What can you make with paper, hot glue, floral wire and a Cricut Explore? How about a stunningly gorgeous rustic bridal bouquet. . . that is all paper! Yes, it is true. This amazing machine can cut tiny Queen Anne’s Lace, the seeds of the eucalyptus and all of the paper flowers you need to make this realistic looking bouquet come to life. I will admit that sometime I can even surprise myself, and this bouquet has done just that. This bouquet is being entered into the round three of the Cricut Design Space Star competition. This round is all about wedding or party decor and my team has picked the theme rustic. I knew that my summer-to-fall arrangement needed to have a new paper dahlia design along with the foliage and filler from paper. To me a rustic bouquet has a lot of small bits and wild pieces and an abundance of visual texture. I chose the seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller for my paper foliage and the Queen Anne’s Lace to give the touch of wild flower look. Just gorgeous, don’t you think?
UPDATE: This bouquet WON so it is now available in Cricut Design Space! Just click here. Or you can download the FULL SVG cut files with your site membership in the links below.
Click below for tutorials for each flower included in this arrangement:
Plum Succulent (steps 17-21)
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Craft Scissors
- Curling Tool
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- 8.5×11 Text Weight Metallic Paper:
- Hydrangea – Stardream Metallic Aquamarine (print watercolor wash on both sides, download below!)
- Queen Anne’s Lace – Shine Pearl White
- Seeded Eucalyptus – Shine Moss Green
- Dahlia – Stardream Metallic Coral
- Ranunculus – Stardream Metallic Kunzite
- Succulents – Stardream Metallic Ruby
- Dusty Miller – Stardream Metallic Aquamarine
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- 24-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
Once you have made and gathered all of your paper flowers and foliage, just follow the steps below to make this bouquet. You can find direct links to the paper I used for these flowers here. Enjoy! ~ Lia
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
I am so excited to start on this project! I am wondering if using different paper will ruin it? I am wanting to make this one for my bridal bouquet and then a smaller, less full version for my bridesmaids. Is the amount of paper recommended just for one bouquet?
I think you can use any lighter paper for the flowers, and you could even use cardstock for the greenery. Some of the flowers work best with text-weight paper, but you can experiment. I also love to use the frosted paper we sell in our shop. This project was created before we launched that paper. https://feltpaperscissors.com/product-category/frosted-craft-paper/
Hello- I am making these for my wedding. I am so excited. I have Cricut access and just signed up for your membership. I cut the ranunculus but didn’t know how many I was supposed get from the project in Cricut? Thank you so much.
So happy you are here! I have to be honest that I am not sure how Cricut set up that file as it was so long ago. Here is a video I did for this flower that we made into a kit. It might help. https://liagriffith.com/video-tutorial-new-frosted-paper-ranunculus-flower-kit/
I am here to answer any questions, so always feel free to reach out!
Hi, I’ve started this project today and the SVGs for the Dahlia, 2 and 3 are identical. Are they supposed to be identical so we print two, or is there a duplicate in the files I downloaded?
Yes, there are two very similar/identical pieces. Since there are so many petals in this flower, you will need them all. 🙂
I’ve been eyeing this paper Bouquet for ages and I am going to try and make it for my upcoming wedding..very excited to become a Member and be able to download all of these wonderful svgs …your items are so beautiful I can’t wait to craft away…
Welcome, Emily!! We’re so glad to have you as part of our community 🙂
I purchased this svg file set from Cricut on design space. When I attempt to work with the flower for the Dahlia, it forces me to use a 12×24 cutting mat and I’m only able to resize the flowers, but not separate them to work with a smaller cutting mat. Would this be a cricut issue? Or do you have recommendations on the paticular size to cut for the Dahlias?
Hi Holly! Can you please forward your receipt from this purchase to email@example.com and we’ll help you out 🙂
I think the SVG files for the Dusty Miller and Queen Anne’s Lace might be incorrect? When I download the zip file it shows succulents and seeded eucalyptus instead. I found the Dusty Miller felt SVG on another part of this site. Will that work for this bouquet (using paper not felt)??
Hi! I double-checked the downloads, and don’t see any mix up. Can you email us a screenshot of what you’re seeing/downloading to firstname.lastname@example.org? Also you could try downloading the seeded eucalyptus and if that somehow downloads the queen anne’s lace and dusty miller.
Just gorgeous. I’m seriously considering crafting my wedding flowers next year, so I’m making a test bouquet using the majority of these flowers (only substituting Lia’s rose and Marianne anemones for the dahlia and ranunculus).
I do have a question though: Is there a printed wash on the paper for the Dusty Miller? In one particular photo it appears as though the leaf has a marbled look that I find beautiful. I have the Aquamarine paper from Paper Papers and would love to achieve the look in the photo.
Thanks in advance for your time!
YES love it! We support this decision 🙂 We actually did print the watercolor wash for the hydrangea on the paper for the dusty miller, just at a lighter percentage (the “draft” option on our printer).
