Yes, we are still doing our monthly Member Make workshop in addition to our Spring Summit! This month Meagan will be showing us how to make these gorgeous crepe paper southern magnolias.
To get ready for our workshop, gather the tools and materials you need below. Then join us live on April 16th at 11 am PT.
We have made quite a few magnolias over the last few years. But as always, we are refining our techniques! Meagan designed a new pattern for us and will be showing us how to add more detail to our petals with PanPastel. We will also be using the Colortool spray to color our magnolia leaves and give them that gorgeous, rich shade of brown on the undersides.
Because the centers of this magnolia are more intricate, we recommend using a Maker or Cameo 4 for this flower. But you can always use our template to cut by hand. If you have not joined a Member Make workshop before, be sure to read the steps below.
Skill level: Intermediate
Crafting tip: Be gentle when stretching the petals. It is easy to over stretch double-sided crepe paper, and it will wrinkle if over stretched.
How to Join Our Member Make Challenge
- Become a member and — if you want to meet other flower makers and get more crafting tips — join our Facebook page for members (the link to join will be in your welcome email).
- Gather the craft tools and materials you need from our list below. Then download the crepe paper flower template or SVG file at the end of this post.
- Join our YouTube Live on April 16th at 11:00 a.m. PT to learn how to make these crepe paper southern magnolias. We will share the link to join on the Facebook page for members and send it to members who are on our email list. It will also be available for playback here once the live workshop is over.
- Don’t forget to get creative with it! You can always use a different color of crepe paper for your flowers and leaves or try different coloring techniques.
- If you need some guidance, reach out to us and others in our crafting community. You can also post progress pictures or ask questions on our Facebook page for members. Make sure to use the hashtag #MemberMake on Instagram and Facebook so your project is easy to find.
- Lastly, share your final version of your crepe paper southern magnolias! You can post your pictures on our Facebook page for members or on your Instagram page with the hashtag #MemberMake.
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- Craft Scissors
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Curling Tool
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — White & Vanilla / Vanilla & Chiffon and Green Tea & Cypress
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper — Basic Pack: Brown
- Blick Studio Brush Markers — Putty (093)
- Floral Tape — Bark & Pine
- Thick Paper-Covered Stem Wire
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Tacky Glue
- Mod Podge – Matte
- Design Master Color Tool Spray — Walnut Wood Tone
- PanPastel — Burnt Sienna (740.5)
Want more projects like this one? Browse all of our crepe paper flowers for more ideas. Or see our previous Member Make workshops.
For daily craft inspiration, join us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. And stop by our YouTube channel for video tutorials on making flowers, home decor, and more.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
I love your projects and your flowers, but lately I’ve seen much more dependence on expensive supplies. I usually skip the projects that call for expensive products for small parts of a project. Is there an alternative method for coloring the backs of the leaves? Could I use brush on paint or pastels?
Hi Marilyn. Thank you for your feedback. There are some places you can use paint rather than PanPastels, and the additional color is optional. If you are using double-sided crepe paper, you can use paint on the back side for the brown. Note that your crepe will warp, so try to add just a thin layer of paint. The crepe should flatten when dry. For these leaves, you can also use brown or copper crepe paper and laminate it to green crepe paper. We have a video lesson on how to laminate and make your own double-sided if you have not seen it yet.
I’m learning your different crepe paper magnolias and enjoying them. Just to let you know the pan pastel burnt sienna still links to blick and you already have it available in your shop. It’s a good thing I didn’t order from them when I can get it from you directly 🙂
Thank you for letting us know. We have been trying to get everything updated. 🙂
hi there is the crepe used for the stamens in the middle stretched out first please as I have watched the video and downloaded the photo instructions but cant see this listed and have used an additional project (I subscribe monthly) in doing so but still cant seem to work it out
kind regards and thank you in advance
Hello Carole, It is not stretched for this stamen. Hope this helps. 🙂
Hi Lia, is there another way to stick the brown and green crepe paper together? Right now I’m not able to get any fusible paper.
I believe there is a way to do it using glue or spray adhesive. We don’t teach this method but you may find a helpful tutorial if you search online 🙂
What is a good substitute for the putty color marker?
