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Paper Tulip Printable + Tutorial

DIY Paper Tulip Paper Tulip Printables About a months ago, Lauren posted the question on our Facebook page asking for your ideas on which flowers we should create as tutorials for our blog. Thanks everyone for their great ideas and answers! After reading them over and feeling the enthusiasm so many have for paper flowers, I decided to make it my goal to create as many DIY flower posts as possible, using your suggestions and starting with top votes. Yep, you guessed it. . . tulips had the most requests. A little truth here. . . I absolutely love tulips, however, I have never seen a paper tulip that inspired me. They have a tricky shape for translating from flat paper into their curved, cupped petals. I do love a good challenge so after researching and testing some different paper sculpting techniques I am VERY happy with the results. It was a last minute “aha” to add the watercolor print and that sealed the deal for me. I am in love. Here are the instructions on how I created my tulips:

Paper Tulip Tutorial Paper Tulip Printable and Tutorial Paper Red Tulips You can find our tutorial on the chalkboard painted pots here. To finish my tulips I simply put a piece of florist foam inside of the pot and covered it with a piece of the green paper from the back side of the tulip printable. Easy!

If any of you would like to add your suggestion or vote to my “paper flower to-do list”, just sent it to me in the comment section of this post. (Dahlias & orchids are up next). Happy Friday everyone! ~Lia

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


  1. Wow! I love tulips and have been looking for a tutorial to make some but did not find anything that I really liked. These are so beautiful. Thank you!

    • You are welcome! I have to admit, I wasn’t sure I could come up with a beautiful paper tulip as they are a tricky shape. Stay tuned for more paper flower creations!

      • My bff loves lilies, as her daughter in heaven is named, I hope to see a lily template from you one day. I want to make her a bouquet but all the ones out there aren’t as nice and all of your are simply AMAZING! Keep up the GREAT work!!! The website I posted is actually just a picture of a rose I colored and made using your template, I LOVE IT! I hope you see it!

        • Thanks Katherine. I will go look at the link next. Lilies are the next flower on my list. I will work to get that post up within the next 2 weeks.

  2. First paper tulips I’ve seen and oh so pretty! Thank you so much for another beautiful gift.

  3. These Tulips are just Beautiful. I was not yet with you a month ago so have no Idea what Flowers were Requested. So if I can just add my thought on now, It would be my Dream to be able to Make Fuchias. In the meantime I am still having an Amazing Time looking through Your Blog. You have a Gift for the Talent and Creativity and I so Love it when People with your Talent Share with Everyone, something I have found to be a very Natural thing with Crafters. No Prescious Secret Keeping in this Hobby and I believe that I Personally would never have really gotten past the Beginner stage without. So Thank You and I can’t wait to see what you make next time. Many, Many Thanks.
    Kind Regards,
    Beverley………

  4. Holy Cow! These are beyond awesome! I wish I had 1/10th the talelnt you have in your baby finger! Thanks for sharing this!
    I have one to add to the wish list….Peonies.

    THANK YOU AGAIN for the inspiration and the generosity of sharing! Your biggest fan, Kim

  5. Such sweet little tulips — and using the watercolor prints is perfect! Would make a great end-of-year gift to teachers from their students. Thanks for a great tutorial!

    Charlie @ Match Made On Hudson

  6. Cada vez me encanto mais pelos trabalhos aqui apresentados!!!
    Parabéns!!!

  7. Great work. Well done! God bless you.

  8. Hello, I would like to ask what kind of paper did you use to make this beautiful tulip? I mean the weight of the paper… a normal one or one with a less weight.. I don’t know, tell me please :)
    Thank you!

  9. Your printable pdf is not downloading for me :/

    I love these tulips. I’ve yet to find ones that can compare!

    • Hi Sofia. You will need to click the grey button at the end of the post. If a window with the PDF does not show up, then you may need to go look at the preferences in your browser and unblock the pop ups. Try that and let me know if you need more help.

  10. I love these tulips also…the file downloads, but it’s empty…no template…shows pages 1 and 2, but they are blank. What’s up?

    • I just tested it and uploaded a new PDF just to be sure. It is a very large file so you may need to wait for it to complete the upload. Let me know if you are still having trouble.

  11. Hi, I’ve just to say that these are amazing flowers and the technique looks very easy it is exactly what I was looking as a present for my mom she loves tulips and thank to you now I can give some beautiful to her, thanks a lot! you’re awesome you create really beautiful handcrafts.
    by the way I was wondering if I can get one on white paper?
    Thanks a million!

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