With springtime less than a month away, decorative blooming branches are beginning to pop up everywhere. Adding a couple of faux flowering branches to a vase is a great way to transition your home décor for spring. But sometimes store-bought artificial branches don’t look realistic enough. Plus it’s more fun to craft them yourself anyway! Today we’re going to show you how simple it is to make your own crepe paper flowering quince branches.
Let your DIY skills bloom
Blooming branches make such a stunning statement. They’re also a lovely way to bring the beauty of spring into your home. If you need some styling ideas, you can place these crepe paper flowering quince branches in a simple vase on a table in your entryway, living room, or dining room.
Our designer Meagan crafted this crepe paper flowering quince branch using our extra-fine crepe in blush and ruby for the petals and cypress for the little leaves. She also used PanPastel to color the petals and add some detail to the flowers to make them look more real. Another way to make your flowering branches look more realistic is to use real branches. This is also a great way to save some money and use what’s around you.
When you’re ready to craft your own crepe paper flowering quince branches, just follow the tutorial below. Even though this DIY project involves PanPastel, it’s simple enough for beginners to do. But if you need any tips on using PanPastel to color your flowers, just watch this video. And of course you can always post pictures and get crafting advice from us and other makers on our Facebook page for members.
We hope you enjoy this spring craft! Let us know if you have any questions by commenting below.
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- 24-Gauge Green Paper-Covered Wire
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper — Cypress and Blush (also in Secret Garden Collection)
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper — Ruby (also in Enchanted Garden Collection)
- Floral Tape — Bark
- PanPastel Lia Griffith Designer Set — Pearlescent Red (953.5) and Pearlescent Yellow (951.5)
- 24-Gauge Green Paper-Covered Wire
- Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
- Tree Branch
How to Make Crepe Paper Flowering Quince Branches
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut your crepe paper according to the pattern notes.
- Use an art sponge to color the tips of the fringed center with the yellow PanPastel. Color the center of each petal set with the pink PanPastel, blending it up onto each petal.
- Next, use your fingers to twist each piece of fringe.
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Beautiful project, but I really do not like the SVG . Leaves. petals and finishing red parts are fine but the fringe makes no sense to me. Is there an update?
This is an older version but I did update the SVG to remove the fringe as Cricut does not cut fringe that small. We have a newer version in our Crepe Paper Flower Master Class. If you have not joined us for that yet, it is a wonderful class. We will be offering it again in 2021.
Good morning. crafting with you again, 🙂 I am going to use my maker for the quince flowers, what do you recommend, using the fine tip blade or the rotary blade?
We always suggest using the rotary blade when cutting crepe paper, we like to cut our crepe paper using the cotton setting 🙂
These are beautiful! I just bought my first PanPastel set and am excited to get started. Quick question — did you use a pattern to cut out the little leaves? I don’t see it on the PDF template or the SVG. Thanks for your help!
Whoops! Thank you for letting me know– the file has been updated with the leaves 🙂
Wonderful, thanks so much!