We never tire of coming up with gorgeous new peony projects! Such a gorgeous flower… we’re in love with their beautiful shapes and vibrant colors. Introducing our latest peony, perfect for the change of seasons — our crepe paper peony for fall.
Dream a Little Peony
Gather the supplies listed here, download your peony template below, and craft along with our simple step-by-step photo tutorial to make some paper magic! If you’re using a cutting machine, we have an SVG file for this crepe paper peony. Or you can download the PDF template if you’re using scissors.
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- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Lia Griffith Extra Fine Crepe Paper in Cranberry
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper in Ferns + Moss
- Floristic Crepe Paper in Goldenrod
- Green Paper Covered Floral Wire – 18-Gauge
- Green Floral Tape
- Flower Stamen
- 1″ Foam Ball
- Gather the tools and materials listed above. Then download your crepe paper peony template below.
- Cut the crepe paper according to the pattern notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
- Carve the foam ball so one side is flat, then carve out the center making a 1/2″ hole.
- Using your fingers to twist each fringe of the yellow crepe paper.
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I wish when talking about petals, leaves etc., you do not indicate how many of each that you need to have for each flower. I am just starting to learn and am using svg files and I need more direction. I have bought two of your book. Thank you so much for your help.
Sincerely, Carol Moore
Hi Carol! In many of our projects, you can find more detailed information, including quantities, on the PDF templates.
I wil! be making the above peonies with my Cricut Maker. The SVG file downloads with 9 larger petals and 12 smaller. The PDF template advises cutting 10 larger and 30 smaller. I am confused. Which should I go with?!
Hi Jean! Follow the quantities on the PDF template. The SVG was originally set up to accommodate the cutting mat + crepe paper size (not with the exact petal count) but we will update that soon to be more user-friendly!
the template doesnt seem to be showing up for me. i’ve downloaded it multiple times and it shows just a blank website page.
Hi Tina! Did you check your Downloads folder? Certain browsers will open a window but the download ends up on the desktop or downloads folder. If you want to email a screenshot of what you’re seeing to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will try to help you more!
Where can I find a curling tool as shown above and the white scissors shown in your video on the history of crepe paper?
We just used a Cricut Scraper to curl. But stay tuned for our own curling tool coming out with our Fiskars line launching at JoAnn stores in the next few months! The white scissors are probably a Fiskars brand.
I don’t see the template for the gold stamen. What length and height should I cut out.
I would also like to know where you purchase your test weight, frosted paper. I have not been able to find the colors I’m looking for.
Thanks for the heads up! The stamen has been added to the template. We love paper-papers.com for text weight frosted paper! Anything by Stardream or Curious Metallic is lovely.