This is a paper flower tutorial for Cricut paper flower making. Here I’m featuring one of my favorites, the lavender flower.
Lavenders are so versatile. I use them in cooking (herb de Provence), I decorate with them, they are great natural air fresheners, I even use them in cardmaking. While the actual lavender flower keeps for a long time fresh not to mention they dry beautifully, these paper lavenders will last forever.
Regardless, it makes for a fun project to add to a paper flower bouquet.
This particular template design is geared toward Cricut cardstock paper flower makers. While you could use crepe paper for this and cut it by hand, it’s a lot of intricates so I wouldn’t recommend it. I make another design at some later point for other materials.
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Materials for Paper Lavender Flower
Cardstock – I like using medium weight cardstock for flower making. Here are some of my favorite brands:
- Neenah Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte-colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
- Green Assorted Variety Pack – I love this variety pack of green, it is perfect for any foliage making.
- Pinks Assorted Variety Pack – This is a great starter pack of various shades of pink and even a red.
- Purple Assorted Variety Pack – This is another essential variety pack of every shade of purple you might need
- Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go-to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.
Glue – I like quick drying glue for flower making, here are a couple of my favorites:
- Art Glitter Glue – All-purpose non-toxic polymer glue with a fine tip, dries fast with minimal paper warping.
- Hot Glue Gun – My favorite cordless hot glue gun, an essential for fast petal to petal gluing
Templates – This Paper Lavender template is available in both SVG and printable PDF format for free in my resource library.
Paper Lavender Tutorial
Step1: Cut out all the petal layers
For this paper flower, a light grip blue mat is totally sufficient. The template is designed with minimal cleanup in mind. After you remove all the petal layers, the rest just comes off in one piece.
Step 2: Start gluing the layers from the bottom
I start about 6 inches from the end of the floral stem. I hold the petal strip together in a loop on the stem and add a dab of glue to hold everything in place on the exact position on the stem. This is the fastest way of doing this but you need a hot glue gun with this method.
Alternatively, you can glue the petal loop closed first and then string it onto the floral stem. This method requires that you either rescale your template so the hole is big enough for the floral stem or you start with a thin enough floral stem.
Step 3: Keep adding petal loops until you get to the top
I work my way from the bottom to the top because this way I can easily access the center of each layer for gluing. The only problem with this is you might have space them enough to fill the rest of the stem.
If you run out, you can either cut more petal layers or just cut the stem off and have a shorter flower.
That’s it! I added a couple of foliage templates as well if you want to add that to the stem.