Pauline Yau’s Giveaway and DIY

Update July 8th 2016: Our contest is now closed! You can still enjoy the paper craft DIY. Please scroll to the bottom of the article to see contest information.

Pauline Yau is our Artist of the Month. She is a paper artist who uses her creative skills to transform the humble paper into magnificent things. Not only has she shared with us her artistic journey, but she has also got a few tricks to show us. On top of that, she has some special gifts for you!

Paper craft cutout cards by artist Pauline Yau, featured on



Pauline Yau’s DIY Peony Flowers

Paper craft DIY flower art by artist Pauline Yau, featured on

Flowers are a beautiful way to decorate home. They add color and cheer to the room, but they don’t last more than a week. Also, not all of us have lush gardens and backyards. So, what if you could make some flowers yourself, that looked just as good as the real ones and lasted almost forever. Sounds great, doesn’t it!
Pauline taught us how to make these beautiful peony flowers, and we are sharing the entire process in our video below.

Paper craft DIY flower art by artist Pauline Yau, featured on

They might look extremely intricate and impossible to make, but wait till you watch the video. Wake up the artist in you and try your hands with these beautiful paper flowers.

Here is the step by step video on how to make a peony flower:

Here are some details for you

What you need:

  1. Crepe paper – 3 different colors: green for the leaves and 2 colors of your choice for the heart of the flower and the petals
  2. Floral Wire – to use as stem
  3. Floral Tape

Other tools:

  1. Scissors
  2. Glue/Glue gun


Step by step process

Please check out the DIY video above for demonstration of each step!

Step 1 – The heart

Start with the heart of the flower. You will need a few strips of crepe paper.

Make the strips into paper fringes, by cutting into the strips about three quarters of the way through.

Six of these strips should be enough to make a beautiful heart for your peony. You could even use two different colored strips for the heart.

Now start with one end of the first strip. Add a small dot of glue and roll the fringed strip onto the floral wire, adding more glue in between as required. It will create a beautiful bunch, as shown in the video.

Continue for the rest of the fringed strips to make more layers on the wire.

Step 2 – The petals

DIY instructions for peony flowers paper craft, by artist Pauline Yau

Use the patterns in the image to cut your crepe paper in the respective shapes for each layer.

Stretch and shape the petals to give them some definition.

Starting with the inner petals, glue them on to the heart of the flower, one at a time.

Then move on to adding the middle petals, and then outer petals.

Step 3 – The leaves

Cut the green crepe paper in the shape of long thin leaves.

Now glue them onto the floral wire, as shown in the video.

Step 4 – The stem

For the final step, cover the entire stem with the floral tape. Start with the glued ends of the petals and leaves on the floral wire. Roll the tape till the end of the stem. This will add a finishing touch to your flower.

Paper craft DIY peony flowers, by Pauline Yau feature on

Don’t worry if you do not get it right the first time. Practice makes perfect, and don’t forget to share pictures of your hand-made peonies with us!




Update July 8th 2016: Our contest is now closed! 

Enter our contest for a chance to win these beautiful hand-made greeting cards. These unique hand-cut cards are perfect for any occasion. They would even make gorgeous wall decor.
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Giveaway starts now and ends Thursday July 7th 2016 at 11 pm Eastern Time.

Five lucky winners will receive the giveaway prize!

Winners will be selected at random, and will be notified shortly after via Facebook. If winners do not respond within seven (7) days after being notified, we reserve the right to forfeit the respective prize.

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