Hi there! This is such a gorgeous project and I’m excited to be using it, probably at a small family only ceremony sometime this year down by my grandparents so my grandfather doesn’t have to travel. Maybe even for the big to-do in Maryland where my fiancé and I live later next year!
I’ve just started fiddling with the pattern, and I purchased some 8.5×11” cardstock from PaperPapers with adjustments for our color scheme, but several of the images are too large for letter size paper, but I don’t know where I would get a 12×24” piece of cardstock, plus I already bought these packs of paper. Do you have any suggestions on how much to scale the images for the flowers within Cricut Canvas? I know I can adjust sizes but I wanted to see if this is a known snag or if this question has been asked before I started driving myself crazy trying to figure it out myself!
Hi Stephanie! Send us an email at email@example.com and we can sort this out for you 🙂
I’m having the same issue! Did they resolve the issue and would you be able to send me the resizing they sent to you?
Hi Kelsey! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can sort this out for you 🙂
I am making this Bouquet from the project in Cricut Design Space. I have cut all the petals for the succulent, it when I look at the instructions, it has a set of trio petals that do not appear in the cut files from Cricut. How do aid access those?
Only one succulent type is provided in cricut design space which is the 6 petal succulent. If you would like the 3 petal succulent you can download it from the post here! https://liagriffith.com/four-paper-succulent-tutorials/
Created this bouquet for my city hall ceremony and it was perfect. Used some different paper options for some of the flowers because I decided to do it last min and didn’t have time to order. I had some challenges with the hydrangeas as well, used a half ball styrofoam piece to hold the flowers together, because I couldn’t get them to look right with the instructions given… and maybe I got a little impatient 😊. Still looked so beautiful in the pictures! So glad I found this DIY site! The paper flowers represented me (and my crafty DIY side) so well on my wedding day.
We are so glad to hear how much you are enjoying our projects! Please share your finished bouquets on our member facebook page 🙂
Hi Lia, thanks for this amazing tutorial, I am about to do the ranunculus flower and I got all the papers from https://www.paper-garden.ca/categories/metallic-papers.html, because I live in Canada, but I cant figure it out where do you use the Nude color https://www.paperpapers.com/diy/lia/paper-rustic-bridal-bouquet.html . In this turotial it saids that you use the Kunzite color.
Hi Thelma, we did not use the Nude color in this bouquet. We will inform paper papers to remove it from this project on their site!
Hi, I’m so curious on how you put the Seeded Eucalyptus on the stem. I’ve looked everywhere for instructions and I can’t seem to get them to sit just right.
For the seeded eucalyptus we glued two of the seeded cuts to the tip of a wire, then glue and layer the leaves down the wire to conceal the wire.
Ok thank you so much. I will continue to practise until I get the perfect look.
Hi Lia. I’m so excited to use this bouquet for my wedding in a few months. I was wondering if you have any more details instructions on how to assemble the seeded eucalyptus branches? It’s hard to tell just from the photo how the leaves and seeds are attached to the stems.
For the seeded eucalyptus we glued two of the seeded cuts to the tip of a wire, then glue and layer the leaves down the wire to conceal the wire.
Do you put two leaves on top of each other? would you be able to do a tutorial?
Yes, you glue two leaves on top of one another with the wire in between. 🙂
I’m curious how many sheets of paper each flower uses? I went to the tutorials for each of them but I couldn’t find a clear answer on how many sheets they use. I saw your comment that for this bouquet you used “3 dahlias, 7 ranunculus, 5 plum succulents, 3 hydrangeas, and about 10 of each dusty miller, queen anne’s lace, and seeded eucalyptus”.
Specifically, I’m planning to make one full bouquet for my wedding and use parts for bouquets for my bridesmaids. Thank you!
Hi Elizabeth! If you are using 8.5×11 paper, you will need these quantities to yield ONE flower: dahlia (3 sheets), ranunculus (1 sheet), plum succulent (1 sheet), hydrangea (2-3 sheets depending if you use 60 or 90 petals), dusty miller (2 sheets), queen anne’s lace (3-4 sheets). If you’re ordering from PaperPapers, most of their packs are 25-50 qty so you’ll be all set 🙂
Dusty miller and queen Anne’s lace use that many sheets for ONE flower? I am cutting now and a little confused. I was able to get 4 Queens Anne’s lace on a sheet and 2-3 dusty miller on a sheet? How many cut outs equal one flower? I didn’t see a tutorial on how to put those together.
For the queen annes lace, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus you will need two cuts of each for one stem then glue a wire between the two pieces. For example the 4 queen annes lace you cut from one sheet will make 2 queen annes lace.
Hi! Between the cutting of the paper on the Cricut and the assembly of the completed bouquet, about how long did it take you?
So excited to have this bouquet in my wedding at the end of the month!!
