Last winter we did a series of projects that we called our Winter Citrus Series. This series featured seasonal designs with lemons and clementines, and we even made crepe paper versions to use for a DIY centerpiece. This winter, we wanted to use the same crafty concept to create more gorgeous seasonal decor. Introducing, our crepe paper pomegranates! You could certainly use these for a centerpiece, but we decided that instead we would use these to make pomegranate ornaments for your Christmas tree.
Just like our crepe paper lemons and clementines, you will need foam balls to use for the base of these ornaments. We used 3 inch foam balls, but you can make the pomegranate ornaments any size that you’d like. You should be able to find foam balls at your local craft store. The other major material that you need for this crepe paper. We are so excited that this project could also be an opportunity to use our new line of heavy floristic crepe paper! We used a mix of the floristic and extra fine papers for a gorgeous range reds and purples. From the extra fine line we used Sangria, Aubergine and Cranberry, and then used Bordeaux, Holly Berry and Peppermint from the floristic line. As usual, we made the leaves in our favorite Cypress green.
Once you have your materials, print the pomegranate ornaments template below to use as a guide for cutting your crepe. Our top tip for this project is to gently stretch the centers of the crepe as much as possible. Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial as you go! Keep the pomegranates as is for an abundant winter centerpiece, or turn them into ornaments by adding a loop of organza ribbon. If you want to play around with other colors, these pomegranate ornaments would also look gorgeous in our metallic papers. Not to mention, a classic crisp white is always a great option for the holidays. This simple project is so quick and irresistible for winter crafting!
If you have suggestions for other crepe fruits that you would like to see, send in your ideas to get in on the creative process. Browse all the ornaments in our Christmas section, or pop over to our membership page to start crafting with us. Stay tuned for the floristic crepe, available in mid-November just in time for the holidays! You can find all of our specialty crepe and tissue papers in our shop. Cheers to the holiday season! Stay cozy, friends ~ Lia and the Team