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Paper Flowers Craft with Cricut
Hey crafty friends! Today I’m gonna show you how to make a paper flower wall Display with your Cricut. Plus I have three free paper flower SVG files for you so you can make your very own.
The paper flower SVG file also includes a ‘greenery’ SVG file so you can add leaves to your wall display.
You wanna know the best thing about paper flowers? I can’t kill them! They last forever and bring such a nice pop of color to a room.
The display I made today is for my teen daughters room. She’s all about the teal right now.
So I made light teal flowers, dark teal flowers and cream colored flowers for my neutral. I cut the ‘greenery’ in gold card stock since green doesn’t exactly go with teal.
So don’t be afraid to pick non-traditional colors for your paper flower display.
Let’s get started.
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Paper Flower Supplies Needed
- Cardstock -Three colors for the paper flowers and a color for the leaves
- Tacky Glue or Hot Glue Gun
- Poster Tack and or Thumb Tacks
- Paper Flower SVG -I’m including three free paper flower SVGs with this tutorial + the greenery
- A way to cut the Paper Flowers – I use a Cricut
I used this variety pack of teal cardstock for my teal flowers. For this paper flower display, I used the lightest color and the darkest color in that pack.
The cream-colored cardstock I already had on hand. Both are 65 lb cardstock which is what I recommend for making paper flowers.
You can use as many colors as you want for your display. But generally three colors are going to look best.
You’re also going to need some tacky glue or a hot glue gun to glue the flower petals together.
And of course you’ll need a cutting machine like the Cricut and a free paper flower SVG for you to cut. I am offering three paper flower SVG files for you to use. You can find them in my free resource library I make available to subscribers of my weekly newsletter. More details at the bottom of the post.
Video – Make a Paper Flower Wall Backdrop
Take a look at the video on how to create this stunning paper flower wall backdrop. Written instructions are down below.
How To Size the Paper Flowers
Paper flower displays look best when they have a variety of flowers and sizes. When you upload the Paper Flower SVG files into design space the size is set to a medium sized flower.
So the easiest way to make different sizes is to make two duplicates of flower you’ve uploaded. Make one of the duplicates smaller than the original and then change the color. Make the other duplicate larger than the original and then change its color.
Now you have three different sized paper flowers that you can cut in three colors.
If you do this for each of the three paper flower SVGs you’ll have nine flowers for your display in various sizes.
Do the same for the greenery. There are two different leaf branches in the SVG file. I duplicated the file twice and made one duplicate larger and the second one smaller.
Assembling the Paper Flowers
All three of the paper flower designs are put together the same way. Start with separating your flowers petals by size.
You will also have a circle that is cut out, this is the base for your flower petals. You can choose to curl your flower petals or leave them uncurled.
Here is a picture of the same flower done each way.
Some flowers I prefer un-curled petals, but I mix it up and do some of each when I’m making a paper flower display.
If you want to curl your petals take a stack of the petals and roll them around a pencil. This will give each petal a nice curl.
Next we are going to glue the petals. To do that put tacky glue or hot glue along one side of the upside down ‘V’. Then overlap the other side of the ‘V’ to glue the ‘V’ closed.
Hold the two sides together until the glue sticks. It shouldn’t take long if you are using tacky glue or hot glue.
Repeat this process for every petal. After you get all of the petals glued we can glue them to our circle base and make the paper flower.
Flip one of the largest petals over and place a line of glue along the bottom. Then glue it to the outer part of the circle base.
Glue all of your largest petals around the outside of the circle. Two of the paper flower SVGs have four large petals that go along the outside and one of the paper flower SVG files will have five petals.
After the outer layer of petals are glued onto the base we can add the next size smaller petals.
Glue the next ring of petals evenly around the inside of the outer petals. Start the first one in between two of the outer petals.
The last ring will have three petals that you’ll glue evenly inside of the second ring.
And finally, you’ll be ready for the center of the flower. I just use my fingers to curl up and fold the center. Then place a small dot of glue on the back and place it in the center of the flower.
So that’s how you assemble the paper flowers. Do this for every flower you cut out for your paper flower display.
I made nine flowers for my display and it took me an hour or two to make them all. I’m not a super great judge of time as my kids interrupt me a lot! #momlife
How to Make a Paper Flower Backdrop
Now that all of the paper flowers are assembled it’s time to put it together for our wall backdrop. I like to start on the table and arrange the flowers until I’m happy with the look.
Then snap a picture so you can recreate your paper flower backdrop on the wall.
So to make the backdrop start with the largest flower you have and place it in the center. Then take the two next biggest flowers that are a different color and place them on one side of the large flower.
You can play around with the positioning, try exactly centered or slightly offset. I think offset looked the best for these flowers so that’s what I went with.
Then take the next two largest flowers and place them next to the first set of flowers. Again you can play with the angle here and see what looks best.
Next we are going to take the four remaining smallest flowers and fill in the gaps with those. I usually place these flowers on the top or bottom of the largest flower or off to the side and in between the medium flowers.
Finally we can add in the greenery branches to finish the paper flower wall display. I just tuck a branch behind a flower and try to spread them out evenly around the display.
When you’re happy with how it looks, snap a picture and we can start hanging the paper flowers on the wall.
How to Attach Paper Flowers to a Wall
So now we get to hang our paper flower backdrop on the wall. For the greenery, you’ll definitely want to use poster tack
Poster tack will also work for some small flowers, but the larger paper flowers will most likely fall down. They are just to heavy for the poster tack to hold up.
So for the paper flowers, I use thumbtacks. This is the main reason why I like to arrange my backdrop on the table first. Though thumbtacks leave just a teeny tiny hole, if you get a bunch of those holes as you arrange flowers it will look bad!
The great thing about using thumb tacks is you can place them in the center of the flower and it still looks natural. But if you don’t want it in the center they are small enough you could hide the thumbtack behind one of the petals.
And of course the holes they leave behind are so small they’re barely noticeable. Often times painting over it is all you need to cover the holes back up.
Again we want to start with the largest flower and center it where you want your flower backdrop to be. Then refer to your photo to hang up the rest of your paper flowers followed by the greenery.
Here is the finished result in my teens room. The paper flower wall backdrop is right above her vanity and really looks fabulous.
This picture doesn’t do it much justice because she’s a teen and her room is a DISASTER. As much as I would love to show the vanity in the pic also, well then you’d be able to see the disaster lol.
Get Your Free Paper Flower SVG
I have the three paper flower SVG files I used to make this display plus the greenery available for free in my resource library. I made the resource library for subscribers to my newsletter. It’s like a one-stop shop for all of my free SVG files.
When you sign up you’ll be emailed the link and the password to the library to get your free SVG file. Plus you’ll receive email updates from me every week or two letting you know about new files I’ve added along with other news.
To sign up fill out the simple form below and you’ll be all set.
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Chris Butler has helped thousands of crafters learn how to use their Cricut machine without feeling overwhelmed. She is a best selling author and an up and coming designer. For fun Chris enjoys designing SVG Files, hanging out with her family (preferably at the lake), traveling, and volunteering at her church. She is a wife and mom of two crazy fun kids.