Back to the Fuchsia
Summer is the perfect time for fresh florals around the house…especially when it’s made out of crepe paper. Our fantastic fuchsia is first on our list of flowers to make this July. With its vivid purples, vibrant reds, and stark green stems, you’ll give your patio a summery boost!
And what’s more, it’s incredibly easy to make! All you have to do is gather the tools and materials, then download the SVG or PDF files. Finally, follow our step-by-step instructions to create your crepe paper fuchsias!
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- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper: Plum, Raspberry, Juniper, Snowflake
- Green Floral Tape
- Light Gold Pan Pastel
- 24-gauge and 18-gauge Green Floral Wire
- Gather tools and materials.
- Cut out crepe paper according to pattern.
- Cut 24-gauge wire into 6 equal pieces, then bend tip of each wire to create a loop.
- Stretch 6 white crepe strips, then glue and wrap around the top loop. Stretch 6 pink crepe strips, then glue around and down wire.
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Hi Lia and Team,
Could you please revisit the SVG file for this flower, or perhaps do a new version of fuchsia? The current SVG does not have templates aligned with grain placement (leaves) and I think your newer flower templates have more refined shapes. Is heavy crepe still the way to go with this flower?
Thank you for pointing this out! The maker who designed this is no longer with the team, so I am looking at the flower and thinking you could use the extra fine crepe paper. If I were using the heavy, I might even stretch it out a bit before cutting to smooth the texture.
Hi Lia, I am trying to have a go making my favourite flower but its not cutting out on my Cricut Maker, the first cut using the “Crepe Paper’ setting and rotary blade just scored it so I sent it through again with more pressure and it only cut partial areas . Is there a different setting I should be using?
Hi Tracy! We use the denim or cotton setting when cutting heavy crepe paper. The crepe paper setting usually works for extra fine.
Thank you I can get into it now. Cheers
How long does the 24 gauge wire have to be once its cut. When I order them they come bent in half and to get good ones I cut out the straight part of them ! Lol so I have about 5 inches of 24 gauge , right now. Then can you color the white ones in green ? Thank you Debra
Hi Debra! We cut our 24-gauge wire into 6 equal pieces based off of what size vase we wanted to put them into. We used the white crepe paper for the tips, but of course you can use whichever color you would like! Happy Crafting!
Love this fushia flower. Do you think
It’s easy enough for a beginner like me. I’m pretty crafty but not sure I should tackle this or not.
Hi Gena! I think you should give it a try. The technique for the stamens looks complicated but I’m sure you’ll get the hang of it quickly 🙂