Simple DIY Paper Flowers for an Aesthetic Picnic Table Decor

Want to have a perfect picnic, below are some DIY paper flower ideas you can use for an aesthetic table decor. Flowers are always a great choice when it comes to accentuating events and occasions. They help to give color and infuse energy. You can still have a successful occasion even without the real flowers. 

Simple DIY Paper Flowers

1. Simple DIY Paper Roses

Making paper roses is pretty easy and among the easiest DIY crafts there are. With these Simple DIY Paper Flowers you can decorate your table. Paper-crafted roses can be used on just about any occasion and the thing with paper roses is that they can be stored to be used at a later date. 

Below is a short guide on how to make roses out of paper:

Materials you need

  • Colored craft paper or stock paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue


Trace and cut out the patterns using a printable rose paper template. Shape out your petals and with all the patterns prepared, it’s time to start joining. 

The open ends of each pattern should be overlapped and joined in the ends. Keep attaching the petal layers until all the layers have been added. 

Attach the petals to a floral wire while gluing additional leaves. This will help make the bunch fuller.

2. Simple DIY Crepe Paper Daffodils

Daffodils are simple yet elegant flowers. Making them out of paper is certainly easy. Using crepe paper as the primary material helps eliminate the use of complicated processes as crepe paper is easy to fold. 

In the end, you’ll have gorgeous crepe daffodils to accentuate your picnic table.

Materials you need

  • A roll of yellow and green crepe paper
  • Floral wire
  • Green Floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Foam ball
  • Container


Using a pre-prepared pattern, trim all the leaves and petals depending on the sizes you need. You can go all out on this. 

Roll out some fringes that will be attached to the cut-out petals. Glue the fringe onto the floral wire, sliding the petals onto the wire and gluing them in place. 

Wrap the stem with floral tape and add the leaf into the wrap. Insert the stems into the container.

3. Simple DIY Crepe Paper Sunflowers

At the end of the project, you’ll have lovely paper sunflowers to give your picnic a summertime layout. The best thing with crafted paper sunflowers is that you don’t need a lot of material. 

Additionally, the process is as easy as ABC. Also, they can be made to look more real, especially when mixed with faux flowers. Here’s how:

Materials you Need

  • Crepe paper
  • Paper/craft paper
  • Pencil (when using templates)
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue


Using the petal template, cut out the traced patterns to come up with 18 petals. To achieve a sunflower pattern, you’ll have to arrange 6 petals in three layers. 

Slit the end of each petal and start overlapping them. Use circular paper to be the base of the sunflower.

Then, add the first petal layer and try to keep the gaps between the petals even. Keep adding the rest of the petal layer until you have the right volume. 

Use a brown fringe and glue it right in the middle of the sunflower. Finally, add green leaves and a stem of your favorite material. These are Simple DIY Paper Flowers to make at home.

Mixing Faux Flowers with Real Flowers 

To add a natural touch to your picnic table decor, you can also add one or two natural flower arrangements. For instance, you can mix the paper roses you created with natural roses in an aesthetic arrangement. 

As seen from the Bouqs co, rose flower arrangements come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and patterns, so you’ll be spoilt for options. And voila! You can use these ideas to decorate a table or frame for any place in your home.

Paper flowers are also a great addition if you are holding an outdoor event. Making something with your own hands is always satisfying and fun!

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