GIANT CLOSED CREPE PAPER PEONY

 

Carte Fini is very excited to welcome back Ms. Tiffanie Turner of papelsf and corner blog with a spectacular creation that is an absolute delight and wonderful way to usher in this new season….thank you Tiffanie for your artistry, your splendid presentation!

Hi everyone! I am so happy to be back as Carte Fini's featured artist, sharing a project that is very close to my heart. I created these "closed" peonies as part of my giant paper peony piñata tutorial last year. There was one innocently hanging in a tree with the other larger, more open peonies. When wedding season arrives, everyone should have some giant flower love hanging at their next party.....or wedding!



Great peony colors include from left to right: #570 (pink suede), #548 (baby pink) and my new favorite #577 (french vanilla). For center stamens try #566 (lime pulp) or #576 (goldenrod).










It really is a spectacular piece when it is finished, isn't it? This one measures 24" across by 13" deep, but it is very easy to go bigger or smaller, just by enlarging or reducing your base and petal sizes.

*NOTE: We apologize that the actual tutorial instructions have been removed at the request of the artist. We hope to have them available again in the future.


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25 Comments

Kate
Kate

October 29, 2016

Maybe you should take the pics down if they are not available as tutorial!

Robyn Macpherson
Robyn Macpherson

August 20, 2016

Hello. I was wondering if this tutorial will return any time soon. I am happy to pay for the tutorial. thank you

Oana
Oana

July 13, 2016

Congrats, Tiffany! I am a huge admirer of your work and I can t believe I missed this tutorial! Could you please be so kind and re-post it for at least 1 day? I am on the other side of the planet and I can t follow your classes and I am sure there are lots of us here. Thank you in advance and please accept my apologies if my demand is too much…

Michelle
Michelle

June 29, 2016

Hello Tiffanie, Would you please provide tutorial. I have wanted to make this peony for several years. Bought all the supplies and then Carte Fini removed the instructions. THANK YOU!
Ps- from an avid giant ROSE assembler. xo

Nichelle
Nichelle

June 22, 2016

Sorry sent wrong email in post earlier..

Do you manufacture these giant paper peonies for sale?

If yes what would be the cost each?

Nichelle
Nichelle

June 22, 2016

Hi,

Do you manufacture these giant paper peonies for sale?

If yes what would be the cost each?

Linda
Linda

June 03, 2016

I cannot find the tutorial for the giant peony! Please share! I am wanting to make these for a gathering of cousins for lunch and tea at the end of the month. This will be a fabulous decoration! Thank you so much!

Caron
Caron

May 30, 2016

Beautiful flowers, please email me the tutorial I’d love to make these!

jacquelyne
jacquelyne

May 25, 2016

Stunning!! Is there a tutorial anywhere?

Kathy
Kathy

May 20, 2016

These look so beautiful. Can you re-post the tutorial? I would love to try & make one or two of these.

WilliamEmam
WilliamEmam

May 10, 2016

Awesome article post.Much thanks again. Will read on… Dingess

Melissa
Melissa

May 02, 2016

Im planning a mothers day tea party and my moms favorite flower is the peony. Can you send me the tutorial to make these please? :)

khushalee
khushalee

April 27, 2016

Is it possible for you to share the tutorial? It is no longer available at Tiffanie’s blog. Thank you so much.

Barbara Gould
Barbara Gould

April 18, 2016

Simply gorgeous! Cannot seem to find the tutorial to make these beauties though. There are 2 weddings coming up within my family that could really use these gorgeous creations! Please share how you made these stunning flowers.

jan
jan

January 03, 2016

The peonies are beautiful. Is there a tutorial for them? Thank you.

Beyonce
Beyonce

October 21, 2015

I can’t see your pictures please update them?

Jennifer
Jennifer

October 19, 2015

Is this tutorial still available? Where can we find the video at? These are beautiful and I would love to see how you created them!

Jamie
Jamie

September 29, 2015

Hey! Beautiful flower! Is the tutorial available anywhere? The link above doesn’t lead to it anymore. Hope to hear from you soon.

Saida
Saida

September 09, 2014

Thank you for these amazing flowers and for this DIY ))) I have made my peony folowing all steps and its gorgeous, i loved it and you know its not so difficult to do ))) So hope everybody try it !!!
Saida

cimmanon
cimmanon

July 15, 2014

I love this idea. I was wondering if you could use the bottom part of the balloon papier mache form, insert a pole or pvc pipe, etc and create a stem for tall standing peonies. Maybe slit the side, insert bottom, hot glue in place, then use duct tape or needle and thread to seal the sides closed at a slightly smaller circumference. Also, since I’ve never worked with paper mache, could you make the form, use some kind of sealant and then paper mache over the form. Or, is it better to go with the balloon every time?

namitta
namitta

June 28, 2014

this is awesome … thanks for the tutorial. am doing it for a wedding on august….they are beautiful… i will mention your name.

Liz
Liz

June 18, 2014

I love your giant peony! It’s beautiful and so realistic. I’d really like to make a regular sized peony using your technique—any idea what to use instead of the balloon mold? I can’t think of anything that has this shape but smaller. Maybe a large bottle cap?

Pia
Pia

June 14, 2014

Oh*My*God – utterly, utterly stunning.

Tiffanie you are such a inspiration. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and creativity.

Victoria
Victoria

June 11, 2014

These are absolutely STUNNING! I spent a while last year looking for crepe paper flower tutorials for my wedding. (I spent ages looking for large scale paper flower tutorials like this one!) I never found what I was envisioning; instead, I ended up making crepe paper rolled rosettes and affixing them to styrofoam balls, and hanging them by ribbons from the reception tent – sort of like a pomander. However, I am definitely bookmarking this tutorial, as I am sure I can find a use for this project at some point later on, since our wedding day has already happened :) Thank you so much for sharing this detailed DIY!

Tiffanie Turner
Tiffanie Turner

June 03, 2014

To everyone who commented on my peonies, here are individual responses/answers. Thank you for commenting! -Tiffanie

Jessica: I hope they came out well, please send photos!
Jesus: Thank you so much!
Heidi: Indeed, I hear that a lot! :)
Dani, Rita and Nan: Thank you, it means so much to me.
Candacde: Yes, 4-5 rolls but that is not much considering the impact they make, for sure.
Aleene: You can purchase a curler from Carte Fini for some phenomenal results, but for this tutorial I just pull the very edge of the paper quickly between my fingers and it forms ruffles. Otherwise, at the interior it is all about how you form and stretch the crepe paper.
Grace: I do not have any other online classes planned at the moment. :(
Christie: I think you would use a smaller balloon, and just scale the petals down, and you’ll do fine!

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