The peony is one of my favorite flowers. Their large, ruffled blooms are stunning on their own. But they also look so beautiful mixed in with bouquets and floral centerpieces. A couple of months ago, I did a live video tutorial on how to make a crepe paper red charm peony for our member make challenge. So if you missed it, here it is!
This crepe paper red charm peony is a great flower to make for fall. In fact, if you’re having a fall wedding, this peony would be perfect to add into your bridesmaids’ bouquets or your own bouquet. Not only do these peonies look gorgeous in a wedding bouquet, but they are also known as a symbol of good fortune and a happy marriage.
When you’re ready to craft this red charm peony, just gather the tools and materials below. I’ve listed a few different crepe colors you can use for this flower, but of course you can always choose whatever color—or colors—you like best! Then just download the SVG file or PDF template at the bottom of this post and watch my live video tutorial for the instructions.
I would love to see your version of my crepe paper red charm peony! You can share it with us on our Facebook page or by posting it on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia. Happy crafting! ~Lia and team
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Pinking Sheers (optional)
- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper:Tropical Collection — Merlot, Ruby or Cherry
- Lia Griffith Double Sided Crepe Paper — Fern & Moss
- Green Floral Tape
- Thick Stem Wire
- 24-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- 58mm Spun Egg
- White Craft Glue
How to Make a Crepe Paper Red Charm Peony
Download your pattern at the end of this post. Then watch my live video tutorial below to craft this flower along with me! If you have any questions while crafting, just comment below.
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This is beautiful. I cut the file on my Cricut and was confused when Lia was talking about nine petals. When I open the SVG file in my browser I see all the petals but the 4 ovals are missing when I upload to Cricut Design Space. The grain lines are showing but not the petals. I was able to print a PDF and cut the 4 missing petals. I’m not sure why this happened. It would be helpful to know what I could do to cut all the petals on my Cricut so I could make another flower.
This is something that is happening with Cricut’s updated software; we have found a workaround but have to go back and fix each file when members point the files out. We have a LOT of SVG files. Thank you for pointing this out, and I will update it.
Since you now sell the smaller v pinking shears, would you recommend them for this flower and would you still use the foam egg?
Yes, I would use the smaller V pinking sheers. For the foam egg I would replace that with a paper spun egg or ball.
A tutorial on how to make the centerpiece featured in this post would be awesome!
Oh we have a video for it! https://liagriffith.com/video-tutorial-paper-flower-and-fresh-greenery-centerpiece/. I can’t believe that’s missing from the post– thanks for letting us know!
When you shape the petals, are you cutting off all the fringe you cut with your pinking shears?
You do not cut off the pinked edge when shaping the fringe into petals. You are just rounding off the corners of each fringe and leaving the pinked top edge in the middle uncut!
Do you need to used an egg form? Can you use a round ball?
Yeah that’s fine!
FYI: In the listing for the materials needed for this project you do not include the foam egg.
How many flowers can you do from one roll/piece of heavy crepe paper that is 9.8″ x 39.3″? I’ve ordered some of your crepe paper and I’m so excited to start making flowers!
Yay so excited for you! This particular peony uses a lot of crepe paper and you can get 2 Red Charm Peonies from one roll of the heavy crepe paper (keep the cuts as close together as possible to save enough for 2 flowers).
I love this idea of using this flower! But what happened to the November Member’s Make Challenge?
Unfortunately, we have had to place a hold on making the monthly member makes for November and December. We hope to have them back in January but for now we are doing a lot of other videos that we are sure you are going to love!!
I’m trying to do this flower and I do not understand what your twisting ? Are you twisting each pedal ? I don’t understand it
I’m scrunching it together, not twisting the individual petals.
Thank you !