Want a fun beginner’s project and learn how to use Cricut Design Space at the same time?
I love making templates for 3D projects and especially paper flowers. They can be used in so many projects.
This is a tutorial for how to weld and make the rolled paper flower within Cricut Design Space yourself.
The only part of the rolled paper flower template that is hard to recreate in Design Space is the spiral base.
I’ve created a spiral for you to follow along. It is available in my resource library. Sign up for my templates and tutorials newsletter for free and get access to this spiral base for the tutorial.
Uploading a Spiral Base
A quick note on opening Zip files from Design Space: You need to open the Zip file and take out the SVG files to be able to upload. If you don’t want to do that, an alternative is to right click on the zip folder and select “open”.
To Upload a file in Design Space, Select the “Upload” tool in the left tool bar:
Let’s start with spiral base A:
Making a Petal Template
We are now going to make the petals. The easiest petal for this initial tutorial is a circle. A circle is easy because you won’t have to rotate it to add it to the spiral.
Use the Shapes Toll in the Left tool bar. Make a small circle no bigger than an inch wide (use the grid lines to help).
Welding the Petals to the Spiral in Cricut Design Space
First, we need to duplicate the circle many times over. To do this, Select the circle and click on the “Duplicate” key in the upper right hand corner.
Now we are going to drag each of the duplicate circles to the spiral as follows:
Make more duplicate circle as necessary. Don’t forget to add a center circle tab to glue the base of the rolled flower.
Welding Everything Together
Now that you have all the circle petals in the right place, we need to combine everything.
This is were the Weld tool comes into play.
Select everything on your canvas. (Short cut “Ctrl” + “A”)
Click “Weld” in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
The template should be all in one color now and all the different cuts on the side should have collapsed into one cut.
Interested in making more paper flowers? Check out my Power Petals paper flower templates set which included 497 paper flower templates! (that’s right, you read that correctly, 497!!)
Just getting started with the Cricut?
If all of this seems overwhelming, check out my quick reference ebook Cracking the Cricut. I provide a comprehensive overview of Cricut Design Space for all devices: