I recently learned how to make paper flowers with my Cricut and now I want to share the step by step tutorial for these card stock flowers with you!
Have you ever wondered how people make the beautiful and intricate paper flowers you sometimes see on Pinterest or in Anthropologie windows, or whatever?! Well, as you know I love my Cricut and I wanted to try using it for something other than making t-shirts. I made a paper gift card wreath and needed some paper flowers to embellish it with. Once I got started making these paper flowers I couldn’t stop, so I made more colors so I could make a cake topper too!
The paper flowers are actually easy to make, but they can be time consuming, even with a Cricut. (I can’t imagine cutting everything by hand, although I know some people do this.) I recommend finding something awesome on Netflix while you go about this business. I am using poppies as the example for how to make these, but the process is going to be similar for most 3D paper flowers.
First things first!
Materials you’ll need to make card stock flowers:
Card Stock – make sure you have the petal colors you want plus black, white, yellow, 1-2 shades of green for the pistils and leaves!
Quick Dry Tacky Glue
Cricut – I used my Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut LightGrip Mat + Tool Kit
How to make FLOWERS out of card stock
I decided that I wanted to make 3-5 flowers at a time, and I didn’t want to have to switch out the colors of my paper between each cut! So I went a different route and cut the petals all together, and then the pistils all together, and then the leaves all together. To do this, I chose ‘ungroup’ in the far right corner of the canvas. Then I deleted all of the layers except for the petals.
I cut those, and they all came out on the mat like this:
How to assemble and glue paper flowers
See? It’s really pretty easy. It takes the Cricut a while to cut all of the little intricate parts of the flower, so plan accordingly and have something to do while you’re cutting! I was able to make 12 paper flowers in one afternoon.
SHOP THE MATERIALS YOU NEED HERE:
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