Make Crepe Paper Branches & Leaves - Step by Step Guide
Posted by Ciara on 8th Mar 2023
Easter is a good time to be creative and decorate. Here you find ideas for homemade Easter decorations! Make your own bouquet of leaves and stalks made from crepe paper. Attach leaves and cover stalk with green crepe paper. Simply beautiful! Why not make a bouquet consisting of several different crepe paper flowers! Shop the products - download the template or instructions and follow our step-by-step guide below.
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STEP BY STEP
Print out the template, which you can find as a separate PDF on this page. Cut out the pieces according to the template sheet – both leaves and a long cover piece. Remember to cut according to the direction of the crêpe paper's stretch.
Shape each individual leaf by gently pulling it in the middle (out to each side) to form a curved shape. Repeat this for all the leaves.
Glue the first leaf onto the end of a stem – preferably with a glue gun. Then glue a leaf more firmly so that it sits curved against the first one (see next picture).
Cover the stem and start at the top where the first two leaves are glued. Gently roll the strip diagonally over the stem, sticking it down firmly with Multi Glue as you do so. Place a new leaf about 1–2 cm from the top leaves and glue it directly to the stem with a glue gun. Continue to cover by winding the piece diagonally around the stem and conceal the end of the leaf with the strip. Continue until the stem is completely covered.
Here you can see the finished branches with small leaves.