Fold a few paper squares like an accordion to turn them into easy paper flowers. Arrange them on a vase for a lovely table décor or use them to make wreaths, mobiles, and other craft projects.
Prepare 3 to 4 paper squares of the same size. You can use square origami paper or follow these easy steps for making a square from any rectangular piece of paper. Gift wrap paper, magazine pages, and colorful brochures are some examples of interesting paper options. Avoid using cardstock or paper that is too thick or heavy to fold.
Glue a wooden dowel or stick at the back of each paper flower to make a stem. Create colorful stems by painting the dowels or wrapping them with fabric ribbon or washi tape. Arrange the stemmed flowers on a vase to make a lovely table décor.
An accent can be added at the center of each flower by gluing a paper circle, a button, a plastic gem, or a craft brad. Without stems, these pretty flowers can be used to decorate wreaths, hats, flower crowns, and other craft projects. They can also be taped onto walls, bulletin boards, or window sills for a nature or spring-themed room.
However, when using only two paper squares, you will need to secure the middle of each folded paper accordion to prevent the folds from unraveling in the final steps. After doing Step 5, tie a thin string or thread around the middle crease. Cut the length of excess string and proceed with the succeeding steps described in the above instructions.