Hello!! I’ve been meaning to make this post for a while, but I’ve been busy with re-doing my craft area. I FINALLY cleaned it up and purchased some proper shelving and storage furniture. I’m so happy with my new space I want to spend all my time in it. Unfortunately, my real life gets in the way of that. 😊
For this post, I’ll be sharing how I make my crepe paper cosmos. It’s not a hard flower to make with minimal supplies, but I find it easy to miss up. If the center and petals aren’t the right size or placed just right, your cosmos will look really wrong.
I’ve created a video for this tutorial and attached a template below as well.
- Double sided crepe paper – yellow and white for the center and petals
- 180 gram crepe paper – green for the sepal and leaves
- Hot glue
- Tacky glue
- Heavy and light gauge wire
If you don’t have double sided crepe paper, a 90, 140 or 180 gram should work for the center and the petals. You will need to adjust the sizing due to the stretch with the heavier weights compared to the double sided crepe.
I don’t recommend 60 gram/fine crepe paper, as it’s too thin for the petals.
There’s also a template if you’re interested, but again, it’s for the double sided crepe paper with the exception of the greenery.