Last week, we shared Keadryn’s Garden Tea Party at Shiny Happy Sprinkles. Since the wall-of-giant-crepe-paper-flowers-backdrop was the star of the show (and since you probably need a few of these as decor, or a party backdrop, or even a gift wrap accessory!), we thought we’d share the paper flower how to as well.
You will need:
Crepe paper or tissue paper*
*Tissue paper isn’t readily available here and is much more expensive than crepe paper, so I use crepe paper. The differences I have seen are that crepe paper has more texture, but is trickier to fluff. Also, crepe paper comes in longer rolls, so if you use tissue paper for this project you will have to make two or three folded accordion pieces and combine them.
Cut crepe paper into three lengths, if you want a contrasting middle, the smallest size should be in a contrasting color.
Round the edges of the large and medium piece. Cut fringe on the smallest piece.
Open each piece and stack them largest to smallest, centering them evenly.
Accordion fold all three layers together. (if you are using tissue paper repeat 1-4 to make two more pieces before proceeding to step 5)
Tie the center with a wire.
Fan out into a flower
Fluff the separate pieces, doing the center piece first.
You’re done! Hang on the wall with tape.
To make different variations, use different colors and on some flowers instead of fringe, round the center as well. You can also cut the ends into triangles instead of rounding the edges for a different look.
And clustered together, they make one seriously gorgeous backdrop as well.