As seen in our 2017 Christmas concept tree, these crepe paper figs are a true work of art. You’ll have so much fun making these and you’ll love the delicious results — almost good enough to eat! Gather the supplies listed below and follow along with our step-by-step tutorial for a handcrafted holiday treat that’s sure to tickle your crafting fancy.
- Lia Griffth Double-Sided Crepe Paper in Green Tea & Cypress, Blush & Chiffon
- Pan Pastels in Violet and Pearlescent Violet
- Copic Markers in Strong Red, Salmon Red and Cadmium Yellow
- Foam Eggs – 1 7/8 “ x 2 1/2”
- Spray Matte Finish (optional)
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- For a half fig, cut a foam egg in half. Smash in the top of both full and half pieces to create pointy tops.
- To cover the full fig, cut out a rectangle around the width of the egg (approx 6″ x 4″), going with the grain. Glue and gather in both ends, making the bottom flush with an egg shape and the top glued and gathered to create a stem.
- Trace the half fig on blush & chiffon crepe paper. Cut out slightly larger so the paper folds around the edges of the foam.
- Glue the blush & chiffon crepe piece to the flat side, gluing excess crepe around the edges. Cut green crepe 3″ x 4″ with the grain. Glue the sides of the crepe to the sides of your fig shape as shown. Glue and gather crepe paper at the bottom making it flat and the top up into a stem.
- Use a paint brush to paint purple Pan Pastel stripes on the whole figs and on the backs of the half figs.
- Use red, orange and yellow markers to color the insides of your figs with dots.
- If you are having trouble with the Pan Pastels rubbing off, you can seal with a spray matte finish.
Strut Your Stuff!
Show us what you’re crafting! Use #MadeWithLia and share photos of all of your latest work — you never fails to inspire us!