DIY paper flowers; they're made with love, they'll never die and they look just as beautiful as the real thing. We've gathered all of our favourite varieties of flowers and their paper alternatives for you to make. Pick your favourite flower, make a big bouquet (or make one of each for a floral variation) and present them to someone special.


Paper flowers are the ideal gift for any occasion, birthdays, mother's day, new home or get well soon. We guarantee the recipient will be over the moon!

For more Mother's Day projects check out our how to make a Mother's Day card tutorial and the beautiful Mother's Day wreath by Cardmaking and Papercraft.

How to make paper flowers

1. DIY paper Lavender

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Make some lavender paper flowers using Sister Mag's video tutorial.

2. DIY paper Peonies

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Print Paper & Peony's petal templates then assembly into a bouquet using their tutorial.

3. DIY paper Tulips

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If tulips are your mum's fave flower then make a bunch using Paper Shape's tutorial.

4. DIY paper Roses

Mother's Day paper flower bouquets aren't complete without roses. We've got a video tutorial here on Gathered with a free template for you to download to make your own beautiful paper roses.

5. DIY paper Camellias

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Lia Griffith's metallic camellias give your gift wrapping an extra special touch.

6. DIY paper Gerberas

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Dream Posy has created super-realistic gerberas and given you the free tutorial over on their blog.

7. DIY paper Daffodils

How to make paper daffodils

Make your own host of golden paper daffodils with Cardmaking and Papercraft's free tutorial.

8. DIY paper Daisies

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Monika Hibbs' paper daisies are the ideal flower for those who like minimalism.

9. DIY paper Poppies

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Head over to Lia Griffith's site to make her gorgeous poppies! Her free paper flowers for Mother's Day tutorial will be a well-loved gift.

10. DIY paper Hibiscus

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For a more tropical vibe, choose Summer Sunflower Co's hibiscus Mother's Day DIY paper flower tutorial. There's even a handy video tutorial.

11. DIY paper Magnolia

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Cartefini shows you how to make these stunning magnolia flowers from crepe paper.

12. DIY paper Hydrangeas

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The House That Lars Built has a free paper hydrangea tutorial on her blog that's just waiting for you.

13. DIY paper Fuchsia

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The Ducks Doodah shows you how to make tiny fuchsia flowers for Mother's Day.

14. DIY paper Lilies

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Clever Poppy shows you how to make these DIY paper flowers. Make these lovely lillies your mum's fave colours and finish with a ribbon.

15. DIY paper Hollyhocks and Delphiniums

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DIY paper flowers for Mother's Day don't come more beautiful than these Hollyhocks and Delphiniums by Livia Cetti. You can start a free trial to Creative Bug and get access to Livia's video tutorial.

16. DIY paper Wisteria

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For more of a paper flowers Mothers Day display try Abbi Kirsten's wisteria tutorial. Set up a morning breakfast and decorate the room and table with this gorgeous wisteria.

17. DIY paper bluebells

These quilled beauties are DIY paper flowers we have right here on Gathered. Clare Buswell shows you how to make your very own mini paper bluebells, daffodils and tulips. Follow her how to make quilled flowers tutorial to make these mini DIY paper flowers.

18. DIY paper dahlias

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Inspired Bride has created these gorgeous DIY paper flowers. They teach you how to make these wonderful dahlia's and they even have a step by step video for you to follow along to.

19. DIY paper orchids

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Everyone loves orchids! Abbi Kirsten has a few DIY paper flowers on her blog but we adore this one. Use her tutorial to make some own paper orchids for your mum.

20. DIY paper sunflowers

Cartefini are the queens of DIY paper flowers and in this video tutorial, they show you how to make paper sunflowers. They're just the happiest flowers don't you think?

21. DIY paper Marigolds

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We're saying yes please to these pretty marigolds! Kids Activities Blog uploaded these sunshine DIY paper flowers for you to make and hang around your home or gather into a bunch.

Bonus plant project!

Ok we know they aren't DIY paper flowers but they're still cute, right? We created this little bonus project in case flowers aren't really your mum's thing. Learn how to make paper succulents right here on Gathered!

Treat your mum with a bunch of Mother's Day paper flowers

Paper flowers look stunning and can last a lifetime! They won't wilt and can even be given to hayfever sufferers. Why not try making several varieties to make your own DIY paper flower bouquet?

Paper flowers are brilliant for other occasions too – you can make them for birthdays, weddings or as a gift to cheer up someone who's unwell. Who wouldn't be delighted to receive a bunch of handmade blooms?

Make your own DIY Mother's Day projects

If you're a dedicated crafter, you could also make a gorgeous handmade gift for your mother. She'll feel completely spoilt!


Explore Gathered's DIY Mother's Day crafts to find the perfect present idea for your lovely mum.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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