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Project

Crepe-Paper Roses

These large crepe-paper flowers add color to any room or office.

Introduction

Resources: Double-sided crepe paper is available at castleintheair.biz and at select Michaels stores. For store locations, please visit michaels.com. Glue and floral tape are from Martha Stewart Crafts. All other tools and materials are available at crafts stores and art-supply stores.

For more information on Morgan Levine, or to purchase her flower barrettes, visit amblethroughbramble.com. For more great ideas, check out these floral-inspired crafts. Or make Morgan's gorgeous hard flower barrettes -- they're great hair accessories.

Materials

  • Large flower template
  • Double-sided crepe paper
  • Smooth-sided pencil
  • Paper-covered floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • White craft glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Enlarge and print template. Use the template to trace and cut five teardrop-shaped petals and 15 heart-shaped petals from double-sided crepe paper.

  2. Step 2

    To shape petals, cup in center; wrap left and right top edges around a pencil to curl.

  3. Step 3

    Make a stem by wrapping three paper-covered wires together with floral tape.

  4. Step 4

    Start building flowers by first placing teardrop petals around the stem and securing with floral tape. Place heart petals around the "bud" you have created and secure with more floral tape.

  5. Step 5

    Trace and cut the calyx shape from green crepe paper. Wrap calyx around bottom of rose and glue in place.

  6. Step 6

    Trace and cut out three leaf shapes from green crepe paper. Draw a bead of glue down the center of each leaf, place a paper-covered wire down, and pinch the crepe paper together over the paper-covered wire "vein" to hide it.

  7. Step 7

    Attach the leaves to the stem by wrapping in floral tape.

  8. Step 8

    Wrap stem with strips of green crepe paper to cover floral tape; glue in place.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, January 2009

Reviews (10)

  • 22 May, 2014

    I'm new to working with crepe paper but I want to make nice crepe paper flowers for my home. If I get the hang of it, I may give some away as gifts. I enjoy finding so many creative ideas and videos for making lovely crepe flowers. I ordered several colors of crepe paper from crepepaperstore.com. Thanks to everyone who shares their photos, ideas and videos. Maybe one day I will post photos of my creations ;)

  • 23 Feb, 2014

    I cannot find crepe paper at Micheals. They don't carry this, only tissue paper. Where can I buy the paper needed for these beautiful flowers?

  • 23 Dec, 2011

    You have to find a copier that blows up other patterns. My husband took the pattern to his job and put it on the copier they have there and blew it up to a bigger size. Thats the only way I knew to do it.

  • 24 Oct, 2011

    PLEASE HELP!!! I dont understand how to enlarge the template and then print it! It just shrinks it back down to fit on one page. How do i put the seperate pieces on seperate pages?

  • 31 Jul, 2011

    I enjoy making crafty things. This project I have to try to make. Thanks for showing the video on how to put this all together. I surely am going to make this!

  • 8 Mar, 2011

    I love these flowers and so badly wanted to make some for party favors to give to my step daughters friends during her 13th birthday party, but unfortunatly was not able to find any double sided crepe paper. As practice before finding out I couldn't get the large sheets I made smaller ones using rolls of solid pink crepe that you decorate parties with. It worked awesome, it's just to bad I couldn't make the large ones. Still love the idea but don't like the fact that the product used on the ssho

  • 9 Apr, 2010

    awesome ,i tried making but my petals dint cm out too well as shown here my crepe paper is not so firm.plz help

  • 9 Apr, 2010

    awesome ,i tried making but my petals dint cm out too well as shown here my crepe paper is not so firm.plz help

  • 27 Mar, 2010

    this was so easy. It looks real. I made a smaller version and it came out beautiful.

  • 12 Nov, 2009

    Hi, wanna know can i make and sell the crafts shown on martha stewart site???