DIY Jumbo Paper Peony


Peonies are big, stunning flowers, often put together with so many petals. There have been different types and designs of peony flowers in my front yard which bloom spectacularly every June. You can have some white peonies, and even find some bright pink, however white peonies with a pink centre will look spectacular.  You can even make it call by the name of “double” peonies that is consisting of many huge petals in multiple layers.  It takes at least an hour or two to cut out all the petals and almost an hour to bring together the peony. Are you ready to experience it?

DIY Jumbo Paper PeonyDIY Jumbo Paper Peony


Steps Are Mentioned In Picture Write Step By Step Description

Important Things Required:

  • Cardstock: You can use 24 sheets of white 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock, sixteen sheets of pale crimson 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock, 2 sheets of yellow 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock, 7 sheets of dark purple 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock, and 2 sheets of dark purple 12″ x 12″ cardstock.
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Tape
  • Something cylindrical for your petals
  • A 6″ x 6″ piece of foam core
  • A two-foot-long piece of 22 gauge floral wire
  • The free reduce files

Step by Step Instructions

  1. First of all, you have to cut out all of the petals. Everything you want is in my cut files, which you can reduce on the Cricut or Silhouette.
  2. Feel free to use distinctive colours of your own choice. Peonies also come in brilliant pink, cream, coral, lavender, red, darkish red, and yellow. Your petals can be all the identical colour, or you can choose graduations of colourings as we have done right here.
  3. Once everything is cut out, create your “bud bowl,” as we mention it. Peonies are very round, so we are going to create a spherical bowl to which connect petals and this is key to getting the right shape. Your bud bowl is created from the four petals that get reduce out of the 12″ x 12″ cardstock. Tape or glue the 4 petals of the bud bowl collectively by way of the tabs. Hence the tabs need to overlap onto the petals so the edges of the petals just meet.
  4. Tape, but do no longer glue, the bottom of your bud bowl so all 4 petals come collectively in a point. We don’t choose you to glue it but due to the fact, you will want to undo the tape later to get inside the bud bowl from the bottom. Set the bud bowl aside.
  5. Tape the bottom of your bud bowl for your giant paper peony.
  6. Glue all of your petals to create the appropriate dish shape. On petals 1-3 and A-C, this capability overlapping the slotted ends and glueing them to create a dished petal. For petal 4, you fold the decrease half of the petal in half lengthwise and glue to keep shut.
  7. Next, roll down the outer top edges of petals 1-3 and Petals A-B. Use something small and cylindrical to roll your petal to help create a clean curve. Petal four gets rolled inward lengthwise. Petal C does now not need to be rolled down.
  8. Now that your petals are all glued, dished, and rolled, it’s time to begin attaching them to your bud bowl. Starting with inside petal 1, glue all 8 petals around the inside perimeter of the bud bowl so that about half of the petals extend past the bowl but the different half is inside it.
  9. Inner petal 2 gets glued around the inner perimeter of your bud bowl in a similar manner as inner petal 1, but connect them a little decrease down the bowl (about 1/2″ lower). If you find it challenging to put your hand into the bud bowl with all these petals, untape the bottom of the bud bowl and insert/attach the petals from the backside instead as shown in the image.
  10. Continue with inner petal 3, which additionally gets connected around the inner perimeter of the bud bowl about 1″ decrease than the previous petal.
  11. All of the inner petals are now attached to the massive paper peony. Once all your inner petals are attached, tape the backside of your bud bowl closed again.
  12. Time to make the stamen! Start by glueing the 4 strips of yellow fringe together. Using a quilling device or simply your fingers, roll up the long strip of fringe and glue closed at the side.
  13. Put a beneficent amount of glue on the bottom of the stamen and attach inside the bud bowl.
  14. Now let’s get the outer petals onto the peony. Starting with outer petal A, commence glueing the petals around the outdoor of the bud bowl. We will advise you to glue the bottom of the petal and attach it to the backside of the bud bowl.
  15. Attach outer petal B round the outer perimeter of your flower, again glueing the bottom of the petal and attaching it to the bottom as a substitute than the sides. This is how an actual flower’s petals are attached.
  16. Finally, attach all sixteen of outer petal C around the outer perimeter of your flower. These petals will go a long way toward making your flower larger; mainly if you connect them a little similarly out from the centre.
  17. If you are going to hang your flower on a wall, a photograph backdrop, or an arch, you will favour connecting a hanger to it. Cut out a piece of foam core to healthy the bottom of your flower.
  18. Wrap a 22 gauge floral wire around the foam circle, twisting it tightly in the back and glueing it in place.


Now glue the foam-and-wire hanger to the lower back of your flower with a generous quantity of warm glue. Turn your flower proper side up, put your hand interior the bud, and press down to make sure the hanger makes contact with the flower whilst the glue is drying.

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