Your August Collection is here! And we are starting it off with everything you need to get ready for this month’s live Member Make workshop. As always, Meagan has designed some gorgeous flowers for us. And I can’t wait to learn how to make these crepe paper hydrangeas along with the rest of you!
Ready to get started? We will be going live on August 14th to craft these crepe paper hydrangeas. Members can join us live at 11:00 a.m. PST or watch the video later. In the meantime, you can get prepared with our tools & materials list, flower pattern, and photo tutorial!
Hydrangeas are such sweet little blooms. Other than this free starter flower pattern we created for beginners, we have not made any crepe paper hydrangeas like this before! In the past, I have made my hydrangeas using frosted paper. So I’m excited to try something new and see how gorgeous they look when made out of extra-fine crepe paper.
One tip we have for these crepe paper hydrangeas is to use a Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 to cut your flower pieces. Before I got my Cricut, I used to hand-cut my hydrangeas, so it is definitely possible to cut this paper flower by hand! But it will be a lot easier and faster with a machine.
Another tip is to use the Designer Master Color Tool Spray on your crepe paper hydrangea flowers. While we love PanPastel pigments and use them on a lot of our paper flowers, it would take a lot of time to color each flower individually with PanPastel. The tool spray is much faster and will make your blooms look even more beautiful!
If you haven’t joined us for Member Make before, be sure to read the instructions on how to participate. Otherwise, scroll on down for the tools and materials list plus the flower pattern.
How to Join Our Member Make Challenge
- Become a member and — if you want to meet other flower makers and get more crafting tips — join our Facebook page for members.
- Gather the craft tools and materials you need for these crepe paper hydrangeas— listed below. Then download the printable flower template or SVG file at the end of this post.
- Join our YouTube Live on August 14th 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 hydrangeas. 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 hydrangeas! 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 Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Lia Griffith Extra Fine Crepe Paper Secret Garden Collection — Linen, Fern, and Cypress
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — Ferns & Moss
- Floral Tape — Fern
- Thick Paper-Covered Stem Wire
- 24-Gauge Green Paper-Covered Wire
- Design Master Color Tool Spray — Ivory, Blush, and Raspberry
- Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Want more projects like this one? Browse all of our crepe paper flowers for more ideas. Or see our previous Member Make workshops!
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Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
The spray is just regular paint spray?
You can use a craft paint spray. We used a florist paint, but it isn’t easy to source now.
The SVG file is the same as described in the tutorial. Each petal is separate, with small circles. Is there a way that I can get the correct SVG?
I think you may be referring to our pattern for the heavy crepe paper hydrangeas, if you are looking for that SVG you can find it in this post. https://liagriffith.com/video-tutorial-heavy-crepe-paper-hydrangea-starter-pattern/
Ok thank you! Do you think daffodils work? Also, I can’t seem to find designmaster colortool OR oasis for a reasonable price or the right colors. Are there any other spray paints that are similar?
Daffodils will look lovely with this. You can look for any craft spray paint in the colors you like at your local craft store. Often the craft stores will sell smaller cans. I also find great paints at art supply stores like Blick.
Sorry if I am repeating someone else’s question, but I was wondering what flowers you think would go nicely with the white one (with the green and pink spray)? I’m making them as a gift and was wondering what else to put with them! Thank you 🙂
Hydrangeas are those types of flowers that go well with many other flowers. I might suggest roses, dahlias or peonies for a mix of large with the small hydrangea buds.
do you really need to use raspberry or no? and sorry for asking you so many questions.
I’m only 12 and I really like making flowers!
Don’t be sorry for asking questions! You never have to follow our instructions exactly– you can make any modification you want based on the tools and materials you have available, or just what you like best! If you want pink flowers, you can try using watercolor paint or pink eye shadow or blush, or just stick to white.
Can you use design master perfect pink?
I haven’t used that color yet, but if you like it then you should use it!
Is there any other colour related to raspberry spray ?
It looks like Fuchsia Bright may be close? https://dmcolor.com/products/fuchsia-bright/
Dear Lia Griffith Team,
do you also recommend to use the Cricut fabric mat for fine crepe paper? What setting would you recommend for fine crepe paper for the Cricut Maker?
Many thanks, Denise
Hi Denise! We use the standard grip mat and Cotton setting for cutting extra fine crepe paper.
Hi! Is there a way the SVG file of the petals can be ungrouped as singles? A few petals got torn while cutting, so I only need to cut out about 10 of them. I tried cutting them by hand, but they were a bit difficult. Also, I’m finding that regardless of the setting I use on the Maker (“crepe paper” with “default” or “more pressure”), it is cutting into my mat. 🙁 Any tips would be appreciated!
We have updated the file so that you can now cut single petals. Have you tried using “less pressure”? When cutting the extra-fine crepe we do find that it cuts into the mat a bit but would recommend having a “crepe paper only” mat to be sure you aren’t cutting up all of your mats. 🙂
I just viewed the updated SVG file. If it’s not too much trouble, can you also put the little cut line in the middle of the single petal?
Re: “less pressure” setting, I thought about that immediately after I posted the question here. I will have to try that. I’m also glad to know that it’s a known problem and not just happening to me. Thank you.
There is a cut line in the middle of the petal, you should see it once it’s loaded into Design Space 🙂
Hi I love these and hope to join you later. I am having problems finding the Design Master sprays in the UK. Is Oasis spray paint similar?
Yes, Oasis spray is very similar it should work for the hydrangeas! 🙂
Currently cutting away on the maker. If it’s not cutting the slit in the middle, can I just poke a hole with the wire on Friday? So excited for my first Member Make (I literally blocked my work calendar with a VIP meeting!)
Yes Wendy, you can just poke a hole through the petals with the end of your wire!
The samples look fabulous and really looking forward to this . Don’t have a cricut so will be busy with my scissors .
We are excited to show you all how to make this on Friday!