We are loving this crepe paper chestnut branch that Meagan made in orange for fall. Our tutorial below will show you how to get that spiny, fuzzy look that chestnut pods have. And you will also learn how to make the branch using floral wire and bind wire.
To get started, check out our tools and materials list below. And be sure to read our crafting tips!
Nutty for fall decor
This crepe paper chestnut branch would look so beautiful on its own in a vase. Or you can always add it to a fall arrangement. We chose a vibrant orange for our chestnut pods, but you can always choose a different color like pear or fern.
Skill level: Beginner
Crafting tips: We recommend cutting this project by hand — it’ll be much quicker than using a cutting machine and you can get the fringe smaller. Also be sure to follow the instructions in the PDF template for cutting! You must stretch the crepe paper BEFORE pinking and fringing when cutting by hand. If you’re using a cutting machine, you must stretch the sheet of crepe paper BEFORE placing it on the cutting mat to cut. If you are only cutting the rectangle shape with no fringe, you WILL NOT stretch the crepe paper.
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- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Pinking Shears — Zig Zag
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper – Amber
- Floral Tape — Bark
- Bind Wire – Brown
- Floral Wire – 18-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
How to Make a Crepe Paper Chestnut Branch
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut crepe paper according to notes in PDF or SVG using scissors (recommended) or a cutting machine.
- Stretch crepe paper.
- Fold stretched crepe paper in half against the grain.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Love making branches for fall? Check out our other branch decor. Or browse the rest of our fall crafts.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Is there a reason when I brought the SVG file in Design Space 5 were fringed and 5 were straight edged. I should of realized it before I started cutting, I will get some practice on fringing by hand! I love your projects!
Hi Cheryl. I am not aware of this template being in design space. I am guessing someone else designed that version?
Is there a video tutorial for how to make this branch? Can’t wait to make it. I love it and plan to leave it out all year long. Thanks
We did not pick this project for our monthly videos. It is a good one though!
I can’t wait to make this.
We look forward to seeing it!