Paper Flowers Pattern

The FIDM Museum is full of fabulous floral fashions – now, you can make your own sartorial stems at home! Inspired by the gorgeous blooms in our collection, we’ve created a pattern for paper flowers. The materials are simple, but the possibilities are endless; from corsages to centerpieces, headbands to picture frames, it just takes a little glue and a lot of imagination. Use our easy-to-follow template to start, then let your creativity take over. Amp up the scale to make a unique piece of wall art, or try different petal shapes to replicate your favorite posy. Best of all, Mother’s Day is right around the corner – give your mom a homemade bouquet, or make flowers together to celebrate! Don’t forget to tag us in your creations using #FIDMMuseum and #FIDMMuseumFamily.

Click here to download the paper flower template. Before you begin, check out a few floral objects from the FIDM Museum collection to inspire your projects!

Dior hat

Christian Dior
c. 1950
FIDM Museum Purchase


Evening Coat
Norman Norell
c. 1967
Gift of Clarissa Dyer

Flower dior

Evening gown
Marc Bohan for Christian Dior
Spring-Summer 1963
Gift of Mrs. Alfred Bloomingdale

Dior detailDetail of hand-dyed silk organza flowers


Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart
FIDM Museum Purchase: Funds generously donated by Linda & Steven Plochocki

Red diorDetail, Evening Gown
Gianfranco Ferré for Dior
Fall/Winter 1989-90
Gift of Mrs. Alfred Bloomingdale

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