How to make the best paper Sunflower, with SVG|PDF templates

Paper Sunflower needs a lot of petals, but finding a way to make the petals quickly and easily is not the hardest job.

I have thought about the way to make the paper sunflower center for years, that’s why I haven’t got any tutorial for this beauty yet.

I will try my best to share with you the simple version of sunflower for free,

Paper Sunflower step-by-step tutorial and template

Finally I’m happy with what I found. It’s quick, easy and life like.

Video tutorial to make paper Sun flower

Step-by-step instructions to make paper Sunflower

Cut the template

The template is in SVG|PDF|DXF format, includes:
– Two styles of sunflower petals. You could see that I made the brown center flower with round top petals and the lime-green center one with wild shaped petals.
– A circle shape with score and cutting lines in the template to shape the form of this Sunflower center. (Please make sure to select the score lines to be scored. This will be effective if you want to enlarge the template to make the larger flower. )
– Three sizes of sepal
– The leaf
Measurement: The petals’ height is about 1.5″ and the final sunflower is about 5″.

Make the paper Sunflower center

Many other tutorials will show you to make the sunflower center by rolling tons of paper stripes, but think about it, it seems forever to cut those stripes.

So I try to find other saving time method by using the pipe cleaner, but I still provide the sunflower center stripes in the template for you.

Use the glue gun to form the round center template like the top of the sphere, please refer to my video tutorial above for a clearer view.
Glue the pipe cleaner on. You can create many colors for this center, just choose the related pipe cleaner and acrylic paint.
I used the sponge daubers to color the center as it help to blend the color smoothly.

Sun flower center making

Make the Sun flower petals

There are many petals but they are all in a chain so that you will color and glue them very quickly.
Use the sponge daubers to color the yellow petals with orange acrylic paint.
Score the petals by the stylus.
Form the petals with the help of the craft awl.

Glue the petals

We will have 3 chains of petals for each flower.
Glue the chains of petals to the flower center accordingly.
Please wrap around to ensure the petals are interleaved before gluing.

Make the Sunflower sepal and stem

Glue the stem (inserted with the transparent tube) on the back of the flower center.
Use a round stylus to shape the sepal.
Glue the largest sepal first, then add the other two smaller ones later.
Wrap the stem with floral tape around the tube.

Make the Sunflower bud

Making the sun flower bud is just similar to making the flower.
Please just resize the template a little bit, and we will need less petals than the flower.

Make the sun flower leaves.

Cut the leave template and glue it with the wire gauge #22.
I just repeated the technique to make a paper rose leaves, please have a look. Sorry that the clip I shot for leaf making was so blurry as I’m having some vision problems.


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Paper sunflower tutorial

Materials needed to make this flower

I’m learning to give more than take.

And I know I can earn more from selling this tutorial like a small course on Teachable. But making these crafts is really a mental therapy that I want as many people could experience as possible. So I decided to share it publicly. And I can earn my living just from selling the templates, with a very reasonable price.

Paper flower tutorial and template

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