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Giant Paper Flower Window Treatment


Make giant paper flowers with this easy tutorial.


My craft room got a new addition this week and I'm so excited to share it with you. Are you ready for it? I made a window treatment out of giant paper flowers! It's a colorful rainbow of floral goodness!

How to make giant flower decorations out of paper.



I can't even tell you the pizzazz that these paper flowers add to my craft room and how much I'm in love. It is such a huge focal point in the room and I adore the bright colors and whimsical feel. My craft room is my happy place and these giant, colorful flowers really reflect that feeling.

Paper flowers would also be adorable in a little girls bedroom and there are endless options for color combinations to match your decor style. And the best part is that the whole thing is made from nothing but paper and hot glue!

Giant flowers instead of curtains

I went to Hobby Lobby and loaded up on cardstock in every color of the rainbow, literally. It takes 8 sheets of 8.5x11" cardstock for the largest flowers shown and 3 sheets for the smallest flowers, so be sure you buy enough. Nothing's worse than being one sheet of paper short and having to run back to the store in the middle of a project. I went when open stock paper and paper packs were all 50% off, so I feel like I scored big time. 

Have you ever made a paper flower before? It's super simple and so fun. All you  need is paper, scissors and hot glue. You can use a Silhouette machine if you have one, but cutting by hand is totally doable too. I created a video tutorial to show you exactly how to make them.



For this particular window treatment, I wanted a mix of big and small flowers with tropical greenery peeking out a bit, so I planned out which colors in rainbow order would be big and small, then mixed different flower shapes so there was plenty of variety.

It's hard to tell in the pictures, but I found some really pretty pearlized paper at Hobby Lobby and used that for the lightest pink flower and the ombre aqua flower. It adds a subtle sparkle that I really love. I also bought a pack of vellum and created one entire flower from it. It basically disappears in pictures but is pretty in real life.

How to make paper flowers

I've even got some free cut files for all of you Silhouette users out there. Click on the links below to download the SVG files.

3D Paper Flower Cut Files


 I also purchased THESE cut files by Carina Gardner from the Silhouette Design Store. It's what I used for the flower centers. I just added the slits to the bottom to make them more 3D.

Don't have a craft cutting machine? No problem! Download this PDF printable cutting template.

3D Paper Flower Printable Template

This was such a fun project. Each paper flower is a miniature work of art and watching the rainbow of flowers come together was really satisfying. It will inspire me every day as I'm in my craft room making.

How to make giant paper flowers

I mean, how could you not be inspired when you look up and see this?!

A window valance made of flowers

Don't forget to print off a coupon before heading to Hobby Lobby. 

Happy crafting, friends!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. The opinions and text are all mine.



How to make giant paper flowers. So cute for a little girls room, a classroom or a craft room! Free large paper flower templates and Silhouette cut file.
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    1. Thank you, Megan! I love it too. It makes me ridiculously happy every time I walk in the room.

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I've been looking for something over my windows in my craft room also!

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    1. You should definitely make some flowers. They are so happy and fun!

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  3. You chose beautiful colors! Love this idea!

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    1. Thanks Jenny! When I'm working on a craft I can just look up for color inspiration!

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  4. Wow... I'm not one to have flowery things but this looks amazing indeed! I'm inspired just looking at the picture :)

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  5. So beautiful. I especially love all of the bright colors. Great job!

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  6. Hello I have a weird question for you? How many do I need to cut with the cut files on each petal to make it fuller and thicker? I hope that makes sense hah!! thank you so much for this great idea you are very very talented!!!!

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    1. Thank you Melissa! I would do 8-10 petals on each size of layer, then stack four or five layers together. Does that help?

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    2. Hello! Thank you so much for providing these cut files! Did you create other sized petals for multiple layers in Silhouette? For example, your cabbage roses look like there are more than 3 layers. Also, did you purchase the cut files from the Silhouette Store for the flower centers? Thank you again!

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    3. I did create more layers using the shapes in the cut files, depending on how large I wanted each flower to be. The largest flower shown has one petal per 8.5x11 sheet of paper... it was huge!

      And yes, I did buy some of the flower centers from the Design Store. But you may already have some different shapes that would work.

      Good luck making your flowers!

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  7. Thanks for these files! I love making paper flowers with my Silhouette Cameo, but still have yet to make any giant flowers. (I think I just need a good excuse.) :)

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    1. I love making big flowers. They're so fun! I hope you get a chance to make one soon!

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  8. Olá...sou do Brasil e estou encantada com essas flores!!!! qaue linda decoração e muito obrigada por comaprtilhar...Beijos

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    1. Você é muito bem-vindo! Estou tão feliz que você gosta deles. Meus sogros estão vivendo no Brasil agora, então o Brasil tem um lugar especial no meu coração.

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  9. Hello! I am a cricut user and the cut files don't work for my machine, would you have the SVG version? Would really love to give this a try! Thank you :)

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    1. I tried uploading some of the files as SVG files. Did you see that there are two different file types in the Google folder linked above? It was a little tricky to get them to convert to SVG for some reason. The good news is that you can always download the printable template and just trace the shapes in your cricut software.

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing. I love these!

