How to Stem a Giant Paper Flower: DIY Curved Free-Standing Stem

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How to make stems for large paper flowers

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!

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The flowers I am using in this tutorial today are my Gwendolyn peony rose and Ella Rose style templates.

DIY giant paper flower curved stem. Abbi Kirsten Collections

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!

How to make curvy giant paper flower stems with copper tubing. Use this step by step tutorial to craft a reusable stem for any large paper flower.

Supplies for Making Giant Flower Stems

Supplies to make stems for large paper flowers

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How to make paper flower stems

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.

How to use magnets for paper flower stems

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

How to make curvy giant paper flower stems with copper tubing. Use this step by step tutorial to craft a reusable stem for any large paper flower.

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