While making large (or even small) arrangements, there is nothing better than a statement flower. And this bright and pillowy crepe paper white Duchess peony adds an elegant touch to any bouquet. This beauty will be a perfect pick for your arrangements all year round — just switch out the greenery and any others flowers you add depending on the season!
You can learn how to make this crepe paper flower by joining our live workshop over on our Member Make page on December 16th at 11:00am PT. In the meantime, check out our supplies list below to get prepared.
You’re Peony One for Me
For our December Member Make, Meagan will teach us how to make this crepe paper white Duchess peony using simple, easy-to-follow steps. Once our live workshop is complete, the video will be available to access at any time here in the post, along with the photo tutorial that will be added afterward.
Along with showing you how to assemble your flower, we will demonstrate how to add PanPastel color to your leaves and sepals. And as a bonus, we will tint the base of the petals with pastel to add more variety to your finished bloom. We will be making these peonies in the white extra-fine and double-sided crepe paper, but you can always get creative and make them in different shades of cream, pale yellow, and pale pink.
When you’re done crafting your crepe paper white Duchess peony flowers, you can place a few of them into a vessel or add them to a larger arrangement. We’d love to see what you do with them, so be sure to post photos on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia — or share them on our crafters community page.
Skill level: Beginner
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Kai 8″ Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Pastel Soft Art Sponge
- December Member Make Bundle (On sale while stock lasts!)
— OR —
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — White & White and Ferns & Moss
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper – Linen
- Floral Tape — Green
- Olive or Juniper to wrap stems
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Art Glitter Glue
- PanPastel Artist Pastel – Burnt Sienna 740.5, Hansa Yellow Shade 220.3, and Red Iron Oxide Tint 380.8
Want more flower templates and tutorials like this one? Browse all of our crepe paper flowers for more ideas. Or see our previous Member Make workshops.
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I loved making this flower. Great tutorial video.. Thank you
So good to hear!!
I’m getting ready to finally make these peonies! Just a suggestion… when I use bare wire for a stamen or center of a flower like these, I will often take a small piece of crepe and cover the tip. That way if you do happen to see the wire, it’s invisible.
That is a great idea!
I am loving the new photo tutorials!!!
Great to hear! 🙂
When making the large flower do you use all 3 sets of 24 small petals, or just one set of 24 small petals?
You will only use one set of 24 small petals when making the large flower.
Hi Lia and Gang. I only now finished with the video on the White Duchess Peony. I am slightly confused with the colors used of the PanPastel. The colors I need are: when you began to color the petals (white ones) it appears that 2 colors were used, the second being a light green type of color. Why do the white petals have 2 different colors? Then, when you started on the leaves, I realized that a rust or brown color was used. Was any other color used? This seems like a small problem but I have such trouble trying to see what color is being used. It would really be so helpful if the color was told to us, which has happened in other videos and even earlier in this video. When doing these classes you have such a great attention to detail but then something like this happens and it’s frustrating. Thanks for your help. I love your flowers and admire the way you take a flower apart to be able to make a paper one as realistic as possible. I can’t wait for new videos, or just getting to the videos that you have on your site.
Lia Is using the Hansa Yellow shade for her flower and Meagan is using the Red Iron Oxide Tint for hers. You will be using the Burnt Sienna Shade for the leaves. PanPastel colors were discussed at the beginning of the video but we will do our best to remember to repeat the names of colors used throughout future videos. The colors used for our flowers has been added to the post and includes a link.
I just finished putting color on the leaves. I just love making everything. We are going on a cruise in 3 weeks. One thing I am excited about is looking at the gorgeous flowers. You never know if I come home with something different to make. HappyNew Year Everyone Deb
Have fun on your cruise! Hope you can still squeeze in the new master class. 😉
Hi!! Do the 8 largest petals that are attached last end up being slightly higher/taller than the small (extra fine) and medium (double sided) petals? Thank you!!
Yes, you want them to wrap over the petals a bit.
