I am so excited to share my newest flower design with you all- the freesia! If you saw my list of my top 10 spring flowers, you will know that I have been waiting for spring to roll around so I could introduce this design. Spring can’t come soon enough, so I am posting this to beckon the season!
Freesias are most known for being incredibly fragrant. They say that memories associated with smell are the strongest type of memory that you can form, and the scent of freesia always brings me back to my days of when I used to have my flower shop. I can almost smell them now! Making paper freesias is a great option for enjoying the flower all year round, and it is perfect for people who are allergic to flowers. I have to warn you, this freesia is one of the most time consuming flower designs that I have shared. But I promise that it is worth it! Crafting the flower may be time consuming, but it is certainly not complicated.
Freesias have always been a very popular wedding flower because not only do they smell wonderful, but they also have a long stem, which is great for incorporating into bouquets. Freesias bloom in a variety of colors, so they can match any wedding color scheme. I have made my freesias in yellow, but they are also common in white, purple, and red. As we move into spring, I am feeling so giddy to be able to share some new spring paper flower wedding bouquets. My Rustic Bridal Bouquet has been so popular (thank you so much!), I knew that I had to design more. And this freesia will certainly be included in some of those new bouquets!
Of course, this flower can be used for so many decor opportunities other than weddings. I love how the light green color of my vase complements the yellow of the freesia, and I know it will look gorgeous on my bedside table. I love starting my day with a reminder of how lovely spring is! Another beautiful option would be to use this flower to make a DIY boutonniere. As I mentioned, freesias have a long stem, which makes them really versatile. Follow my tutorial in this post to see how you can turn this flower into your own corsage or boutonniere.
To make these flowers, start by gathering your materials. I used metallic papers, floral wire, and floral tape. Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial to assemble the project and you are on your way to having lasting freesias for your DIY home decor. Enjoy! ~ Lia
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- Text Weight Metallic Paper — Gold Shimmer, Fairway
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern
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Hi there! I’m tackling the Rocky Mountain bouquet and this flower is in the mix. Is there a crepe version of this flower yet? I see you mentioned there would be one coming (back in 2016!) but I didn’t find one? You also mentioned y’all would look at updating this bad boy…any timeframe on that at all? Thanks so much, loving my progress so far on the bouquet, all the flowers so far are of course stunning! <3
Hello there! Yes, sometimes other flowers take priority. We will be making a crepe version of this flower in a few months so stay tuned!
I am trying to make these beautiful flowers…
however I am confused. The SVG says I will be cutting out enough pieces for 2 flowers.
is the green paper in the SVG file for 2 flowers or 6?? I can not understand why I would be using 6 pieces for each bud etc. – am I just layering the 6??
Thank you for bringing this up! To be totally honest, this is an older project that needs some updating. We used to set up our SVGs and templates by paper color, in order to maximize the amount of paper used. But in this case that’s very confusing because the small green fringe/sepals are actually for the yellow buds, and you do NOT need 6– you need 4 total to go with the 4 freesia blooms as shown in step 6 of the photo tutorial. We’ll get this updated, thanks again for letting us know about the confusion.
Just wondering do you have a video tutorial for the Freesias?
Hi Arlene! No we don’t have a video, but will add it to our idea list 🙂
These are truly just stunning! You shared that this is the most time consuming flower you have shared yet. Do you have a time estimate to make them?
Thanks Jenna! The first one took me about 45 minutes or so (not including cutting time).
This freesia is gorgeous. Unfortunately, the paper links above aren’t working. Would you be so kind as to send me info on the brand and weight of the paper you used? Thanks!
Thank you for letting us know the links were broken! I just updated them 🙂
I was wondering what brand of wireless hot glue gun do you use? Im trying to find a good and dependable one since there are so many out there that will stop working after a few uses
I actually don’t use a cordless very often, as I also haven’t found one that I love. The AdTech brand has gotten pretty good reviews on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Adhesive-Technologies-Two-Temp-Glue-Gun/dp/B001689XCQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1491328509&sr=8-5&keywords=low+temp+hot+glue+gun
IT’S VERY BEAUTIFUL
Lia — I was wondering if you thought it would be possible to use a watercolor paper in the Cricut Explore Air and then tip the edges of the flowers with watercolor paint or a brush marker for a natural effect? Do you think the watercolor paper would be too think? I really love your designs. The flowers are so fun to make! I’m a watercolor illustrator by trade, and I love making crafts too. I’m really enjoying making the flowers from your site. They have brightened up our home during March when we are just on the cusp of Spring when things are still looking so dreary outside. I have received lots of compliments on the Gerbera Daisies that I’ve made from your design. Thank you for creating such lovely projects! Cheers, Cheryl
I think watercolor paper would be too heavy for this design as it wont curl as nicely. If you can find a thinner paper that takes watercolor or a wash that may be a better bet. If the paper can stick to the mat, then Cricut can cut it.
I love the Freesia! What size do you recommend cutting these out at in Design Space? When I uploaded to Design Space it had everything grouped together and the project was sized to over 20.91 in width and 7.65 in height. I am not sure how to size these.
Thank you for your help!
Oh dear. Sometimes that happens with software updates, but it should be corrected soon. I made my largest freesia petals about 3″ wide.
this is soooo beautiful. I was working in my garden yesterday and some of my freesias are beginning to come up. I was thinking–can we make them with paper??? Thanks to you, the answer is obviously YES!! I wonder if we could convert the template to make them with crepe. I think they would be beautiful in both crepe and text weight metallic paper from Papers-Paper!!
Can’t wait to get this party started!!!
Once again, thanks for all your inspiration!
I promise to do a crepe version VERY soon. You can try though. 😉