Giant Crepe Paper Flower Newborn Nest Photo Prop Story

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!

Today I will also be providing a free template for you to create this exact flower. 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.


– Crepe Paper rolls – Foam Circle – Foam Poster Board  – Glue Gun + Tacky Glue – Scissors – Giant peony printable flower templates  – Muslin cloth

After you gather your supplies, you will need to print the template out on cardstock and cut out all the petals.

I held my cardstock template on top and cut around the template as a guide. Cutting all my petals for my newborn flower photo prop, took me a couple days.

Everyone’s petal count will vary. I used roughly 60 XL petals and 50 large petals for the flower you are seeing here. You may want to have two rolls on hand, just in case, though.

To assemble my newborn crepe flower nest I started on the outside of my large foam circle, which was cut from a foam poster board. From the outer edges, I gradually worked my way inward.