This flower is always a popular request! We made it for the first time a few years ago using bright pinks and bold reds. So this time around, Meagan chose a softer shade for these crepe paper pink carnations. We are also making it a little differently, including using PanPastel to color the petals.

When you’re ready to get started, check out our supplies list below. Then download the flower pattern and tutorial at the end of the post.

Christmas Carnations

These crepe paper pink carnations will look beautiful in your home year-round, but we think they would be especially pretty to put out for the holiday season. Place a few flowers on their own in a vase, add them to a bouquet, or create a Christmas-inspired arrangement with some crepe paper pine needles. 

Skill level: Intermediate (using the white glue to attach the petal strips is a bit difficult with this flower)

Crafting tips: Be patient white adding the petal strips, and allow the glue to dry before adding the next petal set if it gets too mushy. 

Other projects shown: Crepe paper pine branches and holiday wreath

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How to Make Crepe Paper Pink Carnations

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download our flower pattern below.
  2. Cut crepe paper according to template using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Fold the crepe paper petal strip in half.
  4. Fold petal strip so that all petals are stacked.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

crepe paper carnations tutorial by Lia Griffith

handmade carnations and pine needles

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crepe paper pink carnations, crepe paper pine needles, and paper wreath
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crepe paper pink carnations and crepe paper pine needles

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