How to Make Large Paper Peonies: Templates and Tutorial

Today feels like the perfect time to make paper peonies!

Giant peonies or small peonies are perfect for a wedding backdrop, baby shower decor, or Easter events. So let’s start teaching you how to make paper peonies!

-XL petal – 8 cuts – Large petal – 8 cuts – Medium petal – 8 cuts – Small petal – 8 cuts – Extra Small petal- 8 cuts – Center petals – 2-3 cuts – One 8-sided base

Cut the following number of petals:

Step 1

Cut about a 1.5 inch to 2-inch slit in the bottom center edge of the petal. Add a touch of glue on one edge and slightly overlap.

Step 2

Use your dowel or marker to roll the one side inwards, and the opposite side backward.

Step 3

This time curl BOTH sides inward, towards you. Do this for all the medium, small, and extra small petals as seen above.

Step 4

With your 8-sided base begin placing your extra-large petals, one petal for each side of the base.