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How To: Make A Chocolate Cosmos Paper Flower

Sep 1, 2020

A Guest Tutorial by Jessie Chui of Crafted to Bloom (BB+ Podcast #15 guest listen here)

Don’t miss Jessie’s downloadable tutorial (below).

Jessie Chui in her studio | Image: Amber Ellis of Creating Light Studio

There are so many benefits of incorporating paper flowers into your fresh floral bouquets and arrangements. Theyre made from recyclable paper, they wont wilt in the heat, they dont require a water source, and they can be created in any colour, size, and shape your heart desires. With so many advantages, theyre the perfect companion for fresh florals.

So the next time your peony order arrives shattered or your bride asks to have pansies in her bouquet, consider contacting a paper florist! Or, try your hand at making paper flowers yourself.

My book, Paper Flower Art: Create Beautifully Realistic Floral Arrangements, was written so that any flower enthusiast could create natural-looking, organic, gardenesque paper flower arrangements that are on trend these days. I made sure to include the really popular flowers, like Juliet Roses, garden roses, cosmos, ranunculus, Coral Charm peonies, and phlox.

Heres a glimpse of my Chocolate Cosmos tutorial from the Paper Flower Art book. Be sure to download the complete tutorial below!

Chocolate Cosmos paper flowers made by Jessie Chui

Ingredients list for how to make a chocolate cosmos paper flower

Download the complete PDF tutorial here.

Download the template here.


UPDATE: The giveaway is closed. Congratulations to our 3 winners: Jules Hershaw, Diane Legg, and Lisa Joyner!

Win a copy of Jessie’s book, Paper Flower Art: Create Beautifully Realistic Floral ArrangementsTo enter, simply leave a comment below so we know you want to win! Entry closes on September 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm Central. Three winners will be chosen by random drawing and contacted via email on September 6, 2020. Giveaway open to all residents of UK and North America

Special Thanks To:

  • Jessie Chui for her generosity and expertise
  • GMC Publications for their assistance and generosity

Paper Flower Art by Jessie Chui, GMC Publications, RRP $34.95, available online and in all good bookshops.

Floral images reproduced with the permission of GMC Publications



  1. Quynh Nguyen says:

    What an amazing opportunity to win a paper flower book from Jessie Chui! Loved your podcast episode with her!

  2. Melitta Dobrota Ziss says:

    I am so sorry that I cannot Take part to the giveaway, because I am from Romania.

    I hope The book will soon be available on google books.

    Thank you.

  3. Eek! I’ve been wanting her book for forever!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  4. Carlin says:

    Wow! These are amazing! They look so realistic. I will definitely try making some and incorporating them into my designs! Thanks for sharing such creativity!

  5. Kim L says:

    These are seriously amazing!! Would love to win the book and learn this magic!

    • Melba Turner says:

      I have recently been trying my hand at paper flowers. I would really appreciate a book that would greatly benefit these new skills. Think of me!

  6. Gorgeous work! Sure hope to win!

  7. Diane Legg says:

    I love Jessie’s work, and would love to win a copy of her book to gift to my daughter 😁😁

  8. Dolores Vlad says:

    You are so talented I can’t believe this is even possible. Just wow!!!!

    • Veronica Croskrey says:

      Jessie’s flowers are so beautiful. I would love to win a copy of her book. Whoever does will be fortunate indeed!! 🙂

  9. Susan says:

    Gorgeous book! Super inspired to try this!

  10. Jules kershaw says:

    Absolutely beautiful work, such amazing talent. Keeping my fingers crossed 😊😊

  11. Ruth says:

    I absolutely LOVE her flowers!!!! Winning this book would be such a treat 😊. Good luck to everyone.

  12. Danielle Webster says:

    Absolutely stunning. So realistic. Would love to be able to enjoy reading this book and trying to recreate some of the floral art.

  13. Sue says:

    I would love to win a copy of her book!!! I’m just learning to make paper flowers and I’m looking everywhere for resources to learn from!!!

