We have finished up our Tropical Mother’s Day collection, but we’re not done with the tropical projects yet! Here is a super simple tutorial for making crepe paper plumeria blooms. Plumerias, or frangipani, are found in tropical places like Hawaii and the Caribbean, but with the magic of paper flower making, you can display some gorgeous plumerias wherever you are. These flowers are perfect for transitioning into summer home decor, or as decorations for hosting a tropical themed gathering.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Adhesive Dot Roller
- Art Sponge
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — Peach + Petal , Flamingo + Peony Pink
- Floral Tape — Fern
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- PanPastel – Magenta and Diarylide Yellow
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Print the PDF template at the bottom of the post and cut petals according to the pattern.
- Using the art sponge, color the bottom half of the petals with the yellow pastel.
- Blend the magenta pastel onto the outer edges of the lower half of the petals.
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Watch our video tutorial for a visual guide to crafting a crepe paper plumeria!
Before crafting with the crepe, we always recommend that newbies take a look at our Crepe Paper 101 video for guidance on cutting and stretching the material. Other than that, this flower is pretty straightforward! You are welcome to practice blending the pastels on a sheet of regular copy paper before adding color to the crepe. If you want to add tropical leaves like the ones in our photos, find our templates from our tropical leaf wreath.
More Tropical Inspiration
For more tropical flowers, be sure to find our crepe paper hibiscuses and felt plumerias. Or if you love tropical decor, head over to our adorable felt toucan wall hanging! Always feel free to leave a comment with project suggestions and requests, we love getting you in on the creative process. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily doses of inspiration, or visit our membership page to start crafting with us. See you soon! ~ Lia & Team
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Hello , I can’t find doble-sided crepe paper , the regular will work ???
Yes, you can use other crepe paper for this flower 🙂
Hi which type of crepe paper do I need -fine or type? Kinda confused. Trying to do a plumeria for my daughters hair and a lei and have no clue which type of paper to get for all of this. Is there a set that has all the colors needed ? Thanks
Hi Jen! The post lists links to the double-sided crepe paper we used to make this flower. There’s an SVG file as well to use with your Maker 🙂
Does the panpastel leave a residue afterwards? I want to use this technique for my wedding paper flowers but I’m worried about getting the color on my dress.
It’s not supposed to leave residue (and we haven’t noticed it) but I wouldn’t recommend getting them too close to your dress, just in case.
Whaaaa!!! Beautiful – LOVE them. I spent hours and hours trying to fashion this particular flower last year, I should have just been patient, LOL! Brilliant work 🙂
Haha well I’m happy to hear you gave it a shot anyway! Thanks for the comment love, Janet 🙂