How gorgeous is this crepe paper protea? The protea is such a unique flower and is sure to stand out in a wedding bouquet or other floral arrangement.
To help you make this flower, we’ve created a printable template that’s simple to cut by hand. Or you can always use your Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 with our SVG file.
Are You a Crafting Pro(tea)?
You don’t need to be a pro to make this crepe paper protea! Our pattern makes this flower really easy to craft. Plus we have a step-by-step tutorial for you to follow.
If you want to create a fuller bouquet like we did, just add some of your favorite greenery. Eucalyptus is always a popular filler. Or you can always make your own crepe paper greenery.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Wooden Skewer or Chopstick
- Art Sponge
- Curling Tool
- Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Lia Griffith Extra Fine Crepe Paper — Vanilla and Juniper
- Lia Griffith “Blush+Chiffon” Double-Sided Crepe Paper
- PanPastels — Pearlescent Red (953.5) and Bright Yellow Green (680.5)
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
How to Make a Crepe Paper Protea
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern below.
- Cut the crepe paper according to template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
- Use an art sponge to apply pan pastel to the petals and half of the center piece of crepe.
- Fringe the uncolored side of the center crepe piece about 2 inches down.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Hi. Just a suggestion to add to the template, tutorial and/or the instructions that the double-sided crepe is used for the petals. I am guessing the EF vanilla is just used for the center. That is not specified anywhere.
Thank you for pointing this out, we will be sure to update the template to specify! 🙂
I want to download crepe paper protea template?
Please help me
Hello, Fazelah. You can download these templates if you are a member by going to the bottom of the post and selecting the download button.
Can these crepe paper designs be done with felt? They seem to be the same process.
It really depends on if the flowers do not need a stretch to shape the petals. Crepe stretches and felt does not. But you are in luck because not only do we have a felt protea pattern but a very large library of over 75 felt flowers. https://liagriffith.com/felt-proteas/
It says in materials that you need the double sided Blush+Chiffon crepe paper. I can’t figure where to use it?? Can you help me plz ?
Thank you very much for this super crafting site!!
The Double Sided Blush+Chiffon is used for the petals!
Do you add color to both sides of petals?
Yes, both sides have the color added.
i cant seem to get the center of my flower as fluffy and as full as the picture 🙁
Try doubling the amount of center pieces you use, 16 instead of 8! We will adjust the template accordingly, it looks like the center piece was made a bit to short.
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downloaded a boquet, svg file when I browsed in cricut design and chose the file it stated unsupported, Help
Hi Janett! Could you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org? We’ll get this figured out!
I can’t seem to find templates for leaves as show,n or any leaves templates.
Hi Janett! We used a mixture of paper and real plants for this particular display. The leaves are real life eucalyptus leaves, we love eucalyptus for a filler!
If you would like to create your own you can find some of our paper eucalyptus plants here: https://liagriffith.com/search/Eucalyptus
We hope this helps!
Thanks Lia, you are the best!
Thank you Janett, we’re happy to help!