July 06, 2021
Hey there! It’s Kira and I am back today with a fun home decor project using some of my favorite Cardstock Warehouse papers. Let's get started!
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!
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 is really no wrong colors to choose, but I loved having a wide variety for my flowers, so I picked nine colors to complete my project.
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!
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.
Once I had the flowers sized the way I liked them, I cut out all of the flowers in the colors I listed above.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I can’t wait to see how everyone uses this cut file. It would work well for scrapbook layouts and cards too!
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!
You can also find more inspiration from me on my Instagram!
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