How to make Carnation paper flower, QUICK and EASY, FREE template

Carnation paper flower is quick and easy to make for beginners, so I decided to share this FREE tutorial and template as the first paper flower in the series of’s DIY wedding paper flower tutorials.

Step by step instruction to make a Carnation paper flower:

Although my video tutorial is quite good enough, please refer this instruction to have the new update techniques to make paper Carnation.

  1. Download the template. If you don’t have a printer, apply a paper on your screen and use a pencil and trace the template.

  2. The paperweight for this Carnation flower is equal or less than 80 gram per square meter, ( as you might know the regular printer paper is 80gsm).

  3. Cut the circles and refer the step 2 to have more realistic petals’ edges.

  4. Twist the circle as hard as you can (see further in step 3)

  5. Insert a wire gauge 20 into the petal layers accordingly as the video instruction.

  6. Use a stick to curl to petal to make it more natural.

  7. Wrap a thick strip of tissue paper to form the sepal  and cover by sepal green paper cut from the template.

  8. Wrap the floral tape around the sepal and the wire.

  9. Insert the leaves while wrapping the tape.

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Video tutorial to make a Carnation paper flower:


I also tried to make paper carnation with regular printer paper here, so making a pure white bouquet is also a lovely choice.

You might want to learn how to make a paper boutonniere, please enjoy here.

What you will need to make a Carnation paper flower:

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And here is the template



10 thoughts on “How to make Carnation paper flower, QUICK and EASY, FREE template

  • February 18, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    Hi is it possible to send a list of all the products use to make this flower like which paper, scissor and stick for the flower and how many layers I have to cut because I try doing it for my mother in law’s birthday because she loves carnations and it was a fail😒.
    Thank you

    • March 7, 2023 at 2:19 pm

      Hello Sarah, we will need 6-7 layers for each flower, the way we twisted the layers will create the curves of the petals. And those curves will help to enhance the distance between the layers naturally. The material list is in pictures linked to Amazon already, please check it out. Thank you.

  • May 10, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I’m a little confused about the instructions. The red circle you cut out looks like several layers of paper, but when you unfold it, it’s only one layer. Overall I’m a little confused on what exactly I should be doing on this.

    • May 13, 2019 at 3:37 am

      Hi Talia, I skip a few step in the video, but it means you can cut multi layers to save time, but you can only twist 1 layer at a time, to ensure the texture of the petal. Thanks

  • May 18, 2018 at 7:31 am

    The template and the tutorial is really awsome, i make 2 of them today, it’s beautiful. Thank you for these flowers

    • May 18, 2018 at 10:14 am

      I’m happy to hear so, please join my fb group and share your flowers with us. Thank you so much, Mi.

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  • June 3, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Thank you so much for your beautiful flowers, they are stunning. x

    • June 4, 2017 at 3:45 am

      Thank you Vivian, for leaving your comment. Really appreciate your nice words.


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