crepe paper peonies tutorial

Sunday, 6 January 2013

you will need
a plastic bauble
crepe paper

cut the top of the bauble off with a knife and then put to one side, cut a long strip of crepe paper and cut a ruffle edge along the top and gather it and put it inside the bauble.
fold up some crepe paper and then cut a petal shape with a ruffled edge. (doing this means you cut lots of petal in one go) and then start gluing them on to the bauble, add some of a darker colour in between the lighter ones and keep layering them up. 
then glue a kebab stick on with a glue gun and then layer more petals over to cover the stick. 

for the open one i used a ball as a mould and wrapped it with cling film them glued the petals around and then gently removed it when it had dried, then i slid a stick with petals on inside it. i then glued extra petals around the out side
i wrapped green crepe paper around the kebab sticks to finish them off.


sisters of the wild west


  1. so beautyful.... very nice!!!

  2. I love these! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Oh. My. Goodnes! These are so very beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you made them. I saw your post over at Alderberry Hill blog party.

  4. So beautiful! Would you share this at our blog hop? I think our readers would adore it!
    xoxo, Jordan.

  5. Wow! I make crepe paper and tissuepaper flowers...but not beautiful like yours! I am gonna have to try these!

  6. Gorgeous. I don't think I can pull those off though!

  7. They are perfectly lovely!! You are the queen of paper flowers. :)

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  8. Peonies are one of my favorites, Aimee! and now I can have them anytime I want! Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers, and great tutorial!

  9. I could feature you every week, Aimee, seriously!

    I shared your peonies tonight at Creative Juice and pinning to my Valentine board. I will also be featuring these at The Classroom Creative come spring.

    Thanks for linking,

  10. These are truly precious, I am crazy over flowers and these peonies are my favorite!! New follower to your blog!!

  11. I featured your peonies today! Thanks so much for linking up on Made in a Day! I love seeing all your inspiring creativity!~

  12. These peonies are gorgeous! You really did a great job and make it look so easy! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing this tutorial....I may have to try this one myself.

  13. Hi I am visiting from I heart nap time w/ Chocolate. I have loved Peonies since I was a small girl and my elderly neighbor lined her entire backyard with them. They hold a special place in my heart! I pinned this to try myself! Nice job and great tutorial.

    Diane from Giraffe-legs

  14. what is and where do I get a bauble?

  15. How do you get the petals to curve around the bauble like that? mine will only stick straight up :(

  16. +1 for source of baubles! pretty please?

  17. a bauble is a christmas tree ornament xxxxx

  18. Really really love your tutorial! I love Peonies too! I have spent some time here on your blog and it's beautiful! Love all those recipes! Will have to try some of those for the family for sure! Signed up to be a new follower too! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Cameo Cottage Designs

  19. What type of bauble was used? Is there an alternative item, maybe a recycled item that can be used for it....

  20. These look amazing! By far the best tutorial for peonies I've found out there, and I'm hoping to use this guide to make a bunch for my wedding bouquet. Did you use singly-ply crepe paper or doublette? Also, what size clear ornament did you use? Do you have any plans to develop a template for other crafters to use? I'd gladly pay for a printable guide!

  21. These are so lovely! I will definitely be trying this soon!

    Eileen |

  22. You have saved the day! These are stunning. I can't wait to try them for my daughter's wedding!


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