Crepe paper paradise! Fall head over heels for these gorgeous crepe paper irises, as seen in our Rocky Mountain bouquet for Cricut. You won’t believe how easy these are to create with the help of the all-new Cricut Maker cutting machine. This new machine has finally made it possible for us to flawlessly cut crepe paper and we couldn’t be happier!
You can use any type of crepe you’d like to for this project – heavy, extra fine, double-sided or otherwise. (Heavy crepe paper is great for beginners!) Get creative and pick out any color combination that tickles your fancy. Go crazy for crepe with this beautiful floral project today!
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Tools & Materials
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters/Needle Nose Pliers
- Scissors or Cricut Maker
- Heavy Crepe Paper – English Garden, Gold Satin and Spearmint
- White Fabric Covered Wire (24-gauge)
- Green Floral Wire (18-gauge)
- Floral Tape
- Pan Pastels (Violet 470.5, Light Gold 910.5, Bronze 930.5)
- Gather tools and materials.
- Cut all of the crepe paper pieces according to pattern’s instructions.
- Glue 24-26 gauge wire between 2 halves of petals. You will have 6 complete petals per bloom.
- Use pan pastels to create color gradient on one side, at base of each petal.
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Please let me know the colour codes for the pan pastels. Thanks!
Updated the list. 😉
I’m new to this machine and can’t download SVG files. I picked my project, but couldn’t get it to download. I scrolled to the bottom like the instructions said, but didn’t find it. I’m very discouraged.
Each project has a list of downloads at the bottom of the post. We have a great video on how to use our SVG file, it may answer many of your questions! https://liagriffith.com/how-to-use-svg-files-for-cricut/
I just got my Cricut maker – having a little trouble cutting the heavy crepe paper. Do you have any hints? Do I need to change the settings?
How fun! Yes, use a very sticky pink fabric mat if you can, and test the settings. We usually have success with the crepe paper, cotton or denim settings. Watch our video for tips & tricks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91IyqbcFQzk
Hello Lia, can i use the italian floristic crepe paper for this flower?
Of course! Use what you have on hand.
Thx you verry much.
#MadeWithLia I cannot express how excited I am for the videos of the Irises! I felt so special, as if you went above and beyond to make the video. You have a lot on your plate and I want you to know how fabulous it is of you to go to such awesome lengths to do this. I have had that flu bug too and missed the live show but have watched it a couple times as I am eagerly ready to start crafting with Lia! Thank you so very much!!!! <3
You’re welcome, Alice!!
Hello! This flower is beautiful and I am hoping to make it soon. However, when I download the svg cut file for my Cricut Maker, I am unable to ungroup the petals so they will print on two mats. As the file exists now, they are set to print on a 12×12 or lager paper, and the crepe roll is only 10 inches long. Please let me know if there is a way to ungroup the petals.
Thank you for letting us know! The file has been fixed.
I am a little confused regarding the leaves. Is the 18 g wire glued to the stem?
You want to wrap the wire with floral tape. This tutorial shows it at a different angle: https://liagriffith.com/crepe-paper-iris-flowers/
Sooo beautiful! I love the gold on the petals. These will be my first project after setting up and unpacking the never ending pile of boxes in my craft room;)Thank you for the instructions and inspiration.
Yay! So happy to hear it 🙂
Where is it you got these beautiful and unusual colors of crepe paper? I checked paper-paper and they don’t the colors like you used here. And everywhere else I find it – it only comes in really bright colors.
Hi Donna! Paper Papers only sells cardstock and text weight paper, not crepe. If we aren’t using our own line of crepe paper, we’ll order from Carte Fini. However, we are adding more colors to our line of crepe that will be available in January– we can’t wait!!
I’m so excited! Ordered a bunch of your crepe paper and this was the first flower I created! I’m SO happy at how REAL looking it turned out! 🙂 I didn’t have any of the colors shown here, but wanted it to look somewhat real, so I had my hubby google iris colors. Out of the colors I had, we chose to make a light pink one! Thank you so much for such wonderful instructions and great SVG files! I can NOT wait to create MORE! Thank you Lia and Team!
Yay Elise, I’m so happy to hear this! A light pink iris sounds gorgeous, great choice. Thanks for the comment, it made my day 🙂
Could you please post the colours you used. In the instructions it says white fine crepe paper and yellow paint. Thank you
Thanks for the heads up Laura! The correct instructions have been uploaded.
so pretty 🙂
Thank you Janet 🙂