Paper Flowers: Make Hollyhocks and Delphiniums
Intermediate | 59 min 37 sec
Prepping Paper
Make Hollyhock
Make Delphinium
Learn how to make towering hollyhocks and delphiniums from paper – perfect for long-lasting, show-stopping arrangements. Before you start assembling the blooms, Livia teaches bleaching and hand-painting techniques that will give your petals realistic coloration and texture. From there, you’ll learn how to make the individual flowers and construct these stunning stems.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials for both flowers:
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • Fringing shears (optional)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Large cutting mat
  • Long quilting ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Light green floral tape
  • Household bleach
  • Several sheets of Canson Mi-Tientes paper in apple green and/or light green 
  • Drying rack
Materials for Hollyhocks only:
  • Tissue paper (20” x 30” sheets in light green/light pink/peach)
  • Doublette crepe paper in orange tones
  • 18”-long 18-gauge floral wire (12 pieces per stem)
  • Natural bristled paintbrush
  • Burgundy gouache
  • Yellow stamens
Materials for Delphinium only:
  • Tissue paper (20” x 30” sheets in lavender/plum/light green)
  • Fine crepe paper in black
  • Decorative ruffle-edge scissors
  • 18”-long 22-gauge floral wire for Delphinium Centers (10 pieces per stem)
  • 18”-long 18-gauge floral wire for leaves and reinforcement (12 pieces per stem)
Learn how to:
  • Bleach and hand-paint for realistic coloration
  • Construct individual flowers and stems

What you’ll get:
  • Learn how to make hollyhocks and delphiniums with paper
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Downloadable PDF pattern included
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Livia Cetti of The Green Vase
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Tamarra Richards
Would definitely take another class with her.
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Gail Bloom
The flowers are very lovely. Thank you for showing how to make these.
More than 3 months ago
Charmaine Dial
Very interesting and enjoyable. Thank you
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