How to make pampas grass or spruce tips from crepe paper

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v16119

How to make pampas grass or spruce tips from crepe paper

SKU#:
v16119

Whether you are a child or an adult, a beginner or have tried your hand at making crepe paper flowers before, you can learn how to make pampas grass and spruce tips from crepe paper using what we call the fringe/wrapping technique. It's a simple technique to follow. For crepe paper pampas grass and spruce tips you will need to use strong crepe paper with a high stretch/crepe percentage. This allows you to shape pampas grass and spruce tips without them breaking, and at the same time they will hold their shape if handled properly. The crepe paper can only stretch in one direction, so it is important to turn the paper the right way.

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How to make pampas grass or spruce tips from crepe paper
How to make pampas grass or spruce tips from crepe paper

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    Make a grass ear by cutting a 30 cm long and 5 cm wide piece of crepe paper in the crepe direction. The crepe direction is the direction of the folds. Stretch the piece of crepe paper completely so that the 30 cm extends to 45-50 cm. For some techniques it is suitable to use the full crepe effect, for example, when shaping petals. When cutting fringes like here, it is advisable to stretch the crepe paper completely.
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    Fold the piece of crepe paper twice lengthwise; you now have four layers. Cut fringes through all four layers along the length. Cut the fringes with an approx. 3 mm gap between each and 0.5-1 cm from the edge.
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    Now roll up this piece of crepe paper with the fringes tightly. Roll it between your hands to thin out the fringes.
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    Unfold and attach one end of the crepe paper with the fringes onto one end of a floral stem wire using a glue gun. Wrap the paper around the top of the floral stem wire a couple of times to secure it.
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    Continue wrapping the crepe paper downwards at an angle around the floral stem wire to your chosen length. Apply glue regularly. You may use a glue gun or Clear Multi Glue Gel. The latter takes longer to dry.
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    Cut a 1 x 20 cm piece of crepe paper. Attach one end onto the bottom part of the grass ear. Wrap the crepe paper strip around the floral stem wire at a downward angle to your chosen length and apply glue regularly.
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    Make grass ears with a different look by cutting the fringes in the piece of crepe paper at different lengths as well as varying how tightly you wrap the grass ear.
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    Make spruce tips by cutting a 30 long x 5 cm wide piece of crepe paper in the crepe direction. Stretch the crepe paper completely.
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    Fold the piece of crepe paper twice lengthwise; you now have four layers. Cut fringes through all four layers along the length. Cut the fringes with an approx. 3 mm gap between each and 0.5-1 cm from the edge.
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    Now roll up this piece of crepe paper with the fringes tightly. Roll it between your hands to thin out the fringes.
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    Unfold and attach one end of the crepe paper with the fringes onto one end of a floral stem wire using a glue gun. Wrap the crepe paper around the top of the floral stem wire a couple of times to secure it. Continue wrapping the crepe paper downwards at an angle around the floral stem wire to your chosen length. Apply glue regularly. You may use a glue gun or Clear Multi Glue Gel. The latter takes longer to dry.
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    Two finished spruce tips.

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    Whether you are a child or an adult, a beginner or have tried your hand at making crepe paper flowers before, you can learn how to make pampas grass and spruce tips from crepe paper using what we call the fringe/wrapping technique. It's a simple technique to follow. For crepe paper pampas grass and spruce tips you will need to use strong crepe paper with a high stretch/crepe percentage. This allows you to shape pampas grass and spruce tips without them breaking, and at the same time they will hold their shape if handled properly. The crepe paper can only stretch in one direction, so it is important to turn the paper the right way.

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