We love doing collaborations with Good Housekeeping. Our previous projects with them have included our felt fox cup cozy and felt pinecone bear kid’s craft, and now we are crafting up a lovely bouquet of crepe paper cosmos flowers for spring. You may remember that we shared the cosmos in a winter color palette for our heart shaped wreath, but we have discovered that these flowers are even more gorgeous using the double sided paper with beautiful shades of pink. Find our video tutorial below, or read the article on Good Housekeeping’s website! These crepe paper flowers are stunning for the warmer months, and they will last all year long.
Click here for our beginner’s guide on how to make crepe paper flowers.
Tools & Materials
- Craft Scissors
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper – Strawberry & Tulip Pink, Sangria & Aubergine
- Text Weight Paper – Fairway, Botanic (discontinued)
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape
- Art Marker – Red
- Gather the tools and materials above.
- Print the PDF pattern below and cut crepe according to the pattern.
- Glue the center piece around the floral wire as shown.
- Gently stretch the centers of each petal.
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For a visual guide to craft these crepe paper cosmos flowers, find our photo tutorial in this post, or watch the video below!
For beginner crepe crafters, we always encourage you to watch our Crepe Paper 101 video to learn our special tricks for cutting and stretching the paper. You can use the colors that we selected to make these flowers (links in Shop this Project at the bottom of the post), or you can browse all of our color options in our crepe shop. If you are looking for recommendations on art markers, we always tend to use Copic brand or Winsor & Newton.
Explore More DIY Inspiration
If you make these paper cosmos flowers and end up having some extra paper, find our tutorial to make crepe paper anemones using the same color palette. Our anemones also include a handy video tutorial to help you as you craft! Look through all of our crepe paper flowers for inspiration, or head over to our membership page to learn more about our growing community of creatives from all over the world. We love hearing your suggestions and feedback, so let us know of projects that you would like to see on the site by adding a comment below! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily glimpses of what we’re up to, or hop over to our YouTube page to see all of our craft video tutorials. Enjoy! ~ Lia & Team