Paper Orchid Flower: Collection Of The Best Handmade DIY Tutorials

Paper Orchid Flower: Collection Of The Best Handmade DIY Tutorials

Paper flowers make a stunning statement alone or as an added element to a craft project. These 3-D paper crafts don’t die like fresh flowers and, if cared for properly, can provide years of enjoyment. The orchid makes a great paper flower since the live plant is often thought of as expensive and hard-to-grow requiring the greenest of thumbs. With a paper orchid, however, there’s no worrying about providing the perfect amount of light, or water to keep the plant alive. Instead you can simply enjoy the look of the paper orchid without all the hassles associated with growing these beautiful, yet temperamental, plants. Paper orchids are versatile and can dress up a wrapped present, turn into an elegant hair clip, or act as party decorations. The uses for paper orchids are virtually endless and is only limited by your imagination.

The Orchid

Delicate in appearance, the orchid is truly a sight to be seen. These exquisite plants belong to the Orchidaceae family, which are one of the largest families of flowering plants. The blooms of the orchid plant are fragrant and colorful, available in a wide array of hues. Orchids have long been a symbol of beauty, love and luxury, and are often given as a gift to celebrate the birth of a baby or a new promotion at work. And the paper orchid encompasses all that the live orchid is known for. Below you’ll find a list of the best free paper orchid tutorials to help you in your journey through the wonderful world of paper flowers.

Paper Orchid Flower Tutorials

The following five paper orchid flower tutorials can be used for a wide array of situations. From wedding decorations to hair accessories, and even as embellishments for baked goods.  They range from simple to more complex, and you’ll even find directions for making edible paper orchids.

If this is your first time making paper flowers, you may want to stick with the simpler ones first.  Then when you are more comfortable, you can work your way up to the more complex paper orchids. Once you feel comfortable with paper crafts, you can try your hand at the more complete tutorial and even move on to a different species of flower.

Simple Paper Orchid

If you’re a newbie to the paper flower scene then you may want to start with this paper orchid tutorial first. The instructions are clear and concise, and written in a manner that beginners can understand without a problem. You also only need a few common crafts tools (paper, scissors, and hot glue gun with glue stick) to recreate these paper orchids. Head over to Tally’s Treasury for the complete directions and free template.

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Paper Orchid Bouquet

This do-it-yourself paper orchid is a bit more complex than the tutorial above but still easy enough for the novice paper crafter to complete. For this tutorial, you’ll need some scissors, a hot glue gun with glue sticks, floral tape, and floral wire. For a truly unique paper orchid, print the template, which you can find free at DIY Network, on metallic paper.  You can also make several paper flowers and glue them together into a beautiful bouquet.

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Paper Orchids for Gift Decorations

These simple paper orchids, available to print in purple and white, work best when used for decorations, such as an embellishment on gifts or picture frames. They’re small enough that you can group them together for a more powerful statement. To make these paper flowers, you’ll need a cutting mat, x-acto knife, and tacky glue. Find the complete instructions and free template at Just Add Ice.

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Small Potted Paper Orchid

If you want a small and simple potted paper orchid then this tutorial may just be right up your alley. The bloom portion of the plant is made from crepe paper and can be embellished with a rhinestone center. You will need a hot glue gun with glue sticks, scissors, marker, mini terra cotta pot, floral foam, and dried moss. The terra cotta pot can also be painted or decorated to fit your style. Learn how to make this paper craft and download the free template from Scissors and Spoons.

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Wafer Paper Orchid

This flower tutorial is made from wafer paper, which is an edible paper used in baking. This nifty baking accessory lets your create realistic edible orchids that can adorn cakes, cupcakes, pies, and even cookies. And when done correctly, the wafer paper orchids will look like the real deal, turning a ho-hum dessert into a thing of beauty. You will need wafer paper, small paint brush, flower wire, edible dust powder, and edible gel paint. The complete instructions and free template are available at Cakes Décor.

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Keep in mind that, just as with any craft project, making paper flowers can be a bit challenging at first. Don’t get discourage if your paper orchids don’t turn out as desired. Just keep trying and you will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you start to improve.

Have you made any paper orchid flowers before? Do you have any tips or tricks on making your own paper flowers? If so, please share your experience with us.

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.
  • Calla Lilly: Calla Lilies are elegant and simple and work well for modern decorations. If you want to make a lot of flowers for an event or party, then calla lilies are great to make.
  • 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.


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