How To Make a Crepe Paper Rose

There’s no replacement for a real rose, but a crepe paper one can be a beautiful addition to any centerpiece or gift, and will last 100 times longer than its fresh-flower counterpart. If you’ve never made one before, YouTube user Margaret Meyer has an online tutorial to help you get started.

To create your own rose, all you’ll need is some crepe paper, green floral tape and stem wire.  You can crepe a bouquet of multicolored crepe flowers to use as the centerpiece at an event, or make just a few flowers to use in your home or as party decorations. Try creating flowers at different sizes to add a little variety to your bouquet!