Giant Crepe Paper Flower for DIY Baby Photo Props
Having a newborn baby is such a special time. Often we want to grab some precious pictures in those early days. For a long time I have been wanting to make a tutorial for a giant crepe paper flower that can be used as a newborn nest photo prop! When my niece was born recently it prompted this project!
Today I will also be providing a free template for you to create this exact flower below as well as the full step by step video tutorial below on building this giant crepe paper flower for your baby to snuggle in.
- 180 gram crepe paper rolls
- 12 inch foam circle
- Foam poster board cut into a 16 inch circle (use an xacto knife and check for these at your local craft or office supply stores)
- Glue gun + tacky glue
- Templates (FREE: link is below)
- Muslin cloth and you may also want a small cushion like this.
- And one cute baby to pose for you!
Usually all my projects revolve around my beloved Cricut machine. However, I do not use my cutting machine for this project, since these are large petals and cutting these crepe petals by hand is way faster.
Everyone’s petal count will vary. I used roughly 60 XL petals and 50 large petals for this flower you are seeing here.
Loving this tutorial? Be sure to check out all the other flower tutorials here on the blog!
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- Engraving with Cricut Maker: How to Center Your Text and Add Fills for Bolder Engraving
- How to Cut Crepe Paper With the Cricut Maker
- How to Make Small Paper Roses: Camellia Rose Template & Tutorial
Download the FREE Giant Crepe Flower Template
After you gather your supplies, you will need to print the template out on cardstock and cut out all the petals. This part took be a couple days. I just put on a movie in the evening and cut away.
Download your template via the button below:
Look under the giant flower or crepe paper flower section in the freebie vault!
Newborn Crepe Paper Flower Nest Tutorial
How much do you love this free giant crepe paper flower template and tutorial? I’d love to hear your thoughts below in the comments and be sure to share your creation here in my Facebook group, Elite Crafter’s and Cricut Lovers
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My mission is to inspire you to nurture the creative magic inside your soul – bringing you fun, easy to learn DIY projects, and quality template designs. I share a variety of projects, such as printables, svg cut files and craft tutorials, but specifically love paper crafting and paper flowers. Interested in paper flowers?! I’ve created dozens of signature designs for you to enjoy – starting with my best seller, The Art of Giant Paper Flowers, the Giant Flower Library and my shop of endless paper designs and flower templates.
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