I’ve been making paper flowers now for over 10+ years. Every year I seem to unveil a new way to make paper come even closer to resembling real flowers from nature.
There are a lot of different types and weights of paper to use when making paper flowers. Here are the weights of paper I use for my flowers:
Cardstock: 50 – 80-pound paper. I do not ever go above 80-pound because the paper is too thick to curl without wrinkling Crepe paper: 60-180 grams weight
Cutting paper flower petals is a major aspect of crafting these beauties. There are some particular tools I recommend getting the cut just right.
For simplistic flower petal shapes and a patient hand, cutting with scissors and using printable PDF files is a great way to get started with easily making paper flowers.