DIY Paper Hydrangeas

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What is better than a bouquet of fresh hydrangeas?  A bouquet of paper hydrangeas that don’t ever wilt!  Today I am sharing with you this easy, however time consuming, paper hydrangea tutorial.  I am going to be upfront here… this project to me way longer than I expected.  That said, it is a perfect way to keep creative while chilling in front of your favorite t.v. series.  I used a Sizzix die for my project, but Lia Griffith has a great Paper Hydrangea Printable Template and DIY that I featured at Printable Decor recently.

How to make paper flower bouquet

I used wonderful filter paper that I got from Materials for the Arts in Bloomington.  If you are a crafter/artist and don’t have a relationship with your local recycling center, you could be missing out big time!

imageI die cut the petals with my Sizzix Lilac Die and colored them with distress markers. For a watercolor effect I painted over the marker with a wet paintbrush. You could use watercolor or acrylics too.

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I followed Lia’s tutorial linked above to assemble my flowers. Holy ninjas, that took forever. It was totally worth it though.
Papercrafting tutorial paper hydrangeas

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Comments

  1. Wouldn’t it be alot quicker to color the paper before you cut them out?

  2. Jamie Clayton says:

    I’m so excited I found your site, not only are Hydrangeas my favorite. I’ve been at a loss on just how in the world without putting artificial ones I was going to pull off placing my favorite flowers in all my beautiful flower arrangements that I have bought. Now let’s just see if I can pull this off . you are so gorgeous beautiful and then looks reels that is flattering

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