DIY Paper Flower Backdrops

Floral backdrops look amazing in photos. They add texture, color and style to any venue, but utilizing hundreds of real flowers can get a bit pricey. If you are willing to put forth the effort and use a bit of creativity, you can create a beautiful backdrop of paper flowers that is not only inexpensive, but impressive as well.

Top Ten DIY Paper Flowers Tutorials

To get you started, I have the creative element covered for you! I’ve collected ten of my favorite DIY paper flower backdrop tutorials to assist you in your own DIY endeavors.

1. DIY Paper Flower Wall

This stunning white paper flower backdrop DIY is by dream, create. As she states in her tutorial, it took many hours and helping hands, but it was worth it! I agree, it’s one of the most beautiful statement walls I’ve seen in my online travels.

White Paper Flower Wall - DIY Paper Flower Backdrop

2. DIY Giant Paper Flowers

This particular giant-flower DIY project comes from the creative team at, and was featured on Design Sponge. I love the over-sized scale of the flowers, it’s so whimsical and fun!

Giant Paper Flowers - DIY Paper Flower Backdrop

3. DIY Scattered Tissue Paper Flowers

This spring inspired flower backdrop DIY is from Lovely Indeed. It not only works for a photo booth backdrop, but would make lovely wall art above a table for a party or wedding.

DIY Paper Flower Backdrop - Scattered Tissue Flowers

4. DIY Cocktail Napkin Flower Garland

This delicate hanging napkin flower backdrop DIY is by Lia Griffith. Her blog offers various craft projects, and this is just one of her creative examples.

Napkin Flower Garland DIY Paper Flower Backdrop

5. DIY Tissue Paper Flowers

These puffy and pretty flowers are from the DIY by Project Nursery. I think they would make lovely wall art for a Mother’s Day brunch or bridal shower.

DIY Tissue Paper Flowers - DIY Paper Flower Backdrop

6. DIY Paper Flower Backdrop Garland

This dainty paper flower garland by the elli blog creates a delightful statement against a dark wall. It’s beautiful simplicity makes it perfect for a modern or rustic styled venue.

DIY Paper Flower Backdrop Garland

7. Oversized Tissue Paper Flowers

This over-sized tissue flower DIY by A Blissful Nest will give any party that wow factor. While it’s not shown as a wall backdrop in the photos, I’m sure it can easily be attached to a wall, and the shimmery tinsel will add a bit of sparkle to your photos.

Oversized Tissue Paper Flowers DIY

8. DIY Paper Flower Chandelier

This gorgeous DIY paper flower chandelier is another creative project from Lia Griffith. The cascading flowers would make a beautiful hanging centerpiece above a table, or you could hang a few of them at different heights for an elegant photo backdrop.

Paper Flower Chandelier DIY
Paper Flower Chandelier DIY

9. DIY Crepe Paper Flowers

This delightful DIY backdrop by Kojo Designs makes an eye-catching statement on any wall. If you’re thinking about hosting a spring or summer party, this DIY is an inspiring place to start.

Peach and Pink Crepe Paper Flowers DIY

10. DIY Colorful Giant Paper Flowers

This vibrant array of giant paper flowers from the Hostess with the Mostess blog is sure to brighten any wall. Check it out for a great tip on making petals with a natural looking curve.

Colorful Paper Flowers DIY

Take An Online Course

If you enjoy watching a video to learn DIY projects, there’s a course for that. The Paper Arts online tutorial shown below is from You can learn how to make paper flowers, paper decor, pop-up greeting cards and more. It also helps that the instructor is enthusiastic and fun to watch.
Paper Flower DIY Tutorial

Buy It Instead of DIY It

So maybe you’re tight on time or can’t access the materials you need to create one of the beautiful paper flower backdrops shown above. Lucky for you I’ve found paper flower shops on Etsy where you can purchase or rent them!

The Balushka shop on Etsy offers an amazing array of paper floral artistry. The image below features Balushka’s paper flowers in the Ruche Blog .

Ruche Blog Garden Paper Flowers

View more paper flower shops on Etsy, enjoy the paper prettiness!

Paper Flower Etsy Treasury

Which paper flower creations were your favorites? Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired!

Visit the DIY category and FLOWERS category on Maven Bride for more inspiration!


So - what do you think?