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.
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 for the petals, Juniper and Fern 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.
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Pinking Shears
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith Extra Fine Crepe Paper – Blush, Juniper, Fern
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
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 a cutting machine), 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. We recently shared the template and tutorial for the Icelandic poppy, and our full-bloom peony! I would absolutely love to see the creations you are working on, so tag your project photos using #MadeWithLia 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 & team