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Potted Flowers


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Design by: DianeW (1 Project)
Project skill level: advanced
Project time: 2 hours to 3 hours
Project tags: Birthday Home Décor/Accents Spring Feminine Gifts

I used multiple cartridges looking for flowers that would work well together.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • thin floral stem wire
  • styrofoam
  • Spanish moss
  • glue pens
  • Zots
  • micro beads
  • ink pads
  • sponges
  • various colors of cardstock
  • tape runner

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Decide on the flowers, colors of cardstock and size of the flowers and any other elements you want to add such as butterflies, leaves, lady bugs etc. Cut 2 pieces for each element that will be glued to a wire stem. Cut extras to allow for errors. Cut 1 of other elements not being glued to a wire stem. Note: I placed sticky notes for reference on the pages of the cartridges I used.
After pieces are cut, lay them out on your work surface. NOTE: you must flip 1 of the pieces so that the pieces are mirrored. This is the only way the petals and leaves will match up when gluing them together. Do not glue them together yet. Match the pieces, then place a light marker dot on 1 set of petals to make it easier to match them later on when you are ready to glue them together.
Embellish each piece as desired using inks and sponges. I used various elements for centers of flowers; such as Zots pressed into micro beads or chalk. Use your imagination.
When you are done embellishing, prepare the pieces for gluing. Lay the pieces on your work surface so the inside of the element is facing up (these are the sides that will be glued together.) I used runner tape and a glue pen where I placed the wire stem to make it very sticky. PREPARING STRAIGHT STEMS: Put the stem in place. Run the glue pen along the edges of the petals. Place the pieces together so they match up (this is where the marker dot comes in handy.) Press the elements together using your fingers. Don't worry about the stem bulging; that gives the element dimension. PREPARING BENDED STEMS (as in the bleeding heart): Bend the wire to follow the stem of the flower BEFORE gluing it down. For a smooth bend, hold the wire between your thumb and forefinger and slowly pull it through to create a bend. Make adjustments as necessary so that the wire follows the paper stem completely. Once you are satisfied with the bend of the wire, you can glue it down. Follow this process until all your stemmed pieces are put together. Don't worry about how long they are; this can be adjusted when you arrange the flowers in your vase or pot.
Embellish other elements that do not use a stem. Glue those to the flowers or leaves as desired.
Now that all the elements are ready to be placed in the pot, fill the pot with styrofoam. Decide how you want the flowers arranged in the vase and cut the stems accordingly. The styrofoam allows you to rearrange if you want. Once everything is arranged, bend the stems to create a balanced bouquet. Use Spanish moss to cover the the styrofoam.

Step 1

Decide on the flowers, colors of cardstock and size of the flowers and any other elements you want to add such as butterflies, leaves, lady bugs etc. Cut 2 pieces for each element that will be glued to a wire stem. Cut extras to allow for errors. Cut 1 of other elements not being glued to a wire stem. Note: I placed sticky notes for reference on the pages of the cartridges I used.

Step 2

After pieces are cut, lay them out on your work surface. NOTE: you must flip 1 of the pieces so that the pieces are mirrored. This is the only way the petals and leaves will match up when gluing them together. Do not glue them together yet. Match the pieces, then place a light marker dot on 1 set of petals to make it easier to match them later on when you are ready to glue them together.

Step 3

Embellish each piece as desired using inks and sponges. I used various elements for centers of flowers; such as Zots pressed into micro beads or chalk. Use your imagination.

Step 4

When you are done embellishing, prepare the pieces for gluing. Lay the pieces on your work surface so the inside of the element is facing up (these are the sides that will be glued together.) I used runner tape and a glue pen where I placed the wire stem to make it very sticky. PREPARING STRAIGHT STEMS: Put the stem in place. Run the glue pen along the edges of the petals. Place the pieces together so they match up (this is where the marker dot comes in handy.) Press the elements together using your fingers. Don't worry about the stem bulging; that gives the element dimension. PREPARING BENDED STEMS (as in the bleeding heart): Bend the wire to follow the stem of the flower BEFORE gluing it down. For a smooth bend, hold the wire between your thumb and forefinger and slowly pull it through to create a bend. Make adjustments as necessary so that the wire follows the paper stem completely. Once you are satisfied with the bend of the wire, you can glue it down. Follow this process until all your stemmed pieces are put together. Don't worry about how long they are; this can be adjusted when you arrange the flowers in your vase or pot.

Step 5

Embellish other elements that do not use a stem. Glue those to the flowers or leaves as desired.

Step 6

Now that all the elements are ready to be placed in the pot, fill the pot with styrofoam. Decide how you want the flowers arranged in the vase and cut the stems accordingly. The styrofoam allows you to rearrange if you want. Once everything is arranged, bend the stems to create a balanced bouquet. Use Spanish moss to cover the the styrofoam.

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