We Can’t Get Over These Incredibly Realistic Paper Flowers on Instagram

updated May 3, 2019
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Flowers instantly brighten any room and, are a welcome breath of air, especially in a culture dominated by computers and phone screens. Some of us regularly buy fresh ones, but for others, flowers are a periodic splurge, only indulged every once in awhile. There’s a new spin on flowers we’ve noticed on Instagram, and it’s making us pretty happy: The delicate art of creating incredibly realistic looking flowers using crafty handiwork, crepe paper, and a lot of patience. Paper flowers are the everlasting blooms that our dreams are made of.


With their awkward crooked stems and wrinkled petals, poppies embrace the beauty of imperfection. We love this peach rendition of a poppy by Instagrammer Woodlucker. If you like these, Design Sponge has a great tutorial on how to make these flowers.


Nasturtiums are fun and bright flowers in shades of yellow, orange and red, as you can see from Golden Age Botanicals. We Are Scout shared an excerpt from Jennifer Tran’s book Flowersmith, which shows how to make these yourself, and then fashion them into a wreath.


This paper dusty rose ranunculus by Golden Age Botanicals are made from crepe paper, and the detail is so amazing. Again, Design Sponge featured a tutorial on how to make these architectural flowers, this time from Susan Beech.


Here’s a charming version of a camellia by Instagrammer floresdaannita. Jennifer Tran shares her method of making these DIY pretties over on Etsy.


Given their association with spring, it’s no surprise that daffodils are considered a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings. Pom Pom Factory’s daffodils could make even a seasoned florist take a second look. If you live in London, join them for one of their workshops. Kate Alacron shows everybody else how to make these cheerful flowers.


Lia Griffith shared a bunch of peonies made from one of their flower kits by paper florist Amity Beane, and they are winners. Check out the rest of Amity’s work or Lia Griffith’s take on a classic peony.


Can’t quite get over Rosetree Paper’s moth orchids, which she created for a client. Yours might not look this good, but it’s definitely worth checking out a few tutorials, including this one from the DIY Network.