July 17, 2022
You can create beautiful flowers using your Cricut machine. We will use the free rose template SVG to show you how to create a rainbow flower from paper. This template is easy to upload and only contains six layers for quick assembly! You can modify the size and color for whatever your project calls for!
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First, you can grab the SVG file free here! You will need to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get the password to enter. I am constantly updating my free SVG file library for you to create new projects with.
If you are having any trouble - learn how to download and upload all of the free SVG files on my website here.
Second, when you upload to Cricut Design Space, you will want to start by resizing. These flowers can be made as small as 1.5/2 inches and as big as 11.5x11.15 - for my rainbow rose I resized my rose SVG file to be about 6 inches. The layers are already sized so you do not need to resize each layer. Resize the group of layers together to not mess up the ratios.
The next step is to change the colors. For the rainbow rose, I clicked on each layer starting from the top and went in a rainbow pattern down (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet).
Your last step is to duplicate the project or just sent to your Cricut Machine to be cut.
These take practice, so take your time, and learn from mistakes! They will not always be perfect and that is how you grow when Cricut crafting.
To start, we make the bud in the center. You want to have the smaller layer for this center layer. Make sure you have them in the proper order after cutting from smallest at the top to largest at the bottom.
Now, we want to slightly curl our paper in with our bone tool and fold at the bottom inwards on each petal. Next we are going to hot glue in and overlapping position. It should slightly come in and over on each petal. You don't have to completely close the center, I left my bud slightly open in the middle.
You want to glue on the petal and allow it to dry so that you don't get a gap and see hot glue strings.
For our next layer you will curl in the same way and attach to the bud. Make sure you take your time to center your bud to the next layer, this will ensure your petals will be even looking on the outside.
Again, going around with a slight overlap and hot glue on the inside.
Repeat this for the next layer as well. After the layer is glued I like to take these petals and slightly curl the edges out.
Now for the last three layers, we are still doing this slight overlap but now the petals need to curl outwards. I use only my fingers for this part instead of my bone tool. I use a pinching motion to give the shape of the petals. Remember to offset the petals, think criss cross. You want the gaps from the previous layer to be covered by the new layer of petals.
I also put some glue towards the bottom of the petals I'm adding when I shape them so that they hold towards the bottom while I do that pinch shape.
At the end of the last layer, I go around and fix any shapes that may seem wonky and then my rainbow rose is ready to go!
Paper flowers are so fun to create, keep practicing and checking back for new designs!