  14. Would love to win😍🌻🌺🌹🏵🌸

  15. Alice says:

    Such an amazing opportunity! Jessie is incredible!

  16. Lynn Davis says:

    What a wonderful opportunity! Thank you!

  17. Mary Beth McDavid says:

    Beauty all the way around! Beautiful craft and beautiful book! I’d love to have a copy! 💖 -xoxo, Mary Beth McDavid

  18. Joyce Camhi says:

    I really enjoyed this episode!

  19. Jan Barstad says:

    These are simply stunning! I can’t wait to try! Thank you for the tutorial! I’d love to win your book!

  20. Rowena says:

    Fabulous! What an amazing book!

  21. Lynn Berry says:

    I was blown away when I realized that the flowers posted on Instagram were paper! Fabulous idea to intermix real and paper in a bouquet!

    Would love to read this book!

  22. Sarah Daken says:

    What an amazing cool thing to do during the winter months! Tom and I would LOVE to learn how to make paper flowers! I hope we win and we can start making flowers and sharing what we’ve learned on IG!

  23. Gaye McNair says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I’d love to learn how to make some flowers and use in a flower crown 😍

  24. Sheila Goode says:

    These flowers are so beautiful! I would love to learn how to make them!

  25. Tyra says:

    Oh my goodness, what a dream to win this book! Paper flowers are amazing!

  26. K. Jefferson says:

    I love Jessie’s work and would love to win a copy of her book!

  27. I am seriously blown away by every one of these flowers. Such an incredible talent and thank you for sharing it with us all.

  28. Len Bentham says:

    I’d love to have this book in my reference library.

  29. I love Jessie’s work!! I’m a sugar artist and I use wafer paper to create flowers and I would love to learn some techniques from her book to see if I can translate some to wafer paper flowers for my cakes:)

  30. Your craftsmanship is GORGEOUS! I’d love to try out your lessons and make a paper arrangement!

  31. Lyndsey says:

    I’ve just started making paper flowers and am hooked, I’d love to learn some new techniques and flower patterns from this book.

  32. Lisa Joyner says:

    I am so very excited about this book! The chocolate cosmos caught my eye, especially after mine didn’t make it through this hot crazy summer. I’ll just make paper ones– thank you!

  33. Lis Murray says:

    I would love to win the book.

  34. Rosemary says:

    Jessie is amazingly talented in so many ways! Always looking up to her and her work. 😊

  35. Mira says:

    So fascinated by paper flowers and would love to learn/explore more! Thank you for the opportunity! 😍

  36. I’ll love to win that book!!!!

  37. Anne Nalepa says:

    I would so love to win a copy of this book! Everything she makes is just so beautiful!

  38. Angela says:

    I’m so intrigued by these “real like” paper flowers. I would love to learn more!

  39. Simply stunning! I have just retired and am working to seriously step up my paper flower game to more realistic specimens. Appreciate the sharing of your expertise and knowledge with the online community of paper artists. Want to learn from the BEST!

  40. Donna Page says:

    What a fun opportunity! Paper flowers have about been my salvation since staying at home the past 5 1/2 months. #papernotpicked

  41. Rosemary Tintle says:

    The sneak peak of your book is enticing! You should be proud of all you have accomplished in taking this art form to a higher level. Your book would be a joy to read and would be helpful in my paper flower journey.

  42. Vilma says:

    Stunning flowers and beautiful book. So delicate and realistic. I almost can smell the roses. Let me try to make them. I want your book. Thanks for your generosity.

  43. Sara says:

    These paper flowers are so beautiful and lifelike!

  44. Lou NS says:

    Absolutely stunning work. Would love the chance to learn more through the book.

  45. Ash says:

    Enjoyed listening to Jessie podcast on botanical brouhaha.:)
    Had to take second look, they look so realistic.
    I would love to try/learn to make flowers from her book.
    Winning the book would be a bonus.

  46. Frances L says:

    Beautiful flowers! I attended one of Jessie’s classes and would be ecstatic at the chance to win her book!

