Learn how to make Cricut paper flowers that can be used to embellish anything.
“To Me, Flowers are Happiness”, a quote from Stefano Gabbana. Do you agree? I do! I think flowers can change your mood instantly.
And I don’t think they have to be real flowers. I think all different kinds of flowers, no matter what medium, can bring happiness. I love having real flowers, but unless you have a great green thumb (which I don’t!) they can be expensive.
Enter paper flowers. They bring the same smile to my face when I see them. Whether they are giant wall flowers or small Cricut paper flowers, they make me happy. And the best part is you can make them any color, almost any variation you want, and they don’t die!
Cricut flowers can be used to embellish almost anything. The 3D flowers can be added to shadow boxes, cards, presents, signs, your wall, and to cakes or donuts! I wanted to show you how quick and easy they are to make to get you inspired to try.
Make sure to watch the quick video to see exactly how I rolled the Cricut flowers. There are also printable instructions at the very end of the post.
Materials Needed for Cricut Paper Flowers:
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- cardstock – any kind. I used Cricut 12×12 cardstock and other patterned ones
- Cricut cutting machine – always check prices between Cricut.com and Amazon (click links to compare!)
- Cricut quilling tools
- Blossom Set Ball – optional
- Stamp pad and dauber – optional
- Hot glue gun or other strong fast dry glue
Cutting Out a Cricut Rose
The first thing you’ll want to do is bring in the flower files to Cricut Design Space. I used two different rose files from the Cricut flower cartridge: Flower Shoppe. The red one is #M4431D and the pink one below is #M3D7E1. They just have slightly different rounded petals.
You can open up this file in Cricut Design Space by clicking here. Then you can resize by dragging the corner with the double arrow or typing in a size in the toolbar at the top.
I sized them to 7 inches and 8 inches to get about a 1.75-inch flower and 2-inch flower respectively. I made the leaves random sizes and cut out 2 sets of them.
Click “Make It” and set your material setting to Cardstock 80 lb. Place the cardstock on a regular grip mat, load it into the machine, and click the go button when prompted.
Pull the extra cardstock from your mat and then remove the cut-out spiral flower.
Preparing the Cricut Rose (Optional Steps)
These next two steps are totally optional but I think they add a little extra pop to the paper flowers.
To get the petals to flare out a little bit more, I used a blossom ball tool. Flip the spiral cardstock over and rub the ball in a half circle motion on the back side of each petal.
If you want the edges of the petals to have a slightly different color, use a dabber to apply some stamp ink to the very edges. You can add a lot or a little, totally up to you!
Rolling Up Cricut 3D Flowers
Place the very edge of the spiral into the quilling tool.
Then you are going to hold your finger on the cardstock and tool while you roll the cardstock toward you so that it wraps around itself.(Definitely, watch the video if this part seems confusing. It’s a little hard to describe in words!)
I wrap about 1/4 of the cardstock around itself and then remove the tool. Place a finger on the top and the bottom of the flower to hold it together and keep turning it with your other fingers until the entire spiral is rolled up.
The last flap at the end is the bottom of the flower. Before you glue it, turn the flower over and let it go in your hand. This will release it and let the petals loosen up.
Turn it back over and apply glue to the flap or the spiral, push it down, and hold it in place for 10 seconds or so to secure the bottom on. Gently push out the petals with your fingers to add a more realistic look.
That’s all there is to it. It might take you a few flowers to get used to it, but once you do they go pretty quickly!
If you’d like to save this tutorial for later, hover over the top left of the image below and PIN IT now!
Here are the printable directions.
Make sure to watch the video to see all the steps in action. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Make sure to watch the video to see all the steps in action.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Have a creative day,