Our heavy crepe paper is so perfect for creating winter textures. Paper botanicals like poinsettias and pine needles are immediately elevated by the deep veins of the heavy crepe, and we first tried our rustic evergreen design with a cute mini wreath for the holidays. Now we are exploring new ways to use pine needles with adorable pint-sized crepe paper pine trees.
As always, you can find your crepe paper materials in our online shop, along with the floral tape. This simple project only requires a few materials – the only other thing you need is 24-gauge floral wire. Once you have your materials, start by printing the PDF template to use as a guide for cutting your crepe or use the SVG file with your Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4. We used Emerald, but we listed a few other favorite greens below. Next, twist the needles as shown in the step-by-step photo tutorial. Then wrap the needles around the floral wire and secure with hot glue. You can make these crepe paper pine trees as full or as sparse as you would like!
To dress them up a bit, we glued white felt balls into the branches of the crepe paper pine trees, but you could also use cotton spun balls. Lastly we added cute little jingle bells with thin green ribbon for a holiday twist.
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- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper – Juniper, Emerald, or Evergreen
- 24-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- Extra Small White Felt Balls or 10mm Cotton Spun Balls (optional)
- Mini Jingle Bells (optional)
- Thin Green Ribbon (optional)
- Gather tools and materials.
- Cut crepe paper into a 2” x 8” strip with the grain in the direction of the 2” width as shown on the PDF template. Fringe the edge, cutting with the fringe.
- Gently twist each piece of fringe.
- Wrap the strip around the end of a piece of floral wire and glue into place.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
This project is great for Christmas decor, but you can easily keep it around for the entire winter season. If you want more inspiration for using heavy crepe paper, find all of our heavy crepe projects on the site. Always feel free to write into us with project suggestions, or head to our membership page to start making with us. Cheers! ~ Lia and the Team