We love how these beauties reflect the light and stun from every angle. The supplies and steps you need to make your own painted crepe paper tulips are listed below so you can spring to it! If you’re new to making crepe paper flowers, make sure to watch our 10 things to know about crepe paper on our getting started page.

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Going Dutch

Dust off your wooden clogs fellow Oregonians because the annual tulip festival is almost upon us! For those of you who don’t live in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve found a way to bring the beauty of these dutch bulbs to your own home. These gorgeous painted crepe paper tulips are the product of a winning combination — our extra fine crepe paper and pan pastels that make the colors pop. 

We will show you how to color your flowers in our step-by-step photo tutorial below. For more tips on this technique, you can also watch our video tutorial on using PanPastel. Want more ideas? Browse more paper tulips for springtime.

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Tools

Materials

Instructions for Painted Crepe Crepe Paper Tulips

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the tulip pattern below.
  2. Cut the crepe paper according to the pattern, using your scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Fold a petal in half, slightly off-center. Fold up the longer end to make a crease in the center, then add dab of glue to ends to secure.
  4. Continue with each petal and then curl your paper petals with the edge of your scissors.

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Photo tutorial for pastel painted crepe paper tulips by Lia Griffith

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