Seddon, VIC

How to Make Australian Native Paper Flowers

What to Bring

  • Just your enthusiasm!

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • Ages 16+ - No previous experience is necessary!

How to Make Australian Native Paper Flowers

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Duration: 2 Hours

What You Will Learn

  • How to create Paperlab's signature King Proteas, Bottlebrush and Gum Blossoms (to name a few!) - ALL OUT OF PAPER
  • How to sculpt a variety of papers (cardstock, tissue and crepe paper) to create unique Australian Native Flora
  • Essential tools needed to create realistic looking Australian Native Paper Flowers

What You Get

  • 2-hour lesson with hands-on expert guidance from a full-time paper artist
  • A take home handout with all the basics to create your own Australian Native Paper Flowers at home
  • The knowledge and confidence to continue to fashion your own everlasting paper flowers at home
  • A chance to mingle with other Australian Native aficionados with a penchant for paper
  • A supportive and encouraging space to learn a new creative skill
  • 2 whole hours of uninterrupted creativity time just for you!


In over two (2) fun-filled hours, I will teach you how to create Paperlab's signature selection of Australian Natives using a variety of papers. The secrets to my King Proteas, Bottlebrush, Gum Blossoms and plenty of other Australian Flora pieces will be revealed to keep your Aussie heart aflutter. 

Throughout the class we'll cover what kind of paper to use and why, and we will experiment with paper sculpture techniques as well as origami and kirigami techniques to create Paperlab's Aussie Natives in full colour. The class numbers are small, so everyone gets my undivided attention and I will guide you through each step to make sure you leave the class with some unique Australian Native paper flowers.

I will demonstrate the different flowers all the way through the class and introduce you to a few of my favourite tools... including my multi-layered scissors - FANCY!! I'll show you how to shape cardstock with your hands and dowel rods and how to use floral wire and floral tape effectively. And yes... we will explore the wonderful world of Eucalyptus foliage too :)

Included in the entry price is a take home handout with all the basics to create your own Australian Native Paper Flowers at home! YAY!

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Jun 2017

It was great to meet Louise and be taught her beautiful Native flower designs. I had a lot of fun and have taken practical skills away from the class that I will use in future paper art practices.