How to Make Crepe Paper Hibiscus Flowers

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DIY crepe paper flowers

Tropical blooms like this hibiscus flower template in today’s tutorial are always my favorite because of the vibrant colors.

If you have looked around at my crafts here on the blog, you know I am a huge lover of color.

I have spent a lot of time conquering cardstock paper flowers over the last few years and sharing with you all along the way, but now I am venturing into crepe paper. Even though both have their unique looks, like my giant paper hibiscus and giant Hawaiian plumeria, I really love the realistic touch of the crepe paper.

DIY Crepe Paper Hibiscus Flower Template

How to make paper hibiscus flowers

Below are the supply resources I used to create these tropical blooms. These hibiscus flower templates pair wonderfully with my free plumeria templates too!

Supplies

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Crepe Hibiscus Flower Video Tutorial

When you are ready to create these beauties, click play to watch the full video tutorial below or continue reading for a quick step-by-step guide!

  1. You will need to cut out the following number of petals: Cut out 5 hibiscus petals, 10-12 center petals, plus leaves to your preference.
  2. With this hibiscus flower template, you can hand-cut with the printable PDF outline files or use the SVG cut files with a cutting machine. Cricut Maker is the only one I know of that works with crepe paper using the rotary blade. Thinking of getting a Cricut but not sure which one is best for your needs? I can help with that here.
  3. To build the hibiscus flowers you will need to start with wrapping the stem with a crepe paper strip the same color as the center of your hibiscus. Be sure to leave about 1-inch at the top as bare wire.
  4. Use the 10-12 center pieces to poke through the top of the wire and create the traditional hibiscus center.
  5. After you distress your hibiscus petals glue all 5 together at a 45 degree angle.
  6. Place your stem with the center in the middle of the petals and close the flower around the stem securing with glue.
  7. Next, wrap your stem in floral tape.
  8. And finally, gently bend out your petals away from the center, so your hisbicus flower looks full bloom.
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