Make a paper calla lily

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Paper calla lily tutorial

Maria Nobel of St Jude’s Creations is an expert on making paper flowers. Here, she shares one of her creations from her book, 100 Paper Flowers.

coverThese easy yet stylish paper calla lilies can be used to spruce up a room with a touch of elegance and colour. Place them in tall vases to make easy centrepieces for weddings or gather them together to make a beautiful bridal bouquet.


Doublette crepe paper orange or ivory
Stem wire 18 gauge
Air drying clay in yellow
Tacky Glue


1. Cut a doublette crepe paper of choice into half and place the half sheets one on top of other. Using a template cut a pair out.

Paper callas step1

2. Apply tacky glue and paste the 2 layers together.

Paper callas step2

To make centre:

3. Make a ball out of air drying clay. Roll onto a cheese grater to form 3 inch long roll.


4. Apply glue onto 18 gauge wire and gently push 1/2 inch into the centre. Leave aside to dry.


To form flower:

5. Place the centre onto the calla lily shape.


6. Apply glue on lower left edge of the template and fold over edges and stick.





To make the gorgeous poppy below, head to Maria’s blog for step-by-step instructions.



  1. Whereabouts would you buy doublette crepe paper in NZ? There only seems to be the more common variety. Thanks

    • Yes, it can be tricky to find. You may need to buy it online at an overseas specialist supplier. Alternatively, you can make your own using ordinary crepe paper. Cut the paper to the size you need, then cut another piece, the same size. Spray with adhesive, then glue the two pieces together. Hope that helps. 🙂

  2. wow very nice your article.i love it. i making a video follow your tutorial

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