How To Make Paper Carnations

Today I’m going to show you how to make Paper Carnations.  Paper Carnations can be used for many things…. Valentine’s Day, for example.  Valentine’s Day is coming up in just a couple of weeks.  These carnations would be beautiful in a bouquet as a gift for your someone special.  Or, for Mother’s Day…. what mother wouldn’t love receiving a bouquet of hand made paper carnations from their child?   They would certainly love it.  Or, just make these Paper Carnations any day of the week to give to someone special as a surprise.  No one could resist them!  So, let’s get started.

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Materials Needed

tissue papers (the one used for wrapping presents)

pipe cleaners/fuzzy wires



Step 1

Fold tissue paper into portions, enough to make 3 to 4-inch circles.



Step 2

Stack 7-10 pieces of circles and by folding it, make two small slits in the middle. This is where you slip in the tip of the pipe cleaner, then fold it to lock it in place.


Step 3

Starting in the middle, gently fold the paper up, until all the side are pulled upwards.  Continue doing the same for the other papers underneath.


Step 4

When all the papers are up, gently arrange it to form blooming petals of your carnation flowers.


Step 5

Make a bunch of these flowers and you can place it a flower vase for a more attractive look.

Or better yet, make a bouquet of carnation flowers and give it to somebody for Valentine’s Day.  They are sure to love it.  How did your carnation flowers turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.

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