Making paper flowers is such a great craft because of the hundreds of possibilities from types of flowers to stemming, and arranging options. Paper flowers can decorate nearly any event or space. When I released my book, The Art of Giant Paper Flowers, back in 2016, I did a tutorial on making stems for giant flowers from PVC. Today, I will share how to make giant paper flower stems that are curved, free-standing, and reusable!
Using the magic of magnets, these curvy stems offer interchangeable flower blossoms on top! Creating a detachable flower means you can use these stems over and over for many different events or projects. Keep reading to find out what supplies I used and scroll down to watch the step by step video tutorial!
If you are new to my site, be warned, I LOVE me some paper flowers. Over the past ten years, I’ve written two books; The Art of Giant Paper Flowers and The Joy of Paper Flowers, which will have you crafting blooms for days!
How to Make Curved Giant Paper Flower Stems
The best part about these giant paper flower stems is how easy they are to make, no drills, or fancy tools necessary!
Supplies for Making Giant Flower Stems
- Solid half foam balls
- Copper coil/tubing – check your hardware store or amazon – I used both 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch width
- Hot glue gun
- Green crepe paper
- Crepe paper streamers
- Green masking tape
- Corsage tape
- Additional floral wire
- Ready-made paper flower – I used my peony and rose design, or you can shop all my designs here. Additionally, I have some beginner-friendly giant flowers in the Freebie Vault here on the blog!
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What makes these stems special is the way the flowers can easily pop on and off, so the stem becomes reusable. If you decide not to use magnets, you could use velcro or glue directly onto the foam ball center of the stem.
Make sure to use very durable magnets. I found even with my heaviest flower, 3-4 magnets worked perfectly!
Once you have gathered your supplies, click play on the video below to learn how and build this curvy stem for large paper flowers.
DIY Curvy Giant Flower Stems Video Tutorial
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