How to Make Crepe Paper Flowers Step by Step – Easy Method

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.

Prarie Gentian template – I’ve included a free printable paper flower template in multiple formats SVG|PNG|PDF.

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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.

    free crepe paper flower template

    Step 2: Using the template, cut out the petals leaving the petals all connected at the base.

    free crepe paper flower template

    Step 3: Tape one end of petal strip to the floral stem and tape it.

    free crepe paper flower template

    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.

    DIY crepe paper flower

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    6 thoughts on “How to Make Crepe Paper Flowers Step by Step – Easy Method”

    1. Patricia

      Perhaps you could make it clear a bit earlier on your site that a lot of the patterns are for Circut … not everyone has one.

      1. Elf @DomesticHeights

        Hi Patricia,
        Yes, we include the SVG file format for most of Ilyssa’s templates but there is also PDF version of the template included as well for those who might want to print and cut by hand. SVG is a standardized vector file format that most other modern cutting machines use as well so it is easier to have SVG files across all our designs.

    2. Jewel Whitehead

      Why did my sign in info fail?

    3. Rose

      Step one is confusing… how long is the crepe paper for this step?

      1. Elf @DomesticHeights

        Hi Rose,
        The crepe paper is however long as the combined width of all the petals you are cutting out.
        Happy Crafting.

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