28 Aug Paper Calla Lily Flower: Collection Of The Best Handmade DIY Tutorials
Paper flowers have increased in popularity in recent years, mostly due to their longevity and lower cost. After all, why purchase flowers that only last a week or two when you can make your own flowers that will last forever? Paper, fabric, and felt flowers are all unique in their own way and freshen up any room or art piece. Create a bouquet of paper calla lilies to welcome spring. You can also make a paper calla lily to spruce up your table for Easter dinner. Calla Lilies are my personal favorite flower. My boutonnière for my wedding was made of cala lilies. If I only knew how to make a paper one at that time, I could have made my own boutonnière and had a keepsake from my wedding.
Calla Lily Flowers
Calla lilies are some of the most underrated but gorgeous flowers. After all, they are the perfect combination of elegance and fun. Their delicate white color is the one that is most easily recognizable. But, the flower can also come in shades of pinks, purples, yellows, and greens, among others. Despite their name, calla lilies are not actually lilies, but, fittingly, the name for calla lilies comes from the Greek word for “beautiful”.
Native to South Africa, white calla lilies have become a popular bridal bouquet component and floral highlight. They are also known to represent youth and rebirth, mainly because they bloom in springtime. For this reason, calla lilies are commonly seen around Easter— but, with a few craft supplies, you can have calla lilies blooming in your house all year long.
Paper Calla Lily Tutorials
Below are 6 great tutorials that show you how to make slightly different calla lilies. Not all of them are paper, some use felt or foam, which is a great substitute for paper because it gives the leaves a more thicker feel. All of the tutorials are pretty simple, since the calla lily only has one leaf. You will be able to make a bouquet of them pretty quickly. The bouquet can then be used for table or wall decor or to spruce up a gift.
Crepe Paper Calla Lily
This step-by-step guide from Sweet Living Magazine is the perfect basis for making paper calla lilies. With just four materials—crepe paper, stem wire, clay, and glue—you can have beautiful paper calla lilies to display in your home. You can easily customize the color of the calla lily simply by choosing a variety of crepe paper colors. This tutorial is easy to follow and produces paper flowers you can use for bouquets and décor.
Image from Sweetlivingmagazine.co.nz
Felt Calla Lily
Looking for something with more texture than just paper? Something Turquoise has a great tutorial for felt calla lilies. It’s super simple, but that doesn’t mean the flowers are just as awesome as other, more extensive tutorials. These flowers look elegant and realistic. The materials you’ll need? Just wood felt, hot glue, and floral wire. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have felt calla lilies, complete with stems and leaves.
Image from Somethingturquoise.com
Whimsical Paper Calla Lilies for Gifts
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, consider checking out this tutorial from Oh Happy Day. These calla lilies look more homemade and whimsical than some of the others, but that’s part of what makes them so special. As you can see from the picture, Chiara used these paper calla lilies as a substitute for bows on top of a present. This is just one of the many—and one of the most creative—uses for these fun flowers! The best part about this guide? You probably have all of the materials lying around your house.
Foam Calla Lily
If you want to simultaneously make gorgeous faux flowers and be taken back to your childhood days, make calla lilies from foam using this simple tutorial. This is the perfect project to do with the kids or a group of friends. After all, you use Play-Doh for the centers of the flowers, which is bound to be tons of fun. This guide allows for a lot of flexibility using whatever you have on hand. You use floral wire for the stem, along with anything else you have around the house, ranging from toothpicks to toilet paper rolls. They used purple for the flowers, but feel free to try out a variety of colors for a bright-colored calla lily bouquet.
Clay and Paper Calla Lily
This paper calla lily from The Craftinomicon are bit more complex than the others above, but, trust me… they’ll be worth it! Kari from The Craftinomicon is kind enough to provide a template, so this is perfect for those of you who like more concrete directions. Clay adds a layer of dimension to the center part of the lily, while shaping the petals step by step allows for a unique element of depth. These flowers come out gorgeous, especially in this deep purple color.
Pastel Calla Lilies
Damask Love has an awesome guide for making pastel-colored paper calla lilies. Using sheets of cardstock paper, some floral wire, a pipe cleaner, a pencil, and hot glue, you can have an awesome paper calla lily in a matter of minutes. The color combination that Amber from Damask Love uses for the flower is uncommon but actually works really well. You can switch it up and try your own color combinations, both with the cardstock and the pipe cleaner. These flowers make the perfect bouquet for any special occasion!
What do you guys think—should paper calla lilies only be white, or do you like them in a variety of colors? I’d love to hear your thoughts and, of course, see any paper flowers you create!
I reviewed the best tutorials for 10 other types of flowers. Click on the links below to check out the other flower tutorials.
- Roses: Roses symbolize love and are perfect for Valentine’s day, Mother’s day, weddings and birthdays for that special someone.
- Daisy: Daisies signify innocence and are simple to make with kids.
- Sunflower: Sunflowers can brighten anyone’s day and reminds us of the warmth of summer.
- Orchids: Orchids are delicate and denote beauty and luxury. They make wonderful decorations for gifts and hair accessories.
- Tulips: Tulips represent springtime and are another easy flower to make with children.
- Stargazer Lily: Stargazer lilies are great for bouquets and work well with other flowers.
- Iris: Iris’ suggest purity and are one of the most beautiful blue or violet flowers.
- Bird of Paradise: If you want to make a tropical themed flower, the Bird of Paradise is your best bet.
- Carnation: Carnations are easily recognized, fun to make and are also great for Mother’s day and Valentine’s day.
- Lotus: Lotus flowers imply compassion, love, purity and rebirth. They are the most spiritual flower.