Any light brown or gray-ish brown marker will work 🙂
Hi, how can I access the full offer for the month of April? I paid for it, but I had not understood what I did have access to. I thought it was just the 5 projects.
Hi, please send an email to email@example.com so Emily can help you with this 🙂
Can you use heavy snowflake for the petals?
You can give it a try! The final product won’t be as delicate, but you may like it. You can try stretching the paper a bit before cutting to change the texture, if you’d like.
Is the video the only tutorial or is there a written one also?
We’ll be adding written instructions this week!
Thanks to Lia and her team of soldiers behind her for all you do it helps us a lot especially in times like this when us crafters need our hearts and heads lifted and to lift others. I was watching this video and was Ted to let the person who asked about a single pack of brown crepe paper know that on Amazon they carry a single not just the white, black & brown pack. Just look up Lia Griffith click on one of her extra fine options and they carry her double sided, single extra fine sheets, extra fine collections and heavy collections as well as some frosted paper and tissue. Hope this helps good luck & stay safe!🙏
Thank you for the tip, Casandra!
FYI – I just moved and couldn’t make it to purchase the brown spray paint in a time so I improvised. I cut out brown leaves and lightly brushed Mod Podge Ultra Spray on All-in-one glue and sealer on the light green side of the cut out leaves. It is lighter, like spray on adhesive, than regular Mod Podge. The brown leaf was placed on top of the slightly wet side and then a dry iron was applied to help fix them together. When putting them on the wire I did need to use a little glue around a few edges. Looks good and I saved a trip for brown paint that I’d probably not use again 🙂 I didn’t use pan pastels as I didn’t have the right color. I almost tried a different color because I didn’t have the right one but stopped while I was ahead. I love these Magnolias. It’s the 4th pattern I’ve tried and I must be getting better as they look great! Thanks
Thank you for sharing this, Paulette!
I am a member, and want to make crepe paper flowers so badly. Unfortunately, I have an Explore Air 2 and not a Maker. Is there a reason why Explore Airs are not included in the SVG file compatibility?
Hi Mary, I have a few different answers for you.
First and the most fun. . . If you have not signed up for our beginner’s guide to crepe paper flowers, this is a great place to start. I encourage all hand cutting for beginners. https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/crepe-paper-master-course/
As for the cutting machines, here is a video that explains why you would need a machine that has a rotary blade for the crepe paper: https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/cutting-machines-for-crepe-paper/
These look so real and so incredible! I’m not a member and will not be able to participate in the live challenge but am looking forward to trying this project on my own at a later date. Hopefully I can create results as stunning as this. Thanks for sharing!
We would love to have you join us as a member!
I am fairly new to crepe paper flowers but I am loving all that I am learning. I am also a beginner with the Cricut Maker. When I try to “Make It” with this pattern, I get an error message saying the project is incompatible. Any suggestions for fixing this?
Hi Susan! Did you delete or hide the layer with all the cutting notes/disclaimer before hitting Make It? That message usually pops up if that layer is still on.
I love this flower. I used the last pattern of this flower for my Christmas tree & fireplace decorations. they looked amazing.
I am now excited to make these “Larger looking magnolias” designed by Megan ( I am a vivid fan of her work) her results are perfection. Lia & Team THANK YOU ALL for your time efforts & inspiring us to create such beautiful flowers.
Love hearing this, Angela! I’ll certainly pass on your lovely words to Meagan 🙂
Looking forward to the magnolia! I have a beautiful magnolia tree behind my condo that is in bloom and I was just coming to see if you had a tutorial for this!
Beautifully put and perfectly said! 🙂
Beautiful and creative, and it seems like a real one. Thank you for sharing, dear.
These look absolutely lovely!!!!!!! Thank you so much for all you do, you and your team have been a life saver over this last year. I love all the projects, the community and all the pretty things we get to create. Please know how much you have impacted me, you’ve give me a purpose and an outlet. Biggest of hugs!!!!!!
I really appreciate you giving us all these perks as members and not being “upsold” for each additional thing, It is so rare these days and I wanted to acknowledge this and send a big thank you for this! I am more than happy to support your store, supporting someone who gives with such a big heart.
Thank you for your kind words, Tasha! We are so fortunate to have such an amazing community. Thank you for your support!