Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Crepe Paper Flower Tutorial


Thanks for stopping by today! I always look forward to Spring when things begin to turn green and flowers begin to bloom! I created these beautiful flowers, a variation of a flower by Melissa Frances, with Crepe Paper, DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter Paint and some fabulous buttons from my Zeus and Zoe kit.


Step One: Cut 5 pieces of crepe paper to measure 1-inch x 1.5-inchs, making sure the longer length runs with the lines on the crepe paper. These 5 pieces will form the inner petals of the flower. Cut 7 pieces of crepe paper to measure 1-inch x 2- inches, making sure the longer length runs with the lines on the crepe paper. Using scissors, round the corners on one end of each of the pieces to make a petal shape.


Step Two: Use your thumbnail and a finger to smooth out the crinkled  lines on the rounded end of each of the petals.


Step Three: Dip the tip of each rounded petal into DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter Paint. Let dry.


Step Four: Use the 5 smaller petals to form the inner layer of the flower. Pinch the straight end of each petal to form a teardrop shape. Use hot glue to adhere the petals together.


Step Five: Layer and adhere the 7 larger petals onto the backside of the 5-petal flower you just formed.


Step Six: Glue a button to the center of the flower to finish.

In addition to the elegant pink flowers, I also created some fun colored blooms.

Remember, there is still time to enter the March Challenge. Link up your challenge by the end of the month for your chance to win a prize! Like the Zeus and Zoe Facebook Page to receive up-to-date information about challenges, upcoming sponsors and contests.

Until next time,
Dana

14 comments:

Sandra said...

Wow gorgeous flowers and they would make a huge saving on per-made ones. TFS

Lizzy Hill said...

I really like these blooms - the crepe paper makes them look so soft & whimsical - thanks for sharing with us:):):)

Sandie Edwards said...

These are really beautiful Dana, thank you so much for sharing a tutorial. I'm looking forwards to making some!! x

sandi said...

Very pretty! <3!

Susie Bentz said...

These are lovely Dana! I am going to Pin this tutorial!

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Love it!!

Norma Gomez said...

These are wonderful Dana! Thanks so much for sharing your technique :D

fairyrocks said...

Delightful flower work. I bought some Hydrangeas yesterday, and your flowers remind me of them. So spring soft and beautiful. Keep smiling and creating

Marivic Clifton said...

I love it Dana!! So beautiful! Thank you!!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

So pretty--thanks for the instructions!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what fabulous flowers, Dana!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Von said...

These are gorgeous AND brilliant!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial, Dana! Have just added crepe paper to my shopping list. :-)

Nicolle Kramer said...

Wow I love this tutorial!! Beautiful flowers...xoxoxox

Beatrice Lawson said...

So beautiful and elegant! Love them... have to try making them!