I have to admit that I find a great joy in inventing my version of paper flowers every week. Gerbera daisies are such a happy flower so it seems that this week I have a double dose of cheer. I made these paper blooms with a variety of papers in text weight (anything lighter than card stock) that I purchased at paper-papers.com. Some are metallic and others are an uncoated stock. The centers of each bloom are finished with a glitter paper in either black or lime green which are two common colors for the gerbera centers. I have provided the pattern below for both a printable template and an SVG file for all of you who do have cutting machines. Of course to save time so I can get onto the next project for you, I used my Cricut Explore to make this gorgeous bouquet. Once you have gathered your paper and materials, just follow my step-by-step tutorial below. Enjoy! ~ Lia
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Is there a leaf for the gerbera daisies . I would like a svg just for the leaf. Do you use another leaf I can cut out to go with it that looks similar to the gerbera leaf
These fresh-cut daisies do not usually come with leaves, however, we do have a leaf pattern in this post. You can use it as is or make it larger. https://liagriffith.com/mini-paper-daisies/
Hello, there is a small problem… I found these beautiful flowers on Pinterest and it says you have “free printable pattern”, but here it can get only members 😢😢😢
Oh no! Sometimes other websites and bloggers will share our project and indicate they’re free, when they’re really not 🙁 You might find a few freebies here though! https://liagriffith.com/craft/freebies-2/
I’m trying to open this up in Silhouette Studio, it is saying that the file is not supported. How do I get it to work ?!
You’ll need the designer edition of Silhouette’s software in order to convert the SVG to a .studio file. Silhouette’s customer service should be able to help you with that!
I want to thank you so much for the Daisies flower svg file, I am new at this and I was so excited that it worked for me, first time! I did a little dance!
Yay that’s great to hear 🙂 Keep on crafting!
I used my Cricut machine and it called for black paper and it cut like crosses out of those sheets and I don’t see them in the tutorial anywhere. What am I supposed to do with those sheets?
Hi Tracey, was it cutting the copyright information that’s included in the SVG file? That layer should be turned off before cutting the flowers.
Do you think I can use crepe paper on these Gerber daisy?
Hi Donna! The paper pattern won’t work well with crepe but we do have a regular crepe paper daisy on the site (https://liagriffith.com/crepe-paper-daisy-video/). We will be posting a crepe paper version this summer.
Lia, do you have a pattern to create regular daisies to mix with these big Gerbera ones?
Not yet, but it’s on my list! 🙂
Dear Lia: I have to tell you again how much I enjoy your site and trying my hand at your designs. For the Gerbera Daisy — do you have a leaf pattern or are those real leave in your photos? Best regards, Nancy
Believe it or not, I used real leaves for this arrangement!
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Lia, I’d be grateful if you could please clarify steps 8 through 10 in the gerbera tutorial. Did you use floral tape to attach a spray of 6 wires to the end of one 18 gauge floral stem, or did you tape six 18 gauge floral stems together and form a wire spray from their ends? The cup formed by overlapping the ends of the flower back piece doesn’t seem large enough to hold a spray of six wires, and the completed flower does not appear heavy or large enough to require six stems per bloom. As a novice, I appreciate your expertise and patience.
I put 6 wires together, then wrapped floral tape around the bunch, leaving some exposed at the end as shown in the photo. I then trimmed those the ends down to 1/4″ or so, just short enough to fit inside the green piece. The reason for the 6 wires is to create the same thickness as an actual Gerbera daisy flower stem, not because the flower is heavy. Hope that helps! 🙂
Hi I love Gerber Daisy’s they are my favorite flower. I clicked on this link from Pinterest. I’ve been a follower for a while. In the description it said free template but after clicking the download, it says requires a premium membership. Is there a reason it says free when it’s really not? Thx
Hi Kellie! We upgraded to a paid membership model last year, unfortunately some of the older links still mention “free” projects when they’re not. It’s $5/month for unlimited access to hundreds of downloads, but we do have a section of freebies on the site!
Hi Lia love these gerberas though I cut them by hand , they are my favourite flower and I had them for my bridal bouquet. I find real ones droop so these are lovely as they don’t and I had real fun making them. I also made some of your hydrangeas and again cut the petals by hand, I found they used many more than the 60 to 90 you suggest but love the result and am looking forward to making more. If you are intrested I posted my blooms on my blog http://julyebs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/patience-or-madness.html
Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Many thanks!! <3
Much love from Brazil!
LISA I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE FOR US TO DO I REALLY CAN DO MORE THINGS NOW I’AM VERY DISABLED I’AM IN A WHEELCHAIR AND ON O2 ALL THE TIME CRAFTS ARE THE ONLY THING I CAN DO THANK YOU SO MUCH LISA LOVE & PRAYERS JUDY JAMESON
We are so happy that you can enjoy our craft projects! More coming your way. Hugs!
Thank you! If I may say so myself I prefer my version as well:-)
You need a personal cutting machine like a Cricut Explore or Silhouette Designer version software to use the SVG files.
I cannot seem to get the svg to cleanly load in to cricut design space. The svg i was finally able to get into the software is not very clean and contained all of the header to the image. Did i download the file incorrectly? is there a easier way? would love the advice of a pro.
