As part of our Pacific Northwestern bouquet for Cricut, we bring you this helpful video tutorial to make your crafting just that much simpler. We absolutely adore these crepe paper dogwood branches, both in the bouquet and on their own. Made using the all-new Cricut Maker which will be available on August 20th, these branches are easier to craft than you would expect! Even if you don’t have access to the new Cricut cutting machine, we have created a set of PDF downloads for you to cut by hand. Either route will yield beautiful results. A sliver of Pacific Northwestern paradise… Create your own crepe paper dogwood branches today!
Tools & Materials
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Wooden Skewer or Chopstick
- Double-Sided Crepe Paper – White & Vanilla and Ferns & Moss
- Extra Fine Crepe Paper – Green Tea
- Tan Art Marker – Tombow 992
- Tree Branch
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut out your crepe paper according to our pattern, following the grain lines.
- Color the edge of the white crepe petals that dip in with a tan art marker.
- Ruffle the edge of the crepe that you just colored. Gently stretch the petal outward from the middle. For the dogwood buds, stretch the petals into a cupped shape.
- Curl the bottom edge of the petal under using a wooden skewer or chopstick.
- To make the center of the dogwood flower, fold the rectangular crepe piece in half lengthwise. Fringe along the folded edge.
- Wrap and glue the fringed piece around the end of a branch. Fluff out the fringe.
- Glue one of the petals to the base of the fringed crepe. Then, glue a second petal opposite of the first.
- Next, glue on two more petals, opposite of one another. You can add a bit more glue to the underside to keep the flower more open.
- Cut strips of crepe to match the leaves and wrap the base of the flower and part of the branch. You can also use floral tape if preferred.
- Finally, glue small leaves under the flower buds and the bigger ones onto the branch itself.
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Hi, silly question. There are three sized leaves, should I use all small for the flowers and buds and the largest and medium for the stems, or the smallest for buds, medium for flowers and the largest for the stems ?
Hi Debbie! Generally, I use the smaller leaves towards the tips of the branches and larger ones lower on the branch. So yes, smaller is perfect for the buds.
Hello, Lia, great job there!
I need help with my maker – how do I get it to cut multiple copies of the svg file for a crepe flower I am making? I currently just upload the files as downloaded and cut one by one. Pls can you provide a guide on how to cut multiple copies at the same time?
Hi Grace! You can change the quantity in the last screen after you hit “Make”, look for it in the upper right hand. If you need more help on how to use your machine, you’ll want to reach out to Cricut for their expert advice!
I love these dogwood branches!! Can’t wait to get the new Cricut Maker. Thanks Lia for supplying the svgs for most of your flower arrangement patterns. Sure will save time, but I am thinking that you will probably have more waste of paper doing it on the Cricut. Did you find that to be the case when you made all those arrangements for the unveiling of the Cricut Maker?
Thank you Marcie! The machine is pretty amazing and is definitely going to save us time, but I have to admit we’ll still likely hand cut certain projects. We are careful about placing the images in Design Space as close together as possible to not waste much paper, or to use the scraps for hand cutting small pieces and testing out new patterns and prototypes.
In Design Space, you are able to duplicate each cut to the number you need. Then, without rotating the cuts, stack them close together manually and then attach them all together so they don’t move on the mat. Very little waste.