30 Days of Creativity: Day 10 with Crepe Paper Flower Tutorial

Day 10: Create something today inspired by nature!

We had a few days of fantastic weather, but over the last few days, it’s been cold, damp and gloomy. April showers bring May flowers, right? Well, I thought I’d make my own with some party streamers from our stash of supplies. They’re easy and fairly quick to make!

Supplies: Party streamers, pair of scissors and/or Martha Stewart fringe scissors

  1. Cut 6″ lengths of one color for the center of the flower, then cut 36″-40″ lengths for the main color of the flower.
  2. Using your fringe scissors or regular scissor, cut fringe about 2/3 of the streamer width. Crepe paper is delicate and difficult to work with. I found using regular scissors was quicker than the fringe scissors, but I like the texture of the fringe scissor cut better. If you cut the streamer from bottom up, you may have an easier time.
  3. After cutting the fringe, roll the inner section then add the outer section. Keep rolling until complete.

For a little variation, I like layering two colors.

To finish them off, use floral tape or a little glue. You can either make into flowers with thick floral wire or even bamboo skewers. I strung them on some covered wire…

Happy crepe paper flowers from party streamers

Happy Spring!

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7 Responses to “30 Days of Creativity: Day 10 with Crepe Paper Flower Tutorial”

  1. Wendy
    April 16th, 2011

    These are FABULOUS! Love love!!! Just wanted to let you know I love your blog & selected you for a Versatile Blogger Award. 🙂

    Great job!

  2. Juliet Tiu
    April 16th, 2011

    Feeling the love, Wendy, thanks! You made my day… It’s always nice to know someone is out there.

  3. Christine @ Pure Joy Events
    April 16th, 2011

    So cute! Enter your tutorial into our Party Tutorial Contest (http://www.purejoyeventsblog.com/2011/06/party-tutorial-contest-2.html) for a chance to win some fabulous prizes totaling over $200.

  4. Juliet Tiu
    April 16th, 2011

    Thanks for the heads up and comment, Christine! I’ll check it out.

  5. Christine @ Pure Joy Events
    April 16th, 2011

    Thanks for linking up! I never knew they made scissors that could make fringe. Genius!

  6. Juliet Tiu
    April 16th, 2011

    Thanks to Christine at Pure Joy, and the judges for choosing my project in Party Tutorial Contest #2!

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