DIY Crepe Paper Flowers
by Erica in D.I.Y.
I recently spotted a sensational bouquet of paper flowers inside my favorite (and the ultimate) boutique for creative inspiration, Castles In The Air. A combination of Mexican paper flowers and those ever so popular tissue paper pom poms, these vibrant and cheerful flowers make perfect ornaments for any celebration. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make!
- 6 – 7 pieces of 180 gram florist crepe paper cut into 20? x 30? sheets (it’s important to use heavyweight crepe paper for it’s stretchiness and strength)
- 6 – 7 small binder clips or large paper clips
- 16 gauge floral wire (last seen here)
- heavy duty scissors
First, lay out the sheets of crepe paper and fold each one into an accordion. The folds should measure about 2-3 inches thick and should be creased along the natural, horizontal lines of the crepe paper. Don’t worry about the folds being absolutely perfect!
increments. This will ultimately give the flower its depth.