Easy DIY Crafts Projects

How to Make Crepe Paper Flowers

Crepe paper is easy to work with and creates realistic flowers that are perfect for gift toppers or placed in a vase during spring. Make three different types — a peonies, daisies and tulips.

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Make Peony Stamen

To make the peony, roll a medium-sized piece of cotton into a ball. Cut a 2x2-inch piece of pink crepe paper (image 1). Stretch the crepe paper over the cotton ball, and secure to the wire with floral tape (image 2). Keep stretching and wrapping to create a seamless look with the wire (image 3).

Make Peony Petals

Cut a strip of 4-inch wide crepe paper and fold into a 4x4-inch squares. Lay the peony petal template onto the crepe paper folds, making sure the grain of the crepe paper is running vertically on the petal. Cut out 25 petals (image 1). Use your fingers to stretch apart the crepe paper folds along the top of each petal to make them look more realistic (image 2). Crimp the bottom of each petal (image 3).

Complete Peonies

The innermost petals of the peony should be laid out with the stamen near the top of the petals (image 1). Arrange 3-5 inner petals (image 2), and secure with floral tape. Continue to add petals in a circular motion around the stamen, and secure with floral tape every few petals. Add the last petals near the bottom, and wrap floral tape down to the wire (images 3 and 4).

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