We’ve decided to make it official and start a Flower of the Month. Why? Because we need paper flowers on the regular! This month we’re going with the oh-so-spring Dutch beauty, parrot tulip. I love tulips, but there’s something about a painterly tulip that can’t be beat. This They certainly stand out in a crowd of tulip beauties.
They’d be gorgeous as gifts, gift toppers, home decor, or for a lovely spring function.
See how to make them below!
How to make a paper parrot tulip
- heavy crepe paper in cream
- heavy crepe paper in green
- paper wrapped wire
- wire cutters
- acrylic paints in red and yellow
- glue gun
- Cut out the templates from the crepe paper with the grain of the crepe going vertically.
- Paint the petals with red and yellow.
- Glue the smallest petal to the wire in the middle. Glue another small petal around the wire. Glue the next size petal around. Repeat with the next size petal as well.
- Cut a piece of green crepe paper about 1′ wide going against the grain. Stretch the paper out gently.
- Cut out the leaves.
- Glue the stretched out paper at base of the flower and wrap around the stem.
- Midway through wrapping around the stem, attach a leaf in and glue in place. Continue wrapping and add in another leaf.
- Continue wrapping the stem paper until you reach the end and glue in place.
If you make any of our flowers, we’d love to see them! Take a picture and tag them with @LarsPaperFlowers
Photography by Anna Killian for The House that Lars Built | Crafting by Rebecca Young