Congrats!! Time all depends on skill set and technology (plan for possible technical difficulties with your machine, internet, etc) but this will likely take the good part of a day or two. The hydrangeas will be the most time consuming to make. Have FUN!
Where are the Ranunculus leaves???
There are no ranunculus leaves included in the rustic bouquet.
I, also am having trouble locating the assembly instructions via design.cricut.com. If the pdf instructions could be emailed when you purchase the sag, that would be fab. The assembly takes twice as long trying to figure out the correct steps. I’ll start my membership and hopefully get the complete instructions. I also plan to have amazing photos of all my paper flowers, just wait and see…
Hi Amilia, the tutorial for this bouquet and its individual flowers are free for those who have purchased the files directly from Cricut. Because this was a collaboration with Cricut, we are here to help with the making of our flowers, and Cricut is available to help with any technical issues with this project in Design Space. We tried to make it easy by listing individual links to all the flowers instead of one, giant blog post 🙂 We can’t wait to see how this turns out– it’ll be beautiful, I am sure!
Hi Lia, this bouquet is so gorgeous! I just did a test run for my bouquet for my wedding, very excited! How many of each flowers/greenery did you use to create this bouquet? I’m in Australia and it’s proving reaaally difficult to get the right weight paper in decent colours, so I’m going to order from the USA. Would love to have as much of an idea as possible so I don’t have to pay for shipping multiple times. Thank you so much1 Charlotte x
Hi Charlotte! I made 3 dahlias, 7 ranunculus, 5 plum succulents, 3 hydrangeas, and about 10 of each dusty miller, queen anne’s lace, and seeded eucalyptus. You can certainly adjust these numbers if you want more/less of a certain flower!
Are the dusty miller and the hydrangeas really the same color paper
Yes, but as mentioned in the post we printed a watercolor wash on the Hydrangea paper first. There’s a download for that 🙂
Bom dia! Temos esse buquê em arquivo dxf ?
So sorry, we only offer SVG and PDFs 🙂
Hi Lia! I love this bouquet and I’m excited to make it for my wedding. I bought both sizes of wire like you suggested but I’m having trouble figuring out which size to use for which flower, really which flower used the 24 gauge, because I didn’t see it on any of the tutorial pages. Where did you intend the 24 gauge wire to be used?
Hi Eleanor! We have started using only 18 and 24 gauge wire (it’s just been easier to source and stock in our craft room), but typically use the thicker wire for flowers, and thin wire fore leaves and greenery. I’ll update the post with more specific instructions.
Hi, Is there a possibility to purchase pre-printed set of this?
Sorry Hannah, we don’t have this available as a set 🙁
I purchased this bouquet on through Cricut, which directs me to this site for assembly instructions. Yet I’m supposed to pay to be a member on your site to get assembly instructions? Shouldn’t those be included with my purchase through Cricut?
Yes, you should get instructions as part of your purchase (Cricut is responsible for providing those on their site, but we’ll let them know they’re missing!). However there are free photo tutorials on our site for each of the flowers included in the bouquet.
I’m loving how this is coming out, but can you tell me how many of the Dusty Miller, Seeded Eucalyptus, and Queen Anne’s Lace to cut out per bouquet?
I’m so glad to hear it! You can add as many/little as you want, but we cut 10-15 of each.
I am absolutely LOVING the way this bouquet looks and looking forward to making it for my October wedding! Do you have any recommendations on how to best approach making secondary smaller bouquet for bridesmaids?
Thanks so much!
I’m so happy to hear this Sarah! I would just make less of each flower for your bridesmaids, or focus on a couple of your favorites 🙂
This is absolutely beautiful and I’d like to recreate it for my own wedding in January 2019. However, I am having a really hard time finding the right paper here in the UK. Do you/your community have any tips where to source the SHINE paper you use or suitable alternatives?
Thanks so much!
All the best,
Thank you Sophie! We’ve been told by others in the UK that HobbyCraft carries “pearlised” paper that is the same!
Hi Lia— We just finished this for the bride and smaller bouquets for the bridesmaids with the exact paper that you used. So happy with them! Would you happen to have tutorials that would work for complimentary corsages/boutonnieres using the same paper? I see great options in crepe paper, but we’d like them to match. 2 weeks left! Scary!
Hi Lynn! We don’t have specific flowers that we use for boutonnieres or corsages. However, we do have a helpful tutorial that you can reference for turning any of our flowers into a boutonniere/corsage! We hope this helps!
DIY Corsage & Boutonniere Tutorial.
So I dont have a cricut but do you know of a place that would sell the pieces?
Hi Melissa, unfortunately we don’t sell the pieces pre-cut.
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When printing the watercolor on paper for the hydrangea, do you suggest printing both sides of the paper, or is the front sufficient?
I print on both sides!
Got it….thanks so much, Lia!
I am trying to cut the seeded Eucalyptus flower top using my cricut maker in design space using felt as the medium. It totally cuts the whole thing apart. I tried scoring it instead of cut but then it does not cut it out. Any help would be appreciated.
