You all know that I love to share my Cricut cutting tips and tricks. And this week we are going to put them to use making our own paper flower backdrop for my Bat Mitzvah project. This paper flower project is super easy and fun to do. In fact it’s a great rainy day project for kids too! Make it for any occasion and share with friends, family and people you love.
The flowers turned out stunning with the colors selected by a princess of the day and her faithful helpers, aka siblings. The other thing that I loved was that we weren’t just given one flower and there wasn’t only one way to complete it. Everyone could make their flowers unique to their own style. Plus, with so many different supplies to choose from, everyone ended up with something totally their own. This project was an absolute blast!
For this project I used several different templates that you can find in my Etsy store. If you need a suggestion on which templates to use, send me an email or leave a comment and I’ll be happy to make suggestions.
- Select your templates
- Decide on the size of your flower. Remember to always set your base to be at least 2 to 3 inches larger than your largest petal. If your large petal is 5 inches in height, set your base to 8 inches
- Plan to have at least 3 layers for your flower. For a fuller look, add two more layers. Reduce the size of each petal by 1 to 1.25 inches
- Set up a project in Design Space. Not sure how to organize your petals? This detailed tutorial will walk you through the steps
- Use your Cricut machine to cut out your templates. Remember to use 12×24 mats to cut more petals at once
- Style each petal by curling the sides, and/or creating a slit in the middle to give your petal more depth. This playlist has several tutorials on how to style different templates
- Glue your petals to your base. Start with the largest size petal and work your way to the smallest
- Create fringe center or you can use small 3D flower link
- You are all done!