Give a friend a flower she doesn't have to water! These crepe paper flowers are perfect decorations and provide lots of fun as props in photos. We're going to give you step by step instructions on this project so you can celebrate spring with giant crepe flowers.

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Giant Crepe Flower Craft Materials

To make these gorgeous crepe paper flowers, you will need:

  • A dowel (chopstick, paintbrush, or pencil)
  • Crepe paper
  • Green duct tape or floral tape
  • Hot glue gun

Crafting tip: If you've never worked with crepe paper before, aside from stringing up strands of it at birthday parties, it is important to note that cutting your flower petals in a certain way does matter. Make sure that the striations in the paper are going vertically, not horizontally.

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Steps for Creating Giant Crepe Paper Flower

  1. Freehand cut out flower petals from the crepe paper
  2. Pull along the top of the petal and stretch out the top.
  3. Add a line of glue along the bottom edge and fold the bottom edges in together. 
  4. Add glue to end of dowel. Wrap the bottom edge of the petal to the dowel. You've now created the center of your flower.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 until you are satisfied with the shape of your flower.
  6. Fluff out the petals to desired shape.
  7. Cover dowel and base of petals with green duct tape or green floral tape for the stem.

Use different colors to create a bouquet effect. This craft is perfect for party decor and is a fun and easy rainy day spring project for kids.

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Get the instructions:

If you can't picture what I'm talking about from the instructions, watch the video tutorial for details.


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