Petite Paper Bead Flower

Posted on Mar 3, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 17 comments

It’s time for us to make flowers again,  our way of sweet-talking  spring then we know summer is not far behind.  This is a great way to use your tube shape paper beads, we have made this in the big paper  tube as well.  It is very simple to make and you can use it for a cell phone charm, scissor keeper or glue it into a ring finding for a ring.


We have a video tutorial for you, you can apply the same technique to bigger paper bead tubes as well, outcome would be a big flower.

Here it is as a ring


As a scissor keeper, my neighbor Sue came up with the idea!


Other ideas: earrings and hair pins



  1. how do u put it on the cellph0ne charm h0lder?: D

    thanks in advance~: DD

  2. Hi Janice,
    A very nice tutorial. The ring that the girl is wearing in the video is BEAUTIFUL. Could you put up some pictures of the this ring so that we can see it clearly. Thanks. Have a nice day.

  3. Very much enjoyed your video tutorial on how to create a miniature paper bead flower. Your instructions were clear and concise. You showed the process very well – keeping your hands out of the way. GOOD JOB!! And yes, I believe I will be trying to make a few as well.

  4. How do you make the ROUND paper beads. I see them on the Mzuri beads site but no instructions anywhere. I am just a beginner and am having so much fun with these. Ive made a bunch of beads but my next step is to design a necklace. Thanks so much for this page


    • Hi Judi,

      I would like to refer you to my tutorials on the right hand side of this page. To make the round beads you need to cut the triangle narrow or skinny and long. The base of your triangle should measure maybe 1/4 inch or 3/8 of an inch and maybe 24-30 inches long, just experiment some more and have fun with it. Thank you for visiting. Janice Mae

    • Hi Judi!

      Please check out my tutorial on the right hand side of this page. You make the beads round by cutting your triangles long, about 24-30 inches in length and the base maybe 3/8 of an inch or 1/4 of an inch. You join two magazine pages together by gluing them so you can have a long triangle. Thank you for stopping by. Janice Mae

  5. Thanks so much for your help.

  6. How do you make the olive shaped paper beads?

    • Hi Emily,

      You make the olive shape paper beads by cutting triangle paper, maybe 12 inches long and 3/8 of an inch wide. Keep in mind that the width of the finished bead is determined by how long your triangle is and the length of the finished bead by how wide the base of your triangle is. Janice Mae

  7. Ok I will do that where can I find your email address

    • Hi Lana,

      On the front page right hand side right under About Me:)

  8. can you do a tutorial on how to make a cell phone charm?

    • Hi Lana,

      You need to buy the cell phone charm holder, like the one you see here. If you email me your address I will send you one. Janice Mae

  9. would you recommend to hot glue gun it to the ring?

    • Hi Stace,

      You could use a hot glue gun or the E-6000.

  10. oops sorry i didnt see that at the end of the video thanks anyways these look so beautiful

  11. how would you put it on a ring blank? or earring blank? or also crochet the ring part?