Everblooming Paper Bouquet

Create a Paper Bouquet by Two Purple Couches

Today I’m super-excited to participating in another Silhouette Challenge! So after you’ve checked out my spring-inspired project, please go check out all the other incredible projects that my bloggy buddies have created to get you excited and inspired for this fresh new season!

One of my favorite things about Spring is planting my garden. It’s like Spring’s version of Christmas Day… heading to the nursery, picking out all kinds of colorful blooms and filling up every pot and bed in our yard. Since it’s still just a bit early here in Ohio, and the temperatures still a tad unpredictable, to plant our garden, I created a sunny paper bouquet to tide me over until I can head out to my favorite nursery!

When I came across this 3D flower design in the Silhouette store, my wheels started turning. At first, I wanted to create some sort of 3D artwork, but after finding some superskinny 1/8″ dowel rods at the craft store, I wanted to try a bouquet.

Spring Paper Bouquet by Two Purple Couches

This was definitely the most involved project I’ve tried yet with my Silhouette Cameo, and most of the work was really in the assembly. Except for the half of a sheet of petals that got messed up when my cutting mat inexplicably went askew while cutting. I swear, my machine is like a toddler… when I’m watching it, it’s fine. But as soon as I step out of the room, the mischief begins.

Anyways, here’s how I put my paper bouquet together: I started by cutting out what felt like a bajillion layers of flower petals, but, in reality, was about 3-sheets-of-card-stock worth. I used two different shades of yellow card stock so I’d have some variety in my blooms. I also enlarged the original template for some of the sets so I’d have a variety of sizes as well.

Silhouette Cameo Cut Flowers by Two Purple Couches

As the flowers were cutting away, I painted the dowel rods with some green acrylic paint I had on hand. Then I started the tedious task of weeding out all my petals, matching up layers, and Mod-Podging them together.

I used two full flowers (at three layers each) to create the bouquet blossoms. (so if they’re 3D to begin with, are they 6D when you put two together??)

You’re essentially creating a flower-and-dowel-rod sandwich: place a dowel rod at the center back of one full flower. Dab some Mod Podge on either side of it, then add the second full bloom back-to-back over top. You can also add a leaf for some extra color and flair.

Make a Paper Bouquet by Two Purple Couches

Once each stem is created, you can add a gem or other accent to the center and then “fluff” up the layers of petals by gently folding them toward the center.

Now grab a vase and start styling your bouquet!

DIY Paper Bouquet by Two Purple Couches

I think this would make a lovely, cheerful centerpiece for any Springtime event, from an Easter dinner to a baby or bridal shower to a Mother’s Day brunch!

DIY Paper Bouquet by Two Purple Couches

 

Remember how I mentioned that there was plenty more Spring inspiration to be had? Well, here it is!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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25 thoughts on “Everblooming Paper Bouquet

  1. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    This bouquet is such a fresh burst of spring! I love it! And you had me chuckling with your comparison of your machine to a toddler. That’s SO true of mine, too! They’re not to be trusted on their own, that’s for sure.

    Glad you persevered because this really turned out fabulously, friend!
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  2. Kristy gd

    Love the ever blooming bouquet! I’m particularly enamored with the yellow paper you chose and those gorgeous gems in the center. Plus, what a creative idea to use the dowels as your stems! One thing I have a love hate relationship with on challenge day – I want to make all the things!
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