With spring around the corner, we thought flowers were on the menu for our svg shop! Here are a few of the flowers that we thought needed a little extra instruction.
All of the flowers can be found on the Silhouette website HERE, and Digiplayground website HERE
- Cut out all svg files. I cut out the leaves in green and the flower piece in purple.
- Start with the stem by rolling the rectangular piece of paper on the diagonal and glue as you roll until it’s the length you want your whole flower to be.
- After the stem is done, make the flowers. Take the purple piece and roll each slit of paper toward the part of the paper without cuts.
- Once you have rolled all of the slits, add the flowers to the stem. Start at the top of the stem and glue one end of the flower piece to the stem. The flower piece should be horizontal with the rolls on top. Wrap the flower piece diagonally down the stem, making sure it’s tight and gluing as you go.
- To put the leaves on, fold the leaves in half lengthwise and where the leaves connect together. This will give the leaves more dimension. Glue the base of the lea to the middle of the stem.
- You’re done! Now you can also make a bundle of them to put in a vase!
- Cut out all svg files. I cut out the flower in red and leaves in green.
- Take the outside edge of the spiral and start rolling it tightly. Make sure the top and bottom of the roll match as much as you can as you roll it.
- Once the whole paper is rolled up tightly, let go and it should retain enough of its shape so it still looks like a rose, but loosen up enough so you can see more of the petals and it has more dimension.
- Take the end of the rounded end of the paper and glue that to the bottom of the rose. Use a good amount of glue, you want to make sure you get glue on most of the bottom so it stays rolled. The paper on the bottom covers up the bottom to make it look nice and also keep the whole flower together.
- Add leaves if you would like, and make a whole bouquet of roses!
- Cut out all svg files. I cut out the first layer of petal pieces in white, the second layer in light pink, and middle in darker pink. This is a good flower to experiment with color because there is so much you can do with it. I choose a few shades of classic pink, but you could do any other color combination you would like. I cut out all of the petal pieces in copy paper because thinner paper rolls better and your flower will look better. You will also have to decide how much of each petal color you want. If you want it fuller, you can cut out more petal pieces. It’s up to you! For my dahlia, I cut out 22 pieces of white paper, 32 pieces of light pink paper, and 22 pieces of dark pink. These numbers are a good place to start, you might want to cut out a few extra if there’s a spot you need to fill in at the end.
- After you’ve cut out all the pieces, take all your petal squares and roll them into cones. Start with one corner of the square and roll until you get to the diagonal corner. You want one side to be tight and the other to have a nice point on the end, that will be side of the petal that shows.
- When you’ve made all of the squares into cones, you’re ready to start gluing the dahlia together. Take the circle piece and glue the tight end of the cone to the outside edge of the circle. You’ll have to flatten the end to glue it on the circle. Make sure the open part of the cone is facing up. Glue petals all around the circle, not leaving very much space between each of them, but making sure each petal points straight out of the circle and not diagonally.
- Once you’ve gone around the circle, start the next layer of petals. Glue the next layer of petals in the windows of the first layer of petals onto the circle, not onto the other petals. The picture shows this layering, even though the petals do not go around the whole circle. It is also up to you how many layers of each color to do! For the finished dahlia, I did two layers of white, three layers of light pink, and filled in the middle with dark pink.
- Keep layering the petals until you get to the center. Always try to glue the petals to the circle and not the other petals. This will help the petals to fan out more evenly and make it easier to glue in the center petals. You’re done!
Enjoy! The MiniLou Team