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On the hunt for a perfect paper flower tutorial for giant flowers resulted in less than awesome results. So I came up with my own and I’m in love with this easy step-by-step paper flower tutorial.

It has been oh so long since I have done any paper crafting. I wanted to do my youngest bedroom in a unicorn theme, but I also wanted to do it on a budget. I thought giant paper flowers were perfect, but I needed to teach myself how to make paper flowers first.

So I went on the search for a flower template and I had an idea in my head of what I wanted and couldn’t find it. So I gave making my own template a shot. And my large paper flower came out beautifully!

The first one was so perfect, I ended up making about 5 before I even realized what I was doing was making more giant paper flowers than I really needed. LOL!

And, if you were to mix in some gigantic flower made of paper and some smaller flowers, well, you’ve got yourself a regular wall mural happening in just a few minutes.

Seriously, these DIY giant paper flowers were really simple to do using my Cricut cutting machine, but hand cutting wouldn’t be bad. Next, I will be trying a paper rose, I just have to figure out where it will go.

How To Make Paper Flowers

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Because you are using card stock for these DIY paper flowers, they will be much sturdier than the crepe paper or tissue paper flowers you might have made as a kid.

But you can use them to decorate in the same ways. When I was little girl, I like to have them just to play with, but they fell apart so easily! I’m glad that these I’m making now are so much more sturdy because they’ll last a bit longer and be more loved.

I have provided you with both the cut files, template and tutorial video that will help you learn how I curl the edges and also how to put the flowers together.

Once you figure out the pattern, though, it’s super intuitive. You can almost make a flower without even thinking about it.

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What paper is used for paper flowers?

I like to use a medium weight cardstock although you can use just about any type of paper as long as its thick. I prefer to use paper of the same weight you use for things like cards, boxes, scrapbooking and other paper crafts. Now, just so you know if you are making smaller flowers you can use a lighter weight paper.

Then, for the center of the flower, you can pretty much use anything–I thought these pretty foil paper bursts were perfect because the went so well with the unicorn, but you can do just about anything. Don’t worry about those falling over as much because they’re really small and supported by the petals all around them. Just hot glue it in the middle and get it tucked in nicely.

With a smaller flower, you can use a quilling tool to help make the petals curl, but with the larger flowers, you’ll need to do it the way I show you in the video.

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What kinds of things can you use Cricut flowers for?

These flowers can be used for a ton of different things from wedding decorations to home decor. Some of my favorite ideas for decorating with paper flowers include:

  • non-traditional wedding bouquet
  • wall decor
  • centerpieces
  • corsages
  • cake toppers
  • party decorations
  • wreaths
  • and so much more

Just let your imagination run wild with the things you can do with these amazing beauties! The look on my daughter’s face when she saw her unicorn flower was priceless! I am always happy to make her happy and the fact that I have the knowledge and the skill to use my Cricut to make these amazing creations makes it even better.

And once you get the hang of how to make large paper flowers, you can seriously make them in just a few minutes.

So, it’s totally worth it to make these flowers and then get that big blooming smile–it’s like two ways to brighten your day in one project. So cool. 

And the fact that I can make ’em fast with my Cricut? Well, that puts a smile on my face, for sure.

 


But, like I said before, you can make these by hand, or you can make them with your Cricut, which is going to be a lot faster, in my humble opinion.

If you don’t have a Cricut and love to craft, I strongly suggest you get one. I have been a user of Provo craft (the parent company of Cricut) since the very beginning when they were first introduced. My first Cricut was the small little 6 inch and I now have the Cricut explore one and I have the Cricut maker coming. It’s a veritable Cricut-farm in my house!

My T-shirt business was solely created using the Cricut, the first t-shirt order, I was still using an iron to press my design! And now I am receiving large volume requests and I can bang them out in just a few minutes with my handy Cricut Design Space and some vinyl.

I wanted to do my youngest bedroom in a unicorn theme, but I also wanted to do it on a budget. I thought giant paper flowers were perfect. #cricut #paperflowers #giantpaperflowers #papercraftingLooking for more great Cricut crafts?

I really enjoy using my Cricut. So much so that I’ve already made plans to get a second one (you know, the Cricut Maker–the one that can cut wood!). Just perfect for all sorts of crafting and I can’t tell you how easy it is to use. So, rather than telling you how easy it is, how about I just show you some of the best tutorials for Cricut projects I’ve got!

multi colored paper flower
Yield: 1

How To Make Paper Flowers

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

I wanted to do my youngest bedroom in a unicorn theme, but I also wanted to do it on a budget. I thought giant paper flowers were perfect.

Materials

  • 15 12x12 sheets medium weight cardstock

Tools

  • Flower SVG (enter your email above for the free file)
  • Cricut
  • Spatula to lift cuts
  • 1 Cricut mat
  • Scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • mounting tape

Instructions

  • Cut all pieces with the Cricut
  • For giant flower, the sizes are as follows
  • (make sure the flower petals are grouped)
  1. Largest petal 8 inches (7 of each petal)
  2. Circle base 6 inches
  3. Flower centers 3 inches
  • all 3 leaves are 11.25 (cut what you need for the project)
  • Using the scissors cut a slit about an inch up the center of each flower
  • Using the edge of your table curl your petal
  • Put a small glue dot on one slide of the slit and barely fold the other side over (see video)
  • Once you have done this to all petals it’s time to assemble your flower
  • Starting with the largest, put a line of hot glue on the back side of the petal and glue to your circle base
  • Continue around, moving towards the middle of the base with each layer
  • Once you have applied all petals place in your center
  1. To hang I used mounting tape

Did you make this project?

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