The magnolia is such a peaceful flower and I find a great sense of calm whenever I’m making these beautiful blooms in paper. This crepe paper version is super easy to make because you can stretch, mold and manipulate the paper with your fingers to get just the right shapes. I like to keep my paper Magnolia displays simple and elegant by sticking to soft whites for the petals and adding lots of large, rich green foliage to the vase. They are durable enough to hold a shape yet are light and delicate to look at which gives a wonderful realistic look to my paper flower designs. Today I am sharing the step by step tutorial for making my DIY paper magnolia flower and in the next month I will share a couple of different ways in which we can incorporate this stunning bloom into arrangements and wreaths. Below you will find the PDF which contains all the templates you will need for this project. For my simple three bloom arrangement, I added two stems of leaves in two tones to add some texture and fullness. Have a lot of fun and remember to share your paper flowers with me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the #liagriffith hashtag. I can’t wait to see them! ~ Lia
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