Swirly Paper Flowers

4 Materials
30 Minutes
Looking for a gift idea? These gorgeous swirly paper flowers are really easy and fun to make! Truly unique and so impressive!

These adorable curly paper flowers are called hyacinth. And real hyacinth smell absolutely amazing! While these swirly paper flowers are just a replica and won’t obviously smell at all, they still do a pretty awesome job at making a house feel like a home, cheerful, friendly and warm. 

You don’t need special skills or tools to make these swirly paper flowers! Just your bare hands, paper, a glue gun and a glue stick. Here's how I made it (there's a step by step video on my site, if you're a visual person)

  • First make the stem. Start at one corner of the green paper and roll tight towards the other corner. Apply glue stick to the opposite end and glue together.
  • For the flower: take the other colored paper and fold in half, lengthwise then cut in half. Cut fringes out of each half, leaving about 1/2″ untouched, along one edge of the paper. Using your fingers, curl up each piece of fringe, one by one. Make the rolls as tight as possible but don’t press to flatten. 
  • Grab the stem and apply a dab of hot glue to the top end. Glue one strip of curls with the rolls up, at a slight angle. Continue to roll the curls around the stem, gluing it with hot glue occasionally. Repeat steps with second strip of curls.
  • Grab the second piece of green paper and fold then cut into 4. Grab one piece of paper and fold it like an accordion. Cut lengthwise into a “V” on both sides. Unfold the accordion then fold the leaves around the bottom of the flower, gluing it occasionally to the stem.
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  • Susan Barutt Susan Barutt on Oct 01, 2019

    The leaf part is confusing. Are we supposed to cut on the folded accordion line, or the opposite way? Any pics or diagrams would be helpful. 🙂 Thanks!

    • Julia Evans Julia Evans on May 25, 2021

      There’s a video. She mentions it at the beginning. Definitely needed.