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Fall is in full spring with Maria Provenzano’s DIY Crepe Paper Leaf Branches.
DIY Crepe Paper Leaf Branches
Level:
Beginner
How-To:
Home Decor
Seasonal Event:
Fall

DIY CREPE PAPER LEAF BRANCHES MATERIALS:

  • Crepe paper in orange tones
  • Floral wire stems
  • Brown floral tape
  • Scrapbooking ink
  • Ink blending tool
  • Leaf template print
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Wire snips

OPTIONAL:

  • Leaf punch
  • Printer paper
DIY Crepe Paper Leaf Branches

DIY CREPE PAPER LEAF BRANCHES INSTRUCTIONS:

To Create Your Leaves Using the Template:

  1. Print and cut out the leaf template that is provided.
  2. Cut a square of crepe paper that is slightly larger than your template. PRO TIP: cutting the crepe paper down allows you to cut more precisely to the edge of the template.
  3. Fold the leaf template in half then fold a piece of crepe paper in half along the grain. Insert the folded crepe paper into the fold of the template so that the folded edges align. PRO TIP: make sure the grain of the crepe paper is vertical when you fold otherwise the paper will crinkle.
  4. Trim the crepe paper to the size and shape of the template. Cut along the open side of the template opposite the folded edge.
  5. Repeat to create as many leaves as desired.

To Create the Leaves Using A Punch:

  1. Cut a square of crepe paper and fold a piece of printer paper over it so that the crepe paper is sandwiched.
  2. Slide the paper sandwich into the slot and punch. PRO TIP: there will be two printer paper leaves punched from this as well, use them for other projects or give them to your kids to create with.
  3. Repeat to create as many leaves as desired.

To Create Fall Branches Out of The Leaves:

  1. Create an ombre fall color effect by blotting the center of each leaf with some scrapbook ink, dab it on lightly with an ink blending tool. Allow to dry.
  2. Attach the leaf to the wire stem. Cut the center of the leaf about 2/3 of the way to the top and apply a thin line of hot glue along one edge of the cut. Place the floral stem onto the glue and place the other half of the leaf on top so that they are slightly overlapping, and the wire is secured into the center of the leaf.
  3. Repeat step 10 to create as many branches as you have leaves.
  4. Wrap the stems with brown floral tape.
  5. Cut down some of the stems with wire snips to create the shorter branching parts of the branches.
  6. Add shorter branches to a long center stem by wrapping the connection with floral tape.
  7. Decorate with stems as desired and enjoy!

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