Giant American Flag Swirl Paper Flowers: Easy Tutorial for Making Paper Flowers

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Easy Tutorial for Making Paper Flowers:

Summertime is the perfect season to get crafty. With July 4th right in the middle of summer it’s the perfect holiday to add some patriotic crafts to list, like making paper flowers.

Making paper flowers is one of my most beloved crafts, so naturally when a follower of mine requested an American flag flower I was happy to accept the challenge. Last year our paper star lumieres were a favorite!

What I love most about this flower is the spiral effect you can create with the colors. What’s better is you can apply this technique to any petal shape or number of different colors giving you endless new style to paper flowers.

Below you will find my full supply list for creating this patriotic beauty, known as Star Spangled Swirl Flower, as well as my full video tutorial for making this paper flower below.

How to Make Star Spangled Paper Flowers

American Flag Swirl Paper Flowers for July 4th and Memorial Day Craft Decor.


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Easy Tutorial for Making Paper Flowers: Giant American Flag Swirl Paper Flowers for July 4th and Memorial Day Craft Deocr.

You will need to cut out all your petals first and in specific colors if you wish to follow this pattern. You can hand cut with the printable PDF files or use the SVG cut files with a cutting machine.

Making paper flowers like these is really fun because of the swirling center. I first created this technique with my Unicorn Rainbow Paper Flowers.

Downsizing your flowers for a variety of sizes is super easy, just subtract use of the XL or large petals to create a smaller look!

Cut the following petals in these sizes and colors:

  • XL petal – 8 (3 blue, 3 white and 2 red)
  • Large petal – 8 (3 blue, 3 white and 2 red)
  • Medium petal – 8 (3 blue, 3 white and 2 red)
  • Small petal – 16 (6 blue, 6 white and 4 red)
  • One XL 8 sided base

Once you get your petals cut out scroll down and click play to watch the full video tutorial!

DIY American flag paper flower templates and tutorial

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American Flag Video Tutorial

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You can also learn how to make the pompom center here!

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About Abbi Kirsten

My mission is to inspire you to nurture the creative magic inside your soul – bringing you fun, easy to learn DIY projects, and quality template designs. I share a variety of projects, such as printables, svg cut files and craft tutorials, but specifically love paper crafting and paper flowers.

Interested in paper flowers?! I’ve created dozens of signature designs for you to enjoy – starting with my best seller, The Art of Giant Paper Flowers, the Giant Flower Library and my shop of endless paper designs and flower templates.

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