I’ve seen a lot of great crepe paper flower making instructions but I wanted to figure out how to make decorations out of streamers because streamers are much cheaper and make for a great crepe paper substitute.
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Materials for Easy Paper Flower
Crepe Paper – I started out with a pack of Lia Griffith Crepe Paper. The petals on this flower are short enough to get away with streamers.
Floral wire – I used one similar to this one from Amazon.
Thick Green Masking Tape – I like this one from Amazon.
Glue – I like Tacky Glue but anything will work here.
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How to Make A Simple Crepe Paper Flower
Step 1: Fold the crepe paper accordion style 3 times. This should create 6 layers.
Step 2: Using the template, cut out the petals leaving the petals all connected at the base.
Step 3: Tape one end of petal strip to the floral stem and tape it.
Step 4: Roll the petals strip stretching the crepe as necessary to create overlapping petals.
Step 5: Secure the end of the petal strip with tape.
Step 6: Cut leaf like petals for the base of the flower.