Can you believe it has been nearly 8 years since I made this frosted paper gardenia? Although it is still one of our most popular projects, I felt like it was time to come up with a new design for this flower.
This pattern is simple to cut by hand or you can use a cutting machine. Along with the full gardenia bloom, you will also learn how to make the leaves for this flower and add a bud.
- Craft Scissors or Cutting Machine
- Detail Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Scoring Stylus (for Cricut Explore or Maker)
- Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Citrus Pack: color 4 and Succulent Pack: color 3
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- 15 mm Cotton Spun Paper Balls
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- PanPastel Lia Griffith Designer Set — Bright Yellow Green
How to Make a Frosted Paper Gardenia
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern below.
- Cut your petals and leaves, and score your leaves as shown on the pattern.
- Add color to the center of one side of each petal piece.
- Glue cotton spun balls to floral wires — one for the bud and one for the bloom.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Hi Lia ! I would love to see this flower made of felt . Thanks!
Great idea! On the list.
The leaves in the photo above look so real that I can’t believe they’re paper! Beautiful! Please tell me that they are made of paper! If so, I’ll definitely have to make some because gardenias are my daughter’s favorite. She’ll love these!!
Thank you! Yes, they are made out of paper! The tutorial will show you how to make them. 🙂
It is hard to only download 5 items when you have to download the tutorials also. I love your products but this is the only thing that I wish you would change.
Hi Christine! It is not 5 downloads. It is 5 total projects, so if you were to download the template, SVG file, photo tutorial, and instructions for this gardenia, that would count as 1 project download. Altogether you get 33 projects each month (the current craft collection + the 5 projects of your choice.)
Thank you for the directions! and yes, video of your technique would be super helpful on this. thanks!
I had a hard time doing the spiral petals, getting them to spiral doing one at a time seemed to be hard! can you provide a bit of advice on that? where in the petal is best to glue?
It is really helpful to use the cotton spun ball in the middle as a foundation for your first round of petals. You can take your time to arrange them and maybe press the corners at the base where they overlap to help form them. Once I have them arranged, I can then add glue to the middle of each petal to keep them in place. This would be a great video tutorial to do so you can see my exact method. Noted! 😉
Any tips on what setting the cricut maker cuts text weight paper best at? I’ve tried a few but they are either too much or too little pressure. Thanks!
It all depends on the sharpness of the blade and the Cricut software updates, but I find the most luck using the setting for light card stock. You can even test the “more setting”.