  47. Kimberly Yazzie says:

    I would love to win a copy of Jessie Chui’s book! I’ve dabbled with making my own & would enjoy getting back into it! Thanks!

  48. Whitney Bower says:

    I enjoyed listening to your podcast episode and would love to win a copy of Jessie’s book! I have attempted making my own paper flowers although would love for a chance to learn more from her book! These flowers are amazing!!!😍

  49. Ann says:

    Such amazing colours and textures ! Can’t believe they’re not real but they are !! Stunning work x

  50. María Kessel says:

    Have been crafting Cafe Au Lait Dahlia and would love to win this book♥️♥️♥️

  51. Mary Jane Edwards says:

    Wow just stunning!

  52. I fell in love with paper flowers in my early teens at a wonderful store in Georgetown, DC called Papagallo that sold shoes and clothing. The third floor had hundreds of paper flowers hanging from the ceiling and I was hooked. I began making them and selling them to other Georgetown stores. I have been making them ever since and using them for weddings and other events.

  53. Jane kubon says:

    I just love all Jessie’s flowers they all look so real and delicate and the tutorial s are so easy to follow I won’t stop till I’ve made all Jessie’s flowers it’s brought some sunshine into my life

  54. Jeanne Abrams says:

    I very much admire Jessie’s work and she is such an articulate and engaging writer to boot. Would love to win a copy of her beautiful book!

  55. Becca says:

    I have been eyeing this book! I started paper flower-ing during the quarantine, and just finished the Cafe au Lait dahlia tutorial.

  56. Megan says:

    Just beautiful! So excited for this book! Looking forward to trying new flowers to make. Congratulations on the book!

  57. Mars Hobart says:

    I love making paper flowers and look forward to every email blast from you. I hope I am one of the winners of your beautiful book!

  58. ASENAT says:

    Son tan perfectas y hermosas sus flores, quisiera ganar el libro al menos de manera digital para que me sea más fácil traducir las instrucciones por que mi lengua materna es el castellano, suerte para mí y para tod@s

  59. Jen says:

    You are truly a gifted artist. It is incredible, the attention to detail and how realistic all your flower are. As well as how you are able to teach and share your gift with everyone so they can enjoy!.

  60. Jessie is so generous with her talents!

  61. sora says:

    Gorgeous work! Can’t wait to make this cosmos. Thanks for the instrucions and template!

  62. Michelle Mc Callion says:

    Wow! I’ve totally fallen in love with paper flowers & to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Jessie’s book would be truly amazing!

  63. Denise Dahll says:

    Wow it would be an honor to be the winner of this amazing book. I started making paper flowers a couple of years ago but didn’t make any for a short time because life got busy, this would be a great motivator to get the supplies out again.
    Thanks for the opportunity to try to win a book.

  64. lori says:

    Such a generous offer. Your flowers are so beautiful.

  65. El says:

    I would love to win a copy of Jessie’s book! Her flowers always look so pretty and realistic. 🙂

  66. Katie Steiner says:

    I would be so excited to win this book. I just told my niece that I will make the flowers for her wedding in October 2021. The book will be a wonderful inspiration.

  67. Vanya Vu says:

    Thank you for sharing your amazing talent

  68. Sharon Lafferty says:

    Jessie is such a talent, her book must be amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

  69. Janice says:

    Jessie’s work is beautiful and amazing! They look so real! I would love to win her book!

  70. Shelley Scarbro says:

    I would love to win this amazing book.

  71. Emilie says:

    I have been following your work for a long time and can’t wait to be able to learn from the best! Congrats!

  72. Beth Hammon says:

    I would love a copy of Jessies book. She makes such lovely flowers.

  73. Tiffany says:

    What a lovely opportunity to win Jessie’s book! I didn’t discover the craft of paper flowers until recently and I love how they stand the test of time and are beautiful to create as well.

