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Crepe Paper Peony Flower Tutorial

When I saw the paper flowers being made at the Rico Design stand back in February at the Craft fair, I instantly fell in love. It looked fairly easy and the results were stunning!

So over the past few days I have been making a bunch of pretty crepe paper peonies in light blue and lilac to go in my summer house. I have placed them on the table next to the window so they can be enjoyed inside and outside my summer house, they make me smile whenever I catch sight of them!

In the Spring and Summer months I plan on filling little vases with fresh flowers from the garden to put in my summer house but over the Autumn and Winter months these beautiful paper flowers will really add colour...

I used the Rico Peony template to make these crepe paper peonies which is available online from John Lewis & The Homemakery.

Think I might have caught the crepe paper flower bug and can't wait to try different flowers!

1 Flower

How-to step by step

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    Step 1

    Start by laying the templates on the crepe paper so that the line markings match the crinkle direction on the paper.

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    Step 2

    Cut out one stamen, 6 small petals, 6 medium petals, 6 large petals.

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    Step 3

    Pull all the petals at the top to form waves.

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    Step 4

    Pull the centre of the petals and twist the bases on all the petals.

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    Step 5

    Cut your paper covered floral wire in half. Fold the flower pips in half.

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    Step 6

    Hot glue the flower pips to the top of the florist wire.

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    Step 7

    Using a hot glue gun, attach one side of the paper stamen to the wire.

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    Step 8

    Roll the stamen round the wire and hot glue gun in place.

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    Step 9

    Start by hot glue gunning one of the smallest petals to the paper stamen.

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    Step 10

    Hot glue gun the second petal opposite the first petal.

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    Step 11

    Hot glue gun the remaining four petals around the paper stamen.

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    Step 12

    Now start hot glue gunning the medium petals on top of the smaller petals.

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    Step 13

    Repeat till all medium petals are spaced equally around the base of the smaller petals.

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    Step 14

    Then hot glue gun the large petals on top of the medium petals around the base, as before.

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    Step 15

    Fluff and manipulate the petals to get your desired flower shape.

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    Step 16

    Wrap the floral crepe paper around the wire.

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    Step 17

    Finish off by wrapping floral tape around the base of the flower to hide the glue.

See more...

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