August 2, 2022
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There are so many ways to utilize paper flowers within your crafting. Here are some ideas for the free SVG file:
You are able to change the colors and size of the flower SVG file to help it fit the needs of your project. Let's get crafting.
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This is going to really depend on what you want your end result to be but here are the materials I used to create the paper flowers:
*I do not have a tutorial for Silhouette or Brother - please reach out if you need extra help*
Once you have the flower template downloaded, you can upload to Cricut Design Space. The first thing I suggest is to resize to the size you need. The best way to do this is to click on the bottom piece of the flower (not the strips) to see the width. I set my flower to be around 4.25 inches wide. If you are adjusting the size, make sure to adjust the whole SVG. The strips for the center also need to be adjusted to fit the flower.
Note: If you want your flower to be large (say 11 inches wide) you will have to break up your center strips with the slice tool so that you can fit it on your paper.
If you want to change any colors after you have adjusted the size, its easiest to click on each layer and hold control or shift then pick the color you would like to change to. You can change each layer or do them in groups, remember this is your paper flower.
Now, we can send to our machine, I cut mine on my Cricut Explore Air 2 with the medium card stock setting.
Make sure you organize the layers - two should be slightly bigger, those are going to be the bottom pieces. First what I do, is I go around the flower and pinch the petals slightly and fold gently into the center. you can use a bone tool or quilling tool to help round the petals into shape but I just used gentle pressure from my finger.
I did this for all four layers then I started to glue them together using a generous amount of hot glue. Make sure to slightly rotate each layer so the petals show through and you don't have huge gaps in between.
Once I have my petals stacked, I start with my center. I like to work piece by piece, the center piece is going to be slightly tighter and I used my quilling tool to spiral it together.
Then as I add pieces I twirl them around, getting slightly looser as I work my way out, but not to where it is falling apart. There are ten strips to place together and the ending circle should fit nicely into the center of the petal stack.
Once you have the center rolled up, you can add your glue to the bottom and center it into the petal layers.
I used my fingers to fan out the center pieces to give it volume and fluff it out to make it look complete. These flowers are an excellent addition to add to any shadowbox or bouquet. I plan on using my Halloween themed flowers in some wall decor!
If you loved this project, you can see how to make a free rose SVG file here and I will continue to add more free flower templates! Thank you!