Easter lilies symbolize hope, and we cannot think of a more fitting flower to make in the spring. With so much uncertainty in the world, pausing to create something beautiful can be soothing for the mind and body. In this video, we are show you not only how to make a crepe paper lily, but how to make the full Easter lily plant.
This workshop is for members of our crafting community, so if you’d like a free version of this flower, make sure to check out our frosted paper Easter lily.
Spread a lily love
Along with being a symbol of hope, there’s something so peaceful about this crepe paper Easter lily. We hope it will be a positive reminder for you over these next few weeks and continue to lift your spirits long after! This plant is a beautiful way to decorate your spring table and make the perfect handmade gift.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Pastel Soft Art Sponge
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — White & White and Green Tea & Cypress + Ferns & Moss
- Lia Griffith Extra Fine Crepe Paper – Cypress and Vanilla
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- Thick Paper-Covered Stem Wire
- 24-Gauge Green Paper-Covered Wire
- 24-Gauge White Paper Covered Wire
- PanPastel — Diarylide Yellow (250.5), Bright Yellow Green (680.3), and Hansa Yellow Shade (220.3)
- Tacky Glue
- Mod Podge
- UV Resistant Fixative Spray
For more projects like this one, browse through our Easter crafts, Or explore our collection of crepe paper flowers. And if you love crafting videos, take a look at our video tutorials.
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Hi – I just made this for a greek mythology project for my granddaughter. I was wondering if there is a tutorial somewhere that shows how to prep the container and what kind of foam to use? I would also like to know if there is a tutorial in step by step instructions for further use so that you do not have to keep referencing the video? I love everything on here. Too much beauty and not enough time.
Hi Joelle! I am in the middle of filming and writing the workbook for the arrangement class, and there will be a full lesson on potted flowers.
I just made these and I used a 1/4″ thick dowel rod instead of stem wires to attach the blooms. It worked great and was the perfect thickness and length for them. It blended well into the bottom of the other stem wires.
That is a great idea! It will be very strong too.
I’ve just made these for our church’s easter display. Because I’m not as good with the glue gun as Megan and you are…I’ve learned that using Model magic works perfectly for the stamen for me (I’ve even used it to make the pistils as well. I get a much more precise circle on the large end of the thick stem wire.
Thanks for this!! Happy Easter.
That is a great option! I will bet your church looks stunning!! 🙂
Hey Lia and team, it would be a huge help if in the list of materials you would say for what part of the flower each material is used for. Example would be “extra fine crepe “(for sepals), “double sided ferns and moss” (for leaves). Additionally, photo tutorial needs to have the same info. This would take a lot of guess work out. I find myself relying on just the photos alone.
That is a great idea, Nancy. I will bring that to the creative team as something we can implement.
What size planter do you recommend for this project?
I would get something 6-8 inches tall with a wide opening like a pot.
I found you on the Lily tutorial on YouTube and followed a link to download the pdf for that flower but it was the wrong pdf. The right one was linked in the comments. I just got here and I’m already bummed I wasted a download. :’(
Hi Rachel. This is our most recent lily with the best template, and it has a video to go. So, I feel you got the best version with your download.
I know this project is from two years ago, but I just made it today for the first time. After printing out all of my petals and seeing how long they are I took a trip to Michaels and found a 16 oz bottle of tacky glue (Aleene’s) that works perfectly for the dipping method. Since the bottle is 7 inches tall it works perfectly for these longer petals. I wanted to share for anyone who prefers this method like I do!
That is a great idea! Thank you for sharing, Grace.
Can you please tell me which crepe paper color and which side of that crepe paper you use are using to wrap the stems? Is it grren tea or cypress or ferns or moss? Thank you.
The stems are wrapped with the extra-fine crepe paper, not the double-sided. The thinner paper allows it to stretch and lay smooth on the stem.
I don’t know how to say this without sounding mushy but Lia you are as beautiful as your flowers. Both inside and out. You just glow. I love your tutorials. You are always happy, positive and reassuring. You absolutely lift me up. Thank you for all you offer. I suggest a live tutorial for each flower. That is the best way for me to learn. I need to SEE each step. And watch you. You make me want to be more positive. Again thank you and your team
Thank you, Jean. Such a sweet message. I am blushing. I agree that we should have tutorials (live and recorded) for all flowers! We are making a dent with our member make workshops and now our new maker workshop series. More!!
first ty vm for the pattern and vid..just an off question..i want to try the pan pastels but when i check them out there is the option of tint or shade sets..which should i get?..on a (senior) budget..ty for sharing your awesomness during these trying times huggzz
Hi Gail! If you want to purchase the exact PanPastels we used for this project, we have noted the number of the product so you know exactly if it’s a tint or shade. I just added direct links to each one in the post to make sure it’s very clear 🙂
Would the template from the masterclass work for this potted plant, or would it better to use these templates for that?
They are different designs so if you just want to make a potted tulip (not specifically this Easter Lily variety) then you could use the Master Class template 🙂
Hi! I have an idea for a future “member make”
A crepe paper delphinium!!!
Delphiniums are beautiful flowers, thanks for the idea! 🙂
Awesome stuff.Do u have any brides maid paper flower idea’s pls
In the drop down menu under Paper Flowers we have an entire section with all of our bouquets.
Crafting with you keeps me sane these days! I love, love to make the beautiful flowers you have designed. I have even given some of them away, hopefully bringing some sunshine to someone else as well!
So glad you are enjoying our flowers Stacey! 🙂
This is a time for all of us to reflect on what is important , such as peace and hope.
Thank you Lia and crew for all of your wonderful posts and comments. It shows that there are people who are thoughtful and kind.
Fond regards Donna
Thank you for your sweet massage Donna! 🙂
Thank you so much for bringing the flower of hope to us at this time . Crafting will be something tha keeps me sane in these very uncertain times . I am one of the vulnerable and in self Isolation here in UK . Our world will never be the same again but hopr this brings us all closer together . So happy that this is being shared with everyone . Missed you both as i so enjoy watching the live videos . Stay safe and thank you
Is the video tutorial on line yet? If it is I can’t find it.
The Video is now in the post! 🙂