Paper Flowers Tutorial: Egg Carton Daffodils


Love daffodils? Follow this step by step paper flowers tutorial and make your own sunny daffodils out of egg cartons.

I made my first bouquet of egg carton flowers a while back and I loved how they turned out. Why not try the same technique to make daffodils? I gave it a whirl a few days ago and was really pleased with the results.

This is a fairly easy DIY project, but it is time consuming – especially if you are making dozens of flowers for your wedding. I’d definitely enlist some help from your friends and family if you are going to take on the task of decorating all of your tables with bouquets of paper daffodils.

Paper Flowers Tutorial: Egg Carton Daffodils

You will need:

  • Paper Egg Cartons
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Floral Tape
  • Yellow Crepe Paper
  • Scissors (the ones with curved blades work the best)
  • Yellow Acrylic Paint
  • Paper Gift Bag

Gather your egg cartons. I used two different varieties of egg cartons to get the shapes that I needed. Remove the shapes from the cartons. Cut the petal shapes out of egg cup. I divided the egg cup into six equal sections and penciled in the sections to make sure the petals were all the same size before I cut them out. For the corona (the cup shape in the centre of the flower), I used a triangular shape from the egg carton. I cut small “v” shapes around the edges, as you can see in the photo.

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I used these scissors, which have curved blades, to cut out the above pieces.


You can use regular scissors, but the petal shape won’t be as rounded. It will look more like this:

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Paint the egg carton shapes yellow.

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Add some white glue to the inside of the painted egg cup, and the bottom of the triangular form.


Glue the two pieces together and let dry.


Poke a hole in the back of the flower for the stem.


Wrap a pipe clean with floral tape. I held the pipe cleaner in my right hand (I am right-handed) and the tape in my left. I spun the flower with my left finger and thumb until the tape covered the length of the flower. This is a bit tricky at first, but after doing a few you will get the hang of it.

floral tape for paper flowers

Cut out a piece of yellow crepe paper (about 2″ x 2″) and add some glue to the end of your stem. Wrap the top portion of your flower (wind about three or four times) to create the stamen.

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Insert stem into flower. I poked the bottom of the green part of the stem through the top of the flower and brought it through that way. Voila – a bright and cheery daf!

single daffodil

Place daffodils inside a vase and set inside a paper gift bag. You can also place floral foam in the bottom of the bag and set the flowers into it.

paper daffodils


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  1. Posted by e l l a on April 14th, 2011 at 6:57am

    I featured this project on my blog today.
    Hope you like it ;)
  2. Posted by Christina on April 14th, 2011 at 7:30am

    Cool! Thanks Ella.
  3. Posted by Angela on April 14th, 2011 at 5:19pm

    I love them! So bright and cheerful! Spring is in the air! At least it is in my neck of the woods...finally.
    My daffodils are just starting to bloom.
  4. Posted by giulia on May 2nd, 2011 at 10:19am

    Uuuuuuuuuuuuuh! Next week I made these

    I love your flowers!!!!
  5. Posted by anna bertozzini on March 3rd, 2013 at 5:40pm

    carini ,molto carini, chissà se riusciranno così bene anche a me.
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