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Hey there!  It’s Kira and I am back today with a fun home decor project using some of my favorite cardstock and scrapbook papers from Cardstock Warehouse papers. Let's get started!

Supplies: 

 

Papers and supplies for paper flower decor

 

I love decorating my fireplace throughout the year, but my summer decorations are definitely lacking. I wanted to dress it up a bit and thought paper flowers are the perfect way to accomplish the look I was going for!  

 

close up shot of paper flower decor

 

I started with a color palette I found on Pinterest. It had lots of reds, oranges and pinks with a touch of deep purple. Once I had a direction to go in, I chose all of my Cardstock Warehouse colors. The fun thing about this project is there really are no wrong colors to choose, but I loved having a wide variety for my flowers, so I picked nine colors to complete my project.   There are a ton of different cardstock and scrapbooking papers to choose from here at Cardstock Warehouse so you could come up with your own unique combinations to get the look you want pretty easily!

The next thing I did was draw out my cut file. I had a general idea of the look I was going for, so I sketched everything out in Procreate. You can grab this cut file for free here!  

 

Paper Flower Cut Files from Kira Ness

 

Once I uploaded the cut file into Cricut Design Space, I roughly laid out a plan on how big I wanted my flowers and how I wanted them layered.  

 

cricut design space paper flowers

 

Once I had the flowers sized the way I liked them, I cut out all of the flowers in the colors I listed above. 

 

paper flower shapes

 

While my flowers were being cut out, I took the time to paint my wooden skewers. You can use wooden dowels as well. But I found 100 skewers at the Dollar Tree and they looked great once painted!  

 

painting wood skewers for paper flower decor

 

Once the flower pieces were all cut out in all of my cardstock colors, I started putting them together. I didn’t have a method for this, just whatever I thought looked best together.  

 

layering paper flower pieces

 

I adhered all of the flowers together with foam adhesive to give everything more dimension and life. I also folded up some petals or gave some petals creases to add to the look.  

 

showing dimension in paper flower layers

 

Once all of the flowers were put together, I attached them to the skewers with hot glue. Since I am placing mine on my mantel, I didn't have to worry about the back. If you need yours to be double-sided, you can glue another of the same flower onto the back side and "sandwich" the skewer in between. 

 

attaching flowers to skewers with hot glue

 

Then it was just a matter of placement. You could use any method of displaying your flowers (a pot, a box, etc.), but since I was already at the Dollar Tree to get my skewers, I picked up some paper lunch bags and some floral foam. Then I just folded down my bags to the desired height and cut the foam in half to fit. I finished the bags off with some twine wrapped around and tied in a bow.  

 

floral foam, paper bags, and twine

 

And done!  

 

paper flower mantel decor

 

I can’t wait to see how everyone uses this cut file. It would work well for scrapbook layouts and custom greeting cards too!  

 

close up of paper flower decor

detail shot of paper flowers

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you guys enjoyed this project and I can’t wait to see all of your paper flower creations!  

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You can also find more inspiration from me on my Instagram!  

Kira 

Instagram: @kira.gets.crafty

YouTube: Create. Craft. Repeat.


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