Oh no! Can you send a photo/screenshot of the problem to email@example.com? I just checked the file and it is working fine for me, on paper.
These are so beautiful . I am new to your site and have a cricut expression 2 . Could you advise which software you use to save the SVG files ? To cut them with the cricut expression 2?
Welcome Alisha! Unfortunately you can’t use SVG files with the Cricut Expression 🙁 The Cricut Explore and Maker are the only machines that allow SVG files.
This is absolutely beautiful! I want to make these for my wedding this summer. I don’t have a cricut machine yet but it seems cricut explore air2 is the one is most stores right now. Would that be able to make your products? I don’t want to purchase it unless I can make your designs. Thank you for sharing these!
Hi Jackie! Yes, the Cricut Explore will work with all of our paper projects (as well as the Silhouette and other brands of cutting machines– but we personally use Cricut’s in the office). The Cricut Maker is the best option if you want to cut crepe paper, fabric or felt.
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This is absolutely gorgeous. I’ll be having my wedding on 2019 with a rustic theme, and I think this is just perfect! I was just wondering if I can use your crepe paper instead of papers, in my opinion, the flowers look much realistic using your crepe paper.
Hi Monica! I love the idea of a rustic crepe paper wedding bouquet. The patterns for these paper flowers won’t work with crepe paper (our crepe patterns are different because of the grain lines and stretch of the paper), but you could certainly make the crepe versions that we have available!
I just bought a Cricut Maker and put my Silhouette in the closet. When i cut the Queen Anne’s Lace, the paper pulled up from the mat in places. I am using Stardream Metallic paper from papers-papers. I left the blade setting at default, should I change it to a shallow setting?
How exciting! Yes, play around with your blade settings, but also make sure your mat is sticky enough for the paper.
The Queen Anne’s lace stems need to have more body. When I cut them on my Cricut Explore Air, some of the stems were simply a cut line leaving no stem. That was disappointing. The program needs to be tweaked to actually cut the peripheral stems. I am using the recommended papers and everything else cut perfectly.
Thank you for your feedback Joyce, we know there have been issues with this file in Design Space. This SVG download may work better for you! https://liagriffith.com/papercut-queen-annes-lace/
This file does work better. Thank you!
I was interested in purchasing this project on Design Space, but I noticed there is no way to separate out the dahlia pieces to fit the 8.5″X11″ that would be required for the paper you recommend. Is there a way to edit that or is it different if purchased through your website membership?
Hi Sarah! We’ve had some trouble with that bouquet in Design Space but are working with Cricut to fix it. However, the SVG files on our site can be changed easily to fit 8.5×11 paper.
Is there a way to get the SVG file of the dahlia without purchasing it again? I’ve already purchased it through Cricut Design Space and want to be able to separate the cuts.
Hi Molly, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of purchase, and we can help you 🙂
Hi Lia! I’m making a version of this bouquet and its flowers for all of the bouquets and flowers for my wedding. Do you have any recommendations for protecting the paper, such as some sort of matte spray adhesive? Thank you!
Hi! Unfortunately I’ve never found a spray that has helped the flowers keep shape, or protect them.
For the Dusty Miller and Queen Anne’s – how did you conceal the floral wire? If I glue it too close to the base of the paper it’s too flimsy and if I give it a good spine, the wire is visible. Did you glue two back to back? Thanks!
Hi Emily! We glued 20 gauge white floral wire all the way up the center. If you want to hide the wire better, you can glue two back to back, or wrap it with white floral tape.
I am doing this bouquet for my best friends wedding. My mom has a Silhouette (with business edition). When we download the SVG file and open it in the Silhouette, we are not able to cut it without tracing it. Can you shed some light on this issue.
You have to convert the SVG files to Studio files in order to use them with the Silhouette. I believe you need the designer edition software to do so, but am not positive (it’s been awhile since I’ve owned a Silhouette!)
This is simply amazing! Is it possible to create this bouquet without a cricut, or would that be extremely difficult?
It would be difficult and time consuming without a Cricut or other cutting machine. You could still cut it by hand though if you’re skilled with an X-acto blade!
I am looking to create your bouquet but i live in the UK. The paper-paper website seems to be US. Would you happen to have a UK website i can get the papers from?
Hi! We did a little research and found that Hobbycraft.co.uk carries a line of “pearlised” papers that should work well (text weight, not cardstock). PapermillDirect.co.uk also carries a line of pearlised papers and they sell in bulk which is good for those who want to make LOTS!
Hi Lia, If I order the rustic bridal bouquet flower cut outs, will it come on the same colored paper as shown on the website? I am really interested in using this bouquet for my wedding but have the older model cricut cutter.
Thank you, Cierra Gaboriault
Hi Cierra– we don’t sell the actual cut outs, that has to be done on a cutting machine or by hand using the PDF templates.
