How To Make Crepe Paper Flowers

I always have lots of crepe paper left over after decorating for parties.  Crepe paper is inexpensive, but I just hate having things go to waste.  Here is a tutorial for making pretty crepe paper flowers. I used them as gift toppers, but the possibilities are endless!

DIY-crepe-paper-flowersSupplies needed to make your own crepe paper flowers:

Take 4 feet crepe paper streamer and cut jagged edges on one side.  It does not have to be perfect, you want it to have a random feel.

crepe-paper-flower-2.1Using a needle and thread, gather the crepe paper along the bottom straight edge.

crepe-paper-flower-3Start rolling the crepe paper onto itself.  When you have only 2 feet left (half way) insert the needle straight through the center to secure the center of the flower.

crepe-paper-flower-4Continue gathering and rolling to shape the flower.  At the 3 foot mark, insert the needle through the center again to secure.

crepe-paper-flower-5Keep rolling until you run out of paper.

crepe-paper-flower-6Secure the paper by punching the needle straight through the center one more time.  Knot to end.

crepe-paper-flower-7Attach flower using glue to ribbon.  There you have it, an easy crepe paper flower.

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About Rena

Rena Tang (aka the cheese thief) is a wife, mother, programmer and lover of all things creative. She especially loves to make unique, cute, simple and inexpensive things from everyday items. You can check out her ideas and tutorials at thecheesethief.com.

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  1. These are BEAUTIFUL! TFS!!!

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