Crepe Paper Artichokes!
I love how these crepe paper artichokes turned out. The pliability and soft colors of the crepe paper gives it a very organic and yummy feel. Don’t they look like they came straight from my garden? I will have to watch myself to make sure I don’t just plop them into a pot of boiling water
You all know my love for paper flowers and the delicious little artichoke is actually an edible flower from a thistle-like plant in the sunflower family native to the Mediterranean. When I lived in Monterey, California way back when, there were fields of artichokes along the freeway heading North. That is when I fell in love with both the look and the taste of this pretty edible bloom. It is quite fitting that I will be using these crepe paper artichokes in my Fall and Thanksgiving centerpiece (sneak peek below) that I will be showing you later this week. Below you will find the full step-by-step tutorial and at the end of the post you can easily download and print the PDF pattern. Remember the trick is to curl the petals. Cheers! ~ Lia
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Hi:) is there a printable zip file for the cricket printer?
Yes we just added an SVG file!
How large is the square for this smaller artichoke? Thank You!
The square is just to cover your foam ball, cut a square big enough to cover the size ball you have 🙂
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Are you able to give the size of the styrofoam ball you used and how many of each template you cut out? The instructions aren’t very clear….
Hi! The step 1 of the tutorial lists the foam ball as 2.5″, and the PDF pattern tells you how many of each size to cut 🙂 Have fun!
Lia – The template makes 4 artichokes – right?..
Exactly! Happy Crafting 🙂
I was buying very expensive dried artichokes for my wreath making and i can”t wait to make them and save lots of money! Love them!
Love to hear that!
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Magnífiques, aquestes carxofes! wow….kiss
Gorgeous! I posted an artichoke display I created with Carte Fini crepe paper last month. Love working with their crepe paper!
Thanks for the love:) Your new entry way is stunning!! Thanks for sharing
I wish you could just come over & help me make some sister.. <3
Heading right over:)
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These are stunning and classy!
I think I will make them for fall deco as a decoration/promote-healthy-eating crossover, at work (we’re very health conscious here, huff huff).
I do have one QUESTION: I see that most of the… er, uhm… “joining points?” (where the hot glue goes) are covered by subsequent petals. However on the last six, how does one avoid a bumpy and raised or “unfinished” look at the base? (I’m imagining that it comes natural to you, but I definitely need direction hehe)
Thanks so much for your post!
I use just a dab of glue, not to much just enough to hold it there. Hot glue is amazing, I am addicted to it in case you couldn’t tell:)
Hace tiempo también hice alcachofas de papel,con su tronco,y puerros cebollas cuando los encuentre te los mandaré fotografías,siempre he dibujado las verduras frutas setas,hortalizas,me encanta.
Prueba cortar,una alcachofa,cebolla,pimiento,con tinta observa bién toda la maravilla de la naturaleza,empieza a pintar dibujar todo lo que bes te darás cuenta de detalles que nunca observaste.Espero la traducción sea buena,no sé inglés.
so true, thank you for sharing:) Sounds like you are an artist.
These are super cute.
Your blog is definitely one of my fave.
Thanks Lia =)
You are a sweetheart:)
wow. a perfect decoration for my firend’s gift. she loooves artichoks 🙂 thank you for sharing with us so yummy idea
Glad you enjoy it!
On dirait des “vrais”! Bravo!
I love and like artichoks….
Me too:) So yummy!