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.


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21 Comments

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!

Christie
Christie

June 01, 2014

I have 3 rolls of crepe paper. How can I scale this down so that it only needs 3?

Grace
Grace

May 29, 2014

Hi I want to take a class online, when do you have the next class???

thank you

Aleene
Aleene

May 11, 2014

Amazing flowers! They’re so delicate and incredibly detailed. How do you curl the petals? By using a curling machine or by hand?

Candacde
Candacde

April 18, 2014

You need 4-5 rolls of crepe paper for each flower? That makes these pretty pricey, but I guess they’re so big that only a few would make a huge impact.

Nan
Nan

April 13, 2014

Ooh, what a fun project and with beautiful results. Must try soon.

Rita Shehan
Rita Shehan

April 05, 2014

These flowers are simply stunning! So beautiful!

Dani H
Dani H

April 04, 2014

Stunning!

heidi @ aweekfromthursday
heidi @ aweekfromthursday

April 04, 2014

This would be a beautiful as a background to a wedding ceremony.

Jessica
Jessica

April 03, 2014

Beautiful! I ordered the supplies to make a couple of these, we are installing some panels of paper flowers in our church commons area for Easter Sunday, this will be a beautiful addition.

Jesus G Valtier
Jesus G Valtier

April 01, 2014

Beautifully done! What craftsmanship and technique!

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