Happy Mother’s Day – DIY: Crepe Paper Magnolia Branch

Happy Mother’s Day! Today I wanted to share a branch of crepe paper magnolia flowers that I made for my mom for mother’s day. I love you mom!

To make the flowers and bud, I followed the directions in this Martha Stewart video with a few modifications.

I used a 90-gram double-sided crepe paper in Pale Fuchsia/Magenta to make the petals for the flowers and bud. After cutting the crepe paper into 2 by 5 inch rectangles (with the grain running vertically), I folded each rectangle in half (with the grain) and bleached one end of each rectangle. I laid the rectangles on a piece of paper towel to dry.

When the rectangles were dried, I cut the petals for the flowers and buds from the dried bleached rectangles.  Following the directions in the Martha Stewart video, I made the stamens and added petals to make three flowers and a bud.

I taped the flowers and bud onto a dried magnolia branch that I found.

To make the leaves, I traced two magnolia leaves onto double-sided crepe paper.  I then glued each leaf shape onto a piece of florist wire using craft glue and taped each finished leaf onto the branch. I reinforced the branches with brown florist tape.


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