What a busy day it’s been creating this paper flower bouquet!Ã‚Â It is a gift for my husband’s grandma who is recovering from surgery. Ã‚Â Shhh!Ã‚Â Because I haven’t delivered it yet! Ã‚Â 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. Ã‚Â I did go through more than one roll of glue dots (used to hold the flowers together). Ã‚Â 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. Ã‚Â And it was more fun too. 🙂
The flowers are cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (scroll down and click the “Shop Cricut” link). Ã‚Â I love the variety and am so glad I tried them all out. Ã‚Â 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. Ã‚Â I’m guessing the ball is about 4″, the vase is about 6″ tall, and I cut all the flowers at 3 inches. Ã‚Â As a result, there are about 60-70 flowers total. Ã‚Â I’ve got some left over and I’m thinking of making a card to go with it. Ã‚Â Maybe that can be tomorrow’s project. I hope this inspires you to create your own paper flower bouquet!