This is Ranunculus!
Striking detail, numerous colors, and outstanding 3-dimensional texture. Our crafts are getting quite ridiculous! (Or is it ranunculus? Radical? We don’t know at this point.) In any case, this ranunculus flower – made out of our extra-fine crepe paper – is perfect to hone your crafting skills. Plus, it looks downright gorgeous!
And it’s really easy to make. All you do is gather the tools and materials, then download the templates through either SVG or PDF. Follow the step-by-step instructions to make your crepe paper ranunculus a reality!
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- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Curling Tool
- Lia Griffith Extra Fine Crepe Paper – Fern, Vanilla, Blush, and Coral
- Text Weight Paper (for leaves) – Stardream Metallic Fairway, Basis Olive
- 18-gauge Green Paper Covered Stem Floral Wire
- 12mm Spun Ball
- Tacky Glue
- If you haven’t already, become a Lia Griffith Annual Member. This gives you access to unlimited SVG downloads!
- Gather tools and materials.
- Cut crepe paper according to pattern notes.
- Curl the crepe petals with the grain lines using the curling tool.
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Hello…I uploaded and there is one petal for each of the 5 sizes of petals. Can this be remedied? Thank you!
Hi Pilar, this is an older ranunculus and that is how Meagan set it up at that time. You can add qty of the cut when you get to the mat image at the top right-hand corner. However. . . we have a brand new ranunculus that I am teaching in the Spring Summit next week. You can even use that template now to cut and prep any color and join us for the video. 😉 https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/spring-summit/
Merry Christmas, Miss Lia!
I tried to follow the link for the 1/2” balls but it says that webpage can’t be found. Am I doing something wrong or is this a known issue? Do you know where I might procure this item”
Hi Sandi! Merry Christmas to you too! It looks like the link was broken which is good because we stopped using foam a while ago (eco reasons) and now use these gorgeous paper spun balls. I added the link to those which we carry in our shop.
having trouble getting my petals to look like the ones here. I am not using a curling tool, but the scissors. It is curled and stretched? Can you provide more detail? And are the first 6 petals green? I have my first 6 vanilla, then blush/ blush, then coral and coral again. Seems like too many.
Yes, step 4 shows how to stretch the petals after curling. And yes, the first 6 petals are green. There are 86 petals per flower, so you’ve got it right 🙂
I am wandering why you use Tacky Glue instead of hot glue for thé petals…
Tacky glue works well on crepe paper petals and leaves that needs to be shaped after it’s been glued. Hot glue doesn’t work as well 🙂
I just bought the Cricut machine for cutting crepe paper with the rotary cutter. I have not had much luck. The cutter go through the paper cutting the mat board and crumples the paper. I put the machine on silk setting. Can you please tell me what settings to use?
Just answered my own question! There is a crepe paper setting!!! hooray!
Oh I’m so glad you figured it out! Sometimes we use the cotton setting, too 🙂
Love that model of Ranunculus! Thank you or creating and sharing it !
What kind of paper do you use for the leaves… on the pictures, it doesn’t look like crepe paper.
Thamk you 🙂
Whoops! We forgot to put that in the materials list. It’s text weight paper 🙂
Could you please give us a source for 1/2” foam balls? I can’t seem to find them anywhere. Thank you very much.
We’ve had such a hard time finding these that we are now going to sell them in our shop!! They should be stocked and available very soon: https://liagriffith.com/product/smoothfoam-balls-1-2/ In the meantime, you could use a bead or felt ball.
Wow! The ranunculus looks so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the detailed tutorial! I can’t wait to try it!!
Thanks so much!! We love how this one turned out 🙂