Tuesday, January 14, 2014

DIY Paper Doily Flowers

I was recently in my craft room surrounded by a bunch of new supplies.  I took out a bunch of doilies and started playing.  I cut, folded, scrunched, and spiraled them a bunch of different ways just to see what I could come up with.  I eventually ended up with these DIY Paper Doily Flowers.  

DIY Paper Doily Flowers

Paper doily flowers are easy to make and can be used in a bunch of different ways.  Group a bunch together to make a sweet bouquet or use a single flower as a pretty gift topper.  

Trim the stem of a doily flower and it becomes a fun boutonniere.  

Make the boutonniere by adhering a couple of paper leaves to the back of the flower stem.  Wrap the leaves and stem with washi tape and insert a stick pin.  So easy! 

A red boutonniere looks sharp against a black suit.  While you may not wear a paper boutonniere to a black tie event, they would be fun for a less formal party or other occasion.  TEACHERS and MOMS: this would be a fun, easy, and inexpensive craft for the kids to do for Father's Day! 

Even James Bond looks dashing sporting a red carnation boutonniere.  

Perhaps keep a few flowers on hand to toss onstage at your next theater outing.  

These paper flowers are super easy to make and require only a few basic crafting supplies.  My 7 y.o. daughter was able to put them together with ease.  

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For each flower you will need 4 doilies, 1 Pixie straw, and a couple of Glue Dots or other dry adhesive.  
  • Gather each doily in the center and scrunch it together, bringing the end to a tight point. 
  • Affix a couple of glue dots to the top of the Pixie and adhere the doilies to the top. 
  • Wrap the bottom of the flower with washi tape. 

These flowers were seriously SO easy to make!  Be sure to come back for more paper flower ideas.   

Thanks for stopping by!


Doodlebug Sweetheart collection doilies 
Doodlebug Limeade Pixies
Doodlebug Limeade swiss dot washi tape
Glue Dots


  1. totally adore this project!!

  2. I saw these on pinterest a few days ago. It does not surprise me one bit that you are the crafty genius behind these. :)

  3. I want to feature your doily flowers tutorial for upcoming Trendy Tuesday post for the blog at Paper Crafters Library. We’ll be featuring crafts with doilies on Feb. 11. You can ck out the blog here: http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/ An image from your tutorial will credit you & link back to your blog post as well. If you do not wish to be featured, just let me know. Love your site!


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