How to Make Crepe Paper Sunflower
How are you celebrating this quarantined Summer? I have kept myself busy with Summer flower crafts this season and I will be sharing each of the flower tutorials with you guys. Let’s start our Summer flower craft series with these beautiful crepe paper sunflower craft. You will not believe how easy and quick this craft is unless you give it a try! Besides, I will be using crepe papers a lot because they are perfect for giving flowers a nice and realistic shape.
These crepe paper sunflowers look so lovely and fresh right! Crepe paper sunflowers can be used for a variety of other crafts and on top of that, they will remain fresh forever! To craft them you need some basic craft supplies and of course, crepe papers. Meanwhile, you are around here, you can also check out our Crepe Paper Roses and Crepe Paper Ginger Flowers for more fun crepe paper flower projects to try out.
Check out the list of supplies, grab them and get crafty!
List of Supplies
- Crepe papers – yellow, green and brown
- Stationary paper or craft paper
- Pencil (optional, if you are using the template)
- Craft glue
Free Sunflower Template
Download this Sunflower Template. Print it on an A4 size sheet and cut out the patterns using scissors. The pattern for the petal is very simple. If you are an expert at crafting and tracing you can go for a freehand pattern cutting as well.
Instructions for Crafting the Crepe Paper Sunflowers
Cutting the Petals
You can use the petal template to trace the pattern or you can simply go fora freehand drawing and cutting. I didn’t have to use the template. We’ll need a total of 18 petals. To recreate my sunflower pattern you will need to arrange 6 petals in 3 layers.
Cutting Petal Slits
Take any one of the petals and cut a 1cm slit from the bottom middle part of the petal. Apply glue on either side of the slit.
Overlapping the Slits
Overlap the 2 sides of the slit and place them over the glued part. This will give our sunflower petal a 3d look.
Preparing the Base
Similarly, prepare the rest of the petals. Cut out a round shape from any kind of paper, this will be the base of our crepe paper sunflower.
Adding the first Petal Layer
Grab 6 petals and flue them around the base, keeping the petal arrangement relatively near the border of the base. Also, try to keep even gaps between the peatls.
Adding the Rest of the Petal Layers
Go for the 2nd layer by sticking 6 petals and 6 more petals for the 3rd layer. With each layer, we will move towards the centre. Make sure that the petal arrangement is nice and gives a blooming vibe.
Cutting Fringes on Centre Strip
Grab the brown strip and fold into half lengthwise. Cut small and even fringes along the closed end of the brown strip.
Rolling the Fringed Strip
Roll the fringed brown strip from any 1 end, along its closed side. Roll the whole strip. Apply glue to secure the rolled strip.
Attaching the Centre Part
Attach the rolled strip in the centre of the arranged petals, on the base.
Adding the Leaves
Attach leaves under the petals. And done! Wasn’t that fun and easy? You can now use these sunflowers to make a wreath, wall hanging, or any decor. I am definitely going to use these crepe paper sunflowers for another project and might as well keep one to use as a prop for my flat lay photography. Keep an eye on the blog to find out what I make with these crepe paper sunflowers.
Video Tutorial (Step By Step)
Now you have the idea, right? So pick up the supplies and get crafty 🙂 🙂
Or, if you’re still confused, just watch this video tutorial and jump into the project.
Have a wonderful day crafty peeps!