Giant Paper Orchid Tutorial

Giant Paper Orchid Tutorial

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Do you ever have the problem of not being able to get an orchid to bloom again? I know I do. I love how orchids look but once the flowers die, they are not the prettiest plant to have in your house.

I haven’t seen many giant paper orchids and someone asked me to create one. I thought, “That’s a great idea!”

I already have a small paper orchid that you can create. Check it out.

How would you like a free poppy template?

poppy paper flower template

Materials for the Giant Paper Orchid

  • 5 pieces of cardstock
  • Chalk pastels
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue
  • Paper towel
  • Marker
  • Cardboard or heavy cardstock (for the back of the flower)

Add chalk pastel to the center piece. Make it darker than you think you need it because it will lighten up when you hang the flower on the wall.

center of giant paper orchid

Add dots to the center piece of your paper orchid.

center of giant paper orchid
center of giant paper orchid

Fold the two top circles up and curl them.

center of giant paper orchid
center of giant paper orchid

Fold down the center and curl.

center of giant paper orchid
center of giant paper orchid
center of giant paper orchid

Make sure your two petals look like this when you curl them or you will end up with 2 right or two left sides of the flower.

petals of giant paper orchid

Curl the edges of the petal up.

petals of giant paper orchid

Then fold down the center. Don’t fold all the way down the center, only fold halfway.

petals of giant paper orchid
petals of giant paper orchid

Curl the back petals up.

petals of giant paper orchid
petals of giant paper orchid

Lay the bottom two petals out like this and glue the circles right on top of each other.

petals of giant paper orchid

Glue the petals onto the 2″ circle for the back.

petals of giant paper orchid

Glue the top back petal on.

petals of giant paper orchid

Glue the front two petals on.

petals of giant paper orchid
petals of giant paper orchid

Glue behind the front two petals so they don’t flop forward when you hang it on the wall.

petals of giant paper orchid

Glue on the front piece.

petals of giant paper orchid

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