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32 Outstanding Crepe Paper Craft Ideas

Updated on December 4, 2016
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

Making crepe paper crafts is so easy to do and very inexpensive. There are at least thirty different colors of crepe paper to choose from, so you can find the perfect color for any project or occasion. Although, making flowers is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of crepe paper crafts, there are so many different flower projects to make.

Don't limit yourself to only making them.There are certain occasions that are perfect for items made with crepe paper, for instance, baby and bridal showers, birthdays, proms and school parties, and all the holiday seasonal parties. To make it easy to find the projects that you'll find in this article, I've included a nice photo and the site name where you'll find the tutorials and patterns.

You can make beautiful flowers like the ones shown above by following the instructions at The Bride's Cafe.

1. Ruffled Streamers

When you want to incorporate a few colors together for your party streamers, consider making ruffled streamers like these. The tutorial for making the ruffled streamers is found at MADE.

2. Crepe Paper Leis

Just the idea you need when planning an island or beach themed party. Make these crepe paper leis by going to dream a lil’ dream and following the instructions given there.

3. Popcorn Tin to Work of Art

Use crepe paper or tissue paper strips to make the flowers, and then glue them to a popcorn tin to make an outstanding work of art. Follow the tutorial at My Very Educated Mother to make this project.

4. Mummies

I love these mummies because you canmake them as small or as large as you want. See how easy it is to make these mummies by going to Crafts ‘n Coffee for the tutorial.

5. Crepe Paper Carrots

I love the looks of these carrots, and think it would be very hard to use them only as an Easter décor. Martha Stewart is the site where you'll find the tutorial for making the crepe paper carrots.

6. Chain Garland

When you want to incorporate more than one color into your party decorations, consider making these chain garlands. You'll find the tutorial for making chain garlands at Kiddie Foodies.

7. Pretty Crepe Paper Tulips

Imagine a nice large bouquet of these pretty tulips in the center of your dining room table. How beautiful that would be. To make these tulips, go to the lia Griffith for the tutorial.

8. Wiffle Ball Rosette Mobile

Can you believe that wiffle balls are the basis to make these rosette balls? I think that these rosette balls would be a great decoration for just about any occasion. You'll find the tutorial for making this rosette mobile at Lemon Tree Creations.

9. Mummy Cups

These would be perfect favor cups for a Halloween party at home or at school. The kids can help make the mummy cups by following the instructions given at room for IMPROVEMENTS.

10. Birthday Banner

Make the birthday party special by adding a birthday banner to the décor. See how easy it is to make this banner by going to SIMPLE SAGE DESIGNS for the tutorial.

11. Make a Crepe Paper Lantern

12. Candy Poppers

If it's a party, any occasion party, candy poppers are a perfect favor for it. See how easily you can make a whole bunch of these by going to STYLE ME PRETTY for the tutorial.

13. Bows Garland

Do you think most banners and garlands are to sissy for a boy's party? Then you'll find a great alternative with this bow garland. The instructions for making the garland is found at the FLAIR EXCHANGE.

14. Whimsical Sparkle Trees

I would never have guessed that pretty little trees could be made using crepe paper, but look at these beauties. A grouping of these sparkly trees will be the finishing touch needed on a table or mantel. Find the instructions for making these Christmas trees at Creative Chaos.

15. Crepe Paper Rose Easter Basket

The instructions for making this rose Easter basket uses a 2 1/2 quart plastic tub, but I think it would be very easy to make this rose basket any size you choose, as long as you can find a suitable sized tub. They would be really nice nut cups for a wedding or shower reception. The tutorial can be found at Martha Stewart. Just resize the petal pattern.

16. Paper Flower Garland

Why use plain crepe paper garland, when you can make beautiful crepe paper flower garland. This is a very pretty garland and one that isn't difficult to make. Find the instructions at OH HAPPY DAY and make your party garland special.

17. Ice Cream Cone Pinata

Pinatas don't have to be difficult to make to be attractive and fun. For your next party, make an ice cream cone pinata by going to SIMPLY Modern MOM for the directions.

18. Fringed Streamers

When you first look at these fringed streamers the first thing that enters your mind is, "that's going to take an awful lot of cuts to look like that." Check out the tutorial at OH HAPPY DAY and see that it really isn't that time consuming.

19. Pumpkin Party Favors

Another super cute party favor, and this time it's to help celebrate the fall holidays. You'll find the instructions for making these pumpkin party favors on the pottery barn kids site.

20. Crepe Paper Pom Poms

What is a party without pom poms, especially if you can make them yourself and you can make lots of them. Go to the sweetest occasion to find the tutorial for making the pom poms.

21. Halloween Ghosts

No longer will I think that Halloween ghosts should be white. I've fallen in love with these colorful ghosts. Check out how to make them by going to the epicurious site.

22. Design a Bracelet

The kids will love making their own bracelets following the tutorial at babble dabble do. If you are planning a party and need an activity for the kids, consider this project.

23. How to Make Paper Beads From Crepe Paper

24. Black Flowers

Every room in your home should include a touch of black for elegance. Look how elegant these black crepe paper flowers look. The instructions for making them is found at Country Living.

25. Crepe Paper Flower Pencil

Here is another crepe paper project that I think would be a nice activity for a group of boys or girls. If you go to the sweetest occasion you'll find the instructions for making these flower pencils.

26. Mini Kitty Pinatas

You'll have a great time making these little mini kitty pinatas. Anytime is a good time to have a party, and pinatas are always a nice touch. To make these little kitty pinatas, go to MAKING IT for the instructions.

27. Crepe Paper Wreath

The great thing about crepe paper is that there are so many colors to choose from. You can make a wreath for yourself in a color that you love, and then make others in different colors to give as gifts. The tutorial for making the wreath is found at SIMPLE SAGE DESIGNS.

28. Valentine Topiary

A beautiful topiary like this one shouldn't be designated for only Valentine's Day, but if you are looking for a Valentine gift to make, this one's a beauty. Find the tutorial at creatively southern and see how easy this project is to make.

29. Paper Flowers for Kids to Make

Kids like to make gifts for mom and dad, and making paper flowers gives them an opportunity to make bouquets, corsages and bouts. Go to for the instructions to make paper flowers.

30. Lei Garland

Planning a Hawaiian or beach party? Make leis for all the guests to get everyone in the mood. You'll find the tutorial for making the lei at HIP HIP Hooray!

31. Fashion Christmas Tree

Imagine how cute this would be as a baby shower theme during the winter season. Of course, the tree is also a great decoration for the table or mantel for Christmas. The instructions are found at Joli Paquet .

32. Crepe Paper Flowers

When you go to creme de la craft for the tutorial, you'll find that there are a number of different flowers made using crepe paper. Try them all and see which ones you like best.

© 2014 Loraine Brummer

What type of craft, using crepe paper, have you made? - or leave a comment.

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      Carol Morris 19 months ago


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      RTalloni 22 months ago from the short journey

      I love the wiffle ball roses!

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      flairexchange 3 years ago

      Thanks so much for including our crepe paper bows!