I am having issues saving the SVG cut file to my computer as a file. When I open the file after it has been downloaded it takes me to a webpage version of the SVG. I had no issues with the Dahlia, but all the other flowers won’t save properly. I am hoping you can guide me in how to save these flower SVG’s so I can upload them into DS
Unfortunately it seems like it’s a web browser/internet issue since the files are OK on our end. Once you download the folder, you’ll have to unzip it to see the SVG files. Those can then be uploaded directly to design space. You might also try a different web browser, some don’t download as well as others. Hope that helps?!
I am unable to download the last two files. I am receiving a blank page.
Sorry for the trouble Linda! There aren’t any issues with the files on our end so it could be a connection issue. You might want to try a different browser or restart and try again!
Lia, thank you so much for this amazing project! I just created one for my soon-to-be daughter-in-law’s wedding. I changed up the colors of the ranunculus and the hydrangeas, and used some foil printed paper for the dahlias. Oh, and I threw in a few of your freesias just to make it even more over the top! She absolutely loves it, and now I want to keep it!
It’s beautiful, great job!!
Thank you for the SVG files of the bouquet.
You’re so welcome 🙂
Are the ranunculus made with the nude metallic paper? I received some as a sample but it looks different, much more brown than your photos. I’m looking for a dark dusty rose but I just can’t seem to find a good match…
Yes! We used “Nude” metallic paper, which is a brown-toned pinky color. It probably looks more pink when paired with the other cool colored flowers in the photos. Unfortunately I don’t see something close to a dusty rose on Paper-Papers. If you’re feeling extra crafty, you could always try getting a lighter pink paper and printing a colored wash on it, or even watercolor painting it.
Do you think I could add a pink color wash to the nude?
Sure! That would be pretty.
Hi, when checking on the paper-paper website, they do not have the foliage colors listed. Do know if this means they do not carry them anymore?
I just found out today that they discontinued the Emerald! That’s the darker green color. There is a non-metallic emerald green that would look nice (and I like the mix of finishes and textures!) The other pieces of foliage are cut from Aquamarine which is still available.
do you have a tutorial on how to use these files to make this with the cricut?
I have a short video from a couple years ago showing how to upload files to design space (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZTCRUBYG0M&t=154s). But we don’t work for Cricut (just love their machine!) so if you’re looking for videos how to use the software your best bet will be to search Cricut’s site and YouTube channel. If you’re looking for a video how to make the bouquet, we just made one for the bouquet being sold at JoAnn: https://www.youtube.com/user/Liagriffithx/videos. Have fun! 🙂
thank you. I figure out how to import the svg files in design space. works great.
love the tutorial for the bouquet.
Lia, what a beautiful, beautiful bouquet. I used to be a store manager for Paper Source, no naturally, I have to use paper for my wedding. I have the silhouette cameo, and am terrible with making my own files. I know this is a shot in the dark, but are you aware of a file convertor from the Cricut to the Silhouette? Thank you for your consideration!
Thank you! We love Paper Source 🙂 You should be able to convert SVG files to .studio files with the designer edition of Silhouette’s software. Have fun!
I purchased your beautiful rustic bouquet from Cricut and I was so disappointed to learn that I have to purchase a subscription in order to view the instructions.
Hi Denise! The instructions for the bouquet are in photo tutorial form, which you don’t have to pay for. Send us an email at email@example.com if you’re having trouble!
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I would like to do this bouquet for my wedding. I do not have a cricut at the moment, but I was wondering which model should I get? Do I have to buy the Cricut Explore Air 2 or can I buy the Cricut Explore One to make this bouquet?
Hi Amy! Either machine works with Design Space (the program you need to use our cut files). The Explore Air has a few more bells and whistles but either would work for this project and many others 🙂
I was wondering what color paper and thickness from paper-papers you used for the eucalyptus and dahlia. Thank you so much.
The link to the papers is in the post (here: http://www.paper-papers.com/Lia-RusticBouquet.html). I used aquamarine for the eucalyptus and coral for the dahlia (all text weight).
I clicked the link to find the paper you used. It doesn’t look like enough colors though! Are there only 6 colors used in this bouquet?
Yes, only 6! The hydrangea is white paper with the watercolor wash printed (included in the downloads).
I am cutting from the SVG file that I downloaded from here on the blog. When I go to cut it shoes on the cut preview correctly but the cuts about 1/4-1/2″ above the paper. It is actually going up into the cutting area’s boarder around the edge of the mat. It is cutting outside of the cut area on the mat. Like I said it shows correctly on the preview screen but cuts wrong…
Also I can tell the pictures how many of the larger flowers were used but not the filler and other foliage. How many of each were cut out for the bouquet?
Oh my, I don’t remember! At least 6 of each, but it really depends on how full you would like your bouquet and you can keep adding to it.
How odd! That sounds like an issue with the machine. You should try contacting Cricut support and maybe you can “reset” it.
