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DIY Paper Orchid

DIY Paper Orchid Flower How to Make a Paper Orchid My favorite ways to use this paper orchid are on top of a gift and to clip into your hair for a tropical event. But I am guessing that you all have at least another dozen great ideas for using this ever blooming bit of bliss. Maybe napkin rings or added to a tropical centerpiece? With only 4 pieces, this is so far the easiest paper flower I have posted. So print either the bright pink or white PDF (or both) and follow the easy steps below! You can see the complete Luau Party Kit post by clicking this link. ~Lia

DIY Paper Orchid Tutorial Paper Orchid Printable Template



Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Find more of her creative inspiration at liagriffith.com.

  1. These are so pretty & creative! I love them. I definitely need to find a way to work these into a project!

  2. I love these! I will use them in my classroom as decorations! :)

  3. Oh my goodness, these are beautiful! I saw them 1st on pinterest, can’t wait to try these out! Orchis are one of my favorite flowers!

  4. Well, this couldn’t come at a better time. I JUST finished redecorating a room in zen/spa like decor and had one wall left. When I saw this project this morning, I knew immediately what to do! I went outside and grabbed a 5′ long dead tree branch and adhered 7 of these white orchids to it – it looks amazing! I will be posting pictures to my blog this week of the final product and will certainly link to your page. Thank you so much – they’re really beautiful!

    • Yay! I can’t wait to see! You can post them on our Facebook page too. I am planning to make a full orchid plant to sit in the place I usually have a real one. I will share this project too.

  5. I thought the lilies were amazing and then I saw the orchids! Beautiful! Wanted to tell you that I used your watercolour butterflies on a plain lampshade – they look great.

  6. these are gorgeous! I can’t wait to start making my own! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

  7. Oh my gosh – TOO adorable! Can you use regular old printer paper or must you use something sturdier?

    • I think a thinner paper works great. I use that for most of my paper flowers. These I did use a 110 lb card stock, but they would have looked just as good on the lighter paper.

  8. love these flowers! keep it up… awesome…

  9. Oh! Love this idea!
    Thank you very much!

  10. This is such a beautiful blog and I love these flowers. I’m a huge fan of orchids.
    I have to think of a project where I can include them.
    Thanks so much!

  11. Found this via Grosgrain. These are seriously stunning – thank you so much! @Corinne Munger – Love the idea of making a branch for the bathroom; reminds me of the anniversary trip my husband and I took to Thailand. :)

  12. Thanks SO much. I love this!!!!

  13. These are absolutely beautiful! I’m going to use these as name tags for my upcoming baby shower! Thanks do much for sharing this!

  14. Hi Lia,
    I commented a while ago on these beautiful flowers and I came up with the idea to use them for an Ikea Maskros chandelier hack. Some of your other flowers would be just as beautiful for that purpose.
    I linked everything back to you and asked the readers to pin from your original source.
    I hope that is ok with you!
    Let me know!

  15. What a lovely idea! I found your blog from the Facebook page “The Ecoist” and I fell in love with it. It’s everything I’ve alwayd wanted to do with paper but couldn’t. Today I printed 25 white orchids with a b/w printer and I’m colouring them with pastels, so everyone will be unique. I plan to stick them to my bedroom wall as a 3D decoration.
    Thank you for your work, from now on I won’t miss a post.
    Love from Italy!

  16. So cute! I just love paper flowers.

  17. Hi!! I’m from Mexico. I found your templates!! They are great!! I did a couple of pots. Here is the pic:


    I hope you like it

  18. These are lovely and I have printed them. Plan to make one for each of the girls in my family—–8 of them counting the two granddaughters. Put on Christmas pkg.

  19. if i sent you a picture of a blue orchid, can you do a print off of that color. it was the ones i used in my wedding and i would love to make them.

  20. These flowers are so beautiful and many great ideas there. :)

  21. so cute

  22. thank you for this idea :)

  23. I love this – i will use this as a topper on my cousin’s valentines. we are separated by miles – but you wouldn’t know. we send each other snail mail and little crafts weekly. thanks for this wonderful new idea.

  24. These are just wonderful! I will definitely be making some.

  25. Hi,

    I would like to know what type of paper to use when making this flower? Wonderful little project :)

  26. I’m from Brazil and I saw this on Pinterest and I just loved it! I’m using the orchids as toppers on my wedding favors and I’m planning to color them with watercolor. Thank you for the amazing ideas!

  27. Bonjour,
    merci beaucoup pour toutes vos idées, nous avons fait cette orchidée pour un mariage, vous pouvez voir les photos sur notre blog.

    votre site est magnifique
    bonne journée

  28. I have used your paper orchids for two parties. I fashioned the white orchid and hot glued a ribbon “ring” on the back so the flower could be used as a napkin ring. One party where the budget allowed, the napkin rings were tied in with an orchid plant and tea lights on the table. The look was fresh and festive. I love your web site and blog, it’s really the only one I take the time to read. I learned about you after reading of your winning the gift wrap contest.

  29. Hi from France and a lot of thanks for this orchids files!!

  30. I recently updated an old lamp and filled the shade with the paper orchids. I published a post and featuring this lamp and made a reference/link to where i found these beautiful orchids. You may take a look and let me know whether you like the idea on how I used your orchids.
    You have an amazing blog and always fun to read and see amazing ideas and great tutorials.

  31. I absolutely love this! I imported the PDF into Photoshop so I could add people’s names to one of the big petals. Now they are super cute place cards for my Hawaii themed dinner party!

  32. Beautiful orchids! I spent over 20 minutes waiting for the pdfs to download, and didn’t succeed in getting either one. Ratz!

  33. How do you curl the paper and have it stay curled?

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