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Easy Paper Crafts: Paper Strips Flower


Some paper strips, some punched holes and a length of yarn become this pretty paper strips flower - just fun and easy.

Here's a green one:

Paper Strips Flower green finished on display

Take a look at the simple steps below for how to make this pretty flower.

Easy Paper Crafts: Paper Strips Flower Materials and Tools:

  • Cardstock in three different colors
  • Yarn (I used #10 crochet yarn)
  • Ruler 
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Clothespin or binder clip 

Paper Strips Flower materials and tools 

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Paper Crafts: Paper Strips Flower:

Cut the materials.

Cut seven pieces of cardstock 1/2 inch wide by 8 1/2 inches long.

Cut seven pieces of cardstock 1/2 inch wide by 6 1/2 inches long.

Cut seven pieces of cardstock 1/2 inch wide by 4 1/2 inches long.

Cut a piece of yarn 36 inches long.

Paper Strips Flower step 1 cut materials

Begin punching holes in the ends of each piece of cardstock.

Make the hole roughly 1/4 inch from the end and centered across the paper strip. 

Paper Strips Flower step 2 punch holes

Make the holes in both ends of all of the paper strips. 

Paper Strips Flower step 3 finish holes in both ends

Fold the yarn in half and anchor the folded end.

In this case, I used my pencil as the anchor. 

Paper Strips Flower step 4 anchor yarn

Push the cut ends of the yarn through the first set of three of the paper strips.

Push it through one end of the longest strip, one end of the medium strip and one end of the shortest strip.

Next, push the yarn through the shortest strip, the medium strip and the longest strip to finish adding the first set of strips to the yarn.  

Use the clothespin or binder clip to hold the strips on the yarn.

Hint: Work on a flat surface to prevent the sections from rotating around the yarn and getting tangled.

Paper Strips Flower step 5 add first three strips

Add the second set of three strips in the same way — large, medium, small then small, medium, and large.

Paper Strips Flower step 6 add next three strips

Add the remaining sets of three strips for a total of seven sections. 

Paper Strips Flower step 7 finish adding strips

Pull the ends of the yarn together firmly but not too tightly.

The ends of the strips need to fit together around the circle of yarn.

Tie a knot in the yarn to secure the shape.

Paper Strips Flower step 8 pull and tie yarn

Bring the ends of the yarn together and tie a knot near the end to form a loop.

Trim the ends of the yarn. 

Paper Strips Flower step 9 make loop

The pretty pink and burgundy Paper Strips Flower is finished and ready to hang on display. 

Paper Strips Flower step 10 hang to display 

Simple lengths of paper, a few punched holes and a length of yarn turn into a pretty decoration to display in a window, on a door or a wall.

Have fun!

Paper and a few tools make the Paper Strips Flower an inexpensive decoration to do any time of the year.


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