Colorful Crepe Paper Flower Garland

Designer: Marcia Izabel Marchiori

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Springtime is a beautiful season to welcome in some fresh colors and decorations into your home. One of the easiest ways to add a touch of beauty to your home is by making a colorful paper flower garland! With just a few supplies, you can create a stunning decoration that will brighten up any room.


In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a paper flower garland from scratch, step-by-step, so you can create your own beautiful decoration to celebrate this beautiful season.


For this paper flower garland, I drew inspiration from the delicate and elegant dogwood flowers:



These beauties bloom in the springtime and have a unique shape. They come in shades of pink and white, but I’ve added a couple of extra colors to the mix to make it even more interesting! :-)


Whether you're an experienced crafter or a beginner, this DIY project is simple and fun, so let's get started!



Tools & Supplies Needed 






  1. Print template to scale. Gather all tools and materials.


  1. To make the flower stamens, cut rectangles of crepe paper according to template (I’ve used yellow and green colors), with the grain running vertically - see picture below. Fold the crepe paper in half against the grain.




  1. Make narrow cuts (about 1/16”) into the folded side of the crepe paper to create a fringe. Wrap the fringe around itself, securing it with hot glue.




  1. Using templates, trace 4 petals for each flower onto crepe paper, with grain running vertically. Trace all the leaves as well.



  1. Using OLFA AK-4 art knife paired with curved carving art blade, cut all pieces. In this step you have the option of using OLFA appliqué scissors instead of the art knife, but I personally prefer to use the art knife, as I can seamlessly cut all the petal angles, with precision.



  1. Using a flat brush and acrylic paint, or markers, add color to each petal edge, according to below:




  1. Gently stretch the middle of each piece with your fingers to form the petal.



  1. Using hot glue gun, attach each petal to the stamen around the base evenly, slightly juxtaposing the petals.





  1. Cut a strip of green crepe paper (about 1/2” x 1 1/2”), with grain running vertically. Wrap it around the base of the flower.



  1. With a squeegee tool, slightly curve one side of each one of the leaves.



Here are all the flowers and leaves, almost ready to be assembled:



  1. Using glue gun, attach two leaves to each flower (gluing each one to opposite sides).



  1. Using three strands of wool and the chunky needle, assemble the garland passing the needle through each flower stem (tying both ends when finished):



And that’s it! Wherever you display it, it is guaranteed to bring joy and the spring vibes into your home! 



Don’t forget to tag me @marciabel and @OLFA_craft in your finished cards, we would love to see your piece of art! 


Happy Spring!