Lately, paper crafts have been my go-to party decorations – they are easy, quick and inexpensive too. I did couple of projects on paper flowers and I love how elegant and real they look, if done well.
One such project is these paper lotus using cardstock from Michaels, I like using a gradient to create these, but of course you can use whatever colors you’d like.
So, I started with a free tear drop template and resized to 89% while printing. That is the largest size of the petal and the rest 3 sizes were 80%, 69% and 50% respectively.
It took me couple of trails to get the right size – you can vary the sizes too, based on how big you like your flowers and how you’d like to decorate. Once you have the size trace the petals on to a cardstock and gather the pieces and a glue stick.
Let’s start assembling the flower.
The flower is made by gathering the petals upside down. Start with the largest teardrop at the bottom and glue the next size petal on top and so on until you finish all the petals.
Turn the flower right side up and you have a pretty lotus ready to use.
Use the finished lotus as a base to assemble the rest of the flowers.
To complete the look I added a small circle at the center with some leftover golden cardstock from my previous projects.
And that’s it – use some painters tape and they are ready to decorate!
Hope you liked it!! I can’t wait to share the gaint flower backdrop I made for my baby shower.