How to decorate with paper tulips for spring

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Nothing announces the arrival of spring like tulips. There’s something about these beautiful flowers whether the numerous variety of colors or the shape of it’s leaves. Tulips bring life to fields in garden and brightness to homes in flower pots. In how to decorate with paper tulips for spring, I am sharing two fun flower arrangements with tulips.

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I was able to complete this project with a few supplies already at home. The construction paper, glue stick and scissors are all you need to make paper tulips. Find the instructions on origami tulip flower craft that I shared earlier.


How to decorate with paper tulips

Tulip leaves, garden moss, flower pot and foam box are all you need for this project. These supplies are easily available in a variety of choices from dollar store to michaels. Depending on how much you like to spend on your craft project you can gather these materials.

In this post you will find simple how to instructions to decorate with paper tulips below. A full video tutorial can be found at the bottom of the post.


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Video tutorial decorate with paper tulips

Watch the video tutorial for a step by step guide on how to decorate with paper tulips. Find more easy and simple ideas by browsing our categories at the top menu bar on our website.

Things you need for paper tulips decoration


TIPS: I bought all my supplies from dollarama. Artificial tulips arrangement came with a floral foam and flowers. I simply unassembled the plant to get my supplies for this project. Even the flower pot and hanging basket varieties over there were nice for a seasonal project.

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Paper tulips decoration instruction

STEP 1: Gather your supplies and use hot glue to stick floral leaves to your paper tulips.

STEP 2: Arrange the floral foam in your flower pot or basket. You can use stones and soft items like the plucked tulips for instance that I used to position it properly.

STEP 3: Start pushing the tulips in the floral foam. I arranged them in alignment with a few sticking higher and a few sticking lower to give a natural look.

STEP 4: Finally add green moss and glow in the dark garden pebbles to complete the look. You can mix shades of moss to make it interesting.

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Ways to decorate with tulips

There are many ways you can decorate with flowers. I am sharing three ways and would love to hear from you which one you think looks the best.

  • Hanging basket that glows in the dark for your patio outdoors
  • Adorable flower pot in the kitchen
  • Colorful tulips for mindfulness station

1) Paper tulips hanging basket

The hanging basket is a cute way to decorate outdoor spaces with paper tulips. You can even use this idea to arrange your real tulips or any other flowers in the backyard or garden. Here are some ways to use them:


These baskets come with plastic covering so the soil can stay in it. Just add some soil and plant your plants for an easy decoration. Hanging baskets are a simple way to add a statement to your outdoor space.


You can hang these baskets with paper tulips on your kids play house.



Hang the basket as a wreath on your front door.


Hang this floral arrangement in your balcony or your glass patio. This will save foot space and add to the beauty of the space. The low maintenance makes them a great project for busy people.

TIP: The glow in the dark garden pebbles will make this project eye catchy at night. If you live in a windy place, use glue gun to glue it to moss and it is guaranteed to stay. Tried and proven in Toronto winds. Try it and see for yourself!

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2) Paper tulips flower pot

Have the flower arrangement enhance the kitchen space and wake up to bright and beautiful colors that will surely make you feel alive after months of winter and snow.


3) Decorate with paper tulips for spring

Personally, I ended up making it a part of my favorite spot in the house. Since, we spend most of our time in the family room this spot was the best choice. The project was intended to celebrate early spring while it’s still cold out here and it’s serving the purpose.


Flower arrangement and mindfulness station

I love to relax with a cup of green tea in the evening. The colors of spring is the only thing I was missing. This project has added that missing piece into the space at this time of the year. With pops of color for the eyes, essential oil infused with scentsy for the nose and himalayan glow natural pink salt lamp for the soul. This space is perfect for mindfulness.

TIP: A few drops of essential oil in wax when you turn the candle warmer on brings beautiful aromas in the home. This is great for hosting as well.

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  1. Deb V says:

    These are just too darling!!!

    1. Hani says:

      Thanks Deb!

  2. CoCo says:

    This is such a fun and festive idea for spring! I love all the colors you chose and how you put them in the plant containers and the basket too. I can’t wait to try this with the littles. They’re going to love it! Hugs and happy spring, CoCo

    1. Hani says:

      Thanks Coco! Happy Spring to you too!

  3. This is a terrific craft idea for springtime, Hani! Right now, with so many quarantined and out of school, this would also make a fabulous craft to do with kiddos or even a wonderful resource for homeschooling! So many possibilities! Fantastic! xo, Kristi

    1. Hani says:

      Yes, our kids had fun helping out with making these flowers. It was fun! 🙂

  4. Allyson says:

    Your tulips are so cheerful and whimsical looking! My favorite is how you used the in the hanging basket. Visiting from the Pin Junkie party.

    1. Hani says:

      Thanks Allyson for stopping by and making time for our little project! Our boys wanted the flowers to hang outside but it’s very rainy so we bought them in. Hopefully in summer we will be hanging them out in the basket.

  5. What a creative idea! So fun for spring!

    1. Hani says:


  6. Kim says:

    What a wonderful idea! I wish I was as creative as you are, but I am now inspired!

    1. Hani says:

      Thanks Kim! You are creative in your own way. You inspired me to make a wooden pallet wall art!

  7. These are so fun and so creative!

    1. Hani says:

      Thank you!

  8. Kyla says:

    My daughter would love making those paper flowers. Since I am now a “homeschooler” I may have to try making some! Thanks for your creative post!

    1. Hani says:

      That’s great! 🙂 Thank you!

  9. Danya says:

    Such a fun arrangement! I love the bright colors. Pretty!

    1. Hani says:

      Thanks Danya!

  10. Ana Ochoa says:

    These are so adorable!

  11. Amanda says:

    Everything looks so beautiful. Thank you for all of the ideas.

  12. These paper tulips are so fun and festive! Love the use of them in the hanging basket! So glad to meet you through hopping with you on this tour! Pinned, and followed you on Pinterest! 😉

    1. Hani says:

      You are such a darling! Thank you! I am off to checkout your post and follow along!

  13. These are the cutest! Such a fun idea!

  14. DeeDee says:

    Hello Hani! These paper tulips are so pretty and creative! I really love the idea of decorating with them too! Such a wonderful project! 🙂

  15. Liam Davis says:

    The vibrant colors of paper tulips truly bring the spirit of spring alive in any space. As I followed the instructions and crafted my own tulip arrangements, memories of my childhood came rushing back. I remember making paper flowers with my grandmother, and now I’m able to share that joy with my own children, creating a beautiful hanging basket for our garden together. It’s amazing how such a simple and creative project can bring generations closer and infuse our home with a renewed sense of life and happiness.

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