How to make origami flower petals cards with our free template

Learning how to make origami flower petals is a great skill to have, as you can use the petals in lots of different ways to embellish your cards and papercraft projects. This gorgeous card design has been created by folding die-cut circles into petals then layering them to create a flower-head.

Use double-sided paper for this origami design, as you will end up seeing both sides of whichever papers you use. For this card, Sarah Jackman-Read used Crate Paper Maggies Holmes Gather papers.

Follow our simple guide to help you create this pretty card, and use our free template to create the petals.

If you love all things floral, take a look at more of our fantastic flower card ideas, including step-by-step guides and free downloads!

Once you’ve mastered this origami fold, find more great guides, card ideas and other papercraft projects in our How to… section.

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How to make origami flower petals card

Step 1. To make the card base, layer contrasting patterned papers onto a 6x6in card blank, leaving a narrow border each time. Add a strip of spotty paper across the centre and wrap baker’s twine around it.


Step 2. For the main flower, use a 6cm-diameter die to cut eight circles from double-sided paper. Using our handy free template, fold a circle in half, then half again. Position the point downwards and fold down the top curved layer, turn over and repeat.


Step 3. Open out the circle (leaving the curved edges folded in), place face down and fold the outside edges into the centre to make the petal shape. Fold four so the main side shows the floral paper, and four so the check side shows.


Step 4. Die cut another circle and glue the petals around it to create a flower. Stamp a wreath onto pale green paper, die cut it into a circle and glue it in the centre of the flower. 


Step 5. Add sentiments, a baker’s twine bow, shapes and adhesive gems, as shown.

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