DIY Paper Flowers: Paper Peony

Video Tutorial & Templates



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Paper peonies make gorgeous décor that you can make yourself. They look great in vivid colors (like our peonies here) or subtle pastel colors. Put them in a vase to make your home cozier, present them as a gift to your loved ones or make a lovely bride’s bouquet. No matter what you choose, you will get a wow-effect! You also can create any number of unique flower arrangements by combining peonies with other paper flowers with stems.

DIY paper peony flowers

These peonies look so lifelike that it is hard to believe they are made of paper. Using our detailed video tutorial along with cutting machine and manual cutting templates (download link below), you will easily make your own beautiful paper peonies. And you will get guaranteed pleasure from both process and result!
Each peony has a 15 cm / 6 inch bud, stem, and leaves. You can also make flowers of any other size. To do that, change the size of templates and polystyrene ball proportionally. The assembling process will remain the same.

Peony Paper Flower Tutorial

How to make it

When you are ready to make your paper peonies, prepare the tools and materials (see the list below). Also, download the templates (you can buy them in our shop) and use a cutting machine or print the templates and cut them manually. Now you are ready – watch the video tutorial and start crafting!

If you have any questions, please comment below. I’m always happy to help!


  • Cutting Machine or Scissors
  • High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
  • Ball Stylus Crafting Tool 18 mm / 0.71 inch  (e.g. this) and molding mat (e.g. this)


  • Peony Template
  • Paper of colors you prefer (I recommend 120-150 gsm weight)
  • Thick Paper-Covered Floral Wire, 14-18 Gauge (e.g. this)
  • Polystyrene ball 50 mm / 2 inch in diameter

Video Tutorial

Peony Paper Flower Tutorial
Peony Paper Flower Tutorial
Peony Paper Flower Tutorial
handmade paper flower
Peony Paper Flower Tutorial

Explore more

Want more projects like this? See our collection of paper flowers with stems. Or browse all of our paper flower designs to see what else you can make!

For more craft ideas and inspiration, join us on Instagram and Pinterest. And when you’re finished crafting your paper peonies or any other our project, please share them with us by tagging #ogcrafts on Instagram or Facebook.

Download templates

Here you can download Paper Peony SVG, DXF (for cutting machines) and PDF (for manual cutting) templates. For more information on how to work with templates, see our Cutting Machine and Template FAQ.

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  1. Hi your directions are a bit vague when it comes to how many of each petal to cut. On both the SVG files and the PDF files it doesn’t stipulate cut 1 or cut 2. And you must have to double up as there are only 3 petals but 5 petal layers so please let me know which ones to double up on. Thanks

  2. Hi, I’m new to all this and I don’t have a cutting machine so I’m using the PDF version. How would the best way be to make a whole in the middle of the flower please.


  3. These are absolutely stunning! I made a test flower out of scrap paper to learn the process and I’m so impressed! So, so beautiful and the template is very easy to work with. Thank you so much!!

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Olga Gornostaeva

Hi there! I’m Olga, the designer and creator of all projects on this website. I’m excited to welcome you here and share my skills and passion to paper craft with you all! Read more about me and OGCrafts here.

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