Hawaiian Paper Flowers

These paper Hawaiian flowers are a great way decorate a summer party.

YOU'LL NEED (FOR 1 FLOWER): 

  • Scissors 
  • 4 to 6 brightly colored 9" x 12" envelopes (available at office-supply stores) 
  • Ruler 
  • Pencil 
  • Standard-size hole punch 
  • Double-sided tape 
  • Monofilament

 

  1. Cut flaps off all envelopes.
  2. Lay one envelope flat so that shorter side is parallel to edge of table and open end is away from you. Use a ruler to find midpoint of top edge (open end) and of each long (12") edge; mark with a pencil. Draw an arc connecting each side dot to dot at top. Cut along lines. Shape should now resemble a pointy petal. Using this envelope as your template, cut three to five additional envelopes (in same color) into petal shapes.
  3. Use punch to make holes at midpoint of bottom (closed) edge of each envelope.
  4. Attach envelopes to one another by placing an envelope on a flat surface, petals pointing away from you. Position a 2" to 3" piece of double-sided tape parallel to edge nearest you, but not obstructing hole. Stack a second envelope on top, lining up edges of petals. Repeat until all envelopes are taped together in a stack, with petals facing same direction.
  5. Thread a 5" to 6" piece of monofilament through holes and tie loosely in a knot. Trim excess.
  6. Gently pull first and last envelope in opposite directions to form a circle. Use tape to secure first and last envelopes together.
  7. Punch hole in top of a petal and string with monofilament to hang.