When I first announced the debut of our extra fine crepe line, I included photos of lots of new crepe flower prototypes that I was planning to share once the crepe was available. By far the most popular flower of the bunch has been the crepe paper Juliet roses! We have received so many comments, messages and emails asking about them, we couldn’t believe the incredible response! Thank you so much for your continued support through the launch of our crepe paper line. We SO appreciate your patience through all the delays and misunderstandings!
So now, I am very very excited to FINALLY share this template and tutorial! Crepe paper Juliet roses, ladies and gentlemen! Juliet roses are one of the seven most expensive flowers in the world and it took the breeder, David Austin, 15 years to develop it. Because it is so expensive, we totally understand why you would be interested in making your own paper versions 😉 To make this flower, start by gathering your materials. We used our extra fine paper in Blush, Cypress and Green Tea for the leaves, green floral tape, and 18 gauge floral wire. Part of what makes Juliet roses so unique is that they are bursting with petals. Our crepe paper Juliet roses have over 100 petals, and each roll of our Blush crepe makes about two and a half roses (three if you cut everything very close together!)
Download and print the PDF template below, and use each piece as a guide for cutting your crepe. Be sure you are cutting with the grain of the crepe (especially if you’re cutting with the Cricut Maker), and if cutting by hand to save time I recommend stacking the paper so that you can cut 6-8 petals at a time. Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial below to craft your crepe paper Juliet roses! Once you are finished, you can use these for your DIY home decor or as gorgeous wedding flowers. Browse all of our crepe paper flowers and then head to the crepe paper shop to check out your color possibilities! Stay tuned for the new crepe paper projects every week. Next week we are sharing the template and tutorial for the Icelandic poppy, and then our full-bloom peony after that! I would absolutely love to see the creations you are working on, so tag your project photos using #DIYDreamingWithLia on Instagram! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest, and take a look at our membership page to start crafting with us. And of course, you can share your paper flower suggestions in the comments below. Cheers! ~ Lia