Since most of us are staying home right now, we want to give you more ways to enjoy your space. That’s why our May Craft Collection is all about creating your own paradise at home! One way you can do this is by making your own tropical flowers. The hibiscus is one of our favorites, so we’ve decided to craft some new crepe paper hibiscus flowers for this month’s Member Make.
We will be going live on YouTube on the 15th, but we’re sharing all of the details now so you can be prepared for our workshop. Just scroll down to see the tools and materials you will need. You can also cut the flower pattern ahead of time if you want to craft your crepe paper hibiscus flowers along with us.
Home is Where the Hibiscus is
These crepe paper hibiscus flowers make such beautiful home decor. They would also be so pretty for a tropical baby shower or bridal shower. If you are having to cancel any in-person events right now and do them virtually, you can still decorate one of your rooms and have everyone else do the same so it feels like you’re celebrating together.
Although you can get as creative as you want to when making your crepe paper hibiscus flowers, we will say that using a blender marker is really important in creating the watercolor effect in the center of the flower. We also recommend ruffling the edges of your petals with your fingers. We will show you these techniques during our live workshop, so don’t worry if you’re not quite sure how to do this yet!
If you have never participated in Member Make, just read the steps below. And be sure to let us know if you have any questions!
How to Join Our Member Make Challenge
- Become a member and make sure to join our private Facebook page for members.
- Gather the craft tools and materials you need for these crepe paper hibiscus flowers — listed below. Then download the printable flower template or SVG file at the end of this post.
- Join our YouTube Live on May 15th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. PST to craft this project with us! We will share the link to join on the Facebook page for members and send it to members who are on our email list. It will also be available for playback here once the live workshop is over.
- Watch our video tutorial to craft along with us and create your own version of these crepe paper hibiscus flowers. You can use different colors of paper, materials, or techniques; play around with your arrangement; or style your flowers in different ways.
- If you need some guidance, reach out to us and others in our crafting community. You can also post progress pictures or ask questions on our Facebook page for members. Make sure to use the hashtag #MemberMake on Instagram and Facebook so your project is easy to find.
- Lastly, share your final version of your crepe paper hibiscus flowers with us! You can post your pictures on our Facebook page for members or on your Instagram page with the hashtag #MemberMake.
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- Cricut Maker or Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Curling Tool
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper — Secret Garden: Camellia, Coral, Blush, and Chiffon
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper — Ruby or Cranberry and Juniper
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered White
- Blick Studio Brush Marker — Brick Red (033) and Colorless Blender (0)
- Art Sponge
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Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
How about Panpastel, would that work instead of the Blick studio markers? If yes, what Panpastel colour would work?
Yes, we do love the PanPastel colors. They might not be quite as dark as the marker but I would suggest the Magenta or Magenta Shade.
Is there a copic equivalent for the blick studio markers? Thanks!
I am sure there is one. We don’t use copic anymore because of their cost. We do not have a chart for these but you can see from photos what a similar color might be.
Prior to Lia Griffith, I belonged to a group creating projects from cardstock. Listening to the owner on each project was fun but eventually, for me, became the most boring thing I forced myself to do. Lia, you have the most infectious personality! You smile, you laugh, you check in regarding questions, you give us advice and years later, I have yet to be bored with any of your videos! Kudos!!!! You are all that and much more! Thank you!
Thank you Alice, that is so very kind of you to say!! I’m so glad you’re part of our community.
Hi , I’m having trouble finding a hibiscus pattern that I can print out for the master class. My lesson did not come with it. I see it will be used for May 15. Do I need to wait? The one I can print is the orange one I want the pale pink one. Help please. Thank you.
Hi Claudia, the Hibiscus is on the last page of the Lesson 2 workbook, with the Lily. This hibiscus pattern was for the Member Make last May in 2020.
What size are the petals please as my cutter has reduced them to make them fit.
Hi! The petals are about 3.5″ tall x 1.8″ wide.
I have checked multiple times, and the thick paper stemmed wire is out of stock. I have been wanting to use it not just for making this hibiscus but also other projects. Do you have any suggestions about what to use or do instead? Thank you.
Sadly this wire often goes out of stock, we are working on sourcing it so we can sell it in our shop, until then we would recommend attaching three 18 gauge wires together with floral tape or building up one wire by wrapping many layers of floral tape or crepe paper around it.
I found it on amazon yesterday 5/24 back in stock.
Is there a way to watch this live if I am not on Facebook?
Yes! You can watch the video in the post. 🙂
I’m looking forward to making this flower on Friday! Do you have any suggestions if I don’t have a colorless blender marker? Are there any other substitutes I can use?
You could use a light pink marker instead if you have that. 🙂
I am unable to get hold of blick markers in the uk. Could you please list an alternative. Thanks.
We also love copic markers which are very similar to blick markers. If you are unable to find copic any other brand of alcohol based markers will work as well. 🙂