As you may know, we typically do one live workshop a month for our Member Make challenge. But since it’s National Craft Month, we wanted to kick it off with something a little special. This month is all about bringing new ideas to life, developing your DIY skills, and getting together with your crafting buddies. And that’s what we’re here to help you do. In this video, I will be showing you how to make this beautiful crepe paper dutch iris.
Easy on the Iris
Our crepe paper dutch iris is such a beautiful flower. There’s something dramatic and striking about it, yet soft and delicate. This is also a flower that florists love because of how easy it is to arrange. However, the real flower is toxic to cats’ kidneys, so it’s a good idea to make it out of paper or felt if you want to bring a dutch iris into your home.
When you’re ready to craft your own crepe paper dutch iris, just gather the tools and materials listed below. Make sure to also download the iris flower pattern at the end of this post. If you’re using a Cricut Maker, there’s an SVG cut file for this flower. Or if you’re cutting by hand, you can use our PDF template. Once you have everything ready to go, you can watch our live video tutorial to learn how to make this flower. We will also show the heavy crepe paper Iris from this post.
Of course, you can always put your own creative spin on it! We would love to see your version of our crepe paper dutch iris and how you decide to arrange it once you’re done crafting. Make sure to share your flowers with us on our Facebook page for members. And don’t forget to tag #MadeWithLia, especially if you’re posting on Instagram.
We hope you enjoy our special live workshop this month! And if you want to see more live workshops, just let us know. Happy crafting! ~ Lia and team
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- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Needle Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper — Secret Garden Collection: Lilac and Cypress
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — Green Tea & Cypress / Ferns & Moss
- PanPastel Lia Griffith Designer Set (optional)
- Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered White
For daily DIY inspiration and ideas, join us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Or browse our YouTube channel for video tutorials. If you create something from our site, don’t forget to share it on our Facebook page for members—or by using the hashtag #MadeWithLia when you post photos.
To download this flower pattern, join our crafting community.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.