Lia, this project was my first one with my new Cricut and I just have to say it was a joy! It took me a little longer than I thought but I was so happy with the end product and the hours of amazing relaxation it brought me. I love it and cannot wait to create something else from your inspiration. Thanks!
I’m so happy to hear this Diana! Crafting can definitely be a labor of love, but always worth it in the end if you love your creation 🙂 Thanks for commenting, it always makes my day to hear our members are happy!
These are beautiful! I was wondering, what setting do you use on the Cricut’s dial? I am using the paper you recommended, but I seem to be cutting into the mat. Thank You!
Hi Sarah! I usually set it on Light Cardstock. Try a few test cuts on that setting or one notch either way to see if that works better!
Sorry I am very new at this- what kind of wire do you use for this?
We use green floral wire! 18 gauge similar to this works great 🙂 You can find it at many craft stores or online.
Thank you so much for your help! That is awesome!
I’ve been making some of your flowers all weekend, and now I want to cut some filler for the arrangement. Did you use Emerald for the eucalyptus? And what color did you use for the queen anne’s lace?
The eucalyptus is emerald, and the lace is crystal.
Is the Emerald paper available on paper-papers.com? I’m not finding it, at least not as a metallic.
Oh no! I just contacted their customer service and the Emerald color has been discontinued. Botanic would be an OK substitute– it’s not as dark but still a nice shade of green.
What do you think about using Emerald in a non-metallic? It looks like they have it in a regular finish. It’s for my wedding bouquet. I love the jewel tones of the colors you used! I’m wondering if it would look super weird to use a plain finish on the greenery when the flowers are metallic. But maybe it would just give the flowers an extra “pop” of radiance?
I think the non-metallic finish would look just fine if the color is right. I actually love mixing textures and finishes, so I think you have a great solution 🙂
I also found Moss in metallic, which seems to be a bit darker. 🙂
Am I able to use these patterns with crepe paper?
Unfortunately no, crepe paper stretches in different ways so the templates will be different. I have a crepe ranunculus tutorial here if you want to check it out! 🙂 https://liagriffith.com/diy-paper-garden-rose/
I was hoping for some crepe paper dahlias , but thank you, I think I can use theses for the chair decorations on the aisle
Oh sorry! We’ll have a pattern for the crepe paper dahlia in the next couple months.
Hi, Lia. I sent an email about a month ago on an issue I was having, but it might have gotten swallowed up in cyber space. I have been in love with this bouquet for a while now, but I have run into an issue with the dahlia pattern. My Cricut Explore Air keeps starting about an inch down the paper and ends up cutting attempting to cut off the end of the cutting mat where there’s nothing to cut! It’s driving me mad! I noticed that the dimensions were 12×24, and I’m not a genius, but it looks to me like it should fit on the cutting mat since the mat is 12×30. I’ve even tried different settings, but they all have the same issue. Please, please, please let me know what I’m doing wrong.
Hi Chelsie, try downloading the SVG files from the post instead of Design Space. If you’re still having the same trouble, you should contact Cricut’s customer service since the issue is likely on their end. I’m so sorry for the trouble!!
For the dark plum succulent did you paint the inside to make it look lighter. I can not seem to find anything on that step. Please help
Hi Ashlee, I didn’t paint these succulents (you’re likely seeing the metallic paper catching the light in the photos). But you can definitely play around with color or paint to add visual texture!
I just got in my order from paper-paper for this boquet. I’m just wondering which one I use for the hydrangeas and what ones do I use for the dusty?
Hi Sarah! I used the Pearl White for the hydrangea (and printed the light blue watercolor wash, the very last download in this post), and the Aquamarine for the Dusty Miller 🙂
I am having some technical problems, I couldn’t open the files, it gave me choices to open and I choose PDF, now it’s not working at all….I wanna cry, what can I do
I’m sorry you’re having trouble! The SVG files can’t be opened (you have to upload them to Cricut Design Space). The PDF (titled RusticFlowerBouquet.pdf) should open though– try downloading it to your desktop!
This is a gorgeous bouquet. I’m having a hard time deciding if I want to make this one of your rose bouquet.
I wondered if you could suggest a pink color of paper from paper-papers for the hydrangeas in this bouquet instead of the blue? I’m terrible at color combos.
The hydrangea would be really pretty in metallic white (ice gold or ice silver), or a light shade of pink like Coral or Nude!
I just ordered the paper from your link to Paper-Papers.com and I’m not sure which paper color is the ranunculus flower (the tutorial says “blush” and it doesn’t look like any of the papers I ordered).
I can tell that the dahlias are the nude color paper, the dusty miller and hydrangeas are the aquamarine (hydrangea with the wash printed on it), the eucalyptus is the emerald, the succulents are the ruby and the queen anne’s lace is the shimmer white…is it the coral color? The color on the website doesn’t look at all like the pictures you have. I have a client who is in love with that color and I want to make sure I get it right.
