Flower Bouquet using the Cricut

The flowers in this bouquet are made out of flowers using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

What a busy day it’s been creating this paper flower bouquet!  It is a gift for my husband’s grandma who is recovering from surgery.  Shhh!  Because I haven’t delivered it yet!  The vase and pebbles were found at the Dollar Tree and pearl-tipped pins from Michael’s. Flowers are attached with the pearl-tipped pins which are then stuck into a foam ball that sets on top of the vase.  I did go through more than one roll of glue dots (used to hold the flowers together).  I’d say if you don’t count the time it involves it’s equal to a vase of real flowers except this will last forever.  And it was more fun too. 🙂

The flowers are cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I love the variety and am so glad I tried them all out.  This is a sample of 5 out of the 6 flowers you can cut from this cartridge only because I have one of those new (non-sticky) Cricut mats and the 6th flower just wasn’t cutting well.  I’m guessing the ball is about 4″, the vase is about 6″ tall, and I cut all the flowers at 3 inches.  As a result, there are about 60-70 flowers total.  I’ve got some left over and I’m thinking of making a card to go with it.  Maybe that can be tomorrow’s project. I hope this inspires you to create your own paper flower bouquet!

I would love to hear what you think!

  1. Wendy, this bouquet is absolutely stunning! I can’t imagine all the work that went into it, but she will enjoy it so much!

  2. This is beautiful! I’m new to using my cricut and am wondering if you used a special paper or material to make the flowers.

  3. Kelly,
    I just used Close to My Heart cardstock as the paper for the flowers so any heavy-weight cardstock-type paper will work. Since this project, I’ve made more flowers and have learned that you can use a pencil (or similar object) to “round” the petals before rolling up the flower. I also really like to ink the petals before rolling. It is more work but it really pays off in the look of the final project.