Paper Flower Peony: How to Make Paper Peonies

Peonies are one of the the most sought after flowers. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about real, silk  or paper.

Supplies for Peony Flowers 

In general, I almost always stick with 65 pound weighted cardstock (176 grams). With these peonies specifically I never go above 65 pound usually.

Next, let’s discuss cutting options. You can hand cut these peonies or cut with a machine. Hand cutting will take more time but it is possible!

 Occasionally my readers and customers wonder if they can use a glue other then hot melt glue. The answer is you can, but I don’t recommend it. It could get messy if you don’t opt for hot glue.

This Paper Blooms mat is ideal for molding and shaping paper petals. The material is durable, flexible, puncture resistant and great for shaping, texturing or even embossing.

Lastly, let’s talk templates. I designed this classic peony template as my first ever small flower design.