How to Make a Giant Crepe-Paper Rose with a FREE Template!

Making Crepe-Paper Flowers

Crepe-Paper Flowers are so beautiful and long-lasting! They outlive anything that is grown in a pot or in nature. They are wilt free and irresistible plus they are very easy to make. You can involve the whole family with this amazing crepe-paper flower craft.

There are several methods you can use to make these wonderful crepe-paper flowers, however, we will stick to the single-petal method for this project.

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Don’t forget to visit the resource library to download the template for this project. You can draw them yourself but the templates make sure everything is the correct size. You do not need to resize anything unless you want to make a smaller or larger rose.



Giant Crepe-Paper Rose Making Methods

  • Single-Petal Method – build the flower petal-by-petal.
  • Continuous-Petal Method – make a single strip of petals and wind them around the stem.
  • Padded Circle Method – make a series of petals in a circle then fold them upward to make a flower.
  • Accordion Method – make an accordion out of your paper and tie it in the center. To make the petals you fold up the ends and spread them out.
  • Rolled Method – roll up your cut shapes into a “mat” and tie the center tightly. Spread out the petals and stamen from the center tie.


Giant Crepe-Paper Rose Materials

  • Crepe Paper Sheets
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun or Strong Paper Glue
  • Floral Tape
  • Floral Wire
  • Ruler
  • Wire Cutter
  • Smooth pencil or another instrument for curling petals
  • Template from my Resource Library


Crepe-Paper Rose Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1Download and print the templates from my resource library.

Step 2Cut out the templates. There are 4 templates for this project, two for the rose petals, one for the calyx, and one for the leaves.

Giant Crepe-Paper Rose Templates

Step 3 Cut 5 of the small petals and 15 of the heart-shaped petals from the crepe paper – you can use any color you wish, I decided to use pink for my petals (I used an entire package of the pink crepe-paper!.

Step 4Cut 1 Calyx and 3 Leaves from green crepe paper.

Step 5Make a stem by wrapping 5 strands of floral wires together with floral tape. I did this by measuring approximately 15″ of wire and bending it until I had 4 lengths together forming the 15″. Next, I continued using the fifth wire and twisting it around the 4 lengths for the full 15″. I then wrapped the stem with the floral tape.

Giant crepe-paper rose - making the stem


Step 6 Curl the petals by wrapping them around your pencil – do this for all the small and large petal shapes.

Giant Crepe-Paper Rose Curling the Petals

Step 7Start building the rose by using the small petals first. Wrap them around the stem (around 2″ down the stem) and taping them in place with floral tape.

Giant Crepe-Paper Rose Building the Small Petals

Step 8Now wrap the 15 large petals around the outside of the small petals. Wrap them tightly, one at a time. Once you have them all in place, wrap the bottom of the petals and the stem together with floral tape.

Giant Crepe-Paper Rose - Adding the Large Petals

Step 9 Add the calyx by wrapping it around the stem, close to the bottom of the petals. When you have it tightly wound in place, secure it with floral tape then glue the “arms” to the bottom of the outside petals to secure it in place.

Giant Crepe-Paper Rose - Adding the Calyx

Step 10Fold each leaf in half and open it up again. Cut a length of floral wire to fit from the top to the bottom of each leaf. Glue the wire into the center of each leaf.

Giant Crepe-Paper Rose - Adding Wire to the Leaves

Step 11Attach the leaves to the stem with floral tape.

Giant Crepe-Paper Rose Attaching the Leaves

Step 12 – For a final look, wrap the stem with the green crepe paper and glue it in place.

Giant Crepe-Paper Rose Adding Green Crepe-Paper to the Stem

Step 13Spread out some of the petals to look like a rose and bend the stem so it looks natural.

Giant Crepe-Paper Rose The Final Result

Step 14Display your giant rose! Wow, this is an amazing project and the results are astounding!



Making Crepe-Paper Flowers Suggested Reading



Crepe-Paper Flower Video Inspiration

ABC TV | How To Make Paper Flower From Crepe Paper

I made this one as well – you do need needle and thread to complete this project but the results were fantastic!

DIY crafts : How to make crepe paper flowers Very easy

I must admit I did not attempt this project as it involved tissue paper rather than crepe-paper. I think it will be good to give it a try in the near future.

How to Make Twisted Crepe Paper Roses

I made this one as well. I was not as pleased with the results as I found that streamers are often far too thin to work with. If you have thicker crepe streamers it may be better.



Last Word

This Giant Crepe-Paper Rose did not take long at all! I am so happy with how mine turned out. I did not come across any issues doing this make although I did get glue all over my hands when attaching the green crepe-paper to the stem. This is one beautiful project, I can hardly wait to make another!!!

Don’t forget to visit the resource library to download the template for this project. You can draw them yourself but the templates make sure everything is the correct size. You do not need to resize anything unless you want to make a smaller or larger rose.

I really hope you made one of the Giant Crepe-Paper Roses! Please share your results in the comments below or on my Facebook page.

Until next week…

Bette

PS The password for the resource library is love



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Bette Daoust
Bette Daoust

Dr. Bette Daoust is a Copious Crafter with many crafts and techniques completed with very many more to go. Bette's Makes ❤️ DIY Home Decor DIY Craft Tutorials, DIY Paper Flowers