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Crepe Paper Daffodil

Bring lovely daffodils into your home this season, no changing of the water required, with this crepe paper craft from TV crafter Morgan Levine.

Introduction

Also try: Crepe Paper Lily of the Valley, Crepe Paper Rose

Resources: Crepe paper available from Castle in the Air. Fabri-Tac available from Beacon Adhesives. All other tools and materials available from your local crafts store. Morgan's paper flowers and other crafts are available for purchase at amblethroughbramble.com.

Materials

  • Daffodil template
  • Florist crepe paper
  • Paper clips
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • 18-gauge paper-wrapped floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Fabri-Tac adhesive
  • 20-gauge plain floral wire

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download daffodil template, enlarge 200 percent, print, and cut out.

  2. Step 2

    With paper clips, secure each element of the template to an appropriate shade of crepe paper, aligning the arrows with the grain of the paper. Cut out with scissors in the quantity indicated and trim top of trumpet piece with pinking shears.

  3. Step 3

    To create stem, wrap together three 18-inch pieces of 18-gauge paper-wrapped floral wire with floral tape.

  4. Step 4

    To create the bulbous bottom portion of the trumpet, place thumbs and forefingers together in the center of the trumpet piece, 3 inches from the bottom. Applying light pressure and moving outward, pull toward either edge, stretching the crepe paper as you go.

  5. Step 5

    Run a bead of Fabri-Tac adhesive down one long edge of the trumpet, and bring edges together to make a cylinder.

  6. Step 6

    Fold and pinch bottom of cylinder to top of stem, and secure in place with floral tape.

  7. Step 7

    Insert hand into cylinder, and use fingers to shape the base of the trumpet.

  8. Step 8

    Stretch pinked edge of trumpet against the grain of the crepe paper, and curl down with fingers.

  9. Step 9

    Evenly space three petals around the base of the trumpet and secure in place with floral tape. Repeat with the remaining three petals.

  10. Step 10

    With floral tape, attach each leaf to a 15-inch length of 20-gauge plain floral wire. Use more floral tape to secure each leaf to the daffodil stem.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2011

Reviews (7)

  • Tidyteddy 27 Aug, 2011

    Wondering if this glue could be purchased in Australia?
    Great craft ideas!

  • connielgauthier 25 Aug, 2011

    the name of the place is called castle in the air. it would be nice if they said what gram crepe paper to use

  • MagnificentMe 20 Aug, 2011

    Does anyone have the name of the crepe paper vendor/source located in California that she mentioned during the show? Information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

  • merilynne 1 Jun, 2011

    I want to download (copy and paste) this template to save for later, but it will not copy!. I don't want to print it out now, but I don't want it cluttering up my email, either@

  • RobertaNW 23 Apr, 2011

    The best place I found for the crepe paper is dickblick.com which is an art supply store. They do have some stores as well as the website, but I just ordered online, which is easier for me.

  • Sherri63 14 Apr, 2011

    I just printed it out normal size, and going to a copy store tomorrow. kinko`s or office depot should have no problem. Did you find the crepe paper local? I went to every craft store in my town, all they had was those party streamers. I went to the source that is on here, very nice stuff. But found some much cheaper also online, so I may get the cheaper stuff to practice with first, as Im kinda new to crafting with paper.

  • bpsmith 12 Apr, 2011

    please tell me how to enlarge this to 200% and print it. Do you need a special printer? I ordered the paper yesterday right after the show and then tried to print the template, but was not successful - HELP!