Whether you’ve been a longtime follower of Lars or a recent convert (in which case, we’re so glad you found us!), chances are you’ve noticed our deep appreciation for crepe paper. Paper, in general, is often our medium of choice because of its versatility. Crepe paper, in particular, has the ability to stretch, bend, and create shapes no other paper can. Its texture is unique and lends itself to all sorts of projects! *And just to be clear, we are not talking about crepe paper streamers, the common party decoration. There is certainly a time and place for those babies, like our crepe paper streamer curtains (!), but we’re focusing on the larger, heavier rolls of crepe paper.
We’ve long adored crepe paper flowers, but some of our favorite crepe paper projects also include a fringed necklace, a cherry wreath, and a chandelier. The sky is the limit! We receive lots of inquiries about where we purchase our crepe paper since you can’t find the good stuff in stores and decided it was time we reveal all our secrets with an official Crepe Paper Resource Guide! We have included our favorite shops to buy from as well as some inspirational artists that have taken crepe paper to a whole new level.
Crepe Paper Resource Guide
- Carte Fini
- If you’re looking for beautiful colors, this is the place to go! They also have a few different weights of crepe as well as a water-resistance variety if you’re planning on making projects for the outdoors, like our car swag, for example.
- Castle in the Air
- Castle in the Air has a variety of different weights and types of crepe paper, from metallics to printed to doublette, they have every type you need!
- Paper Mart
- As far as price goes, Paper Mart is the way to go. They have a wide assortment of your basic colors at a price that won’t break the bank.
- Crepe Paper Store
- Florist crepe paper, single crepe, tissue streamers
- D. Blumchen & Company
- Lots of gorgeous single-ply and double-sided German crepe
- Lia Griffith
- Craft extraordinaire recently released her own brand of crepe paper that you can buy on Amazon. Wahoo! And she sells them in curated colors too.
- Livia Cetti
- One of the original paper flower artists, she just came out with a new book, The Exquisite Book of Paper Flower Transformations that is incredibly beautiful! She provides great how-tos with amazing execution.
- Rebecca Thuss
- If you haven’t read Paper to Petal, you need to get a hold of a copy! Rebecca does the most beautiful flowers and crepe paper creations and knows uses color in the most unexpected way. She often will paint or dye the crepe paper to create unique patterns and colors.
- Lia Griffith
- Lia Griffith has created every possible crepe paper flower and plant imaginable. She is a great resource for templates and simple instructions if you’re just starting off with crepe paper.
- Anandamayi Arnold
- I was first introduced to Anandamayi’s works via Martha Stewart and was amazed at the realistic quality of her creations! Surprise balls are her specialty and you’ll have a hard time differentiating her works from their real-life counterpart! If you’re in the San Fransisco area, check out Tail of the Yak to buy her goods!
Please let me know if you have any other questions or if you have any leads to other sources!
Photo by Anna Killian for The House That Lars Built