Since releasing our Extra Fine Crepe Paper line, we have been going back and giving some of our classic flower designs an “extra fine” update. The beauty of the extra fine crepe is that it has a delicate appearance, just like real flower petals. This also means that more intricate details are captured with the thinner material. Do you see how my previous crepe mum blooms and leaves look a bit bulky with the deep grooves of the heavy crepe? Here are our redesigned crepe paper mums featuring the extra fine crepe in Merlot, one of my favorite colors for fall. The spiky, open blooms are absolutely enticing!
- Craft Scissors
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Lia Griffith Extra Fine Crepe Paper – Merlot, Juniper, Fern
- Leaf pattern from Garden Roses
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Print the PDF template as a guide for cutting your crepe pieces. Always remember to cut your crepe with the grain, as indicated in the pattern. Both the petal template and flower center template have a “fold line.” This means that you should fold the crepe in half, line the template up with the fold line and cut both layers of crepe according to the template. Once you have your materials ready, follow the photo tutorial below or use the printable instructions to craft your crepe paper mums.We used the leaves from the crepe paper garden rose so be sure to download that pattern, too!
- An important note – there are two copies of the pattern in the download. This doesn’t mean you should use both! Because you have to trim 18 of the petal pieces for each bloom, the template can get a little worn as you are cutting. I included two copies so you can have one on stand-by in case you accidentally cut through the first one. When you are making these crepe paper mums, you can use any thickness of floral wire. We specifically used 18-Gauge green paper covered wire.
Browse all of our crepe paper flower projects, or head to the shop to pick out papers! We also have metallic paper mums to play around with other materials. You can always write in with any questions you have during your projects, or send us your suggestions for projects you’d like to see on the site. Good luck & enjoy! ~ Lia and the Team
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Love these! Is there an SVG for this?
Hi Stacy! We made an SVG when we updated the design 🙂 https://liagriffith.com/crepe-paper-mum-for-fall/
Hi, just wondering how many of these beautiful flowers you can make out of the one roll? Looking at mass producing these for my reception table arrangements!
Hi Ella! We haven’t tested this pattern out with a full roll yet, but based on others would think you could get at least 5 blooms from 1 roll. Have fun!!
Hi maybe a silly question,but on the pattern it says fold line. Am I to cut double the width and then fold? Thank you
Yes, that is correct! Mirror the pattern (thus doubling up the paper), and then cut a fringe on the fold line.
The pattern has two petals (x18/ea) and two flower centers. Does this pattern make 2 mums or are all of these pieces for 1 flower?
The pattern makes two flowers 🙂
Thank you!! I wasn’t sure at first, but they turned out wonderfully!
Yay that’s great to hear!
I made the flower and it turned out great. I am having trouble with the floral tape staying sticky on the outside of the stem. Any suggestions?
Hi Joanne! Some brands of floral tape are much stickier than others. Make sure you stretch the tape enough before you wrap to activate the adhesive!
Making the peonys and the roses along with the tulips for my grandaughters recepetion, she loves them as does anyone who see them