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Monday, May 20, 2013

Flower Bouquet

Hi Everyone! It's Melody Lane here from www.MelodyLaneDesigns.com I wanted to share my first bouquet of flowers with you. I made these for my mom for Mother's Day.

 I made the Poppy flower from the Cricut cartridge Giant flowers. It is fairly easy to make, I did a video on making all the flowers and decorating the vase. But I had not had a chance to edit it yet. They will be in separate videos.

The Poppy flowers was cut at just over 3" and I ran the petals through a crimper and inked the edges. I put the petals together secured them with hot glue. I then turned the flower upside down and put a 16 gauge wire in the center and lots of hot glue.I also cut leaves out from the same cartridge and folded them in half and put through the crimper.  I added a little hot glue to center of the leaves and added 22 gauge green wire and folded the leaf just to cover the wire. I wrapped the wire with the leaf, to the wire I attached to the flower, and then wrapped it all in floral tape.

The daisies are made from the Flower Shoppe cartridge I do not know the size, I did many sizes. I ill also have a video on just the daisy. I curled back the petals and added a little color to them with an ink pad. I did not add leaves to the daisies. 

I made carnations with 3 sizes of Fiskers scallop circle punches and tissue paper. I used the large, x large and 3x large punches. It was a little difficult to cut the tissue paper with the punches, its best if you fold and make as many layers at once that you can fit into the punch. I used about 6 layers of each size and attached to a floral stem I bought in the floral section of any craft store. I staked the tissue paper layers smallest on top and one at a time I crinkled them up and then put hot glue underneath the flower at the base and then spread the paper out until it looked like a carnation. At least as much like I remember because I do not remember the last time I was sent flowers. lol.

Here is a video just showing the bouquet.

FYI Never through out tissue paper, you can reuse it. If you want it smooth and nice again to put in a gift bag you can iron it on a low temp. I get mine from the Dollar Tree comes in many colors. Same place I bought the vase, I just painted it and added bling.

 Cricut Info & Supplies Used 
Designer: Melody Lane
Machines Used: Cricut Expression 2 
Cartridges Used: Giant Flowers, Flower Shoppe
Other Supplies: 22 gauge wire, 16 gauge wire, hot glue gun, crimper, floral tape, card stock, tissue paper and scallop circle punch for carnations


  1. What beautiful bouquet...I'm sure your mom loved them.

  2. Very pretty! That cart is on my wishlist.

  3. What a beautiful bouquet. I love the Poppies.

  4. I need this cartridge now. I'm just fearful of making the flowers this large. Love the flowers and I'm sure your mom love them too.


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