How To Make A Crepe Paper Leaf Wreath For Halloween
Of course I would have to make an elegantly spooky wreath for my DIY Halloween Decorations, right? This black and grey creep, oops, I mean crepe paper wreath so so simple to make with just a few materials and tools. These textured black flowers and feathers do remind me of crow feathers and the little white pin as like beady little creature eyes. So spooky yet just a bit lovely.
The Crepe Paper
For this wreath I started with a 14 inch round foam wreath form that I purchased at Michaels. Most craft store will carry these or something similar. I spray painted the foam black to keep with the theme. I then gathered a roll of black crepe paper and hand cut all of my petals and leaves for the wreath.
You can find the PDF printable pattern for this project at the end of the post. These flowers and leaves would make pretty Halloween topiaries or even scary gift toppers, don’t you think? You can follow my step-by-step tutorial below to make the flowers and assemble the wreath. I would love to see your versions of a crepe paper Halloween wreath so do share with us on our Facebook page! Cheers~ Lia
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Would I be able to use hot glue to attach leaves instead of pins
Yes! Honestly, I do think this was my very first crepe paper project and we have learned so much since then. One is my love for hot glue. 😉
I wish you had a svg. As I have been cutting by hand all afternoon and still not done.
This is a project from 2013 so we did not include an SVG as the cutting machines did not manage crepe well at that point. My tip for you is to stack your crepe paper and cut 4-6 at a time. This will really speed it up a lot. If you are new to making crepe paper projects, I highly recommend you watch this video as well. https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/10-things-you-will-want-to-know-about-crepe-paper/
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Sorry to bother you with these questions but in order to purchase crepe paper I think I will have to order it and I just wanted to be sure of what I’m ordering to make this wreath. Did you buy the 180 gram crepe paper? They don’t have pale grey online but they have a midnight mauve, have you seen that colour? If I were making two wreaths would I double the amount of crepe paper rolls (I’ve never seen how big a roll of crepe paper is)? Thank you for your time!
Yes I do buy the 180 gram crepe paper. I don’t see the midnight mauve on the Carte Fini website, not sure what site you were looking to buy from. I think we could get 2 wreathes from one roll from Carte Fini but it obviously depends on the site of roll you are looking at.
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I just stumbled across your blog, and I am in LOVE with these crepe paper wreath! I could do some many variations for Thanksgiving and Christmas, too!
Thank you! I am so happy you found me too:) I am love with this spooky crepe paper wreath, had so much fun making it. Stay tuned for more wreaths for Thanksgiving and the Holidays:)
Once again you amaze me with the most beautiful items you create, you are such a talented lady and I am so happy that you share your creations with all of us on your blog, thank you again.
You are welcome:)
Lia, love your take on the creep, uh, crepe paper Halloween wreath. Elegance is always in style and I’ll op for elegance over gauche anytime. No wonder you have such a devoted, appreciative following. You do have panache!
Ha Ha:) Thanks for giving us a good laugh this morning. I am in love with creep, I mean crepe paper for Halloween! Adds such a nice texture and makes everything come alive.
once again, I am astounded by your creativity!.. So stunningly beautiful. Now, how about that cut house cutout sitting out front? I want it, please. Thanks for all you do.
Thank you!! The cute little house cutout will be posted before Halloween, be on the lookout:)
I LOVE this wreath! My living room is all white and I can see this beauty hanging in the middle of the large mirror over the mantel! Oh yes!!!
I think it would be stunning in an all white room!
Hmmm…I love everything you touch, but I don’t know if I can come around to this. When I was in junior high school, at the height of the Vietnam War, I lived in a very heavily populated suburban community on the outskirts of a large city. Families abounded with kids of all ages. Many of the boys in our neighborhoods lost their young lives in that war. As a gesture to the family, black flowered wreaths were hung on the doors of the homes who had lost a son or a young husband. I know this was not your intention…it just brought back a memory.
Oooh. Yes, Halloween can be a strange time for things like that. I am sorry to bring up that memory and will take a moment to remember those families and their loss.
OhMyGooooooooooood – that it is drop dead gorgeous!
(pardon the pun 😉
Ha! You are funny Pia!