hot glue into the center of each flower. Arrange from largest number of petals to the least until the rose is formed.
  24. Layered Paper Flowers - add glue to the center of the flower
    Layered Paper Flowers - begin adding layers from largest to least number of petals
    Layered Paper Flowers - finished flower
  25. Do the same procedure with the slim petaled flower. The difference is that you put away two petals in the first two and so on. After doing the basics, you will be able to learn making new different designs.
  26. Layered Paper Flowers - repeat with the slim petaled flowers adjusting the number of petals removed
    Layered Paper Flowers - slim petaled flowers next to original rose
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