How to Create a Stunning Crepe Paper Floral Garland for the Festive Season

Share the love! Make a Realistic Crepe Paper Floral Garland for the Holidays! Fresh flowers are gorgeous, but they aren't always practical or affordable. That's why I absolutely love creating paper blooms, especially during Christmastime....

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Make a Realistic Crepe Paper Floral Garland for the Holidays!

Fresh flowers are gorgeous, but they aren't always practical or affordable. That's why I absolutely love creating paper blooms, especially during Christmastime. In this article, I'll unveil the secret to crafting an uber-realistic paper floral garland filled with enchanting winter blooms and branches. Keep reading to learn how you can make a beautiful strand of paper flowers that will last through the new year and beyond!

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Paper flowers are the perfect holiday decor or party embellishment for any occasion, especially during the colder months. Why? Because while you're enjoying the festivities, your stunning holiday garland will look fresh, vibrant, and hyper-realistic all winter long!

So, what's the secret to achieving these mindblowing blooms?

It lies in the paper. Have you ever noticed that crepe paper has a pronounced, almost wrinkly-looking grain that runs across the material? You know what other plant has a similar texture? Poinsettias! In this article, I will show you exactly how to get your grain running in the right direction to make your poinsettias look just like the real thing.

I recommend using the crepe paper from my materials list to make your poinsettias, holly, and pine branches. Why? This particular crepe paper comes in a pack with a cohesive seasonal color palette, taking the guesswork out of finding the right material in the right colors. It's also a bit thicker and sturdier than other crepe paper, making it easier to work with and giving it a better chance of holding up through NEXT Christmas!

Learn to make a crepe paper floral garland with JenniferMaker Learn to make a crepe paper floral garland with JenniferMaker.

I'll walk you through cutting your crepe paper using a Cricut Maker 3, but you can also use the original Cricut Maker for this project. Along with a cutting machine, you'll need a purple StrongGrip machine mat and a rotary blade and housing, which will cut through the delicate crepe paper without damaging it like a regular fine-point blade would.

You'll also need a few other tools and materials, such as bendable floral wire, green floral tape, wire cutters, a measuring tape, and artificial berries for the holly. Unlike many faux flower projects, there's no hot glue necessary. You can use regular craft glue instead, making this project hassle-free and safe. Easy peasy!

Learn to make a crepe paper floral garland with JenniferMaker Learn to make a crepe paper floral garland with JenniferMaker.

Once your garland is complete, you can hang it or lay it across your fireplace mantel, decorate your bannister, wrap it around your Christmas tree, or use it as part of your centerpiece on your holiday table. For an added touch of magic, wrap fairy lights around the wire to elevate the holiday ambiance even further!

Follow my easy tutorial, and your delightful DIY paper flower garland will be the perfect addition to your holiday décor!

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How to Make a Crepe Paper Floral Garland!

Answers to Your Questions About How to Make a Paper Floral Garland

Q: How can I make a paper floral garland? A: My step-by-step tutorial will teach you everything you need to know to make a beautiful crepe paper garland with poinsettias, holly, and pine sprigs.

Q: How do you make homemade garland for Christmas? A: To make my holiday flower garland, follow my tutorial to prepare and cut the flowers and pine needles from crepe paper. Then, follow me as we assemble the plants and attach them to the floral wire. Check your local craft store for the supplies, or use the link in my materials list to see what I used.

Q: How do you hang paper flower garland? A: In my tutorial, I will show you how to add loops to the ends of the bendable wire. You can hang the loops with tacks, nails, hooks, tape, or wrap the garland up your bannister, your Christmas tree, or lay it across your fireplace mantel or holiday table.

Q: How do you protect crepe paper flowers? A: To get the most out of your crepe paper flowers, keep them out of direct sunlight to avoid color fading. Store them alone in a sturdy, airtight box to keep them dry and safe from being crushed in your holiday storage.

Q: How long do crepe paper flowers last? A: If you keep your crepe paper garland away from direct sunlight and moisture (don't hang them outside!), and store them carefully, it should last through at least a few holiday seasons.

Q: How do you make a poinsettia out of paper? A: First, prepare and cut your pieces from crepe paper, with the grain in the paper running a certain way. Next, glue your stamen piece to a length of floral wire. Then, attach the poinsettia bracts to their own pieces of wire. Finally, I'll guide you through attaching all the bracts together and curving each one to create a real-looking poinsettia.

Q: How do you make fake poinsettias look real? A: The secret to making the poinsettias look realistic lies in the unique texture of crepe paper. With strategic cuts and the use of floral wire, you can create super realistic-looking poinsettias that resemble the real thing.

Q: Can you put fake poinsettias outside? A: I would not recommend displaying your delicate crepe paper flower garland outside as it may be exposed to direct sunlight and humidity, which can damage the crepe paper.

Q: Do you have any other paper flowers I can make? A: I have an extensive collection of paper flower tutorials to suit your needs! Most of them can be easily made using supplies you probably already have in your craft stash, and many don't require a cutting machine. Whether it's for a special occasion or everyday home decor, there's a paper flower project for everyone.

Check out these floral DIY projects:

  • Crepe Paper Peony
  • Rolled Paper Flowers
  • Paper Flower Bouquet and Vase
  • Paper Flower Backdrop
  • Lace Paper Flowers
  • Coffee Filter Roses, Peonies, and Poppies
  • Paper Flower Letters
  • Giant Spellbound Rose
  • Paper Tulips
  • Flower Fairy Doll
  • Paper Flower Shadow Box
  • Giant Paper Sunflower
  • ... and many more paper flower designs!

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I'd love to see YOUR beautiful paper garlands! Please share a photo in our Facebook group or tag me on social media with #jennifermaker.

Love,

JenniferMaker.com

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