Cricut Machine - Maker, Cricut Explore Air 2, or Cricut Joy
Cricut LightGrip Mat
Card Stock choose any color for petals, a green for leaves, and black for accents and pistils
Quick Dry Tacky Glue
How to Design Paper Flowers in Cricut Design Space
In Cricut Design Space, go to Images. Search 'flower' and then under 'filters choose '3D objects.' You can also type the name of a specific flower into the search bar.
Select the flower you like the best. All of the elements of the paper flower will come up on the canvas.
Select the elements of the flower and duplicate them if you want to make more than one.
Size the flower designs to the how big you want them to be, and click 'make it!'
Cut Paper Flowers
Add the first color of card stock to a Light grip mat - the color that coordinates with the first canvas in line for cutting.
Press continue. Once your machine is connected and the correct tools are loaded, load the mat into the machine and click go.
After the first mat cuts, repeat this until all of the flower pieces are cut. Weed extra paper off of the mat and now it's time to assemble!
How to Assemble and Glue Paper Flowers
Attach the two flower petals together with Quick Dry Tacky Glue. Use your fingers to bend and roll the petals so that they are 3D like real flowers.
Next, roll the pistils up and bend them out as you go, again, so they resemble real flowers. Use tacky glue to attach it as you roll, and then hold it tight for 30 seconds while it dries. Then, use glue to attach the pistil to the center of the flower.
Repeat these steps and assemble all of the paper flowers in a similar fashion.
Pro Tips:Each paper flower is different, and it might take some trial and error to assemble them perfectly.Cut extras and have fun with it!
The post How to Make Paper Flowers with a Cricut was originally published on https://prettyprovidence.com/how-to-make-paper-flowers/ May 23, 2018