I’m back at Create and Craft for the next couple of days launching these fabulous flower dies and crepe paper collection. I’ve never really made crepe paper flowers before and was really surprised how easy they were, and how much you can shape the crepe paper to create really realistic petals. It’s obviously personal preference as to how many of each petal layer you cut, and how you shape them, but I thought it might be helpful for anyone buying these if I list out exactly how I put mine together, then you can use that as a starting point.
For the Fringed Tulips, I used – 3 of the centre pieces, 1 of each petal, 2 leaves. This is one of the easiest to put together.
For the California Poppy I used; 1 each of all of the dies. Again this is a very simple one to put together.
For the Wild Peony, I used; 4 of the fringe die, 4 of the double petal die, 6-8 of the small petal, and 6 of the large petal.
For the Carnation I used; 4 of the strip die, 10 individual petals 1 green piece for the bottom, 1 or 2 leaves.
For the Classic Rose I used; 4-6 of the smallest petal, 8 medium petals, 10 large petals, then the green piece for the bottom and the 2 leaves.
For the Ranunculus I used; 6 of the small ovals, 10 of the medium and 15 of the large ovals, one green piece for the bottom and 1 or 2 leaves. I would say this flower is the most difficult and time consuming, as you do need to shape the petals in a nice cup shape the get a realistic flower, and this one also used the most petals, so takes a little longer. Saying that, I think this one is my favourite of them all.
I do plan to do a video later this week after the shows to demonstrate properly how to shape the petals, cover the beads etc., so hopefully that video will be ready by the time you get your dies if you order them from the show 🙂