How to DIY paper Cosmos flower, free template

I decided to make a most life-like Cosmos paper flower as I can, as I love how cosmos look in the summer, so light and breezy, but it doesn’t last long.

Video tutorial to make Cosmos paper flower:

Step by step instruction:


 What you will need to make Cosmos paper flower:

  • For the paper vase, I used 180gsm paper but I found it’s a little bit of flimsy. This metallic 250gsm paper will be perfect.
  • I used this 4mm twist paper for the Cosmos petals, please make sure that it 4mm rope so that it has about 11cm width to cut petals. The rope paper has many colors that you could any flowers you want. Plus, the color of rope paper is not fade away as crepe paper so that you could keep it fresh for years. 🙂 I  found that using sprayed paint will have best color texture, the flower looks more realistic, but the paint will harden your flower petals, and I could not stand that smell. 🙂
  • I also shredded the yellow twist paper and use black watercolor for the stamen, but you could try oil color, acrylic color, sprayed paint …
  • For the flower buds, use twisted paper, toilet paper and glue only
  • Use  75gsm green color paper and cut out with the templates.
  • For the branch, I use the #24gauge paper wire, to ensure the breezy of the flower.
  • For glue: just white glue applied.
  •’s template for flower and  vase 

Please feel free to share, should you have any queries, please drop the comment bellows so that I could know how to improve my dream :))

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10 thoughts on “How to DIY paper Cosmos flower, free template

  • January 1, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    I love all your flowers and would love to have the templates but I have just got an Apple Mac computer can I download them and would they work? I do so hope so. I am 80yrs old and have just started to make paper flowers, book folding etc.

    • January 2, 2018 at 3:04 am

      Wow, Pamela. It’s so great to hear your age and you love. Of course you can, please make sure to install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software (click here: to open my pdf template files. Please click in the dark pink link in the end of the material list, not the ads. Should you need further support, please feel free to leave me a comment. I will try my best. xoxo

  • December 4, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Hi, may I ask whats the difference of twisted paper compared to imported crepe paper?

    • December 4, 2017 at 8:39 am

      My dear Marie, here are the differences between twisted paper and crepe paper:
      – The surface of twisted paper, after untwist for so many time by the edge of the scissors, will be smooth, while the surface of crepe paper is not smooth.
      – The crepe paper is elastically, so it’s easier to make a curved petal, while we have cut and glue the twisted paper to make a curved petal.
      – The color of twisted paper is not faded away, says 3 years…, while the color of crepe paper will be faded away within several months.
      – I found that the twisted paper have many colors to choose.
      But now, after using printer paper and coffee paper (which are popular everywhere), I would recommend using these easy materials for the Cosmos flower, I will prefer coffee filter using acrylic paint. Please check out my recent tutorials for further info.

      Another small tips: imported crepe paper have many kinds: the China one is cheap but is not strong to keep the form, like the expensive crepe papers.

      Hope this help, should you need further question, pls just let me know, I’m happy to share everything I know.

    • July 29, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Dear Claire, it’s not crepe paper. Although crepe paper is easy to make flowers, the color is fade away too fast. The color of twisted paper is so beautiful. I have update an Amazon link for your consideration. Thank you.

  • June 3, 2017 at 8:28 am

    love the flowers.going to try them soon

    • June 4, 2017 at 3:46 am

      Thank you for leaving comment, Valerie. Please subscribe my Youtube to receive more and more tutes :X

  • April 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    The paper flowers are beautiful, Thank you

    • April 22, 2017 at 1:36 am

      Thanks for your compliment, Vivian. You made my day.


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