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DIY Paper Calla Lily Bouquet

Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing how to create a paper calla lily bouquet. I love the look and scent of fresh flowers, but I usually only splurge for a bouquet on special occasions. The wall vase in my kitchen is something that I don’t like to leave empty. I created a paper bouquet of calla lilies, my favorite, to add a bold pop of color to my space.

DIY Paper Calla Lily Bouquet by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

My flower-making skills are at a beginner level, so this simple design was perfect for me. I used iridescent watercolors to paint a bold center for the flower petals. I wrapped the paper petals around wood dowels that I covered with a glittered yellow flock for the stamen and green floral tape for the stem.

How to Create a Paper Calla Lily Bouquet

How to cut petals for DIY paper calla lilies

Step 1. Use a petal template to trace petal shapes onto a piece of watercolor paper. Cut out the paper petals with scissors. I found a clip-art animal (stingray) that I thought looked like a lily petal as a template for this step. I printed out two sizes to add variety to my bouquet.

How to Add Color to Paper Calla Lily Petals with Watercolor Paint

Step 2. Use watercolor paint to add color to the center of the flower petals. Let dry. My favorite calla lilies have white petals with a dark purple center. I used red, pink, blue, purple, and white paint. Any color palette and a full-coverage paint application would also work for this step.

How to create flower stamens using Adhesives Lines and Dots, glittered yellow flock, and wood dowels.

Step 3. Create a flower stamen for each flower petal. Apply a Small Adhesive Dot to the end of a wood dowel. Next, apply Adhesives Lines around the top. Press the adhesive-covered end of the dowel into yellow flock. Gently tap the dowel to remove any excess flock.

How to use Extreme Double-Sided Tape to Create Paper Calla Lilies

Step 4. Bend and curl a dry flower petal into the desired shape. Attach the flower petal to the wood dowel, just under the flocked stamen, using Extreme Double-Sided Tape.

DIY Paper Calla Lily with Floral Tape Wrapped Stem

Step 5. Wrap the wood dowel with green floral tape. The floral tape is more tacky than sticky. Use a Small Adhesive Dot to secure the ends of the tape to the dowel to prevent unraveling.

Paper Calla Lily Bouquet in Wall Vase

I hope I have inspired you to create your own paper bouquet. Thanks for stopping by today!

Creative Time: 1 hour
Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Supplies:

Adhesive Dots Small
Adhesive Lines
HomeHobby by 3L®:
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4in
Other Supplies:
Watercolor Paper; Watercolor Paint (Twinkling H2Os); Flock; Floral Tape; Wood Dowels

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Watercolor Calla Lilies DIY Paper Flower Bouquet Tutorial