How to Make a Crepe Paper Flower Centerpiece

comments (16) May 10th, 2016     

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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These gorgeous flowers are quick and inexpensive to make and add a burst of color to parties and celebrations.
Gather the listed materials.
Draw a line of glue about 1/2 inch long on both sides of one end of the paper stem. Fold the thin piece of paper over the end of the stem and press in place.
These gorgeous flowers are quick and inexpensive to make and add a burst of color to parties and celebrations.

These gorgeous flowers are quick and inexpensive to make and add a burst of color to parties and celebrations.

Photo: Linda Permann
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Draw a line of glue just underneath the petals, and press the floral tape into place. Note: My tape wasn't sticky, so I glued it; if yours is sticky, you can skip the glue.

Wrap the entire stem in tape by holding the tape at a diagonal angle to the flower and twirling the stem in your hand. Trim the end of the tape and glue it in place if necessary.



Bend each stem slightly to give it lifelike appeal, and place it into a ball of yarn, a glass jar full of buttons, or in any vase you like.


See more of my projects on my personal blog, and look for my new book, Crochet Adorned (Potter Craft, 2009).

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Comments (16)

EchoLin writes: um, i have shared the similar flower here, we can communicate about it if you like.
Posted: 1:46 am on March 15th
ThePomQueen writes: These are gorgeous! Check out my tissue paper pom poms on Etsy:
Posted: 10:17 pm on September 4th
jamesclark787 writes: It seems like an educational blog which always some new information to visitors. Thanks for sharing the information. Youtube MP3
Posted: 1:09 am on May 16th
craftybegonia writes: They are lovely! I love the colors you picked!
Posted: 6:45 pm on April 10th
Jetmuis writes: beautiful and sooo pretty and looking so real, love it.
thank you for sharing this;-D really want to make them my self;-D
Posted: 12:19 pm on April 9th
pollybon writes: You could use a jam jar for a vase and decorate the outside with gold or silver wrapping paper or maybe crepe paper to match the colour of some of the flowers.
Posted: 1:43 pm on August 14th
pollybon writes: I think these flowers look lovely yet are simple to make. I think that is due to the clear instructions given.What a good idea to use a ball of wool as a vase. A nice touch.
Posted: 2:40 am on August 14th
aljosee writes: Beautiful
Posted: 10:11 am on October 18th
pillowholder writes: I think the flowers are beautiful because they are simple and refreshing
Posted: 1:07 am on July 7th
Only1Windwalker writes: We loved these! My daughters and granddaughters made over 40 of these flowers for floral arrangements on the tables of 1 of my other daughters wedding reception. They turned out prettier then expected. We even added small drops of glitter glue to resemble dew drops.
Posted: 2:25 am on July 6th
myDIYweddingday writes: These are great, so pretty! We linked to it on our blog -- Thank you!
Posted: 2:44 pm on May 19th
blessedhunters writes: Love it! Thank you.
Posted: 12:20 pm on May 19th
Tifana writes: I so want fresh flowers around the house, but my kittens eat everything, I bet they won't want to snack on these! They are so beautiful, Thanks for the instructions.
Posted: 8:08 am on May 18th
beaderonboard writes: Linda;
Your flowers are beautiful.
I can't wait to make some of my own.
Thank You so much for sharing.
Posted: 7:27 pm on May 16th
Sweet_Dee writes: LOVE tgese paper flowers! Love the yarn vase!
Posted: 2:26 am on May 14th
annquill writes: SO pretty! The ball of yarn as a holder is a great idea. I'll need to post a link to this page on my blog.
Posted: 9:52 am on May 13th
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