How To Make A Paper Hydrangea | Paper Flower Tutorials
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Today I'm back with another paper flower tutorial for you. And making it's debut this time is the beautiful hydrangea!
Hydrangeas are a great flower to use in all kinds of floral situations. They work great as simply a bunch of 5 or 6 hydrangeas on their own; as a large statement flower in a mixed bouquet; or even just as a single stem in a bud vase. Check out my pinterest board filled with hydrangea inspiration here.
With this tutorial I'll teach you step by step how to make your paper hydrangea using my downloadable paper hydrangea template. We'll cover making of the petals, how to create the flower centres, making realistic looking paper leaves, and then pulling it all together to create a beautiful paper bloom which you can cherish for years to come.
There are also 2 versions of the template available, which you need depends on how you prefer to cut your petals. There's a PDF file for cutting your petals by hand, or an SVG file for using with a cutting machine.
A few people have asked me recently about using a cutting machine such as the Cricut Maker for making paper flowers, so I've included an SVG cut file for this tutorial too. The SVG file can be imported directly into the Cricut Design Space software and is ready to start cutting immediately. You will also get a copy of the PDF template included so that you have it for reference, or for if you decide to cut your petals by hand in the future. (If you plan to cut your petals by hand, you don't need the SVG file, it wont be any use without a cutting machine!)
I'm also working on a video with some tips for how to use a Cricut Maker with crepe paper, so if that's something you're interested in, keep an eye out for that coming soon!
To get you started on your crepe paper hydrangea, here's a list of the materials I've used for this paper flower tutorial:
- Downloadable paper hydrangea template
- Crepe Paper - Heavyweight German Lia Griffith range* in:
- Snowflake or Eggnog (White)
- Pine (also known as Emerald) or Evergreen (Green)
Plus scrap crepe paper in any colour
- Floral Tape to match the leaf colour
- Floral Wire - Paper or fabric covered - 1 x 18 gauge, 1 x 20 gauge, 9 x 24 gauge
- Scissors - Fine point/detail
- Tacky Glue - Ayleene’s* plus a Cocktail Stick
- Mod Podge* - Matte finish
- Small paintbrush
- Glass Jar or Pot
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Alcohol Inks - Tim Holtz by Ranger in Cool Peri and Stonewashed*
- Large fluffy paintbrush
- Protection for your work space
Check out my Worldwide Paper Flower Supplies list for where to get your materials elsewhere in the World.
I also have a timelapse version of the tutorial below for you too. Some people find it useful to watch the timelapse first to get an overview of the steps, and then to go back and watch the full step by step version as they make their paper flower. Which do you prefer?
I hope you enjoy making your paper hydrangea, and don't forget to tag me on instagram if you fancy sharing your finished creation! @tamuchly_paperblooms
Until next time, happy flower making.