It’s been a longstanding tradition for us to create tropical DIY projects you can make right before summer. Looking back, it’s been six years since we crafted our first crepe paper plumeria. So we figured it was time for an update!
Along with showing you a new way to make this beautiful flower, we decided to make the template free and do a live workshop so more people can join in the fun. Just check out our supplies list and instructions below to get ready.
Although I will be showing you new crafting techniques to make your crepe paper plumeria look more realistic, this five-petaled flower is still very simple to make. The colors of this flower range from white, to shades of yellow, orange, pink, or red. Or you can easily combine colors by adding PanPastel or even colored pencils to your petals like I did.
Unlike our other versions of this flower, you will also learn how to create buds, add stems, and make the long, striking leaves that plumerias are known for. This way, you can add your crepe paper plumeria flowers to a vase or a larger tropical arrangement. Another fun option is to wrap these flowers around the ribbon of your straw hat, tuck a single flower behind your ear, or add just the blooms to a lei.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Kai 8″ Scissors
- Kai 5″ Detail Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Cricut EasyPress, or Iron (to laminate green for leaves)
- Paintbrush (for PanPastel)
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — White & White
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper – Any green (I used Evergreen)
- Fusible Web
- 8mm Spun Balls
- Floral Wire – 18-Gauge Green, 24-Gauge Green, and 24-Gauge White
- Colored Pencils – Yellow and Green
- PanPastel® Artist Pastel – Diarylide Yellow 250.5
- Art Glitter Glue
Gather your tools and materials, then download our zip file below for your free template. To learn how to make this flower, watch our live workshop recording below.
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Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Just about to start this flower. Loving it as it was in my wedding bouquet 50 years ago.
Your video says 10 or 12 mm balls, but your list of supplies says 8 mm. Which is correct?
Thanks. Looking forward to gifting this to a friend.
They are all correct. In the video, I was trying to suggest you use what you have on hand in that range. I do not think I was so clear. 🙂
hello- beautiful flower- where is the svg? I cant find it!
The first download is all of the templates. The SVG is in there.
Gorgeous flowers! How large are the blooms you make? Mine seem too small?
Mine are about 4 inches, but they grow 3-4 inches. If you are printing the PDF make sure you print full size. Sometimes it will downsize when printing.
Thanks Lia – I was buying before the video came out – love them!
Will there be a photo tutorial or written instructions? Your list says an 8mm egg. Video says 12 or 10 ball. Just to be clear would be great for future use! Thanks :-).
Hi Michele! In the video I showed that you can really use any size of ball or egg. And in my samples that I made I used a variety. So any of the above. 8mm egg, 8mm or 10mm ball.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LIA!
Thank you, Jean!
Thanks so much for responding to my comment in the session today. The black outline in the template helped a LOT!
Oh good!! I appreciate feedback so we can make things better for everyone.
Sounds like fun will be there unless something comes up~seems to be happening alot lately!
Hope to see you there! 😉 If you miss it, there will be a replay.
How will the fusible web be used? Is there something we can pre-put together before the member make in order to follow along better?
I used it to make a double-sided green paper. You can use a pre-made if you like or just the single crepe.
Can’t wait! This is such a cute flower!!
See you there!
Happy birthday to me!! I’actually not working that day, and this is a flower I cannot master…but I know i’ll have success after the 12th! Thanks!
Happy Birthday to you, too, fellow May birthday lady. 😉 I have a trick for this one that I think will make the difference.
YES! I am so excited for this flower, thank you for picking it!!
It has been on my mind for a while. I am excited to share my technique!
I will be able to attend this one. Hope my pan pastels come in soon. I have never tried them yet (been using pastel chalks) and think this will be a great flower to learn on.
Oh, wonderful! This will be a good one; I will show how to use the blending brush and the paintbrush.
Ooh i cant wait! Ive been wanting some cute tripicals for my flamingo themed craft room! I jad not found what i liked until now.
Yay! See you there! I had such a blast figuring out how to make these super easy yet realistic.
Cannot wait. Love this flower!
Yay! It is a fun one. 🙂