Crepe Paper Flowers – The Easiest Paper Flowers

Jun 2, 2017 | Crafting, Free Printables

Learn to create a gorgeous paper flower bouquet! The technique we use to make the crepe paper flowers couldn’t be easier, you only need a small wooden ball or a golf ball and crepe paper to shape the petals. We opted for a palette of colourful pastels, of course, any other colours look just as pretty. You can download the template with used to make the leaves at our website, a link is in the description.

Are you ready for the easiest crepe paper flowers ever? Then grab a golf ball and watch our video tutorial to see how it’s done!

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Learn to make the easiest crepe paper flowers ever using only a gold ball, and arrange them into beautiful centre pieces and paper flower bouquets! #crepepaper #paperflowers #papercrafts | countryhillcottage.com

The Easiest Crepe Paper Flowers

Decorate your home or event with a beautiful bouquet of cake flowers that will never lose their beauty! You can customise the colour to go perfectly with your interior or theme.

Materials

  • crepe paper
  • millinery stamens (we used )
  • 18-gauge green paper covered floral wire
  • green floral tape
  • leaf template (free download: http://chcotta.ge/bl0129)
  • floral foam (optional)
  • ribbon (optional)

 

Measurements of the crepe paper pieces for the petals

  • Small: 10 cm x 5 cm / 4 in x 2 in
  • Medium: 14 cm x 7 cm / 5.5 in x 3 in
  • Large: 18 cm x 10 cm / 7 in x 3 in

Tools

  • craft scissors
  • pliers
  • wire cutter
  • small wooden ball or golf ball (∅ approx. 5 cm / 2 in)
  • small bowl
  • glue stick

Instructions

1) Create the flower centres

Using pliers, bend a small hook in a 20 cm (8 in) piece of 18-gauge wire. Insert 8 to 10 millinery stamens and close the hook around them. Tape the base with floral tape to keep the stamens in place. Stretch the tape to activate the glue.

 

2) Make the petals

Lay an oblong piece of crepe paper over a small bowl. Place the wooden ball or golf ball on top and tightly twist both ends of the paper like a candy wrapper. By using differently sized balls, you can create numerous sizes of flowers. Make 5 petals per flower.

 

3) Assemble the flower

Gather 5 petals and wrap wire around the base to secure them in position. Insert the flower centre in the middle and tape down the stem with floral tape. Snip off the tips of the petals and pinch the ends.

 

4) Make the leaves

Fold a strip of paper several times, so it has roughly the size of the leaf template. Place the template on top and cut along the outline. Apply glue to a leaf, stick a piece of wire on it and then a second leaf. Bend to make the leaves more life-like.

 

5) Create the bouquet

To arrange the crepe paper flowers in a vase, shorten the stems as needed, and place the flowers in the vase allowing the flowers to rest on each other. If the vase has a wide opening, put floral foam into the container and then insert the flowers and leaves. To make a hand-held bouquet, tape together the stems of a couple of flowers. You can make the bouquet smaller or larger in size by removing or adding flowers. To add more girth to the handle, wrap paper towel or a napkin around the base of the bouquet and tape tightly down with floral tape. Optionally, use ribbon to decorate the handle further.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials: crepe paper


Learn to make the easiest crepe paper flowers ever using only a gold ball, and arrange them into beautiful centre pieces and paper flower bouquets! #crepepaper #paperflowers #papercrafts | countryhillcottage.com
Learn to make the easiest crepe paper flowers ever using only a gold ball, and arrange them into beautiful centre pieces and paper flower bouquets! #crepepaper #paperflowers #papercrafts | countryhillcottage.com
Learn to make the easiest crepe paper flowers ever using only a gold ball, and arrange them into beautiful centre pieces and paper flower bouquets! #crepepaper #paperflowers #papercrafts | countryhillcottage.com

Free Printable Leaf Template

Click on the button to download your free printable leaf template and add beautiful accents to your crepe paper flowers!

Want to learn how to create perfect printables? Read our tips to get the best results!

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