Since we have already made a crepe paper satsuma branch and orange blossom branch, Meagan decided to step it up a notch and create a crepe paper orange tree for this month’s craft collection. Unlike the satsuma branch, this tree is more involved. But it’s still a simple one to craft!
Our tutorial below will show you how to make the oranges and leaves as well as how to form the base of your tree and its multiple branches. If you have any questions, just comment below and let us know.
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Our crepe paper orange tree is going to look so beautiful in your home! Or you can always make it as a new year gift for someone. The color orange is associated with happiness and creativity while orange trees are a symbol of love and strength, so this little tree will be such a lovely reminder of those things in addition to making gorgeous home decor.
Skill level: Beginner
Crating tip: Our finished crepe paper orange tree is about 18″ tall, but you can make your tree as big as you like. Just make more leaves and oranges!
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — Ferns & Moss
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper — Mango
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
- 26-Gauge Floral Bind Wire — Brown
- Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Mod Podge
- Floral Tape — Bark
- Cotton Spun Balls — 50mm or Styrofoam Balls — 2″
- 5″ Pot
- Floral Foam
How to Make a Crepe Paper Orange Tree
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut crepe paper according to template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
- Cut 5-inch pieces of bind wire; glue a piece of wire between two leaf halves.
- Use a paintbrush to apply mod podge to one side of each leaf, then allow to dry for 20 minutes.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Love making trees? Check out our frosted paper umbrella tree and olive tree. Or explore more citrusy crafts you can make.
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thanks. I’ll try again. I think one of my problem is I was only able to find styrofoam balls. I think the cotton spun would work better.
In this project we did a few years ago, the little oranges are made from foam and tissue paper. The texture was quite interesting. https://liagriffith.com/paper-orange-blossom/
When adding the orange circles to the ball, is it better to let each one dry in between putting it on the ball? I just tried making these and when I was putting the modge Podge on, the crepe paper turned to mush. Any help/tips will be appreciated.
No, you should be able to apply all of the orange cricles without it drying first. Try applying a light layer of mod podge to the ball and only where you will add the next circle.