Cricut Tutorial Paper Flowers Topiary + Free Hydrangea SVG

Created on:

January 23, 2023

Updated on:

February 8, 2024

Written by Kelsey Sergi
Paper Hydrangea Topiary with free cricut paper flower svg template and tutorial

Let's dive into a new Cricut tutorial for paper flowers - a paper hydrangea topiary.

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This paper flower topiary is easy to put together and a super budget friendly project to create. Add it to a vase and create unique home decor for any occasion or party.

Materials & Tools

Let's start with the basics of what you will need to create this paper flower project. The first thing you will need to do is sign up for my newsletter to access the FREE SVG template for the hydrangeas. Shortly after signing up for my newsletter you will receive a welcome email with the password to access all the community SVG Files. The hydrangeas are under flowers towards the top of the community SVG files. The steps to download the free template can be found on the drop down menu for Free SVGs!

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Gather your tools and supplies - these are super budget friendly if you grab the Styrofoam at the Dollar Tree (I know this option isn't available to everyone). You will need:

  • A Cricut machine, Silhouette Cameo, or any craft cutting machine of your choice. You can also hand cut the flowers our if you choose!
  • Paper - I used 12 x 12 paper in a 65 pound weight and you can shop here! Use code KELSS53 to save.
  • A styrofoam mold - I got this heart shape mold at the Dollar Tree but you can use any shape!
  • Hot Glue and Gun - again I get my glue sticks at the Dollar Tree. Crafting on a budget is possible! 
  • Adhesive Gems - I found mine at Walmart but any gems will work with some hot glue and these are optional
  • Paint or Alcohol Ink - I used white acrylic for my details and a sponge brush.
  • Dowel or stick - This is if you want to put the topiary into a vase
  • Vase - any vase will work!
  • Flower Foam - this will hold up your topiary in the vase.
  • I used a 1/2 teaspoon to roll my petals an round them but you can also grab this ball stylus set.
  • I also used a folded foam sheet for rounding but you can use a sponge or this mat.

Let's jump into the paper flower tutorial

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Step 1: Cut all your paper petals

cricut tutorial paper flower topiary paper hydrangea free svg template  - how to make

I cut my petals at just about 2 inches wide and each 12 x 12 piece of paper had about 24 petals on them. I cut out 5 pages of flowers (I did have some casualties) and obviously you may need more or less depending on how big you styrofoam blank is. I ended up cutting about 120 flowers and using around 115. Next time I make this project I would probably even make more to really cover all of the space tightly.

Step 2: Paint

cricut tutorial paper flower topiary paper hydrangea free svg template  - how to make

I used a small sponge to paint around the edges of my paper hydrangea flowers. You don't need to be perfect when doing this and there's no power and that I used. The paint dried really lately and it looks beautiful.

Step 3: Round

cricut tutorial paper flower topiary paper hydrangea free svg template  - how to make

I haven't invested in a ball stylus set yet for my flower crafts but I have found an alternative that works for me, a half teaspoon. I told a foam sheet and half you can use anything that's a little soft and then I just round in the center with my half teaspoon until the flower starts to take a little shape. Center for the shipping I just use my fingers to crinkled the pedals a little bit and also fold them at the top into the center and also a way.

Step 4: Hot Glue

cricut tutorial paper flower topiary paper hydrangea free svg template  - how to make

I started by working in small sections with my hot glue gun and adding the flowers on in a tight pattern. You don't wanna have a lot of space in between your petals. I was I moved throughout the project I was able to make longer lines of hot glue and work a little bit faster.

Step 5: Add Gems

cricut tutorial paper flower topiary paper hydrangea free svg template  - how to make

My gems were self-adhesive so I just add these in randomly there was no rhyme or reason I'm where I put them and you can put as little or as many as you'd like onto your topiary. You could also exclude them completely if you don't like the look.

Step 6: Add the Dowel and "Plant"

cricut tutorial paper flower topiary paper hydrangea free svg template  - how to make

Because my Styrofoam was a heart shape I just stopped the dowel right into the point at the bottom, my dowel wasn't super thick and it went really easy. Then I had flower foam within my vase already and I just popped the end of the dowel right into my vase.

cricut tutorial paper flower topiary paper hydrangea free svg template

This project is so fun for any holiday, as a gift, it is also perfect as some DIY bridal shower or baby shower decor.

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Happy Crafting!

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