Hi Bristol, I’m sorry you’re having trouble! The SVG file is a couple years old, and since I create them a bit differently now (to exclude the header and logo), I just uploaded a new version. The rest of it looks great to me after I tested in in Design Space, so give this a try!
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Love your flowers. I don’t have a machine to cut the flowers out. How do you get them cut to even? I’m a newbie to this whole thing.
You need a steady hand and really good scissors or an exacto knife.
Thanks so much! These are beautiful!
These are my favourite flower and i had a go at making one yesterday and it came out beautfully 🙂 will defo be making some more!
Yay! I love them too, I call them my happy flower.
Hi Lia! Beautiful flowers! Can you tell me how many papers per flower it is?
Each paper prints one flower, there are several different layers. If you look at the tutorial pictures it will make sense. Have fun crafting!!
Wonderful happy Flowers
Thank you so much for sharing your flowers and tutorials
Thank you for sharing und all your incredible creations.
I am particularly pleased about the SVG files
Thank you that is so sweet:)
OMG! These are beautiful! TFS!
Awe, sweet. Thank you:)
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you have a magical hand Lia! these gerbera daisies are ssso amazing, my most favourite. thank you for sharing Lia,
may Allah bless you always
That is so sweet, thank you!
this is very nice
Thank you Barbara!
I am Very fond of flowers and your tutorials are very useful to me especially the beautiful gerberas. Thank you so much!
Thanks! Great to hear Nisha!
where could i buy floral tape? i don’t find it anywhere
Have you looked at Michael’s?
Adoro las gerberas, lástima que las de verdad duran poco, ahora voy a poder tener un ramo por mucho tiempo.Gracias Lía!!!! me encantan todos tus trabajos
So gorgeous Lia, love Gerbera daisies so much. I have some colored card stock and noticed in previous comment you say it’s ok to use card stock for these flowers. Fantastic project, thanks so much for sharing your incredible creations. Hope you’re enjoying your vacation. Happy days
I call them Happy Flowers because they always put a smile on my face, glad to hear you are enjoying them too. And a bonus that you got to use your colored card stock.
These are so pretty. I love all your crafts. Its amazing 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing your flowers and tutorials. I love them all and have made a few. They brighten up any room in the house.
Happy to hear you love flowers as much as I do, great thing about paper is that they last and need no water;-) I actually owned a flower shop in a previous life.
Seriously? I don’t want you to go t any great effort. I will try to do a comparison from the paper paper website. Please only if it is EASY for you.
Hello! I am working with Paper-Papers on adding my projects with the papers I use so that it is a bit easier to order from them. Hope to have the Gerbera up within the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience!
Do you think card stock paper is too heavy for these? its all I have in colors…
I think these are going to be okay in card stock. It is the petals that have more curl that need the lighter paper. Give it a try and let me know how they look.
Love love love your work. Any chance you would reveal the color names of your daisies? Such a gorgeous palett! Thank you for your inspiration
I pulled from my wide stash and will go back to get the names for you. 😉
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Gerberas are my favourite flowers and these are beautiful. thanks for sharing!
You are so welcome Wendy!
Thank you! I love Gerbera Daisies!
Me too! Enjoy
How lovely these are, and so lifelike! You are very generous to share the pattern – thank you!
One of my favorite flowers so more than happy to spread the joy!
These are awesome. Can’t wait to give them a try.
Hope you have fun! Happy paper flower Monday!
Thank you so much, my daughter had these for her bridal bouquet . Yours are beautiful !!!
So happy your daughter used Gerbera Daisies for her wedding, one of my favorites. I am sure it was a beautiful wedding!
Another awesome craft from you. May I ask where you find your paper that you use. I would love to do the succulents like you did a while ago, but I can’t seem to find any paper that suits my fancy.
Most of this paper was from Paper Source and paper-papers.com. The succulent paper was from Michaels in their single sheet scrapbook area.
These are beautiful! I have the Cricut expression. Can you tell me which cartridge you could use to make this flower. Thanks!
These are my designs so I did not use a cartridge. They will however be available in the Cricut Design Space very soon if you have the new Explore. Also, with the Explore you can upload the SVG I have here.
Hi Lia, I’ve downloaded the Gerbera SVG file but it will not open in Studio 3.The message is that the file may be corrupt. Anyone else had this problem?
I am not sure what studio 3 is. Is that for Silhouette? It is not corrupt but may not be compatible unless you are set up to use SVGs.
Yes, I’m having a problem too. It downloaded fine, but will not open with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Any ideas?
Sorry, I don’t know what studio 3 is. The PDF will open in Acrobat and the SVG is to open in the cutting machine software. They really are not set up to open in Illustrator or Photoshop.
I love gerbera daisies! Thank you so much for the file for these gorgeous flowers
Me too, gerbera daisies make me happy!
C’est beau!!!!!!!! Bravo!…..
Très belle semaine
SO pretty. Thanks for sharing!
Oh my goodness, Lial, these are wonderful. We have been in our new home about a month and my craft room is just now getting organized. This will be my first project in my wonderful new room! Thank you so much.
Congratulations on your new home and getting your craft room organized! Have fun making the Gerberas, one of my favorites!
holy cow you are so gifted Lia! ALL your flowers are better than my real ones! :>O :>D
Thanks Lisa:) I love that they came out looking so real.
Thanks! Great to hear from you.