  74. Gabriela says:

    I’ve always been interested in learning how to make paper flowers, but I’ve never seen anyone create such colorful, realistic and fun masterpieces! I’d really LOVE to get my hands on your book! I want to get my scissors and get started!!!🌸🌿 ✂️💕🌼♥️

  75. Gabriela Chaney says:

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to do this! Jessie’s florals are super realistic, colorful & fun!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on her book, do I can get my scissors, and get started! 🌸💕🌿🌼 ✂️♥️

  76. Anna Nencescue says:

    Lovely flowers, Lovely book. Hope I win.

  77. Ted Lashley says:

    The cover of your book is simply awesome and totally eye-catching! It also displays an abundance of artistic talent, creativity, patience, and and eye for the patterns of nature. The arrangement is just perfect! Thank you for sharing your flowers in this book.

  78. Liaw Batan says:

    You’re so talented. Hope to win this book!🥰

  79. Alissa Kwong says:

    Love your work and how realistic your flowers look! Thank you for the opportunity to win your beautiful book.

  80. Saumya Sam says:

    Hello Jessie.
    Thank you so much.
    I wish to grab a book of yours, but I wonder if I can from UAE.
    If I win 🤞🏻, can I ask you to kindly deliver it my sister in UK. ☺️
    Thank you.

  81. Elle W says:

    I never win anything but here’s to trying!…
    Thank you Botanical Brouhaha and Jessie Chui for this article. I find making paper flowers so therapeutic. Since I’ve found Jessie’s work, I find just looking at her art is therapeutic too.
    Cheers to paper flower therapy!

  82. Ellen K. Schwab says:

    Beautiful work!!


  83. Helen Bell says:

    Beautiful flowers and arrangements. Jessie is very talented and it would be great to learn how to make some of her blooms. I’ve had my eye on her book for a while.

  84. Guillermina says:

    I’ve just started with paper flowers and I’m really in to it! I would love to win Jesse’s book to keep practicing this beautiful art!

  85. Pauline says:

    I love paper flowers

  86. Dawn Lloyd says:

    Beautiful inspiring book

  87. Rona Stewart says:

    I cannot tell you just how much pleasure I get from looking at your gorgeous creations,
    Such talent and dexterity of hand and eye!
    Haven’t tried making anything yet, have health issues
    which affect hands and eyes, so might never, but it’s
    given me something to enjoy browsing through,
    and to try and aim for at some point.

  88. Molly Fleming says:

    Jessie’s flowers are inspiring! They look like you have just picked them from the garden.

  89. Annie says:

    Absolutely stunning creations!!! Can’t wait to see your book to get more inspiration.

  90. Leona Rogers says:

    excellent book! Beautiful flowers. Such Talent

  91. Gayle says:

    Love Jessie’s beautiful flower artistry. 🌸Would love to be a recipient of her book. Thank you for the opportunity. 😊

  92. Jan says:

    What a talented and generous artist!
    Jessie’s work is amazing and it would be wonderful to have her book.

  93. Becky says:

    I would love to have a copy of you flower book. I have been making crepe paper and paper flowers now for about 2 years. I could use some fine tuning and inspiration. Please enter my name in the giveaway.

  94. Linda Lane says:

    What a talented person. Such beautiful work. I would love to win a copy of this book.

  95. Melissa says:

    Yes, yes, yes would love to win this creative book! Sign me up 😊

  96. C. B. says:

    paper witchery! I am completely entranced with your creations and I cannot wait to see what you make next! thank you so very much for your generosity of time,spirit and content–all of it inspires! take good care of yourself,you are a TREASURE! best of luck with all of your future endeavours

  97. Your flowers are amazingly realistic. It takes a lot of insight to recreate those intricacies. I hope to glean from your book that insight and skill! Truly a magical art form!!!

  98. Kieu D says:

    Jessie’s flowers are beautiful and was an inspiration for me to make paper flowers at my wedding. Excited to learn her coloring and techniques to produce more natural looking flowers.

  99. Rebecca Davidson says:

    This is a beautiful idea! I would love to win this. To be so creative! I can picture so many things to make for family and friends, especially my new granddaughter ❤️

  100. Esther Kim says:

    The flowers are incredibly beautiful!! Thanks for sharing Jessie’s talent!!


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