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Cricut User: Cricut design space will resize this template because it is “too big” to cut. You will need to resize this file to 32.492 wide. You can find a tutorial for this here. Also, Cricut doesn’t want to show the number in the middle of the petals so I have included a picture of which petal is which in the zip file.
This paper peony tutorial took forever to publish!
While I was making preparing this tutorial, my 9 month old daughter pulled the tablecloth off the table.
Pulling the tablecloth off the table isn’t a terrible. But guess what was on the table… my laptop. Down, down, down it went. Falling to it’s untimely demise.
Luckily, it wasn’t that bad. The WiFi and some USB ports broke. I could also still use it. But I couldn’t do the things needed to post to my website because I couldn’t connect to the internet. So this paper peony tutorial was put on hold.
It was a good thing that we bought insurance for for my laptop. *sigh with relief.* I had a feeling that I would need it. Especially when I have 2 kids under the age of 3.
It took two weeks to get my computer repaired. So I had two weeks with my old, insanely slow laptop. First world problem right there.
That is why it took so long to get this one posted!
Warning to all you with laptops and kids. Don’t leave your computer on the table with kids around! Especially when you have a tablecloth.
I sure learned my lesson.
I created this flower from tracing the petals of a real peony. So every petal is different! This is the second flower I have created from an actual flower. The first was a rose. Check out how to make a paper rose.
- Silhouette, Cricut, or Scissors
- 18 gauge green paper covered floral wire
- Metallic text-weight paper
- I use the colors rose quartz and botanic
- You can use card-stock instead of metallic paper (get paper here)
- Hot glue gun
- Floral Tape
- Wire cutters
- Flower Shaping Mat and Shaping tools
The links will bring you to Amazon, Cards and Pockets, and Cricut
Curl petals 1-4 down with a pair of scissors.
Curl 5-6 randomly with scissors. So curl some petals up and some down.
Curl 7-8 up with scissors
Curl 9-24 randomly around a paint brush
For the center piece, curl the petals back and forth.
Roll up the center and glue it.
Give the petals some shape by using a shaping mat and a ball tool. press down to make the petals stand up.
Glue the petals together in order. Once you get closer to the center, use a paintbrush to push the petals into place.
Glue the rolled up center piece into the middle.
Use scissors and a shaping mat to give a crease down the center of the leaves.
Use the ball tool to give the leaves some curl at the edges.
Cut some lengths of wire and glue them onto the base of the leaves.
Wrap some floral tape around the wire and the base of the leaf.
Form a circle at the top of a long piece of floral wire.
Glue the flower onto the stem.
Using floral tape, tape the leaves on under the flower. Tape them on from smallest to biggest.