Greenery always brings such positive energy to a space. Our crepe paper magnolia leaves are a lovely way to bring the outdoors in. Download our pattern and follow our simple set of instructions to give your home a bit of Southern flair! For how to make double sided crepe paper, watch Lia’s helpful video tutorial here. Happy crafting!
Tools & Materials
- Needle Nosed Pliers
- Rotary Cutter
- Extra Fine Crepe in Cypress and Copper
- Fusible Interfacing
- White Craft Glue
- Brown Floral Tape
- 18 Gauge Floral Wire
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Place interfacing between sheets of green and copper crepe and iron at a low temperature. This will create a piece of double sided crepe.
- Cut crepe in diagonal strips. The grain will run at about a 45 degree angle to the cut.
- Cut some strips with the grain running in the opposite direction.
- Cut leaves according to the template (seven leaves per branch).
- Apply a line of white glue along one leaf edge and place wire on top. Apply a tiny bit more glue on top of the wire and then place the edge of the second leaf half on top so that wire is sandwiched between.
- Create seven leaves and allow to dry.
- Use scissors to round the tip of the leaf and then wrap the stem with floral tape, about 1” down.
- Bend the tops of stems as shown and connect three leaves with floral tape.
- Continue wrapping tape down the stem, adding four more leaves.
- If making a larger branch, take a group of five pieces of wire and wrap them with floral tape.
- Use floral tape to connect the first group of leaves to this branch.
- Attach a second set of leaves to the branch.
- Bend and stretch the leaves to make them more realistic and to reveal the metallic underside.
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