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Duplex Flower Wreath

Duplex (or Crepe Paper) Flowers Wreath

After making the hibiscus and daffodil flowers using duplex paper, I wanted to use the left over paper to make some flowers which were easy. So I chose to make this wreath out of red and yellow duplex paper flowers. I kind of liked how they turned out!

Duplex Flower Wreath

For this you will need:

  1. Crepe or Duplex paper (Colors used here are Yellow, Red, Green and White)
  2. Metal string
  3. Cotton
  4. Glue
  5. Scissors

How to make a Duplex Paper Wreath:

Step 1:

Take a sheet of one sided duplex paper (crepe paper or double sided duplex paper can be used too) and draw the outline of a flower. I’ve drawn a simple five petal flower here.

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Cut out along the outline.

Step 3:

Roll a small ball of cotton with glue in your palm and attach it to a piece of metal string.

Step 4:

Take a small square piece of white duplex paper and cover up the cotton ball as shown.

Step 5:

Make a hole at the center of the flower piece we cut out in Step 2 and insert the string.

Step 6:

Wrap the string using green paper or floral tape. Use glue while making the wraps.

We will make few more such flowers following the same steps. The flower patterns as you can see are different and so are the size of the flowers. I made 22 flowers in red and 22 in yellow for my wreath.

Step 7:

Now to cut out the leaves, draw the desired pattern.

Step 8:

…And cut out along the outline. The leaves were also cut out in three different sizes but in the same pattern.

Step 9:

Take a long piece of metal string and wrap green paper around it.

Step 10:

Bend the metal string to form a circle. I kept bending and twisting the string to form a wreath base of three such intertwined circles.

Step 11:

Now attach each flower to the circle base – by wrapping the stem of the flowers on to the base.

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Similarly keep attaching the flowers.

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Here is a shot after all the flowers have been attached.

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Glue on the leaves.

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Some plastic stamens can also be glued.

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Here is the completed wreath ready to be hung!

Duplex Paper Wreath

I tried to make the quality of the images as good as possible. But my photography skills are quite poor… hope I gave you an idea of the steps… Enjoy!

2 comments

  1. loved it.. and your photography skills are really good..:)

  2. hey ramya! nice work. Loved the wreath. Will definitely try this out maybe a more filing version maybe as a christmas wreath 🙂

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