Crepe paper has recently arrived to The Paper Place in 31 gorgeous colours!!! Oh the crepe paper possibilities!!! The sheets are very large and measure 20 x 90 inches and they are sold for $2.00 a sheet in the store.
Once I saw it, I immediately wanted to make crepe paper flowers. Crepe paper flowers are another way to add everlasting floral element and a bit of nature to any space. Many people are using crepe paper flowers at weddings as an alternative to real thing. I think they are equally as beautiful and a very economical (yet a little time consuming) option. They are much more durable than real flowers and will hold up during lengthy festivities. They can be matched to your event style and colours and you can have whatever flowers you want regardless of the season.
Dennison Crepe Paper Company has been creating crepe paper since 1922 and that is where our paper is from. We found the vintage instructions and templates online from books that have been scanned. Scroll down to the very bottom of the PDF file to find the templates and browse through tons of different flowers.
You may find a more modern set of instructions but we think the original, vintage ones are very cool. Here’s the link below:
What you will need:
-Crepe paper in a few different colours (I got about five so I could experiment)
-1 Roll of floral tape
-Cloth wrapped floral wire
-Petal and leaf templates (downloaded from the link above)
Simply follow the instructions from the slides and you’ll be turning out flowers like nobody’s business. I ended up making the dahlia (continuous petal method) and tulip (single petal method) and put them in a vase for a bedroom bouquet. I am so excited to try out more colours from our selection and make more lovely flowers. Here are a few photos from my flower making session. Enjoy!!!
Flower before curling process
The beginning of the curling, flower is starting to form.
The completed flowers!!