Learn how to make paper flowers with your Cricut! I created this beautiful heart with paper flowers which is perfect for Valentine’s day or just as decoration in a little girl’s room. I used my Cricut to cut out all the flowers.
Paper flowers are so easy to make with your Cricut. I’ve included a tutorial below and a link to the Cricut Design Space file I created for the petals. Once you start making them you won’t want to stop! For this particular project I used a variety of shades of pink and coral cardstock and some different shaped petals. I also made a video of the process which I will upload to my Facebook page soon. (I will update this post when I do.)
Creating the petals for your flowers is super easy to do with basic shapes. I also explain about that in this paper flower magnet post, but I thought I would go over it here. (You can also see a paper flower I made as a felt letter board decoration in this post.) To make a realistic paper flower, you want the petals to have depth and dimension and not be flat. To accomplish this easily, I cut a small slit in the bottom of the petals which I then cross over and glue to give the petal depth. This is easy to do in Cricut Design Space. I also like my petals to have some shape to them like natural flowers, so I use multiple ovals to give them some different edges.
Here’s how I make my basic flower petal:
First, insert a circle and then unlock it and resize it into an oval. Duplicate it two more times to make three ovals (I usually just use Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl +V to paste.) Overlap the ovals and use the Weld tool to weld them into one petal.
Once you have changed your line to cut, you will want to attach it to your petal so it cuts exactly as you see it on the screen. Select the petal and the score line and select the Attach tool. Now they are attached together.
Duplicate your petal for the number you want for each flower. I usually do 5 larger petals, 3 medium petals and 2 smaller petals. You will also insert a circle for the base of your flower. The circle should be about half the size of your largest petal. You can make your flowers as big or as small as you want.
Also, play around with welding different amounts of ovals and shapes for different shaped flowers. In the petals below, I used a bunch of ovals to give it a ruffled edge. I also did some flowers that had a pointy petal.
For my centers of the flowers, I inserted flower shapes I found in the Design Space library, but you could also try making your own.
You can even make large paper flowers that take up a whole sheet of cardstock if you like! It’s fun to play around with the shapes and sizes.
Materials for Paper Flowers:
Open Cricut Design Space and open this file——-> HERE
Cut out your paper flowers from your pink and coral paper on your LightGrip mat. Cut out the centers from the gold glitter cardstock.
Make sure you keep each flower grouped together when you remove them from your mat. I like to keep them in little stacks so I don’t get confused.
Using your glue gun, glue the bottom slit of each petal. For larger petals, glue the slit less crossed over, so they lie more flat but still have a little bit of depth. For the smaller petals, cross the bottom slit over more so that the petals stand up more.
Start by glueing your largest petals around the outside of your base circle. After they are glued, carefully bend them back a little to shape them. Next, glue your medium petals, offsetting each one slightly from the larger petals. Glue your smallest petals and then your center. Repeat with all the flowers.
To make the paper heart, I used a 12X12 piece of cardstock and cut it into a heart shape by hand. (You could always use your Cricut to do this part).
I arranged all my flowers on the heart to see how I liked them. Once I decided on placement, I glued them to the heart and attached some string to hang it on the top. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of this part, but I did video it!
I had this magnet board that I got for free from a yard sale, and I thought the little flower heart would look cute hanging on it. You could also hang it from a picture frame or chalk board, or you can use a sturdier backing for your heart and hang it as a wreath.
I hope this helped you learn how to make paper flowers with your Cricut. If you have any questions let me know in the comments below!