Foxglove is one of those really striking flowers that can’t help but stand out because of how tall they can get. They are typically not thought of as plants you keep inside, though, so we wanted to create an indoor version that would be just as beautiful as the real thing. This crepe paper foxglove is so pretty and you can easily make your own version using our flower pattern and tutorial below.
The pattern is simple to cut by hand. Or you can use our SVG file if you have a Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4.
As Sly as a Fox(glove)
There are usually anywhere from 20–80 flowers on each spike of a foxglove. However, since our crepe paper foxglove is not five feet tall, we went with the lower end of that range when making our flowers. You can always experiment with your creation, but we would say that around 20 or 25 flowers is all you need for this size of foxglove.
When you start crafting your crepe paper foxglove, you can make yours in whatever color you prefer. We chose a light pink crepe paper and then colored the petals with a darker pink PanPastel to add more detail. This will also make the top and inside of the flower look more pale, which is how a real foxglove looks. After coloring our petals, we used a dark pink art marker to create the characteristic spots of a foxglove.
Everything we used to make this crepe paper foxglove is linked below, and you can find the downloads you need at the end of the post. If you have any questions, just leave us a comment!
Skill level: Intermediate
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- Craft Scissors
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Paint Brush
- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper — Blush and Evergreen
- Green Floral Tape
- PanPastel — Magenta and Bright Yellow Green
- 24-Gauge Floral Wire
- Copic Marker — Peony (RV69)
- White Deco Color Opaque Paint Marker
How to Make a Crepe Paper Foxglove
- Gather tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern below.
- Cut out crepe paper according to the pattern, using either your scissors or Cricut Maker/Silhouette Cameo 4.
- Use a paintbrush to apply PanPastels to both sides of petals. Add white dots to top of petals and maroon dots on and around white dots.
- Stretch center of petals and curl top edge outward. Glue and attach two sides of petal together so the curled edge is flipped outwards.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Just a note – The instructions listed above show materials as Blush & Evergreen crepe paper, but the PDF instructions say to use Honeysuckle & Juniper. I’m still in the “shaping the petals” stage, but I’m hoping mine turns out as lovely as the photos you show here!! 🙂
You can use any of those colors listed. They will all look beautiful.
Loving this project so far! It’s my first attempt at one without a video and I’m struggling with the buds. I’m not quite sure how the two circles go onto the wire to give me the right shape. Is this similar to any processes in a video tutorial?
This project is curated so a bit older. Maybe watch the Mokara orchid which also has a bud. https://liagriffith.com/crepe-paper-mokara-orchid/
Thanks. I have another question. How do we keep the dots from bleeding through the crepe paper? I have tried different markers and they all bleed.
Try using acrylic paint. Or perhaps a Posca marker. We have those in our shop now.
Can you alter the SVG so each group of petals sizes not locked down? The way they are now
the layout uses up too much crepe paper.
Hi Laura. I just added a new SVG into the downloads with a single petal of each size. You can multiply them in Design Space and arrange as it works best for you. Hope that helps.
I’m advised that the pattern image (SVG ) is to large for the Maker3 and that I need to resize. Please let me know what to do.
It takes up to 19 inches or so on the canvas and that is a larger mat than I can cut.
Hi Margaret. I just looked at the SVG and did a few updates that should make it work. You can hide the text directions layer as soon as you place it into your workspace then everything should fit nicely. Let me know if that still does not work for you.
I would like to confirm the honeysuckle . The photo looks more like blush.
The flowers are made using blush and the leaves with evergreen, we will update this in the post right away! 🙂
Thank you so much!
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Oh my goodness I have been so wanting to do foxgloves forever . I am so excited to see this it makes every penny of my membership so worthwhile . I am in the process of another flower at the moment . Foxgloves here I come
Thank you thank you x
So so glad to hear it Sue!! Have fun 🙂
These are spectacular ! I believe you’ve outdone yourself ! So glad for this membership ,best crafting investment ever .
Thank you Angela, that means so much! We’re so glad you’re here with us.