When crafting paper flowers, you want to create the best bloom possible. That’s hard to do if your scissors won’t make the kind of cuts you need. That turns calm, creative paper florists into big balls of frustrated stress faster than anything! Especially when your scissors are dull and you make that cut and the scissors do not cut all the way through the paper but stretch it out! For those that understand this frustration - you know know what I am talking about! If your scissors aren’t cutting it (ha!), then you’re in luck. Here’s everything you need to know about buying the right scissors for your paper flowers.
These are Pink and Posey's go to scissors:
The Workhorse: 8" Kai 5210
My everyday, go-to scissor is the 8” Kai 5210. These cut beautifully through 180g Italian crepe paper, and even German doublette. They tick off all of the boxes for me: made of stainless steel, a perfect length for general cutting, and a soft handle.
The Fringe Maker: 5 1/2" Kai 5135
For more precise work, I grab my 5 ½” Kai 5135. Perfect for fringe and any cuts that are close together. This is also what I use for most of my detail work on the edges of petals. Again, these are made of steel and have a shorter blade for that more exact work.
The Tight Spot or Detail Cuts: 4" Kai 5100
Sometimes paper flowers require a really delicate cut. When I have to cut something in a small or hard to reach place, I use the 4” Kai 5100. The tip on these is extremely sharp and precise. This isn’t something you’ll use constantly, but when you need it, it’ll perform in a tight spot beautifully.