Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers with their high petal counts and large scalloped leaves. Used as fillers or as centerpieces, they are eye-catching and beautiful. These hydrangeas are created with paper and may be used year round in your home or to gift to a loved one - they are bound to impress. These flowers are by no means easy to make, but they are well worth your labor. Create your own following the steps below!
Here's what you need:
- cardstock in your choice of colors - white, green and two shades of blues in 64lb cardstock used
- flower templates below
- scissors or cutting machine
- watercolor or paint and brush (optional)
- stylus (optional)
- floral wire
- floral tape
- glue gun
Send me an email through the "HELLO" tab above with subject "Paper Hydrangeas SVG" if you would like the svg file for cutting machines. These were cut with a silhouette!
I create all files and templates during my free time using Adobe Illustrator or Silhouette Design Studio. It is a time-consuming process of endless editing as I constantly strive to perfect my designs. Personal use only, please!
Click on each picture below to enlarge and show details while following the instructions below:
- cut out shapes using templates, one sheet of 8.5"x11" cardstock will allow for enough petals for one hydrangea but the final petal count is up to you (above - white hydrangea used less than one sheet of cardstock, while the two blue hydrangeas used a total of 4 sheets of cardstock split unevenly between the two blooms).
- paint with watercolor or paint. let dry. (optional)
- curl petals using the back end of brush or with a pencil.
- tape 15 floral wire stems 3 inches from tip (use more or less wires allowing for larger or smaller blooms, respectively). using floral tape, wrap the remainder of wires into one large stem.
- separate and bend exposed wire stems to form a spherical shape. curl ends of wires using pliers.
- glue petals onto each curled end. then, glue petals in between.
- using a stylus, draw "veins" onto leaves. (optional)
- curl leaves, folding and unfolding gently down center. glue to bottom of bloom, onto stem.
- wrap stem with floral tape once more, securing leaves.