We all know that April Showers Bring May Flowers, so I thought it would be great to feature some paper flowers from Cricut Design Space. There are so many great templates to choose from and I’m going to show you 7 easy paper flowers from Cricut Design Space and 3 projects I created with them. Make sure to watch the tutorial at the bottom of this post to see how I style each one.
There’s a lot of trial and error when making flowers. You like the template on the picture but then when you cut it out it’s hard to style or it doesn’t even look pretty. I did some research for you and if you’re just starting in the flower making space, these are the perfect ones to get you going.
After searching through over 5,000 images, I selected these top 7 that have high impact, are easy to style and are so versatile you can use them in multiple projects. I am providing you with the template number so that you can easily find the flowers from Cricut Design Space. I will also be including my Design Space Canvas file in my Resource Library so that you can just open up directly to the project with all of these elements already included in their correct sizes. So let’s get blooming!
This is the traditional rolled up flower rose. It is one of the easier ones to get done and it gives any project a touch of elegance. You can find this one under #M435F5. Note it does not show up like the other rolled up flowers in it’s circular format, the image pops up as a completed, rolled-up rose. For my projects I used 4” roses.
TIP – When searching by numbers make sure to include the # symbol and it should be in all caps, exactly as stated.
When styled it looks like a carnation. I like to use it with 4 different size petals so that it gives it some fullness. For these projects it was sized from 2.25” – 1.75”, with each petal decreasing in size by .25”. This is style #M470AA.
I use this one as a template to make Dahlia’s. The great thing about it is you can add petals to create the fullness you want. I usually use 3 different size petals and use 2 petals of each size to create the full effect. You can even do 3 petals of each to make it look as it is in full bloom. For this I use sizes 3.25”, 3” and 2.75”. The template is #M44B45.
Now this has become one of my favorite “filler” flowers and I didn’t find it the traditional way. Sometimes you come across another project image that has an element that you want to use on its own; that’s what happened here. This is not a traditional flower from Cricut Design Space. I found this flower in a flower banner template during a different search.
When I ungrouped it, the front flower was on it’s own and I decided to cut it out in different sizes and try it as a single flower. As a filler flower I use 2 petals of each of the following 3 sizes 2.5”, 2.25” and 2”. Template is #M45D22
TIP – always look at the different elements in the Design Space projects or images. You can easily ungroup parts of it and repurpose or maybe even slice out a portion that you want to use in a new way. Being innovative is part of being creative.
The star flower. None of the flowers from Cricut Design Space seem to have names, so I like to name them myself. This was such a great find. Not only does it provide great impact in any color, but because of its longer petals it fills in space nicely. This is a 2-layer flower template, but I ungrouped it and only used the back section.
Again to create the fullness I use 2 petals in each size of 3.25”, 3” and 2.75”. This is #M41D1D.
TIP: When using multiple petals make sure to alternate the placement so that the petals go in between one another, not one petal directly on top of the other.
Meet Jazmin. I love the elegance of this flower and how it adds impact in any color you decide to make it. For these projects I only used 2 different size petals. I use 3 petals of the larger size at 3.4” and 4 of the smaller petals at 2.4”.
You can size the petals according to the project you want to create. My suggestion is to make the size changes in increments of 1” for this style of flower. You can find it under #M4564E
This is a FREEBIE flower from Cricut Design Space. I’ve used this flower in numerous projects in large, medium and small. It is very versatile and a great one for when you are making large projects. It is so easy to make and you can get a lot done in no time.
You can find this petal template by searching Creativebug (all 1 word) in Cricut Design Space. You will see it in the grouping.
NOTE: for this flower I only use the large one on the top left and nothing else from that group. I use a different center listed below. For my wall project the petals varied from 3” to 7.5”. I use 3 petals for each design and just roll the edges alternating one forward and 1 back. Make sure to make each petal .5” small than the next to get a layered effect.
Center & Leaves
I LOVE the dandelion center for flowers. I use it in a lot of projects and you can use only 1 or glue multiples together for a fuller floral center. You can find this by searching Dandelion in Cricut Design Space or by typing #M8912F9E. Make sure to place it over the petals you are designing to determine the size you want.
In the Design Space file link I include some of my favorite leaves as well. They are great as accent pieces and for filler.
So I mentioned that I had done 3 projects with these flowers. The first was the wall accents you saw above. The other 2 were both created with Styles 1-6 listed above in the exact same colors and sizes I listed above as well. This will give you an idea of the versatility of these flowers and how your imagination can really help your creativity.
I received the watering can with flowers for Mother’s Day and I loved it so much that when the flowers died I replaced them with these flowers so that I could continue to enjoy the arrangement for the summer.
The third project is a bridal bouquet. I love how this turned out and these are the exact same flower templates, colors and sizes from the watering can project. This will prove to you that there is no limit to what your creativity can do. It’s all in the design and layout of the flowers.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog and that you learned something new and that you try out these easy to do paper flowers from Cricut Design Space to create amazing projects. I would love for you to share your creations with me so feel free to post them on my Facebook page ACraftyLatina.
As always, remember to Do What You Love and Love What You Do.