Bonnie, my daughter is expecting her second child in about 9 days. This one is a girl, and when her sister, Becky, gathered a few friends and family together for little 'girl' shower, Bonnie asked if we could all make Crepe Paper Flowers for the nursery. Every now and then we like a little 'no sew' project, so I set out to see what I might do. Bonnie had discovered Italian Crepe Paper and a great diy tutorial and video for paper Peonies by blogger, Lia Griffith. Lia is a designer, maker and handcrafted lifestyle expert who began blogging to share her unique paper flower designs. You'll enjoy her videos with her easy, professional teaching style. Here are the peonies we made at the shower for Bonnie!
The Italian Crepe paper is unlike any other crepe paper I've ever seen. The deep folds in the paper allow it to be formed and stretched into just about any shape very easily.
Aren't they lovely? Supplies are simple:
They are so easy to make with Lia's video! She has lots of tutorials and videos for other flowers on her website. I'm off to try the rose and the gardenia...
Thanks for visiting! Happy Sewing (and Paper Crafting)! God bless, Maxie