I’ve made quite a few paper peonies over the years! In fact, they are one of my favorite flowers to craft. I’ve made frosted paper peonies, felt peonies, and more. Today I’m showing you how to make crepe paper peonies in fall colors. Just watch my video tutorial below!
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In my latest Lia Griffith Craft School video tutorial, I show you how to make these full-bloom peonies as well as the peony buds using my heavy crepe paper. You can also use extra fine crepe paper as an alternative.
I also share lots of great flower-making tips in this video! You’ll learn how to stretch, shape, and layer your petals. As you may know, I like to add variety to my petals so they don’t all look the exact same. I’ll go over how I do that as well as how to curl your fringed paper to create the stamen pieces. Finally, I show you how to add sepals and how to tape the stem of your peony.
If you want to make multiple peonies at a time, I also share a tip on how to do that a little more quickly. When you’re ready to make your crepe paper peonies, just gather the tools and materials listed here. Next, download the peony SVG cut file or printable template below. Then watch my video tutorial on how to make crepe paper peonies.
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- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Pinking Shears
- Fringe Scissors (optional)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Curling Tool
- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper — Poppy, Raspberry, Juniper
- Lia Griffith Extra Fine Crepe Paper — Raspberry
- Botanic Paper discontinued; use Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Conifer #2
- Template for Leaves
- Gold Craft Paint
- 2 1-inch Foam Balls discontinued; use 30mm Cotton Spun Paper Balls
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape – Fern
Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to make crepe paper peonies in fall colors.
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Is the SVG file the same as you are using in the video? Everything I have just cut out to get ready to make the flower with you on the video does not look the same. The petals are too small to even put the detail into the top. The ball covers are not the same colour as the stamen rectangle and I don’t even think the sepals are correct for the buds…
Please send some advice about where to find the flower that the SVG is for.
I have NO idea what happened, but the SVG you downloaded is for this peony! (https://liagriffith.com/crepe-paper-peonies-for-fall/). The correct one is available in this post now. I’m sorry, truly not sure how that happened.
It is really frustrating how so many of your SVG files don’t include the cuts for fringe. This is the fourth one in a row I downloaded only to be disappointed.It’s just a rectangle. Templates from other sites like Jennifer Maker are able to provide them, so I don’t see why you can’t as well.
Hi Lee– this project in particular doesn’t include the fringe SVG because the paper has to be stretched first before fringing, and it would be too long for a Cricut mat when stretched. That could be the case with some of the other projects you’re referring to, or it could because the fringe wasn’t cutting well on the Maker so we recommend hand cutting. Of course it’s also possible the fringe was inadvertently left out of the SVG, so in that case we just need a request to add it and we will take care of it 🙂
Hi, what are the other flower colours in this collection? You mention the raspberry lightweight and heavyweight crepe for the darker pink but there is a lighter pink and a purple, thanks 🙂
The lighter pink is Honeysuckle, and the purple is Aubergine.
I am a senior female and I love your beautiful work..I do not have a printer or a cricket so I usually get the pattern wrong.. is there anyway you could give the dimensions of the petals on your free tutorials? I would love my flowers to come out as beautiful as yours. Thank you for your time
Hi Anita, thanks for writing! Unfortunately I can’t provide the dimensions for our free patterns– do you have a local library or print shop that could help you make the prints?
The template does not include the yellow for the stamen?
Sorry, I should have added that it’s the SVG file. I don’t know about the PDF
Hi Julie! It’s the long rectangle in the SVG file.
I also have trouble with the svg file – when I open the file in design space, the stamen is not included. I can see it in the thumbnail image, or if I open in a different program, but the upload into design space it’s not there. If there is a way for me to submit an image, I can do that.
How bizarre! I just uploaded a new file, give that one a try.
Beautiful peonies. Where can I find the pattern for the paper leafs?
Thank you 🙂
Thank you!! They’re from our Frosted Paper Peonies: https://liagriffith.com/frosted-paper-semi-double-peony-video/