Thanks! Beautiful work!
The ranunculus are in the nude color and the dahlias are in the coral color 😉
I swear, I made a this entire bouquet and it was EXTREMELY small, the sizing on the cricut website must be totally off… but I have no idea how you’re supposed to resize each one! The hydrangea is a whole page, but they seem very small as do all the others. Can you contact Cricut and get them to change the actual specs so they’re in size when you go to make it? It’s frustrating to be paying Cricut for access to the files and then to have the files be improper
I really want to try it again, but I don’t want to “waste” another set of good paper 🙁
Hi Julie! We contacted Cricut and were able to fix the sizing for the project, so it should be accurate. Sorry about that!
Am I missing something somewhere or is the birch bark paper something separate from here? That’s one of my favorite parts of the bouquet so I would hate to miss out if I can do it!
Your work is amazing and I am so excited to try and do some of this half as well as you!
Hi Amanda. We purchased the birch bark paper from Spoonflower http://www.spoonflower.com/tags/birch%20bark
Let me know if you make this Bridal bouquet – I’d love to see it! Best of luck, Lia 🙂
So I’ve noticed a lot of comments stating some ladies were making these for their weddings. Did you ever receive any photos from the brides, using the shades from their weddings? I’m in the process of making bouquets for my wedding and I was just curious to see what other ladies came up with!
Side note – THANK YOU FOR CREATING THIS BEAUTIFUL MASTERPIECE AND SHARING IT WITH EVERYONE! You’re awesome LIA!
Thanks Carissa! We have had photos sent over to us and you can find them on our Facebook page. As for great color palettes I think if you stick to natural color tones, you should be successful. It’s when it looks fake that it might look a little funny. 😉
Hi again! I’m having a little trouble matching up the colors and the flower/leaf….did you use the pearl white for the hydrangea and paint them? or did you use the aquamarine? Is there a list somewhere that matches the flowers/leafs up with which color you used by chance? thanks so much!
Hi Catherine. It seems the blue watercolor wash was missing from this post so I added it back in. You can print that onto the white paper, both sides to get the look of the hydrangea in the photos. Hope that helps. 😉
Would I by any chance be able to use my silhouette cameo with your files?
Yes! You can use all of our SVGs with your Silhouette if you have the Silhouette Designer Edition Software
Hi Lia! I am in love with all the paper flowers you have made! I’m currently making succulent centerpieces for my wedding in March. I would love to make this bouquet but I don’t own a cricut machine. Is there a PDF that I can download of this bouquet tutorial?
Most of the flowers in the bouquet do have PDF templates in other posts on the site 🙂
I have a Cricut explore one machine and I would like to know if this machine would work to be able to make these bouquet. If you could please let me know.
Definitely! I only use a Cricut to make these bouquets 😉 You can definitely cut them by hand, but it is much faster and easier if you have a cutting machine
I was wondering what type of paper that you used for this project am I am to purchase it at Michaels or hobby lobby? And would there be other colors available in the same paper?
I get all of my paper from Paper-Papers brand, which is all online. They have gorgeous paper, it would be worth it to check it out! They have a huge selection of colors 🙂
I love your work! I bought my cricut explore last year and never really used it! Now that I saw this bouquet, I am inspired 🙂 I would like to know how many Queen Anne’s Lace, dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus? In addition, did you used 18 gauge stem wire for all the flowers and foliage?
If you follow this link, it gives a detailed description of amounts you will need 🙂 https://us.cricut.com/design/#/landing/project-detail/7113
Love this! Only one problem though 🙁 I can’t pull up these files. Do you have them in the PDF file. I was really hoping to get the Dusty Miller Template.
I just added a PDF version of all the flowers featured in this post! Enjoy!
Good afternoon Lia,
This may seem like a strange question, but do you sell the beautiful items you make? I am interested in making this myself, but it seems quite a daunting task seeing as I have yet to try anything like this before. Someone suggested I reach out to you just in case you happened to have an Etsy store, or something similar. Thank you in advance for your time!
All the best,
We do have an Etsy shop that you can find by typing “liagriffith” into the search bar, but we don’t sell any completed projects, just the individual templates (meant for people who want to do a certain craft but do not want to create an ongoing membership). I know this isn’t the answer you were looking for but I hope that you can feel inspired enough to try to get in touch with your creative side 😉
Such beautiful flowers! I have one question about the leaves. Are you gluing the leafs on their own stems or gluing them to the stems of the flowers? Thank you!
Thank you Nancy!! Good question- each flower and each set of leaves are on separate wires and then arranged after they are assembled. Good luck! 🙂
I’m still a pretty big newbie to the whole Explorer thing.. but I swear that off all the flowers I have cut from this bouquet are a lot smaller than in these pictures! Is that possible? Has anyone else found this to be true for them? I’m sure it will still work and look good.. but the comparison to the size of the hydrangea petal to the size of the models hands/finger makes me think mine are a whole lot tinier.
