Making Paper Accordion Flowers

Make these Paper Accordion Flowers to hang on trees like ornaments.  So simple and pretty!

I have a collection of twigs that I always use to hang seasonal things like Christmas ornaments, Valentines hearts, St. Patrick Day shamrocks, and Easter eggs. But I felt like adding something colourful and a little springy for the transition time to Easter.

Paper Accordion Flowers

I have a huge stack of scrapbook paper, punches and embellishments that are collecting dust. So I thought I’d put them to use and make some paper flowers!

Paper Accordion Flowers

This was a great project for the kids too.  (It’s easy enough for little hands.)  They are on spring break, so they are happy to get in with Mom and create!

Paper Accordion Flowers

Paper Accordion Flowers

How to Make Paper Accordion Flowers:

  • Step 1:  Cut a 1 x 12 inch strip of paper
  • Step 2:  Fold like an accordion
  • Step 3:  Using strong glue, glue end to end
  • Step 4:  On a flat surface, press the centre down. Then with the glue, fasten the centre with a button or any desired embellishment.
  • Done!

Such a simple craft that makes a pretty impact! The colour and pattern options are endless!

Have an inspired day!

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10 Comments

  • Reply b. lee March 30, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    how adorable & fun!

  • Reply lauren@warmandfuzzy March 30, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Very cute. I am glad I have so many doors in my house. I am getting so many ideas for wreaths. LOL

  • Reply Cozy Home Scenes March 31, 2011 at 5:07 AM

    That’s a great idea. It does look like the perfect project kids can do, but with the papers you used, it looks elegant enough for adults to want the project in the house.

  • Reply La Borda Bleu April 1, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    cute and springy!! looks like a vera bradley print…xoxo’s nancy

  • Reply Lyssa April 1, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    Those are adorable and thank you for the tutorial! I love these and have always wondered exactly how to make it 🙂
    Thank you!

  • Reply Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma April 4, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    Jo-Anna:

    These are simple and gorgeous. Their texture against the branches lends a lot of visual interest…

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice!

  • Reply Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts April 7, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Great tutorial! I am featuring it on my site 🙂

  • Reply Inspire Me Heather April 9, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Those are sure cute!

  • Reply Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants April 14, 2011 at 3:05 AM

    I just learned how to make these the other day and fell in love! Yours are so pretty!

  • Reply poindextr April 14, 2011 at 4:15 AM

    very pretty – just love paper flowers, my absolute favorite! Your look charming 🙂

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