We get so many questions about the vases we use for our crepe paper flowers. But this time they’re handmade! After some requests that we make a paper vase, Krista came up with this gorgeous design that we absolutely love. These geometric paper vases are a beginner-friendly project — perfect for displaying your finished paper or felt flowers.
To get started, check out our tools and materials list below. And be sure to read our crafting tips!
You never know until you try-angle
It’s truly amazing what you can create with just a bit of paper and some glue. Our template below includes three different sizes (as shown in the photos). And our tutorial will walk you through each step.
For the finishing touch, we added a crepe paper clematis flower to each vase. We can’t wait to see your geometric paper vases and what flowers you place inside! Be sure to share them with us by tagging #MadeWithLia on Instagram or posting photos to our private Facebook page for members.
Skill level: Beginner or higher
Crafting tips: If you choose to make your geometric paper vases by hand, we recommend you print the template directly onto your paper of choice. There are 3 heights of vases, requiring 2 sheets of cardstock paper each. Once you’ve assembled your vase, we recommend placing a small glass jar or vase inside the paper vase and using it more like a sheathe (this is to help weigh it down). You can also fill it with rice.
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- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Detail Knife (optional, if cutting by hand)
- Cutting Mat and Ruler (if cutting by hand)
- Bone Folder (I recommend this over our curling tool because the length + pointed tip works best for assembly and gluing the sides together)
- 8.5″ x 11″ Cardstock — 2 sheets per vase
- Glue Stick or Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
How to Make Geometric Paper Vases
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template below.
- Cut out and score the paper vase according to template. If you are not using a cutting machine, it is recommended you print directly onto your paper of choice and then cut it out with a detail knife and ruler. Note that the base part in the files fits all the vase sizes.
- Fold along the score lines, all in the same direction. We folded our vases so that the initial score lines (or printed doted lines) are on what will be the inside of the vase.
- Glue the tabs on the hexagon base to the lower part of the vase on the inside.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
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I was about to give up on this but I figured out a tip in case folks are only looking to make one – make sure you attach the scoring to the cuts – so select the entire piece and attach. This is because i’m a newbie at cutting machines and i was just doing score, unloading, and then trying to cut by reloading, and this was coming out completely off – if you get stuck there, just select and then attach the score to the cut. It will prompt you to load the cutting tool before it unloads.
Lia, your patterns are awesome and I am forever a member. <3
Yes, this is a tip we teach in the class on how to use our SVGs with frosted paper as well. It is hard to know where to put all of these tips so you all can find them, so we just filmed a whole new course for the Cricut. Should be up soon!
Can you recommend a video specifically for scorns on Cricut explorer? I aam totally lost.. trying to Mae the geometric vases.
We have this video that may be helpful! https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/how-to-use-files-cricut/lessons/scoring-tool-settings/
How come there is only 1 bottom I’m the file? I downloaded it twice, to make sure I didnt do something wrong?
The base is the same for all sizes, so just copy & paste in Design Space however many you are making 🙂
In a previous comment, Miriam asked how to add score lines to the SVG in Silhouette Studio. In the Design tab, ungroup, change the score line color from black to green and group. In the Send tab, use Line, check the green color, change material to card stock plain and select Score in Action. The Cut line should also be checked and the material should be Cardstock, Textured – Heavy (different than the score material)and action is Cut – I did both in one pass, using the autoblade. I hope this helps!
Thank you Debbie!!
It goes to the member sign in page and I’m signed in when I click to do the tutorial. I have a mac and do not know how to do print screen. I restarted the computer after downloading the SVG. This has happened on a couple of designs and I’m not sure why. It’s a bit frustrating and to not be able to do score lines not the cameo from the design.
Hmm that is very odd, if you are signed in and your pop-up blocker is off, then the photo tutorial should download for you without trouble. If you need more help please send a screenshot to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another wish granted – and nice options for gifting paper flowers this spring/summer.😊 The SVG file worked perfectly with my Maker and Design Space. Many thanks Lia, Krista and Team.
Thank you for your sweet comment, Lisa! So glad you like this one 🙂
I am an annual member and cannot download the tutorial. This has happened a few times.
Also I downloaded the SVG and it is all cut lines for the Cameo 4. How do you put score lines and where do those go on this SVG file? A little confused. Please advise. Thank you
Hi Miriam! What error message are you getting when you try to download the tutorial? It will default to open as a separate page in your web browser, so just make sure you don’t have a pop-up blocker enabled. Since you’re able to download the SVG, that could be what’s happening. As for the SVG, you have to convert those lines to score but unfortunately we don’t know the Silhouette software well enough to tell you how to do this. You may want to reach out to Silhouette customer service, or ask other members if you’re in our private Facebook group! You can refer to the PDF template to see which lines should be set to score.
I had not changed the line type to Score– New to using the Maker and I learn something every time. Thank you for always being such a patient, supportive resource for us all. Both in the beauty of the designs and the willingness to offer helpful advice. Thank you
Happy to help!! 🙂
I would love to make these vases, I cannot get them to attach after setting the lines to score … I’m so confused …
Hi Jodi! Please email us a screenshot of what you’re seeing so we can help you. Hello@liagriffith.com
Is anyone else having difficulty with the SVG file only cutting as opposed to cutting AND scoring? I’ve attached the scoring to the cut pattern but my machine only cuts the lines, including what should be the score lines. I’ve put my scoring tool in the second clamp and still only cutting?
Hi! Did you change the score lines to “SCORE” before you attached them? That has to be done manually in Design Space.
Looking forward to starting this project. This solves my ‘vase’ dilemma! What weight paper do you recommend? 80# or something higher?
Yay so glad to hear you like this 🙂 We linked to the paper used– it’s 65lb cardstock but imagine 80 or higher would work fine!