Since I fail big time with my picture-taking of our Valentine’s Day wreath the pictures jump from “glue liner down like so” to “voila! a beautiful v-day wreath!” So I’m going to start here in the middle, and then we’ll jump back & forth for the instructions and final project.

I’m confused. Pretend like you know what I’m talking about here. It will all make sense once you see the final piece.

For now, enjoy this tutorial for a super-cute, super-cheap crepe paper flower!


Crepe paper in color of your choice (dollar tree for me please!)


Needle and thread


Step 1) Unroll crepe paper to twice the distance desired, more or less depending on how full you want your flower to be. I unrolled about 8 feet. Then fold in half to where it’s doubled over like so:

Then, try to cut it along the edge with patterned scissors and watch it turn into a disaster like so:

Step 2) Start over. With step 1 except don’t use patterned scissors. Instead, start at one end and fold like a fan. You know how to do it (you did it in church, don’t lie to me!) Like so:

Step 3) Cut top off in a rounded arc, like so:

Step 4) Unfold. It should like this:

Step 5) This is where it gets a little tricky. Take a pretty long piece of thread, double over and knot. Thread your needle, and then about 1/4 of the way up from the straight bottom, starting at one end, weave needle back and forth. You’re ruffling, so don’t flatten crepe paper out as you go. It will look similar to this (except keep pulling the needle all the way through):

Step 6) Once you have the whole thing in a tight ruffle, start wrapping the crepe paper around itself. At this point you have two options. I continued to use my needle, but you could also whip out the hot glue gun. Basically as you wrap the paper around itself you want to secure it at the base. There are no pictures of this step because I was using all two of my hands to hold the thing together.

Step 7) Fluff your finished flower and attach to anything you wish!

I used a simple straight pin to attach my crepe flower to a v-day wreath. Details coming soon!