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Tips & Tricks for Lamination and DIY Double-Sided Crepe Paper

Video: Learn how to Laminate

Fusible Bonding Web

For this technique, we use a fusible bonding web

Other Videos

Learn more about this technique from our original video from 2017, which also covers using one of our metallic crepe paper colors with one of our greens to make a two-toned double-sided crepe paper.

See how we use this technique to make crepe paper orchids in our September Member Make workshop 

Lesson Discussion

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  1. Brandi November 8, 2023 at 4:06am

    A whole sheet worth of leaves with wire was genius!

    1. Lia November 8, 2023 at 9:25am

      Yay! Glad you liked it. 🙂

  2. Charlene May 12, 2023 at 11:51am

    I absolutely love the idea of using this for leaves with the wire already attached. I look forward to trying this when my first order of paper comes in.

    1. Lia May 15, 2023 at 9:27am

      It works well with leaves where the grain line is straight like bulb flowers.

  3. Lisa January 2, 2023 at 3:31pm

    Just wondering if you or you know of anyone that has used an actual laminator machine to make the doublette?
    Before I go out and purchase a iron (lol I’m not very good at house duties) I already have a laminator machine at home so thought I’d ask first.

    1. Lia January 2, 2023 at 3:48pm

      I would worry about the paper getting wrinkled as it goes through. If you don’t want an iron, I highly recommend the Easy Press. I use it for a lot of crafts. Or, you could buy a mini travel iron.

  4. Dottie October 24, 2022 at 7:16am

    I’ve FINALLY made my own double sided crepe paper and I could not have done it without this video, fantastic tips. So thank you Lia and Megan. I’m now going to make the Metallic Crepe Paper Wreath as a gift for a girlfriend. Can’t wait to see how it turns out xx

    1. Lia October 25, 2022 at 8:57am

      Yay! Share photos of the finished wreath on our community channel!

  5. Donna May 5, 2022 at 12:01pm

    I just made my own double sided crepe paper and it is beautiful! I may never go back to buying double sized paper again! So easy and now I can make double sided in any color combination I choose. Thank you for such an amazing tip!

    1. Donna May 5, 2022 at 12:02pm

      PS and I just used my iron in a no steam setting!

      1. Lia May 5, 2022 at 12:21pm

        Irons work perfectly but without that steam. 😉

    2. Lia May 5, 2022 at 12:21pm

      Yes! This is such a great trick and now the color combos are endless.

  6. Cher October 5, 2021 at 3:36pm

    Hello Lia!

    Oh my goodness!!! This is SO amazing!!! I cannot wait to try this! Thank you Megan and Lia!

    Cher Lutz

    1. Lia October 6, 2021 at 7:58am

      It is such a great trick to get more color options! Be sure to make the Mokara orchid too. It is stunning.

  7. Helen September 24, 2021 at 10:38am

    Great tutorial. How long did you leave the heat press on the crepe?

    1. Lia September 27, 2021 at 9:38am

      When you click on the Cricut icon it will set the timer for you. 🙂

  8. Gail September 3, 2021 at 12:41pm

    I have a regular heat press and it worked great at 400 degrees. I drew a chalk mark 3/4″ down on the inside of the bottom crepe paper and then drew 1 1/2″ vertical lines. That way I knew where to put the wires and I could see the chalk lines through the stitch witchery. Now if I can just figure out a way to keep the wires straight.

    1. Lia September 3, 2021 at 2:03pm

      Great tip, thank you Gail!

  9. Deborah August 29, 2021 at 2:35pm

    I just used Steam a Seam 2 as that is what I use for fused quilts. It works very well!
    Love knowing how to make laminated paper without all the gluey mess and uncontrolled stretchiness.
    Thank you!

    1. Lia August 29, 2021 at 6:42pm

      Ooh great suggestion, we’ll have to give that a try! Thanks!

  10. Patricia August 29, 2021 at 8:10am

    This is amazing I love how you ladies do fabulous beauty. I’ve love and learned so much, Thanks Cheryl

    1. Lia August 29, 2021 at 12:34pm

      Thank you!! 🙂

  11. Amy August 28, 2021 at 6:34am

    I have the regular Easy Press and use temp 275 deg F for 10 sec and get a beautiful bond. The middle of each sheet ends up getting overlapped as I move the machine to press for 10 sec on each new area, but I’ve never had an issue of the papers separating at any place where it’s been bonded.

    Is there a benefit to using the higher heat and longer times if I’m having success with my current settings?

    1. Lia August 28, 2021 at 7:32am

      Thanks for sharing what works for you, Amy! If those settings work for you then stick with them unless you experience any issues.

  12. Melanie August 26, 2021 at 1:29pm

    You two are just the best!

    1. Lia August 26, 2021 at 1:55pm


  13. Robin August 25, 2021 at 7:30am

    Loved the video! My first time seeing the Easy Press. Is it useful for other things? Where can one get a ball tool?

    1. Lia August 25, 2021 at 7:53am

      Oh yes, we use the Easy Press for all of our iron-on projects. There are a few sizes available, too. Click here for the metal ball tool set!

  14. Dottie August 21, 2021 at 6:29am

    Such a useful and informative video – I feel much happier about making double sided crepe paper now. Thank you !

    1. Lia August 21, 2021 at 7:32am

      I’m so glad it was helpful!