Paper Dogwood Flowers

Paper Dogwood Flowers

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2010


We picked a new faux bloom this season. Four-petaled paper dogwood flowers offer a way to enjoy spring year-round. Making them calls for basic folds and cuts -- no pruning required. Stamp on the details, affix to a branch, and display in a vase or on a table as an everlasting centerpiece.


  • Card stock in white and green

  • Scissors

  • Eraser

  • Green ink

  • Starburst stamp

  • Clear craft glue


  1. Cut card stock into 5-inch squares. Fold a square in half, then fold in half again. Open square, and crease diagonally, reversing direction of fold; repeat to make another diagonal crease.

  2. Fold square back up along original creases. Trace petal template onto square.

  3. Cut out along open edges. Snip off a tiny bit of pointed tip; unfold flower.

  4. With an unused pencil eraser and green ink, stamp small marks at indents on each petal.

  5. Use a starburst-style stamp to mark center. Cut out leaves from green card stock. Secure flowers and leaves to branches with clear craft glue.


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