Marvelous Magnolias

If you do want some ideas for how to use magnolias to decorate for the holiday season, though, we’ve got you covered. In addition to putting your crepe paper magnolias in a vase on your table, you can make some blooms for a magnolia wreath, create a garland for your mantel, or add them to your Christmas tree.

These crepe paper magnolias are more of an advanced flower, so if you’re just starting out, you may want to attempt something simpler. As far as time goes, it took our designer Meagan about 30 minutes to make these magnolias. But we could see it taking a bit longer than that—depending on your skill level, of course! I personally love taking the time to craft magnolias during December because they bring me such peace and joy.

Whether you make these magnolias or decide to craft a different flower this month, we want to see what you create! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MadeWithLia when you share your pictures on Instagram or Facebook. Happy crafting! ~ Lia and team

How to Make Crepe Paper Magnolias

  1. Gather craft tools and materials. Then download the magnolia pattern at the end of this post.
  2. Using fusible interfacing, iron the brown extra fine crepe paper and the double-sided green crepe paper together with the darkest green facing out.
  3. Apply mod podge to the green side of the crepe paper you previously fused together (see this video for instructions!)
  4. Cut out the crepe paper according to the template notes using your scissors or Cricut Maker.

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Photo tutorial for crepe paper magnolias by Lia Griffith

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