I have seen these paper flowers in photos but hadn't tried them before. I am making these for a care home as a gift for the residents, but they would make a fun bouquet for your Mom or any occasion.
I changed the idea just a little with the addition of lollypops, a paper straw stem and leaves.
You can cut the flower out yourself using this template, or upload the template to your Cricut, or use my cut file.
The lollipops just sit in the flower so they are easy to add if you want to.
Hot glue gun
Begin by cutting out the flower, I used 8 1/2 X 11 Colored card stock and it used up almost the entire sheet. Punch a hole in the middle of the end of the flower for the straw to go through.
Begin by rolling from the outside edge onto the straw (cut in half) and glue after one roll around the straw.
Continue rolling all of the flower until you are at the end. You don't need to glue it again until the end.
I should be rolled tightly like this. Now holding firmly to the outside of the flower let it unroll a little bit to make a bigger flower more loosely rolled before you glue the bottom.
Place glue on the last part of the flower around the hole you punched. This will hold the flower in shape.
Press the glued section over the bottom of the flower with the hole punched aligning with the center hole in the flower. This will be for the straw stem.
Here are the leaves with a hole punched in the lower center and also the paper straw is glued into the center of the flower through the hole in the bottom.
I made a little tag to glue on the leaf and punched it out with a one inch paper punch.
Put a little glue on the leaves in the middle and then thread the straw through and glue to the straw.
Now you can add the lollipop to the center if you want.