If you’ve been here a while, you know that peonies are one of our favorite flowers to make. The last one we designed was this gorgeous Lorelei peony out of frosted paper. And now Meagan has created a new variety for us! This crepe paper Claire de Lune peony is so beautiful that we briefly considered making it the flower we craft for this month’s Member Make workshop. However, most of our members voted for these cornflowers instead.
To get started on this flower, check out our supplies list below. Then download our peony pattern and follow our step-by-step tutorial.
Enjoy the full bloom
Did you know it took over 500 crosses every year over 8 years to create this hybrid flower? Luckily with our tutorial you won’t have to try that many times to make this crepe paper Claire de Lune peony! However, making a flower over and over definitely helps you fine-tune your skills, and you most likely will want to make more than one peony to enjoy.
Although you could make this flower any time of the year, the Claire de Lune is one of the first peonies to bloom in the spring. Like most peonies, they are large in size. And this particular peony has cream-colored, crinkled petals and a fluffy center with golden-yellow stamens. Our tutorial for this crepe paper Claire de Lune peony, will show you how to achieve these characteristics and make your flowers look more realistic.
We can’t wait to see your version of this peony, so be sure to share photos with us! Email us at email@example.com, post photos to our Facebook page for members, or use the hashtag #MadeWithLia on Instagram.
Skill level: Intermediate (lots of fringing by hand!)
Crafting tip: You must fringe the center by hand due to needing to stretch the cut piece of crepe paper before fringing.
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- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Pinking Shears — Scallop or Pinking Shears — Zig Zag
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper – Vanilla, Coral, and Juniper
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper – Nectarine
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — White & Vanilla and Ferns & Moss
- 12mm Cotton Spun Egg
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Blick Studio Brush Markers — Green Tea (447)
- PanPastel Artist Pastel – Magenta 430.5
How to Make a Crepe Paper Claire de Lune Peony
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern below.
- Cut crepe paper according to template notes, using either your scissors or a cutting machine.
- Use hot glue to attach a 3-inch 24-gauge wire to three 12mm cotton spun eggs.
- Color the bottom two thirds of each pistil using the green tea colored marker.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Love peonies? You can find all of our peony flower patterns here. Or browse all of our crepe paper flowers to see what other types of flowers you can make.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
I paired 3 of these with the Japanese anemones and the hypericum berries from the January master class. My new favorite bouquet!
Finally getting around to this beauty. Sadly, I don’t have the 12mm eggs. What would you recommend as a substitute?
I would use an 8, 10, or 12mm spun ball in its place. You can find these and the eggs here in our shop: https://feltpaperscissors.com/product-category/spun-cotton/
Hi. Fringe Scissors are also required and not listed. Also, how much of each paper is required?
Hi Jocelyn. We do not use fringe scissors for our flowers, but the small detail scissors and fringe by hand. You will get at least one flower (possibly more) per fold of crepe paper. Each package has a different amount of folds.
Love the peony! Hi Lia and team! Looking forward to crepeing more flowers! I have been out of the loop a couple of months so when I saw pinking the edges of the stamin . and the pan pastel .. I assumed lol that I was to pink at the end of the stamin lolol. I thought I better ask before assuming a second time … on the extra-fine coral stamin, there is no quantity mentioned on the pdf file. I want to assume 2 per flower.
P.S. I love Art Glitter glue too!!! Thank you for all you do ………
You are adorable!! 😉 We are always looking for new things and better methods so welcome back.
I keep getting unsupported SVG when I try to upload to Cricut Design. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your help! 🌸
The file is uploading to Cricut Design Space for us, make sure you are unzipping the file before uploading. We have a helpful video on how to use our SVG files with Cricut Design Space here! https://liagriffith.com/video-tutorial-svg-files/
Hi Lia, I don’t think this file is correct just yet. There is still 18 petals like above comment and the coral crepe stamin isn’t there. I can’t wait to make them either! Love Peonies!
The file should now be correct, we can’t wait to see your beautiful peonies!
Cricut forced an update just before I uploaded the SVG for the Claire De Lune Peony. The size was correct at 28 x 30 but a number of pieces were stacked on top of each other and the grain lines were not attached. Some of the petals are organized to maximize paper, others are not. The numbers are also confusing. There are 4 Large stamens, 2 per bloom, so I expected petals 2 x (7 Large +6 Small,) totaling 26 for 2 blooms. There are 18 petals in the SVG file. This one needs another look. Thanks again.
Thank you for your feedback! We are trying out a new way of organizing our SVG files to help our members maximize their crepe paper and to help with any auto resizing issues in design space. The pieces that are not organized to optimize crepe paper are single pieces for the flower. We have done this so that you are able to cut a single piece if needed. We have fixed the stacking issue so hopefully that makes it a bit easier to understand. 🙂
Cricut says image to large? On template it says to size 28 x 30. I’m confused!
When first uploading the template before you ungroup anything double check that the box (with all of the elements inside) measures correctly, for this project 28×30. You can then ungroup and hide the box with the disclaimer before cutting.
I think in the supply list you forgot coral crepe for the stamen. It is in the PDF file list and instructions. Can’t wait to make this PEONY!
Yes, thank you, just updated it! I’m glad you’re excited!