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  11. I love this!! I have downloaded the .svg files and noticed that 2 files have different sizes and the cabbage rose are all one size. For example, the cabbage rose. What size are the petals for each layer. I would hate to waste paper cutting the wrong sizes. Thank you

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    1. The cool thing about this project is that you can make them any size you want! For the very largest flower shown, I cut one petal per 8.5x11 piece of paper. Most of hte other flowers had about 4 petals per 8.5x11 paper to give you an idea of size. Just scale them so each set of petals is a bit smaller than the last, if that makes sense.

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  12. Hi there! I've been wanting to do this exact thing for so long in my girls' room but I am having a hard time finding instructions. Do you have a link or website you used to for constructing these?

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    1. Did you watch the video above? Basically you just cut out the petals, fold them together at the base where the slit is, then glue the petals onto a circle. Make a small, medium and large set, then glue them together.

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  13. Love these and want to do this in a miniature version for my daughter's American girl doll house,

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    1. That is a completely adorable idea!!! If you do really small flowers, try Googling "rolled paper flowers." They are quicker to make because it's all one piece, so no individual petals. I just don't love them when they get really big.

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  14. These are great! How did you affix the flowers to the wall?

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    1. I used push pins, but if you don't want holes in the wall, you could use those Command Strips that look like velcro.

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  15. These are beautiful. Which 3D flowers did you use from Silhouette? Thank you.

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    1. I used several different flowers from Carina Gardner. I added the slits on the bottom to help them have more shape. Without the slit on the bottom, they lay too flat. This is one of the flowers I bought: https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/122654

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    2. Oh thank you so much. And the larger flowers you just enlarged the pattern?

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    3. You must have the larger Silhouette machine? I just have the small one so mine would be smaller unless I cut them by hand :(

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    4. I actually only have the smaller Silhouette machine. The biggest flower shown is one petal per 8.5x11 sheet of paper. I resized things in Silhouette Studio.

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  16. Oh perfect then, thank you.

    Karen

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  17. Hi Jennifer, gorgeous flowers! Is there are circle file available for the SIL? And how do the peony flowers go together? Thank you! :)

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    1. I didn't include the circle file because they're pretty simple to make on your own in Silhouette Studio. Just click on the circle tool and make three circles measuring around 2 inches, 3 inches and 3.5 inches.

      All of the flowers go together in the same way... round off the petals, fold the bottom slit over on itself and secure with hot glue, then glue the petals to a circle. Repeat for 3 rounds in different sizes...

      The only difference with the peonies is to roll the petals toward the center of the flower instead of away from the center, if that makes sense.

      Does that help?

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  18. Thanks so much for the templates. Hopefully I can figure this all out. I've watched the video 3 times! :)

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  19. Are the leaves from the Silouette store as well?

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    1. Yes! There are a ton of options in the store.

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  20. Thank you!! Hoping to make a photo-booth for daughter's grad party and these would be perfect!

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  21. Love these and can't wait to try!! My daughter has the same triangles on her wall. Can you tell me where you got the actual window treatment? It would look awesome in her space!!

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    1. It's a roman shade that I made myself from Nate Berkus fabric available at JoAnn.

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  22. How did you secure them to the wall?

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    1. I used push pins, but you could use the velcro style Command Strips if you don't want to make any holes in the wall.

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  23. The cabbage rose files are all the same size 15x11.5, what paper did you cut these out on?

    I can't find cardstock that is bigger than 12x12, I have a 12x24 mat for the Silhouette but can't find large enough paper to cut this cabbage rose out in one piece

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    1. You should be able to adjust the size in the Design software. Just click on the images, then drag them smaller.

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  24. Muchas gracias, saludos desde Ecuador.
    Todo está muy lindo!

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  25. Beautiful flowers, will be making some for my classroom! Random question, where did you get the curtains?

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    1. I made the curtains with fabric from Joann. The fabric is from the Nate Berkus line and it's in the section of big rolls of home decor fabric.

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  26. These are beautiful flowers! I will be making some for an Alice in Wonderland baby shower, I don't have a hobby lobby by me so I need to order cardstock online, did these color sheets come in a book, or do you know if I can order loose sheets online?

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    1. Do you have a Michael's near you? They sell cardstock in packs for a good price.

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  27. how did you get a flower with the pedals separated and not one 2d flower

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    1. I'm not sure what you mean. Did you watch the video? Did you download the template? You cut each petal out individually, then glue them together to make a 3D flower.

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  28. wow nice i want make for my doter have any batern

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  29. This is beautiful. Is there a template to hand cut the leaves?

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    1. No, but if you Google "tropical leaves" there are a lot of images that you could print and use as a pattern.

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  30. These are gorgeous! I am making these for my classroom!

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  31. I'm going to make these for my new granddaughter's room!!! I would love to have the pattern for the largest one, the one that you said the largest petals where cut use one sheet per petal. Thank you for these patterns, I can't wait to start!

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  32. HI! I do have a silhouette and I am having trouble getting the files to open in my silhouette studio. Do you have ideas or tips on how I should go about doing this? I am new to this silhouette world and need some tips.

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  33. If you click on "3D Paper Flower Cut Files" above in this post, it will open Google Drive with the files. Then, look for the heading that says Folders. The Silhouette files are in there. The other ones that pop up are SVGs which you need the Designer Edition of Silhouette Studio to open. Hope that helps you! I'm cutting my petals now! Wish me luck! :-)

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  34. Hi are we able to use the templates for commercial use? To create paper flowers to sell? Thanks again!

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