Hello again friends, I hope your spring is not as cold as ours in her in Utah. I just needed a little fun craft to get me in the mood for spring. As I was scrolling through Instagram I fell in love with these darling crepe paper tulips on Ms. Craft berry bushes website. Isn’t she just amazing and her photography is stunning! can you see why I was so excited to make these? I’ve been making crepe paper flowers for years and I knew this would be a fun and easy addition to my spring Easter table. You just need a few things to make this spectacular crepe paper tulip craft. ( and if you want to see a live tutorial see my Studio 5 HERE )
The first step is to cut out the petals for your crepe paper tulip flowers. I free handed my petals by cutting out large ovals. I cut 5 at a time, this is not rocket science just make a petal shape with rounded corners, I was a little nervous because I wanted a pattern to follow but none was needed I promise. I also cut out my leaves, again just long and skinny shapes and then long strips of the green to cover the wire with about 1/2 inch wide. I like to shape my petals by pulling at the edges to give it a more rounded dish shape, and I did crimp the bottoms to make attaching them more simple. You will also want to cut out squares of white crepe for the bulb. You could use brown and then you wouldn’t have to paint the bottom. It won’t look as real but who cares the kids are just going to hijack them all and break them open for the candy.
I made the bulb part of the flowers first. I started by filling baggies or cellophane with chocolate candy, Cadbury, and malted milk balls. yes, I ate a lot of them and needed to buy more to finish my project! Then I covered the bags with the white tissue paper I inserted a wire stem and then taped it shut.
After you cover the bags with white crepe paper you are going to want to watercolor the bases so that they look like bulbs. Don’t make this too hard just mix a few colors of brown and go at it. All of my bulbs are different colors and they look kinda cute lined up on my table.
I then covered the wire stem with the green stips of crepe paper and hot glued them in place at the bottom and the top. I also hot glued any paper that was not sticking down.
To make the crepe paper tulip I first cut the middles of the flowers out from three-inch pieces of gold crepe paper that I folded in half. I used my fringe scissors to make the inside of my flower look more realistic.
I used this fringed centerpiece as my base to glue all the flower petals to. I started by hot gluing the fringe to the floral wire, then I just start adding the petals one at a time, overlapping them a bit to give it fullness I used about 6 petals per crepe paper tulip and then fluffed and molded the petals as needed. This will be such a fun surprise for my table, and a sweet treat for the kids to eat after the Easter feast, or little gifts to take home and eat later. I hope you spring is warming up and until then stay inside and craft away.