I found this idea on the web for making a beautiful paper flower Bqt. My friend who I gave it too really liked it. Well, I think I will be making more of them in the future. Super easy to make.
Cricut cutting machine
Serenade Cricut Cartridge
Plantin Cricut Cartridge
Pretty Cardstock paper (3 different types)
4-5 different types of stamping inks
Cut 3 (4 inch) flowers of your choice
Cut 3 (3 inch) flowers of your choice
Cut 3 (1 inch) shapes, for example bird, butterfly, birdhouse
Cut 1 (5-6 inch) solid flower for the tag on the front of the cone
Cut 1 (3 inch) circle to put on top of the flower tag on fron of the cone.
Cut out letters of choice for saying to put on the 3 inch circle ( 1-1.5 inch should work)
Make sure your speed is high, pressure high and blade at 5
Take the darkest inks first then the lighter ones last, and use a sponge or just wipe the paper on the ink pad to get a little on the paper flower. You will do this with all the inks and it will give the paper flowers a beautiful destressed look.
Let flowers dry, and then stack them together large, med and then small shapes.
Use the Crop A Dile puncher to punch a hole through all three layers of the flowers. Put a large brad through the hole and that will hold the flowers together. Now use some floral wire to wrap around the back of the flower where the brads are, this makes a stem.
Now the flowers are on stems, so you want to add some glitter onto the flower petals. Just use quick drying glue and then sprinkle on the flowers.
While your flowers are drying you want to take a 12 X 12 a piece of printed cardstock and make a cone for the flowers. Just attach some double sided tape to keep the cone together. To make the strip on the cone, just cut a 2 inch piece of cardstock and use some shaped scissors to cut the edges of the strip and then distress it with the inks. Use the double sided tape to connect to the back of the cone.
On each side of the cone put a small hole then but an eyelet in the cone. These holes are so you can attach some type of ribbon or string to hand the Bqt up on the wall.
Make sure to use a hole punch to make the hole for the tag. Connect the tag to the front of the cone first with a brad.
There you go, you now have a beautiful Bqt of flowers.