Crepe paper flower are making a comeback and Lia Griffith’s book, Crepe Paper Flowers, and an excellent guide to making your own. Griffith introduces readers to the different kinds of crepe paper available, the tools and materials needed for making crepe paper flowers, and the basic skills of cutting, adding color, and shaping petals and leaves before presenting instructions for 30 projects are presented alphabetically beginning with anemone and ending with wild rose with favorites such as peonies, iris, and daffodils in between. Another section of the book shows how to use the flowers in various ways including a centerpiece, garland, wedding bouquet and more.
Each project starts with an introduction that explains the choices of paper and colors and gives tips on construction and uses. This is followed by a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, each with a photograph to illustrate the technique used, and a photograph of the finished project. Tucked into the text is additional information on the live flower including its symbolic meaning. A section in the back of the book includes templates for tracing plant parts by hand and instructions for downloading PDF and SVG files for use with a printer or electronic cutting machine.
The completed flowers shown in the book are gorgeous! The instructions are easy to follow even by a beginner especially since each step is illustrated with a photograph. The author uses her own line of crepe paper which is easily available on line from Amazon as well as other sources, and is probably one of the reasons the flowers are so successful. If you are interested in flowers and/or paper crafts this is a valuable source of instruction, tips, and inspiration.
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