It’s the Cricut Summer of Flowers! And I really don’t need much excuse to make a paper flower project; they’re so beautiful and fairly easy to make with the Cricut Maker. My daughter’s room is going through a remodel, so creating this Paper Flower Hoop Wreath project to go on her wall was just the thing to create as part of this hop.
Cutting out the petals by hand was always the drag part of making paper flowers. But the Maker speeds along the process so much, it’s literally minutes to finish a flower now. The flowers in this tutorial are simple, so it’ll be even easier. There are two six petal rings that you layer and a fringed center that the Maker cuts out for you. And all you have to do is stack everything up and your project will be complete.
Of course, the hoop is an optional part of this project. I arranged them on the hoop because the board I was putting the flowers on had a hook, and a wreath seemed like a good thing to put there.
- Pink cardstock
- Gold cardstock
- Wood hoop
- Gold paint
- Flower SVG file
- Leaf SVG file
- Hot glue
- Cricut Maker
- Hot glue gun
InstructionsOpen Cricut Design Space and upload the flower and leaf files. Copy/paste six of each petal.
Cut the petals from your pink card stock and the leaves and flower centers from the gold paper.
Take each petal and run a small amount of glue on the split seam of the petal.
Slightly fold the split seam over and glue the petals so that the seams overlap and seal together.
Complete this for all twelve petals. Don't overlap too much, or your flowers will appear tightly closed when you put them all together.
Each flower has six large petals and six smaller petals. Separate them before the next step.
Run a bead of hot glue along the edge of a large petal and attach another large petal. Position the petal so they will eventually form a circle. Again, be sure you aren't overlapping too much, or the flowers will appear tightly closed when you're done.
Repeat with the small petals until you have two rings of flower petals.
Find a scrap of paper from your cuttings and place under the large flower petal ring. Run hot glue over the middle of the large ring and scrap paper.
Before the glue cools, place the small ring of flowers into the center of the large petal ring.
If you're quick, you can place the larger of the two gold flower centers onto the hot glue as well. If not, add a bit of hot glue to the center of your flower and place on the large gold fringe paper.
Add a dab of hot glue to the large gold flower center and layer on the small gold flower center.
Fluff the center fring by gathering it up in the center then letting it fall into place.
If you like the way your flower lays as is, great! You can also gently bend back the petals for a softer look.
If you're going to use the hoop, cut the leaves out of gold paper; I used the same paper as I did for the center of the flowers. The hoop I purchased was plain wood from Michaels Craft store--it was painted gold before I started adding flowers.
Add a little hot glue to your hoop and place on the flowers.
Once my flowers were on, I decided I needed a few smaller accent buds. I cut a few extra petals, and glued them so they would be tightly shut when together, then tucked them around the wreath flowers. This is optional--do what you think looks good!
Glue in the leaves around the flowers with hot glue. Your wreath is now ready to hang!
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