April showers bring May flowers. Or this gorgeous cascading paper flower garland! I can see this garland as a backdrop for a wedding ceremony, or as a backdrop for the photo booth at the reception. It would also be perfect for a spring party or event. Or to decorate a room. Or to liven up a dreary classroom. The possibilities are endless really! I will be incorporating this cascading paper flower garland into the decor of my new home. This garland template is printed onto text weight (not card stock) cream, yellow, and pale green papers with a metallic sheen that I purchased at PaperPapers. The PDF is three pages, one for each color of paper. I purchased my branch from a floral wholesale house, but you may be able to find one at your local florist on perhaps one that fallen from a tree. I would also check out your local craft store just in case. Just follow the tutorial below to create this beautiful spring decoration. Cheers! ~ Lia
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Love this flowering fall decorating stuff, will love to make this. Thanks for sharing this one
This is amazing , love to share with others. Thanks for sharing this
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I am a member that does not live in the united states. Unfortunately letter weight paper is not something that is known to me. I already asked at the local hobby shop ands searched on google but nobody is able tot tell me what kind of paper I need to have. They do not know what’s meant with letter weight paper here. Can you tell me what I need? What can I compare it with? And is it about te size or the thickness?
I would realy love to make this desing as a backdrop for a photobooth at my wedding!
Hi Kayleigh! We call it text weight paper here– if you follow the links in the post to the papers we used from paperpapers.com, you’ll see the paper weight in lb. as well as gsm, which may help when you’re describing what you need. Iit’s lighter paper similar to a good quality copy paper, but not thick like card. I hope that helps!
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I would love to have this pattern as an SVG cut file. Is it available somewhere on your website?
P.S. Love your website and everything you do! Thank you.
Yes! We made it into a tropical lei 🙂 https://liagriffith.com/paper-flower-lei/ Thank you so much, happy to have you here!!
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Hi there, do I have to purchase a membership to obtain the pdf files?
Hi Amanda, yes our downloads, patterns & printable are available for our members. You can sign up for a membership and cancel at any time! Go here to learn more: http://www.liagriffith.com/membership
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what size string and needle did you use here?
I used white baker’s twine, and I believe a size 2 embroidery needle!
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If I subscribe, do you receive a separate link where you can download the pdf’s and cricut templates? Thank you!
All of the links for the PDFs and cut files should be at the bottom of each respective post 🙂 Once you have a membership, you will be able to open those links
Hi Lia! I just subscribed to your blog! Its really cool. In the above comment, you mentioned a membership- is that just subscribing, or is there a cost. Also, i am using this using an iPad, so how can i access those links? Thanks for your help.
P.S. I will be using this for my room 🙂
Awesome! Thanks for your support! Subscribing is different from becoming a member. You can subscribe for all the free inspiration and tutorials that you want! Becoming a member will give you access to all of my downloads (except for the Freebies!) 🙂 You should be able to access the links using your iPad
Just curious- how long did this project take?
Thanks for your question Emilie! Certainly the most time-consuming part is cutting out the flowers. We used a Cricut so it didn’t take very long. Cutting it out by hand will take longer–it’s tough to be exact. Even if you are cutting by hand though, I’d say the end result is well worth it 🙂
I’ll need to have this ready by January, so I think allowing two months for cutting should be okay. Especially if I enlist help from friends/coworkers. I was also thinking of adding a bit of glitter to the flowers on the tips of the petals. Any tips on the best way to do that? I was thinking about first forming them into the cone/glueing the tab and then dipping the very ends of the petals in glue and then in a pile of glitter…
Glitter would be such a cute addition! Liquid glue can get messy and tough to control, so I would recommend using a spray adhesive and then sprinkling glitter on top of that 🙂
Started cutting! So far so good. Do you have a link to a video of how to curl the petals? Thanks!
That is great!! We do not have a video link specifically on curling the petals, but it is a similar technique to curling ribbon. Just use the edge of your scissors to make a curl on each end of the petal 🙂
Hi! Thanks so much for sharing this! Quick question: how did you hang up the branch to your wall?
I looped a string of bakers twine around the branch on both ends and hung that to two nails on the wall.
This sounds silly but where did you find this branch?
We bought that at a flower shop that had some decorative branches. 😉
It is the same as text weight
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Do you have a cut file for the Silhouette Cameo? I’d love it if you did!
no:( I cut it by hand, it was before I had a cutting machine.
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I’m strongly considering purchasing a Cricut Explore to create this awesome project for my wedding (and many more projects). How do I go about getting this template?
