For this month’s Member Make workshop, we will be teaching you how to make this beautiful crepe paper bearded iris that Meagan designed. As always, everything we used is linked below, and you can find the flower pattern at the end of this post.
Once you’ve gathered all of your tools and materials, you can join our live workshop on February 19th at 11:00 a.m. PT.
Let’s grow together
If you haven’t been to one of our workshops before, these monthly challenges are designed to help you grow your skills as a paper flower maker. Because this is an intermediate flower, you may or may not be able to craft along with us, depending on your skill level. But I encourage everyone to join us as this is a great time for you to meet other members and for us all to connect in real time!
Crafting tips: This crepe paper bearded iris has a lot of hand-cut fringe, so you’ll want to keep that in mind. Also, we used a new coloring technique that involves using a water brush with watercolors. This allows the colors of these petals to be very customizable. We recommend practicing painting on scrap pieces of crepe before coloring your petals.
Ready to get started? If you haven’t joined us for Member Make before, be sure to read the instructions on how to participate.
How to Join Our Member Make Challenge
- Become a member and — if you want to meet other flower makers and get more crafting tips — join our Facebook page for members (the link to join will be in your welcome email).
- Gather the craft tools and materials you need to make your crepe paper bearded iris — listed below. Then download the printable template or SVG file at the end of this post.
- Join our YouTube Live on February 19th at 11:00 a.m. PST to craft this crepe paper bearded iris with us. We will share the link to join on the Facebook page for members and send it to members who are on our email list. It will also be available for playback here once the live workshop is over.
- Watch our video tutorial to craft along with us and create your own crepe paper bearded iris . Remember, you can always use a different color of crepe paper, try different techniques, and arrange your flowers differently.
- If you need some guidance, reach out to us and others in our crafting community. You can also post progress pictures or ask questions on our Facebook page for members. Make sure to use the hashtag #MemberMake on Instagram and Facebook so your project is easy to find.
- Lastly, share your final version of your crepe paper bearded iris ! You can post your pictures on our Facebook page for members or on your Instagram page with the hashtag #MemberMake.
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- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Niji Water Brush – 12mm
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper – Chiffon
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — Ferns & Moss
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- Thick Paper-Covered Stem Wire
- 26-Gauge White Paper-Covered Wire
- Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
- 36-Color Watercolor Set
Want more projects like this one? Browse all of our crepe paper flowers for more ideas. Or see our previous Member Make workshops.
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Hi, I’ve seen a comment here from someone like me with a disability who struggles with long videos and I’m delighted the reply was that there may be photo tutorials for Member Makes in future. I really hope you manage to find the time. For the trickier techniques maybe you could edit a highlights video? Then you wouldn’t have to reshoot and remake the flowers.
I watched in 10-15min sections and made notes. I write the important timings to rewatch things. It would be a useful for people who’ve watched the live and need a refresh of a few techniques to have a list of timings.
My flower suggestion is anything on a stem the shape of freesias and fuchsias and bleeding hearts.
Yes, we will be adding photo tutorials starting next month! They will be added shortly after the Live video. We’re glad this will help 🙂 Thanks for your flower suggestions, I’m adding it to our Idea list!
Are these makers series all going to be with no photo tutorial? There seem to be so many new flowers but none with the actu tutorials. Sometimes I don’t have 45 minutes to dedicate to a video and then if I have to put it down I have to restart the whole process again of finding the right spot. A tutorial is helpful if it’s clear and conscience in both its instruction amd videoing. Also, as someone with a disability, the videos are sometimes inaccessible to me if my symptoms are flaring…
Hi Angela, we only have the live videos for our Member Makes – for now, anyway. It takes quite a bit of time to shoot photo tutorials, and since we’re a small team we made the decision last year to only include videos for these in order to make time for all the other projects we offer in our monthly collections. However, we are reconsidering this and will certainly take your feedback into account. Thank you for sharing that with us.
What colors would you use to make a lavender iris
You could start with our Lilac extra-fine crepe paper, and use purple watercolors!
Lia and Meghan, I loved today’s class. I was only able to watch half live, but can’t wait to finish these beautiful flowers. You asked for flower recommendations and I was thinking that since you are exploring coloration techniques, that a Stargazer Lily would be an awesome challenge and the daffodil Pan Pastel pollen technique would work well for those too. Can’t wait to see what you all craft next! Also, I love your photo tutorials, I would really love if you did those for the member makes, it really helps to remember all the steps without having to scrub through the longer videos (that’s not to say that the videos are not appreciated to learn the technique details). Thanks for all your hard work and inspiring crafting!
Thank you Jennifer, I’m glad you enjoyed the class! Thank you for the flower suggestions, we’ll add it to our list. We have done a few lilies but a Stargazer would be fun to try some new coloring techniques! Regarding photo tutorials– we’ve heard this from a few members now and understand how helpful photos are. Some of the more complicated flowers are best explained in video but we’ll review past Member Makes and see what we can do 🙂 Thanks again for your feedback! We’re so glad you’re part of our community 🙂
I am getting ready to cut my crepe paper flowers in preparation for Friday. The instructions that you have supplied, is that for one flower or several?
Thanks very much, I am so excited I was able to find all the supplies needed.
The template provided is for one flower! 🙂
Freue mich einen Schneekönig auf den Workshop und habe schon alles ausgeschnitten. Danke für die immer tollen Angebote.
I’m glad you will join us!!
Looking forward to learning something new. We need to build on so we have room for all these flowers
Haha love that! So glad you’re looking forward to this 🙂
Getting the yearly membership was the best gift I’ve given myself in years. Fun creating with a new medium. The instructional videos are unsurpassed. Am excited to add watercolors to crepe. This will be fun!!
Oh thank you Laura, this means so much to us! We’re so glad you’re part of our community 🙂
It doesn’t look like the beard is cut in Chiffon.
We will be painting it 🙂
If I were a puppy, I’d be wagging my tail. Can’t wait for this project.
Haha we love to hear that!
I have actually all ready tried watercolour on a ranunculus I made up, but this looks much better than my ranunculus does. I’m not a member though, so sadly can’t watch this
You should join us! We have a monthly option for only $9.99 and you can cancel anytime. Of course we hope you stay! 🙂
I LOVE WATERCOLORS!!!!!! These are GORGE!!!! I really enjoyed making your tulips, i used watercolor markers on them…….can’t wait to give these a try too!!!!
Thank you!! We are loving the watercolors as well.
I have been wanting to try watercolors on crape for a while now. I am so happy that you will be showing us how to do this. I’m so excited!!
See you at Member Make!
Hoping I can figured this out before, my husbands grandma’s birthday is on the 6th. She’s turning 100! and I would love to make these for her.
You can join us for the February Member Make which is a live video. Then we will help you figure it out!
Me too!! Really looking forward to this 🌺🥰
Hi Lia, would watercolor pencils work for this project?
We have not tried watercolor pencils on crepe so we would suggest trying this on some scrap crepe paper before the member make.
I can’t wait!!!
I am excited to work with the watercolors paint on crepe!