Today is National Dandelion Day! In the spirit of these cheery flowers we have created our own version using our crepe paper line. Craft yourself some sunshine by following our tips, tricks, and steps below.
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- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper – Nectarine, Juniper
- Text Weight Paper – Stardream Metallic Fairway (discontinued; use Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Conifer)
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern
- Gather the tools and materials.
- Cut the crepe paper according to the pattern notes.
- Stretch the crepe paper as far as it will.
- Cut the yellow crepe strip in half, then cut the green crepe paper into 1.5” pieces.
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UPDATE: Refer to Tools and Materials above for the most up-to-date information as some items in our tutorial are no longer available.
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Thanks Lia! Great project — the dandelions are really cute.
Who would have thought? lol
Love making your flowers. Is the svg pattern already stretched or cut on heavy crepe?
I am looking at this template (which is from a few years ago). I do not think the designer set up the SVG correctly, so I might need to update it when I have a minute. The size is pre-stretched, but if you are cutting the zigzag and fringe, it will need to be stretched first. I suggest you cut by hand or use the SVG to cut two of the stretched crepe per flower.
Do you have a crepe leaf pattern that would work with this flower?
You could use this pattern, cut in half and cut at an angle then add the wired center.
Very disappointed that the svg file didn’t include the fringe – it’s the entire point of using a maker instead of cutting by hand.
Hi Lee, that was actually a mistake on our end – the Maker does not always cut fringe well for us so we wanted to offer up two options for that part of the flower. We’ll be adding it shortly! You can always request additions/let us know about mistakes like this to SVG files by commenting on the post, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love making these and so many of your flowers. But please can you also show how to make the greenery? Your photos always show the beautiful leaves from the template with the flowers, but rarely are they included in the tutorials! It’s the part I always struggle with.
To make the greens included with this flower cut the leaf from craft paper then shape using your curling tool. To attach the leaves to a wire use floral tape.
Love them. Do you know what wire was used?
Thanks! There’s a link in the post to the 18 gauge floral wire we used.
Love these! I thought these were real dandelions!! I would love to see the next version when they are white and ready to spread their seeds!
Ooh that would be fun! So glad you love these 🙂