Hi Andrea, I think you will love a Cricut Explorer. I made this paper flower before I had a Cricut so I didn’t make it in a SVG file. However you can convert the pdf into a jpeg and cut with Cricut. Cricut’s customer service department should be able to help you if you have any questions. Believe it or not, I actually do not work for Cricut:)
Hi there! Im wanting to do a lot of the small flower on the first page. I would like to get as many of this printed on one page as possible. Is there anyway you would share a document of a page with just the small flower? I thought maybe 12 copies of that flower would fit on a page and that would save me from wasting a lot of paper. Just thought I would check 🙂
HI Jaymie, I am all for saving a few trees but I don’t have enough time in the day to get everything I want to do done:( Can you use the flowers on the 2nd page?
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Question…what do you mean by ‘glue a tab’…I can tell on the instructional pictures what that means.. thanks
Each flower has a little tab on the open side that is not part of the petal formation. This is how you can shape your flowers into cones, by using the tab to glue to the other flat edge.
A scissor cutting tip:
When trying to cut the edges that face the opposite direction of your cutting hand (lefty/righty), hold them up to sunlight and cut from the back. It helps make the cutting edge is visible. You’ll know what I mean when you try it. For example, it will be more difficult cutting one side of a ‘flower petal’ when starting from an inner corner of a ‘flower’. Instead of rotating the blades and knackering up the paper, turn it around and cut from the back side, using the sunlight to illuminate the lines. However, you soon may realize you don’t have any sunlight because steps 2, 3 and 4 will occupy 40-60 man-hours in total, if you want it done right. Of course, it turned out well for us. Looks great!
Great idea Nick! I have spend many hours cutting by hand, including this garland. Now I use my cutting machine. 🙂
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Hey I was wondering how you curled your flowers so well?
I use the edge of my scissors, sometimes closed. You can see it in my tutorial above.
How did you curl the paper?
Check out the tutorial above and it shows! 😉
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Hi Lia, I’m so sorry to bother you again, but how far apart did you space your flowers? How long is the longest length? The shortest length? How long is your branch? Thanks.
The branch is about 7 feet wide. I spaced the strands about 4-5 inches apart and the flowers 2-3 inches. It is all guess. This is now a chandelier in my entryway. 😉
Hi Lia! This is a beautiful craft project! I saw in one of the comments form last year that you were trying to get this as a template for the Cricut- were you able to? My friend has one and would be willing to help me with it but I wasn’t sure how to find out if it’s a template with Cricut. Also I personally am unfamiliar with how a circut works so forgive me if I don’t make sense with this question!
If you have the new Cricut Explore then I can get you the template to upload. If she has an older version it will not be available until July.
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Hi Lia, I just wanna let you know that I am very happy, very lucky that I found your site. Everything here makes my wedding planning easy. Thank you very much for sharing this. You’ve make the lives of many brides easy and happier! God bless you! Thank you, thank you……
I am so happy to hear! Please share photos of your wedding, I would love to hear.
I am making this right now for a back drop for my wedding ceremony in less than 2 weeks! thank you for sharing, and boy is this a lot of cutting 🙂 I’m just confused about the green leaf trios. I don’t see them in your pictures? Am I just crazy, or did you not put them on your floral strings? I can see the individual folded leaves, but I don’t see the sets of three green leaves anywhere. I don’t know if I’m supposed to curl or fold them either. Please let me know what I am missing. Thank you so much!
You are so right! I used these leaves in my original version but this one I didn’t and forgot to delete them. You can add them if you like. I wish you had a cutting machine. . . they go so much faster. 😉
Thanks, Lia. Did you leave them out for a reason (i.e. you didn’t like how it looked as much when you added them?). If you were going to add them in, would you curl them one way or another? I really don’t have an eye for this stuff — I just love this garland so much. And I’ve already cut out the leaf trios 🙂
Thanks again!! If it ends up looking decent, I’ll definitely post a picture for you.
I would LOVE to see your photos. I have to admit, it has been a year since I made it, so I can’t remember… I may have simply forgotten to add them in. If I had used them, I would have folded them in half down the middle like the other leaves and curled the edges just a bit. Add them between the flowers where you need these extra leaves to fill in the spaces and make it fuller.
Well, I did it! And it was the perfect ceremony backdrop. The only thing I would change is that I was away getting my hair done while my friends hung it for me, and I forgot to tell them to space the flower strands out a little wider. Oh well, it was still perfect. You can see the pictures here: https://plus.google.com/photos/100761725716492431027/albums/6004199352803764961?authkey=CMe99dajxO2V0gE Thank you SO much for this amazing tutorial!
