Crepe Paper Sweet Pea Tutorial

  • 01 of 08

    Crepe Paper Sweet Pea Supply List

    crepe paper sweet pea
    Crepe Paper Sweet Pea. Rita Shehan

    Sweet Peas are flowers that are often used in bridal design, and simple elegant floral arrangements. The flowers symbolize blissful pleasure. Make some Sweet Peas from crepe paper and enjoy them for a long time! Paper flowers don't wilt and do not need to be watered. Besides that they are fun to make!

    Supplies Needed:

     

     

    Continue to 2 of 8 below.
  • 02 of 08

    How to Make a Crepe Paper Sweet Pea: Step 1

    crepe paper circles and flower sepal
    Crepe Paper Circles and Sepal. Rita Shehan
    1. Cut thirteen one and three quarter inch circles from crepe paper sheet in the color of your choice
    2. Cut a green sepal from green card stock using your digital die cutter or printed pdf sepal pattern.
    3. Trim any ragged crepe paper edges with scissors.
    Continue to 3 of 8 below.
  • 03 of 08

    How to Make a Crepe Paper Sweet Pea: Step 2

    crimped crepe paper circles
    Crimped Crepe Paper Circles. Rita Shehan
    1. Cup, each crepe paper circle, using your fingers.
    2. Crimp the top edge of each crepe paper petal.
    3. Crimp the side edges of each crepe paper petal.

     

     

    Continue to 4 of 8 below.
  • 04 of 08

    How to Make a Crepe Paper Sweet Pea: Step 3

    crepe paper bud
    Sweet Pea Bud. Rita Shehan
    1. Take one cupped petal and twist it to form the bud of the crepe paper sweet pea.
    2. Place an 18-inch length of floral wire with the top tip about a one-half inch inside the bottom of the bud.
    3. Secure the wire to the inside of the bud with a bit of hot glue or tacky glue.
    4. If you are using tacky glue wait until the glue dries to continue with the next step.
    5. Wrap the floral bud with floral tape starting at the bottom of the bud, overlapping the bud about one-eighth of an inch.
    6. Continue wrapping floral tape...MORE around the floral wire down to the lower part of the bud stem.
    Continue to 5 of 8 below.
  • 05 of 08

    How to Make a Crepe Paper Sweet Pea: Step 4

    crepe paper sweet pea bud
    Sweet Pea Bud with Sepal. Rita Shehan
    1. Curl the petals of the sepal upwards .
    2. Slip the sepal onto the stem from the bottom and push it upwards until it rests on the bottom of the bud,
    3. Secure the sepal to the bud with a bit of hot glue or tacky glue.

     

    Continue to 6 of 8 below.
  • 06 of 08

    How to Make a Crepe Paper Sweet Pea: Parts of the flower: Step 5

    paper sweet pea parts
    Sweet Pea Components. Rita Shehan

    After you make, the bud it is necessary to make three sweet pea flowers and one tendril.

    Flower Directions:

    1. Place four crepe paper flower circles one on top of another, each facing the same direction.

    2. Twist the bottom of the stacked crepe paper flower circles together.

    3. Take a piece of floral wire and place the tip about one-half inch into the center of the pinched crepe paper floral circles.

    4. Wrap floral tape around the stem starting at the bottom one-eighth inch portion of the flower down...MORE the wire about six inches.

    5. Trim the flower petal stem with wire cutters so that the stem is about five and one-half inches long.

    6. Make a total of three flower stems

    Tendril Instructions:

    1. Wrap an eighteen-inch length of floral wire with floral tape.

    2.Twist nine inches of the wrapped floral wire around a pencil forming the sweet pea tendril.

     

     

    Continue to 7 of 8 below.
  • 07 of 08

    How to Make a Crepe Paper Sweet Pea: Step 6

    pink paper sweet pea
    Pink Crepe Paper Sweet Pea. Rita Shehan

    1. Place one floral stem onto the crepe paper bud stem. The flower head should be about one and one-half inches below the bud.

    2. Attach the flower head stem to the floral bud stem with floral tape.

    3. Continue the process with the remaining two flower heads.

    4. Attach the tendril to the assembled crepe paper sweet pea between the third and fourth flower head with floral tape.

     

    Continue to 8 of 8 below.
  • 08 of 08

    How to Make a Crepe Paper Sweet Pea: Parts of the flower: Step 7

    three crepe paper sweet peas
    Three Crepe Paper Sweet Peas. Rita Shehan

    1. Cut the crepe paper sweet pea to your desired length with wire cutters.

    2. Give the crepe paper sweet pea a natural look by bending and shaping the stem to resemble the lines that a real sweet pea follows. Always remember that there are no straight lines in nature!

    3. Cut your crepe paper sweet pea to your desired length with wire cutters.

    4. You are now finished making your paper flower!  Make some more sweet peas and arrange them with other paper flowers to make a beautiful bouquet that you...MORE will enjoy for quite some time!