The power of paper flowers is they let you re-create the beauty of Spring and Summer all year long. These paper flowers can bloom on your door, dinner table, and alongside the real thing in vases. Whether you’re decorating for an occasion like Easter or Mother’s Day, crafting at an event like a bridal or baby shower, or just want to put a little spring in your step (and your decor!), these paper flowers and leaves will “bloom” wherever they’re planted.

Just download the templates in color or in black and white and color in with paint, markers, pencils, crayons, old lipsticks—anything you (or your kids!) have on hand. Then cut them out and use them to spread joy in as many different ways as there are flowers. You might:

Put them together to form a wreath then hang it in your window or on a door to spread cheer. (For how-to, click here)

Glue a flower onto a leaf and write someone’s name on it to use as a placecard for a lunch or brunch

Nestle them into a live flower bouquet for a fun, personal touch—tape one to the top of a skewer to slip into the arrangement or just rest the paper blossom against a hardy flower

Download our template for a matching napkin ring to add even more spring swing to your tabletop.

Cut them out and scatter across the table as confetti

Add them to homemade notes to say thank you or just check in with someone, or to wish your mom, aunt, grandma or anyone else “Happy Mother’s Day.”

Tape to a toothpick to create a cupcake or cake topper

Tape them all over a present as gift wrap or use one as a gift tag

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Cut a snip into the flower and slide it around the stem of a wine glass as wine charms—write names on them and they’ll double as placecards

Put them together into a paper bouquet (or in a paper basket) to slide onto mom’s tray for breakfast in bed, or give or send to a teacher at the end of the school year.

Glue the flowers to a ribbon as a paper flower crown

Whatever way you make the most of your paper flowers, they’re sure to help happiness bloom. (And they’ll spread cheer for much longer than the real thing!)