These cute 3D flower magnets are cut out using a Cricut Explore Air 2. They are so bright and fun that you will want to make tons to add to your home everywhere.
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If you have been following my blog you may have noticed that I love my Cricut Explore Air 2. But you may also be wondering-
“What is the Cricut Explore and what can it do?”
So first of all let me tell you about it. The Cricut Explore Air 2 is an electronic cutting machine. Its about the size of a printer and comes in some fun colors (I have the mint one). Its used for DIY projects and crafts and can cut a wide variety of materials from paper to iron-on to vinyl. You can also draw and score with it. In short, it’s awesome!
What can I do with it?
I’m finding there are so many things you can do with it. Some ideas that I have done are-
- Iron-on pillow cases or t-shirts (see HERE)
- Custom cards
- Custom kids’ aprons (see HERE)
- Customized onesies
- Baby mobile
- Cake/cupcake toppers (see HERE and HERE)
- Napkin rings (see HERE)
- Home decor (see HERE and HERE)
You can also make these awesome 3D paper flower magnets .
Here’s what you will need-
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Scrapbook paper in your choice of colors (I did pink, yellow, blue, green, and orange)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
First, you are going to make a petal shape in Cricut Design Space. I inserted a circle, then unlocked the shape to turn it into an oval. I wanted my petals to have a little more of a petal shape, so I actually combined three ovals, and then welded them together. These will be the petals for your flower. You will also need to insert a circle shape about the same width as your petals. For large flowers (petals about 3 inches long) I used 12 petals, and for medium flowers (petals about 2 inches long) I used 8 petals.
Set your Cricut machine to cardstock on the dial setting and cut out your petals. Remove the petals and cut a 1/2 inch slit in the bottom of each one. Then place a dab of glue on the left side of the petal and carefully glue the right side over the glue. Repeat with all the petals.
Once you have your petals all glued, you will add them to your circle base. Using the hot glue, put a dab on the petal and add it to the circle. Continue going around the outside of the circle until it is full. I used five petals on the outside for the medium ones and three petals on the inside. For the large flowers I did three circles of four petals each.
Now you can add the center of your flowers. I used orange and yellow paper and in Cricut Access I searched “flower” and inserted a couple of shapes with lots of little petals. I cut out a bunch of small sizes and layered them in the middle of the flowers. You can also search 3D flowers in Cricut Access and some patterns come up that make those cute turquoise flowers. I simply cut those out, rolled the paper up and glued them together.
Lastly, you will want to add a small magnet to the back of your flower. And that’s it! You’re done.
These look so cute on the refrigerator.
I added mine to a chalkboard I had and I can change up my message using chalkboard pens.
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