Your wedding is just gorgeous! Love the orange! Thanks for sharing these photos with us.
I too am cutting these out and it is taking a very long time. What do you mean by a cutting machine? And I love all your projects, by the way. I am so happy to have found your page. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas with the rest of us.
I currently use a Cricut Explore (you can see the link on my right hand banner) and before that I used a Cameo Silhouette. LOVE the Explore and you will see more projects coming up using that machine. If you are a regular crafter or prepping for a wedding or big event, I think it is a good investment. 🙂
Thanks for your reply and help. I called my local Michael’s to request a demo of the Cricut Explore. Can’t wait! Jessica and Amber – I love your pictures. Thanks for sharing them. Lia – you rock! 😀
Oh good! I hope they do a good job in showing you. There are lots of YouTube videos out there too.
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Wonderful! It’s very beautiful and you can use it in a lot of projects.
Thanks for the idea.
I reused these for the paper chandelier in my entry way too. You can see that in my home tour. It is stunning!
Superbe site que je viens de découvrir, j’adore les oiseaux en papier et toutes ces superbes fleurs…..que d’imaginations et de goût….Félicitations, je reviendrais régulièrement vous faire une visite….Merci aussi pour tous ces tutos….
Thank you for visiting! I love to share my ideas.
Добрый день! У вас очень красивые поделки. Очень понравились птички и цветы.
Thank you! Happy you found them.
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Thanks a lot! Merci beaucoup 😉
You are so welcome!
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I wondering if you could tell me the exact white and green color paper you used for this project. Also how many total sheets do I need?
I used a metallic paper for all three of the colors. White gold and gold and serpentine. All of these you can order from paper-papers.com. If you open the PDF it lists how many sheets to print for each color. Show me photos when you are done. I would love to see it! 🙂
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WoW! This is my version, do you like? http://giulinelpaesedelriciclo.blogspot.it/2013/04/12-diy-project-april-egg-garland.html
That is a clever way to recycle egg cartons! Great job!
I used your idea on our stage at church for Easter/spring set!!! I multiplied your materials by 6 and got to cutting! I gathered a team to help me and we got it done in a week! It was a huge project! You would be so proud of me! ha
It turned out SO BEAUTIFUL!
There are about 7 photos on there so I hope you can see the others by clicking the arrows.
What do you think?!
Oh my! That looked gorgeous! I love how you brought the community together to create this project. Thanks for sharing. . . it really made me smile. 🙂
That is so amazing.
But, you need hour and hours of work to make this beautiful flower.
I admire your patience.
Yes, the cutting does take the most time. I am working to set these up as Cricut templates which will cut back the time it takes immensely.
Lia, I just love your projects and website. I get so excited every time I get an email from you just waiting to see the cool project that you are sharing. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks for the sweet message Lynne! It totally makes my day.
M’agrada molt aquest tutorial, encara que no entenc totes les paraules i em perdo una mica,miraré de posar-ho al traductor, tot i que de vegades em diu alguns disbarats incomprensibles, jejeje, on ho enganxes és un tronc oi? sembla natural, les flors son de color blanc i unes altres e color groc i les fulles verdes? Bé, un altre dia amb més temps miraré de “entendre-ho” amb més tranquil•litat, m’agradaria mirar de fer-ho , és molt bonic.
Moltes gràcies , que tinguis un bon dia,(aquí és mig matí), no sé quina hora és allà on tu vius.
Hello Anna, there are three colors but you can choose what you like to use. I will try to help you figure it out through this Google translate. http://translate.google.com
Hola Anna, hi ha tres colors, però vostè pot triar el que desitja utilitzar. Vaig a tractar d’ajudar a resoldre’l a través d’aquest translate Google. http://translate.google.com
Si, OK, moltes gràcies ja entenc, ets molt amable.
Fins aviat !
This is so beautiful! Thank you for the instructions.
Thanks Sue! Glad you like it.
The new flowers can be glued easier as you improved the tabs. Like it!
Yes! That was one of the changes. 🙂
Hi Lisa! This is gorgeous and I am going to attempt to make it for my little girls nursery however, I don’t fully understand the glue tab parts of the instructions. Would you mind elaborating on this for me? Thanks so much!!!
Just kidding! I had to look at the templates to understand fully, whoops! 🙂 But where did you get your branch from? I love the curves in it!
Oh wonderful! This is so perfect for a child’s room! I got the branch from a floral shop who carries things like this, but I have found some good ones after wind storms on the side of the road too. 😉
The pattern includes a little tab on the side of the flower where you will overlap and glue.