Using inspiration from some pieces we saw at a recent Vintage Marketplace, we recreated the wall decor with some clever SVGs, paper, paint and a little ingenuity! This is one of my favorites so far. Ours has just a little more character with the petals curling a bit and we added pop out stamen so it truly has that 3D look!
We used paper for ours but you could certainly use basla wood or foam board to get the very same look as the inspiration with the same techniques we used in the video! To get the free SVGS see the bottom of this post.
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- Cricut Machines
- Cricut Mat
- Cricut Brayer
- Cricut Scraper
- Michaels Recollections Cardstock
- Michaels Craft Smart Acrylic Paint
- Glue (I used Tacky Glue)
- Double Sided Tape
- Paper Plate to mix colors
- Foam Double Sided Stickers
- Foam Brushes
Instructions for Large and Medium Flowers
All the files are already for you to upload to Design Space. Be sure to change the lines on the rectangles to score lines. If they are not on top of the rectangle when you load it, follow along in the video to see how to move them over and attach. At the time of this project, Cricut Design Space was ignoring the groupings I had in Adobe Illustrator.
Using the acrylic paint, mix a little Ivory with White to get your desired color. If you don’t want your paper to curl like ours, skip this part and only add the wood like grain in a future step below.
The rectangles are made into boxes after paint is applied, but it is much easier to make sure you fold them all to get the creases in them to make the box after you apply the paint.
Once all your pieces are painted and dried, go ahead and make the rectangle boxes by applying the double sided tape to the skinniest part of the folded paper. You can add a bit of glue to it as well just for more permanency. I added glue around the tape. The tape is good because it will hold it all in place while the glue dries.
Attach the taped side to make a hollow box. This will become the base the flower will sit on as shown in the inspiration photo.
Then take some foam dots and attach them to the back of the stamen piece and attach that to the circle with the little knobs on it as seen in the photo here.
Next apply glue and a bit of double sided tape to the bottom of the petals and attach each petal to the back of the circle just behind each knob.
Once you have all the petals attached, glue and use the double sided tape on each end of the rectangle box as shown.
Attach the box to the back of two petals. Go all the way around attaching all 8 so they look like they make up one piece behind the flower. See next photo for visual.
Gently lift and curl the stamen so they will give it more of a 3D look by using your fingers. To hang on the wall, use command strips or putty for walls on the rectangle boxes to hold it in place.
Using the same file you loaded to Design Space, select all of the objects together and use the sizer tool in the bottom corner of your selection and drag it inwards to make the petals about 2-3 inches smaller. You can also just type in the dimensions as well. Be sure to select it all and resize all at one time so all the pieces stay proportional.
Follow all the instructions in the same order above. The end result is just a smaller version.
Instructions for Small Flower
The image is set size wise when you upload the file. You can change the size by selecting all the objects and dragging the resizer inward until you get the size you want. Then follow the same instructions above for painting the pieces. There are no rectangles with this flower, only a large circle to attach the flower to so you can hang it on the wall.
Stat by laying out the petals as shown above so you know where to attach it. Attach the stamen to the small flower as shown above.
Use the double sided tape and glue on each petal and attach it to the small flower shape. The point of the smaller flower with the stamen should be in the center of each petal.
Once you’ve attached all the petals to the small flower with the stamen, turn it over and apply glue to the back and then glue the painted side down to the back of the petals.
We love how the project turned out and they are just the right size to fill the wall and they match the chandelier style as well!
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