Ahhhh, the gardienia. I remember back in my 20’s when I was working as a designer at a well known golf resort and the flower department (how luxurious is that) placed a potted gardenia plant on my desk before it was in bloom. Within a few weeks my office was full of its soft, inviting fragrance. That is my first memory of gardenias. Since then, I have used gardenias at my former flower shop in wedding bouquets, for Mother’s Day and other special occasions.
Gardenia blooms, though they smell oh-so-delightful, do have a very short life especially once picked. Though this crepe paper version is fragrance-free, sadly. . . it will last forever and can be used and enjoyed again and again. I used white crepe paper for the blooms and a dark green for the leaves. Below you will find my step-by-step tutorial for these flowers and at the end of the post is the PDF printable for the pattern. I have some fun new too. . . I just filmed this tutorial last week and will be sharing it with you as soon as it had been edited. Stay tuned for the video tutorial! ~ Lia
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Are they made of heavy ore Ekstra fine crepe papee
Hi! This is one of my very first projects, and I used heavy crepe paper. You should also check out my newest gardenia! https://liagriffith.com/crepe-paper-gardenia-video/ ~Lia
Thank you so much 😊
hi there is it possible to have a svg for this flower i have the maker
There’s an SVG on our newest gardenia 🙂 https://liagriffith.com/crepe-paper-gardenia-video/
Hi there. Is this the same pattern that you use on the video using your double-sided paper “How To Make A Crepe Paper Gardenia with Double…”. Also, how many sheets per flower are used. I want to make a purchase and would like the info for planning. Thank you.
Hi Georgia! This project it a bit older– the newer one to go along with the video is here: https://liagriffith.com/crepe-paper-gardenia-video/. If you cut your petals together closely, you should be able to get 4 Gardenias from one pack of double-sided crepe paper.
Is there a sheet of instructions for the Gardenia or Tulip (not parrot). I’m going to be putting them together while visiting friends – no internet or computer service. I would like print out instructions like the parrot tulip. Is this possible? Thanks. Love your flowers.
Hi Dottie! Our older posts don’t have printable instructions– something we plan to update when we can! You can certainly print the photo tutorial for now.
Hi Lia, you used to have a video on this and other crepe paper flowers. I’m not finding it anymore. Is it still available?
Hi Shirley, all of my videos can be found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Liagriffithx/videos 🙂
Thank you! Found it. 🙂
Hello Lia, I just became a member.. I am so excited to see new things all the time.. I just tried to download and print the template for the gardenia but it is not coming up at all.. is there a trick to finding all the printable templates?? I am doing a wedding arch and want to put flowers all around it… Thank you Dawn
How strange! The template should come up if you click the on the link at the bottom of the post. These flowers would look fabulous with a wedding arch!! I would love to see some photos of your finished project 😉
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Hi Lia, what hot glue gun do you reccomend using? Mine should be put on display in a museum because it is so old and I’m considering getting an upgrade for making my wedding flowers. Thanks!
I only use low-temperature hot glue guns. They are the best and you will not burn!
Lia what’s the technique for curling the floral wire for the corsage or topper? Do you share an example in any video?
I have a video coming for this but I am not sure it show the stem curling. I roll it around my finger, then adjust.
Hi Lia! Beautiful gardenias! What color green did you use from Carte Fini? I’m having trouble finding a color that looks right!
Oh dear. That is a green they don’t have on the site. I will nudge them as we have talked about them adding it.
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These paper gardenias are the cutest ever! Thanks for the tutorial, I’m going to try it ASAP!
Absolutely genius! Love! Thanks for sharing!
These gardenias are stunning! So beautiful!!!
Dear Lia! You are so gifted! Im sooo in love with your work! Im a flower-lover from Dominican Republic, and its so hard to find some flowers around here, that’s why I’ve become obssesed with your ideas and I thank u so much for sharing them! Lots of hugss from a Dominican FAN! XO
Thanks Claudina! You are such a dear! More flowers coming…
Just made my first Gardenia …..Just love it and going to make as many as supplies allow . Will post picture when I have a bunch . It was very straight forward to make although need to perfect my leaf x
I can’t wait to see them! Do share!!
Love this flower and just downloaded pattern and as a reward for doing my housework will make it when I am done .
Thanks once more for sharing
Yay! It is a fun one to make too.