Since “peace” is a word that’s used often around this time of year—and olive branches are a symbol of peace—we decided it was only fitting to make our own DIY version. These crepe paper olive branches are easy to make with our pattern and tutorial. Plus they will look beautiful in your home!
You can bunch a few branches together in a simple vase or place a single branch on a wooden decorative tray. Another fun idea would be to make your own wreath out of olive branches.
Wishing You Peace Throughout the Year
We used our double-sided crepe paper to give our DIY olive branches more texture and depth. It’s also such a great color for leaves. If you enjoy making your own greenery, we have some other ideas on our site that you might like.
Although olive branches have been around for a long time, they’re often used now to create modern arrangements. If you’re looking for some other modern DIY décor you can craft for the season, check out our asymmetrical winter wreath and our mini evergreen paper wreaths. Both of these posts include ideas for where you can hang these wreaths in your home, too.
To make these crepe paper olive branches, follow our tutorial below. If you’re using a Cricut Maker to cut your crepe paper, we have an SVG file for you at the bottom of this post. Otherwise, you can cut these leaves by hand with your scissors. Happy crafting! ~Lia and team
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- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Double-Sided Crepe Paper — Lia Grith Green Tea + Cypress
- Green Paper-Covered Floral Wire — 24-Gauge and 18-Gauge
- Floral Tape — Lia Grith Bark and Moss
- Paper Towel
- Tacky Glue
How to Make Crepe Paper Olive Branches
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern at the end of this post.
- Cut crepe paper according to pattern notes, using your scissors or Cricut Maker.
- Cut your 24-gauge paper-covered floral wire into 1-inch pieces.
- Use tacky glue to attach each leaf to a 1-inch piece of wire.
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What size cotton ball would you recommend to use instead of trying to make olives out of paper towels?
The 20mm would be about the right size (about .75″)
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