crepe paper zinnia flower

Zany for zinnias

We just love the sweet, little petals and big fluffy centers of this crepe paper zinnia — they are just so cheery looking! Zinnias bloom from mid-summer until frost, so this is a perfect flower to make right now. And of course making it out of crepe paper means you can enjoy it long after the first frost.

Crafting tip: Our tutorial below shows how you can thicken the wire with floral tape, but another option is to use a thick stem wire instead. 

How to Make a Crepe Paper Zinnia

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern below.
  2. Cut the crepe paper according to template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Shade the pinked edge on half of one red crepe paper piece with brown pastel; shade the pinked edge of two of the vanilla crepe with orange and the remaining three with pink pastel .
  4. Fringe the pinked edge of all stamen pieces with the detail scissors and curl them with the curling tool; then use your fingers to cup each petal.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

crepe paper zinnia tutorial by Lia Griffith

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Flaunt Your Flower Power!

Love making flowers? Explore more crepe paper flowers here. And don’t forget to share what you’ve been up to by using #MadeWithLia on Instagram or posting photos of your Lia Griffith creations to our Facebook page for members. We love seeing the creative magic you conjure!


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