I am so sorry that I am posting something negative, I try, try, try to stay away from anything like that. Team Cheerleader right here. That being said. The instructions and prep for this course said to use White and White and GREEN TEA & CYPRESS, I used all of my Green Tea and Cypress paper to cut the pattern. Then I watched the video and actually Fern & Moss is being used. I didn’t even see anywhere that the discrepancy was mentioned. I don’t know about most members, but I do cut ahead of the video, Now I have to replenish my stock on Green Tea and Cypress because the cut needed 3 mats of green, I honestly would not bring this up but that is a lot of wasted material and expense (for me at least.) In the future, when there is a change is there a way to alert members so this doesn’t happen to others>
Oh my goodness, Lisa! I am so sorry! I will pass this along to Meagan for sure. The good news, I do believe it will look good with either color set. I would not toss the leaves but make them and use them for a bouquet. Sometimes we do make mistakes, and I feel horrible that it affected you. 🙁
I cut the small petals out of the double sided crepe instead of the fine by mistake. Should I go ahead and use them or would it be better to cut them out of the fine crepe paper. Thanks.
I think they would look better for the large flowers if they were cut from fine. But you can use these that you have cut out of double to make one of the smaller flowers, similar to what Meagan demonstrated at the end of the class. I never like to toss good crepe paper. 😉
I did not read the instructions as carefully as I should have and cut all petals from double-sided crepe paper. Would this work to for the inner petals? Or does it have to be Fine crepe paper?
I think it is best to use the fine, but the flower will still be pretty. It might not need as many as it will bulk up faster. Or you can use them to make a smaller flower/bud like Meagan demonstrates at the end of the video.
Hi, I love the fir springs and pink beads for the filler in the bouquet. Are there any tutorials for those too!
The pink beads are mini ornaments, but the fir sprigs are actually branches from the mini Christmas tree we made last month. Here is a link: https://liagriffith.com/crepe-paper-tabletop-christmas-tree/
I can’t believe today is finally here! I am so excited and for the first time I am READY. lol
So lets get started hope everyone enjoys creating today as I know I will. Thanks Lisa and all your staff!
Barbara from Michigan and great grandmother of eleven!
Hi Barbara! Sorry, we were not live due to our internet, but I hope you enjoyed it anyway! See you in January (and hopefully at the master class too).
I got it.
I NEED HELP. Cricut says the cut file is to big. If i make it smaller than the pedals will
be to small? How do i get it so I can cut the flower pedals?
Sometimes it will say that because there are so many pieces, but once you send it to the mat or even hide some layers, it should work.
I love your classes. I am waiting on supplies. How soon until the Pan pastels are back in stock?
They are on order right now, and we are hoping they will arrive soon. You can make the leaves and add the color at a later time.
The SVG file for this Member Make. How many flowers is it designed to print. I think the picture shows 5.
The template is set up for one large and one small, so you can make 5 sets of those.
Thank you for your helpful reply. That information is a great alternative. I am an octogenarian and no longer drive but I am sure I can get a great grand daughter to help me. Can’t wait to start crearing again!
I just finished submitting my questionnaire. I was asked about suggestions. At the time I had none!
However, now I do.
It would be very helpful if the templates, one copy only, were included with the purchase of a Member Make Bundle.
I am getting ready to order mine and realized my printer is down. I’m trying to figure out how I can get the templates and then it occurred to me that it would be nice if one came with the specific Bundle.
Thanks for listening. Can hardly wait for December 16th.
Barbara from Michigan/great grandmother of 11!
Thank you, Barbara! And thank you for the suggestion. We are also working on new ideas for the shop, which fit with both. In the meantime, you can print it at your local office supply or FedEx office store. I have done that many times.
I rejoined as a member after being gone for a bit, I was so excited to see how much content, classes, projects that you’ve added to your site. My head is spinning! Where to start! 🙂
Welcome back, Lisa! Be sure to join us for the upcoming BRAND NEW crepe paper flower master class that starts in January! https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/a-beginners-guide-to-crepe-paper-flowers-vol-2/
See you there!