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Project Time:15 minutes

Make your own pretty paper tulips and give them as gifts or decorate for a fun floral party. Once you learn how, these paper flowers are quick to make and look lovely. They’re perfect for gift giving or even gift decorating! You can make tulips to give to mom or how about a pretty tulips for Prom? These are the best flowers… no water required!


  • Paper Tulip Printable by Jen Goode (Download)
  • White paper
  • Printer
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Note about glue: This project goes much quicker if you have a fast drying craft glue. I like to use use Aleene’s quick dry tacky glue for these kind of projects.


  1. Print the tulip printable (Download) on white paper. Print the flower shapes page, then flip the paper over and print the color blocks. This will create color pieces on both sides of your paper tulip.
  2. Cut out all the paper tulip pieces. For quicker cutting, you can fold the paper in 3 and cut 3 tulip petals at a time. (see video)
  3. Create the tulip flower head. Fold each petal in half vertically. Then fold the bottom 1/2″ 90 degrees. Glue this little flap in place. This will create a single scoop shaped petal. Layer and glue all the petals in place to create the flower head. Start with two petals, overlapping at the bottom to create kind of a bowl. Add more petals, one at a time. Alternate where you place the petals so they look more natural. It’s ok to press and scrunch the bottom of the flower to keep the petals in place.
  4. Create the stem. Using the long green rectangle cut 3 1/2″ lines at one end. Fold the strip on the long side 2 times, glue the flaps together. You can then press on the folded edges and the paper should pop open creating kind of a tube. Fold the little cut flaps down and add some glue.
  5. Attach the stem to the flower. Press the stem flaps (that you just added glue to), to the bottom of the flower. Trim any excess paper.
  6. Add leaves to the stem. Fold the leave vertically. Apply a little glue to the bottom inch of the inside of the leaf. Press glued leaf to the stem where you’d like it.


You can use this tulip printable as a template to make more paper tulips in different colors too. Just cut out the shapes and then trace them on to other colored papers. I don’t recommend using cardstock for this project, basic printer paper works best.


I hope you have fun making your own paper tulips! Enjoy!

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Jen Goode

Jen is a work-at-home mom of 3, 4th generation Colorado native and Doodler in Charge at JGoode Learn More

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