How to Make Paper Anemone Flowers

Crafting paper flowers is always fun! This tutorial features the flower called Anemone. The name Anemone has its origins in the Greek language and means windflower. The ancient Greeks believed that the wind blew the petals open and carried away the flower petals.

Whatever the origin of the name, the flower is naturally beautiful, and brides often use them for their wedding decor. The paper versions of these blossoms last much longer than the real thing, never fade and always look nice. Make some paper flowers for your home and enjoy them for a long time to come.

Supplies Needed:

  • Pink card stock
  • Green card stock
  • Black crepe paper
  • 1 inch Styrofoam ball
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Green floral tape
  • Glue stick

Insert a Dowel Into the Styrofoam Ball

  • Poke a hole into the Styrofoam ball with the wooden dowel or skewer.
  • Insert a bit of hot glue into the hole.
  • Place dowel or skewer into the hole and let dry until secure.

Download the Template Files and Cut Out the Flower Parts

  • Download the template files and cut flower parts using the photo above as a reference guide. Use the pdf file to print on cardstock if you are planning cut out the flower parts by hand. Files for most digital(SVG, ai, eps, pdf, wpc, and DXF) are included in the download.
  • Cut a 3.5 inch by 3.5 inch square from black crepe paper.

Wrap the Styrofoam Ball With Black Crepe Paper

  • Place the black crepe paper square onto the Styrofoam ball and wrap around the ball.
  • Secure the crepe paper to the dowel with floral tape.

Attach and Wrap the Black Card Stock Fringed Square

  • Wrap the black cardstock fringed square around the Styrofoam ball as in the photo above. The black fringe represents the anther and filament of the anemone.
  • Secure the cardstock fringe to the ball and dowel with hot glue.
  • Wrap the bottom of the fringed square and top of the dowel with floral tape.

Shape the Petals With a Cupping Technique

  • There are five broad petals and five small petals per flower. Overlap the bottom edges of each petal and secure with hot glue forming a cupped shaped petal.
  • Allow the hot glue to dry before executing the next step.

Bend the Edges of the Petals Back and Forth to Give Them Realism

  • Press the pointed part of the cupped petal inward being careful not to tear the petal.
  • Bend the edges of the petal gently back and forth to give it realism.

Attach the Smaller Petals to the Styrofoam Ball

  • Attach the five smaller petals evenly around the crepe paper wrapped Styrofoam ball with hot glue.
  • Allow the hot glue to dry before executing the next step.

Attach the Larger Petals to the Styrofoam Ball

  • Attach the five larger petals evenly around the flower head with hot glue.
  • Allow the hot glue to dry before executing the next step.

Attach the Sepal to the Floral Head With Hot Glue

  • Pull the green floral sepal over the dowel and attach with hot glue to the bottom of the flower head.
  • Wrap the entire stem with floral with green floral tape.

Arrange Your Paper Anemones in a Vase or Bouquet

  • Place one or more paper Anemones into a vase and admire your beautiful arrangement.
  • Get ready for the compliments.