How To Make A Crepe Paper Flower at The Craft Café
Hello everyone and happy Friday! Are you ready to get your craft on and make some floral gift toppers?
It’s Aga from Passion shake here and I’m delighted to be a new contributor to the Craft Café column and to share with you this fun and cheerful project – how to make watercolour, crepe flowers for your gifts.
I love beautifully wrapped presents and I find pleasure in both giving and receiving something that’s wrapped with love, don’t you?
The good thing about making paper crepe flower is that it adds plenty of personal touch and colour to your package and it will last a lifetime!
So let me show you how to make it!
Follow these easy steps to make your watercolour flower gift topper.
You will need:
Cut crepe paper into round, flower shapes to create petals. Make some of them bigger.
Leave one of the petals aside and divide the rest into three groups.
Paint each of the petal groups with different color – one pink, one yellow and one orange making some of the petals more saturated than others.
When they are still wet from the paint, wrap them around foam ball (or any other round object) and wait until they are dry.
Gently remove your petals from the foam ball. Can you see what happened to the shape?
Place them on top of each other from darker to lighter tones, forming a flower.
Make a hole in the middle of the flower with a pencil.
Twist the crepe piece that you have left aside at the beginning and put through the hole.
Tie the ribbon around the back part of the crepe piece in a knot. Cut the crepe shorter if it’s too long.
Once the flower is secured with a ribbon, wrap the ribbon around your package and enjoy your nicely wrapped gift!
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That’s it! I hope you enjoyed following this tutorial. You could also try painting your flowers different colors to decorate it your own way.
Are you thinking of making it? Do you know any other paper flower tutorials?
Share your creations in the comment section below, we would love to see them!
– Claire here!
Thank you so much Aga for that wonderful tutorial! I just wanted to share the news that The Craft Cafe group got to work with the fabulous illustrator Angie Sandy to create a logo a banner and lots of lovely clip art that you will see over the coming weeks!