How to Make Paper Hyacinth Flowers

Paper hyacinth flowers are a delightful craft project that allows you to bring the beauty of nature indoors all year round. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your home decor, create handmade gifts, or engage in a fun activity with your children, making paper hyacinth flowers is a fantastic choice. These charming flowers not only look stunning, but they also require simple materials and are easy to create, making them accessible to crafters of all skill levels.

To make paper hyacinth flowers, you’ll need a few basic supplies such as colored paper, scissors, glue, and a pen. The process involves cutting and shaping the paper into petals and assembling them into a beautiful flower bloom. With a little bit of creativity and imagination, you can experiment with different colors and textures to customize your flowers to your liking.

Once completed, paper hyacinth flowers can be used in various ways. They make wonderful decorations for vases, wreaths, or floral arrangements. You can also attach them to gift boxes, cards, or even use them as hair accessories. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to showcase your creativity and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Materials you’ll need:

  • Assorted colours of cardstock (Not too thick. Mine was 65 lbs, but thinner paper will work too)
  • Green construction paper (It needs to be thin)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue Stick
  • Knitting Needle (optional)

How do you make an origami Hyacinth Flowers step by step?

Origami hyacinth flowers are delightful paper creations that capture the beauty of the real flower. With just a few folds, you can transform a square piece of origami paper into a charming and vibrant hyacinth blossom. These delicate flowers make lovely decorations, gifts, or even part of a larger floral arrangement. By following a step-by-step process, you can easily create your own origami hyacinth flower, choosing colors that suit your taste and style. Whether you’re an origami enthusiast or a beginner looking for a fun project, making origami hyacinth flowers is a wonderful way to express your creativity.

To make an origami hyacinth flower, follow these step-by-step instructions:

Step 1

Begin by selecting a piece of cardstock paper and cutting out a strip that measures approximately 8.5 inches in length and 2 inches in width. If your paper is only 8 inches wide, an 8-inch by 2-inch strip will suffice. In my case, I made the strip the same length as my paper.

Next, mark a point 3/8 inches away from both edges of the paper and lightly draw a line across it using a pencil.

For the cutting process, I recommend using scissors instead of an exacto knife as they are much easier to handle. Carefully snip the paper along the drawn line, creating strips that are roughly 1/4 inch wide. Continue cutting these 1/4-inch strips until you reach the end of the paper strip.

While cutting, aim to keep your strips as straight and parallel as possible. However, don’t worry if they aren’t perfect, as it won’t matter once you start swirling them up.

Step 2

To begin, take a knitting needle or wooden skewer and proceed to roll each strip with caution. Ensure that the pencil line is positioned on the backside of the strip, following the example shown in the photo below. It is important to roll the strips in such a way that they move away from the pencil line,

Roll each strip as much as possible, taking it to its maximum extent.

Continue the rolling process until every piece has been rolled along the entire length of the paper.

Step 3

Now, let’s move on to creating the stem. It is essential to use construction paper or another thin type of paper to ensure that it can be rolled easily. Alternatively, if you prefer to save time, you can use green straws as the stems.

Begin by cutting out a strip measuring 2 inches by 8 inches.

Start rolling one of the corners diagonally to initiate the process. Once you have started, apply some glue to the paper to help hold it together.

Continue rolling the green paper diagonally around itself, creating a thin tube resembling a stem.

Step 4

Once you have completed rolling the paper into a thin, stem-like tube, it should resemble something like this:

Apply a small amount of glue to the back of the swirled-up paper.

Next, position it over the thinner end of the stem, ensuring that the swirls are pointing upwards and towards the outer side, similar to the arrangement depicted in the provided photo.

Step 5

Begin the process by wrapping the swirled-up paper around the stem. Make sure to overlap the paper as you go along.

Strive to make it as tight as possible around the stem until you reach the end of the swirled-up paper strip. If necessary, apply a small amount of additional glue to the end to secure it in place.

Now, cut out a piece of paper that measures approximately 2 inches by 3 inches. Fold this paper accordion-style along the long edge, creating approximately 1/4-inch sections.

Step 6

Using a pair of precise scissors, carefully trim along the edges to create a leaf-shaped outline. Make sure to leave approximately 1/2 inch of space at the bottom of the leaf to allow for gluing later on.

Before unfolding the paper, here is the initial appearance of the leaf shape:

Once unfolded, the leaf shape will transform into a composition of 3 or 4 distinct “leaves.”

Step 7

Next, apply a thin layer of adhesive to the bottom portion of the leaf cluster. Position one corner of the leaves approximately 2 inches below the flower, at a slanted angle resembling the example shown in the photograph.

Carefully encircle the stem with the leaf cluster, ensuring a snug fit, while firmly pressing down on the glue to secure it in position.

Voila! You have successfully crafted a paper hyacinth flower!

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Frequently Asked Question

What type of paper should I use to make paper hyacinth flowers?

You can use colored craft paper or tissue paper for the petals. Choose shades of purple or blue to mimic the hyacinth’s natural colors. For the stem and leaves, you can use green craft paper or cardstock.

How do I create the petals for the paper hyacinth flower?

Cut the colored craft paper or tissue paper into small rectangular pieces. Fold each piece accordion-style in 1-inch wide folds. Trim the ends into a rounded shape to create the petal form.

What’s the best way to attach the petals together?

Apply craft glue or use a glue gun to secure the folded petals together. Start with one end and gradually glue the folded layers, shaping them into a flower form.

Can I use a different material for the stem instead of floral wire or green pipe cleaners?

Yes, you can be creative with the stem. You can use green paper straws, floral stems, or even flexible wire wrapped in green floral tape to create the stem.

How do I make the leaves for the paper hyacinth flower?

Cut green craft paper or cardstock into leaf shapes. You can draw the leaf shape freehand or find a template online. Attach the leaves to the stem using craft glue or by folding the bottom part of the leaf around the stem.

Are there any additional decorations I can add to enhance the flower?

You can add small beads or buttons to the center of the flower to mimic the hyacinth’s stamen. Glue them in place using craft glue.

Can I make paper hyacinth flowers without using glue?

Yes, if you prefer not to use glue, you can try using double-sided tape or adhesive dots to secure the petals together and attach them to the stem.

How can I display my paper hyacinth flowers?

You can place them in a vase or container filled with decorative pebbles or floral foam to hold them upright. Alternatively, you can attach them to a greeting card, gift box, or wreath to add a touch of beauty and charm.


Creating paper hyacinth flowers is a delightful craft project that allows you to bring the beauty of these lovely blooms into your home or gifts. By following the step-by-step instructions, you can easily make your own paper hyacinth flowers using colored craft paper or tissue paper for the petals and green paper or cardstock for the stem and leaves. Whether you choose to use glue or alternative adhesive methods, the result will be a charming and vibrant flower that you can display in a vase, attach to various crafts, or use as a decorative element. Enjoy the process of crafting these beautiful paper flowers and let your creativity bloom!

About the author

Chrissy is a freelance writer, teacher, and designer who creates content on origami and paper crafts. She runs the site Origami Step and makes her own origami tutorials for readers. She has been writing about origami since 2008 and is the founder of website Origami Step, where she creates videos, resources, and printable origami paper.