I have a flower-ful lovely for you today. You may remember the pretty-in-pink Crepe Paper Flower Wreath from a few weeks ago. Designer and photographer Dina had so much fun making her Crepe Paper Flower Wreath that she made a second wreath, changing it up with texture and rich jewel tones. I’d have a hard time choosing between these two wreaths! I love that they’re both easy enough, so whichever one is your favorite, you can DIY your own Crepe Paper Flower Wreath.
Here’s Dina’s original, pink Crepe Paper Flower Wreath.
And here are both wreaths, side-by-side. They’re both beautiful, and I won’t ask you to pick between the two. That’s too hard to do!
To make a Jewel-Tone Crepe Paper Flower Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 14” wreath
- Crepe paper: Lime green, medium green, lavender, violet, light blue, medium blue, and black
- Chenille stem
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; chopstick
To make a Jewel-Tone Crepe Paper Flower Wreath:
1. Cover the wreath with crepe paper squares:
- Cut 2” squares from the violet, medium blue, and medium green crepe paper.
- Place a square on the wreath, position the chopstick over the center of the square, and push the chopstick about ½” deep into the wreath.
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam has an excellent grip, and the wreath will hold the crepe paper square in place.
- Continue to insert the crepe paper squares into the wreath, alternating colors as you go, till the wreath is covered.
2. Make your flowers, mixing and matching the light and dark tones. Dina recommends following this tutorial. For her wreath, Dina used the following sizes, and you can always use more:
- Three, 4” – 4-1/2” flowers
- Two, 3” – 3-1/2” flowers
- One, 2-1/2” flowers
3. Arrange your flowers on the wreath. When you like the arrangement, glue them in place.
4. Twist together the ends of a 3” length of chenille stem. Insert and glue the stem into the back of the wreath for a hanger. Let the glue dry before hanging the wreath.
You can use this same technique with squares of fabric, too, like I did when I made my Easy, Red, White & Blue Bandanna Wreath.
Here’s another favorite summertime wreath, also made with fabric squares – Patty Schaffer’s Watermelon Wreath.
Seeing Dina’s two, Crepe Paper Flower Wreaths side-by-side reminds me of this tree I saw past weekend.
I saw this tree while I was running errands Saturday morning, and I had to pull over and photograph it. Amazing, isn’t it?
Mother’s Day is Sunday, and if you’re still debating about what to DIY for mom, be sure to check out the 35+, DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas I shared last week. Some of the gift ideas are super easy and super-fast, so you still have time to DIY mom a special gift.
Have a wonderful weekend, and happy crafting!