The beginning of February means the beginning of crocus season! It’s always such a lovely sight to see these bright, little blooms popping up. But because they’re too small to cut, we decided to create a crepe paper version that could be enjoyed indoors. To bring these crepe paper crocus flowers to life, we combined our extra fine and heavy crepe along with art markers and a colored pencil.
If you’re interested in making a felt version of these pretty flowers, check out our felt crocus flowers.
Winter Flowers With Cheerful Powers
These fabulous little blossoms are real fighters when it comes to blooming. They can even pop up through the snow to provide a colorful hello to the warmer weather that’s ahead. For this reason, these flowers often represent cheerfulness, as they are the first sign that spring is coming.
So why not bring that cheerfulness inside by making your own crepe paper crocus flowers? Everything you need to get started is listed below.
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- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper – White
- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper — Winter Garden: Pine
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Lia Griffith Floral Tape – Moss and Cream
- Art Markers – Mauve and Honey
- Colored Pencil – White
- Foam (optional; to create potted version)
- Dried Moss (optional; to create potted version)
How to Make Crepe Paper Crocus Flowers
- Gather the tools and materials listed above. Then download our flower pattern below.
- Use a saffron-colored marker to color the square for the stamens.
- Twist each fringe piece of the stamens; roll at the top and glue around your floral wire.
- Lightly brush the wide end of your purple marker onto the petals, brushing in the same direction as the grain. Use the thin end of the marker to draw lines. Gently stretch the centers of each petal to make them more cup-like.
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If you are new to crafting with crepe paper, we recommend referencing our Crepe Paper 101 video to learn the proper techniques for cutting and stretching the material. The most important thing to remember is to cut with the grain of the crepe.
After cutting the white petals, use a marker to color in some purple detailing. We used a Winsor & Newton pigment marker in Mauve. Brush the marker lightly against one side of the crepe, then use the thinner tip to create the bolder lines. You will only need to color one side of the paper because it bleeds through nicely. Crocuses have three saffron colored stamens, which we created by coloring the white crepe with a Copic marker in Honey.
After making your crepe paper crocus bouquet, you can fill it out with more leaves by attaching individual blades to short pieces of floral wire. Finish these off by wrapping green floral tape down the stem.
Run With It!
For another gorgeous winter flower, check out our paperwhites tutorial and our tissue paper snowdrop flowers. Browse all of our crepe paper flowers, or take a look at our collection of specialty papers in the shop.
We love seeing how our tutorials inspire you, so share your pretty project photos with us on Instagram using #MadeWithLia! You can also get in on our creative process with your project suggestions in the comments below, or head to our membership page to join our crafting community. Cheers! ~ Lia & team
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Hi im from indonesia, and im interested to become your member, but i just wanna download crepe flower pattern only
Welcome! You can see our membership options here: https://liagriffith.com/membership/
Where can I purchase the log vessel?
Hi Nancy! Sadly it’s a pretty old prop that I can’t find a link to. I’ll update the post if I can find something similar!
I just finished my project and an very proud. Thank you for all the beautiful things tou help us to create.
Yay! We’d love to see photos (posted to Facebook or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org) if you feel like sharing 🙂
Which shade is the saffron copic? I’m obsessed with it!!
It’s Honey, Y38!
Do you spray the finished paper flowers with any type of sealant to keep the papers from fading?
No, I’ve never found a product that I love 🙁
What’s the difference between the Winsor & Newton pigment marker, and the Copic? Am thinking about getting a set of markers to use to add details to crepe flowers and wondering which is best to invest in. Thank you.
I perfer Copic– their inks last much longer, and have a nicer watercolor-like wash. Copic are alcohol based and Windsor-Newton is pigment-alcohol. Both are double ended with a broad chisel nib and a brush nib, which are perfect for shading realistic looking flowers. I recommend Copic though because they don’t take as long to dry, and you can buy refills.
I would love to be able to print out or atleast save, the above instructions with the pictures showing steps of the crocus is that possible? Same way with most of the flowers I like. Thank you for your response.
Hi Pam, you can save the image by right-clicking on it or dragging it to your desktop if you’re on a mac 🙂