I absolutely love flowers. Who doesn’t? Today I’m going to show you a super simple way to use your Cricut and the Walk in my Garden cartridge to create beautiful layered flowers. Here are the supplies you need:
- Walk in my Garden Cartridge (read a review of that HERE.)
- Core’dinations Card Stock (I used the Super Assortment pack)
- Wire Flower Stems
- 3D Pop Up glue Dots
- Dry adhesive/tape runner
- Round Nose pliers
I started by cutting the daisy shaped flower out of my cricut cartridge in various sizes.
This is a pic of the daisy shapes once they are cut. I chose to cut my flowers at 2″, 2.5″, and 3″. I used the shadow feature on all of them. Then, I cut another 2″ daisy without the shadow feature. I also cut circles for corresponding centers for the flowers.
Next, curl the edges of your flowers as if you were curling ribbon on a present. I used a craft stick as a tool for curling it. You can see what I mean in the pictures below:
Repeat this step and curl the edges of all your flowers. Next, gently poke your wire stem through the center of your largest flower and continue poking your other flowers, too. Layer them with the largest on the bottom and the smallest on top. Once you have all your flowers layered, take your wire pliers and curl the end of your stem as shown in the pic below:
Now, to finish securing your flowers to the stem, flip your flower over and curl the wire on the back of your flower, the same way you did on the front.
Next, take one of your circles and adhere a 3D pop dot to the back of the circle, then attach the paper circle to the center of your top flower, like the picture below:
Next, to create the leaf, I simply cut a leaf shape from the cricut cartridge and then folded it in half, then crumpled it. This gives it added texture. I then applied a small amount of dry adhesive to the tip of the leaf and wrapped the leaf around the stem as shown:
There are so many ways to use these flowers. You can use them as embellishments on cards and scrapbook pages, picture frames and so many other projects. Next week, I’ll be posting a project I created using these adorable daisies!
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Deanna lives in Southern California with her husband and 4yr old daughter. As a craft addict, Deanna crafts to stay sane while avoiding laundry and housework. Deanna’s projects have been featured on One Pretty Thing, The Crafty Crow and Lil’ Blue Boo.