Am I just having issues visually? lol
(I have cut and made everything and am just at the point of putting them all together)
Also, I don’t remember where.. but I previously asked you a question as to why you state to print with a laser printer… you said at the time it was only because of the quantity you print and that it’s cheaper than using up an inkjet printer ink… but since then I’ve seen you mention to use a laser printer with these papers you use… I’m going to assume it’s because the ink seems to not ‘stick’ well on the metallic and lustre like paper and comes off a bit as you work with the paper?
With their new software upgrade in Design Space they are supposed to upload in the correct size. However I have seen it once or twice coming in at the wrong size. It is a Cricut thing, you can usually tell in Design Space it it looks off. Our designs are made for size 81/2×11″. I do like a laser printer better, maybe it because I have a really good one;-)
Hmm… Yea I thought it was just how it was supposed to be so I upped the number of copies per cut to fill up the space 🙁
Of course I cut absolutely everything on the same paper you use and started to put it together before I noticed it didn’t seem quite right. Now I have a tiny bouquet! Haha at least I know it’s not just me. Lol. So each design space cutting page should be blown up to the size of a single piece of paper. Got it. I shall try again! Thanks!!
I am currently working on the succulents and wanted to know if you have a tutorial for it. Do you do each leaf individually or do you add all the leaves to a stem with the one not leaf looking one?
Here is the tutorial for the succulent flower https://liagriffith.com/four-paper-succulent-tutorials/
This is such a wonderful bouquet! I’m going to use it to make my bouquet for our wedding in October, and I would like to also use it for my bridesmaid’s bouquets, however I am very new to bouquet making. Do you have any suggestions for the amount of each type of flower for a smaller bridesmaid bouquet?
How fun and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!! Please share some pictures with us (firstname.lastname@example.org) I would guestimate half of what you are using in the bridal bouquet.
I just purchased a Cricut and this is my first big project with the machine. Everything is working out great except I am having trouble with the Queen Anne’s Lace and the seeded eucalyptus. It is not cutting the intricate details very well and they are ripping off extremely easily. I am just using regular cardstock from a craft store and the blade that the machine came with. Do you have any recommendations for a different type of paper or a different blade?
I’m not super familiar with these machines yet so I’m not really sure if this is a common issue or not. I just adore everything about this bouquet and I would hate to miss out on these details!
Congratulations on the purchase of your new machine. The possibilities are endless! Good for you for starting off with one of the less easy projects:-) We usually don’t use card stock, this pattern in particular has to much detail to be cut on card stock. We normally use metallic text weight paper. The tearing has to do with the blade and the setting. We pretty much always use the light grip mat (the blue one) for paper.
Awesome! Thank you so so much! You are wonderful!
You are too sweet, thank you:-)
I bought a circuit explore air to make this bouquet for my wedding. I tried to click on the link to get me to the template on cricut design space however it just brings me to the home page. Does any body know how i can access the templates for the flowers on circuit design space?
Here is the link to the templates in Design Space. https://us.cricut.com/design/#/landing/project-detail/7113
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and please share pictures with us!!!
I use a low temperature hot glue gun and the glue that is made specifically for those glue guns. No particular brand however the low temp for the glue gun is key:-)
I was wondering how much of each paper you actually needed.
Depends on how many flowers you want to do, if you look at the patterns you can see how many sheets you will need per flower. Some patterns have 4 flowers on one page, others take several pages.
That works for me, thank you.
I am in the middle of my attempt to create this beautiful bouquet for my table. I have cut out all of the petals. In following the directions for the deep purple succulent, I left out the floral pin, but I am not sure of how to get the flower on to a stem of floral wire? Do any of your tutorials cover this? Help???
Thank you, Jamie
I do somewhere, I just don’t remember for which post:-) I usually glue it to the back of the flower and then cover it with a round piece of paper. Happy crafting!
Thanks for the bouquet tutorial. It seems like the dusty miller paper was missed in your paper-papers link. Can you please tell me color and brand of paper you used for it?
Serpentine from Paper-Papers
Hi Lia –
I’m working on this project now and I’m loving how it’s starting to look. I’ve run across a similar problem as the one posted above. The pack of paper from paper-papers didn’t include the color for the dusty miller. I went to their site to find the color called serpentine, but it looks like they don’t sell it anymore. Can you recommend another color to use for the dusty miller?
So glad you are liking the bouquet! I would recommend using the color Aquamarine for the Dusty Miller 🙂 Best of luck!!
The link to go to Cricut Design Space says that the page is no longer available. I went in the other posting earlier today, and I was able to pull up the design in Cricut Design Space. However, I am unable to find it in there, and the link is no longer pulling it up for me to purchase. Did something happen and it is no longer available? I purchased the a new Cricut explore machine (I owned the expression 2 previously) specifically to cut this design for a wedding… Please help!