Just Another Project in Paradise
This tropical paper ginger flower is as easy to craft as it is exotic. Designer Meagan has a knack for tropical paper flowers… these are one of our favorites this season. Vibrant color, dramatic texture and jumbo size, these ginger flowers make for a striking and fun summer bouquet. Download our SVG patterns and follow our straightforward tutorial to make your very own today!
- Text Weight Frosted Paper – Azalea, Moss, Botanic (discontinued– use Lia Griffith paper listed below)
- Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Conifer Pack
- Art Marker – Dark Pink RV34
- Lia Griffith Floral Tape — Fern
- 1/8″ Tubing
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut the petals according to the template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
- Color the petals so they are darker towards the tips.
- Curl the petals and the leaf using the edge of a scissors.
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Lia, thank you, thank you, thank you! My flower turned out so much better with your help!!!!!! I appreciate you!!
So good to hear!! 🙂
I am having trouble with this pattern. I have so many questions. Do you color both sides of the petal? I guess that is preference. Do you glue down all three sides of the petal? (bottom and 2 sides) My flower came out with the petals laying down on top of each other. They aren’t sticking out like they show in the pictures. When the pattern says stagger what do you mean by that? I wish I could show you a picture of my finished flower. It’s flat and you can’t see each petal like in the pictures. I really wish I could see a video. Perhaps I shouldn’t try to make flowers without a video. I always struggle. I just love your flowers though! I was trying to create the bouquet.
Thank you for your reply.
Because this is an older project the instructions are not as detailed as our newer flowers but I will do my best to answer all of your questions!
You will want to color both sides of the petals because you should see a bit of the inside of each petal when finished. You will want to glue the base and the two sides of each petal to help hold the best shape. When placing your petals angle the tops out and away from the flower center so they do not lay flat, glueing the sides down will help hold this angle and shape. When we use the word stagger for petal placement (and we do a lot!) it means to place the petal in the open space between two other petals so that the petals are never directly on top of each other.
I’m having trouble finding Krylon UV resistant spray in Australia, I think it isn’t commonly used or sold here. Do you know of any good alternatives?
Oh dear, since we are not familiar with Australian craft materials, it is hard to say. I would go to an art supply store and ask for a protective spray for artists who use graphite and pastels. They might have some ideas.
What paper would you suggest to substitute for the discontinued botanic?
We created a replacement color in our Conifer Frosted Craft Pack. Basis Green is a very similar color, but is not frosted.
Does the svg pattern says what size to cut them? I been wasting a lot of paper trying to get it to the size that I want. I don’t want to waste anymore nice papers.
The SVG patten you have downloaded should upload to design space at the correct size to cut, if you are having problems uploading to design space please contact cricut customer service. If you have anymore questions for us to solve this problem please email us at email@example.com
Do you have a pattern like this for crepe paper? I am also looking for tropical crepe paper leaves.
Not yet but we’re planning to add these to the project calendar! August will be full of tropical projects 🙂
Where did you get the tubing?
At our local hardware store– this would work: https://www.acehardware.com/departments/hardware/metal-sheets-and-rods/stainless-steel-tubes/5203765
Hi, when the instructions call for using metallic frosted paper can I use crepe paper?
Hi Sonia! No, we design our paper and crepe paper projects very differently (crepe patterns have to be mindful of the grain and stretch of the paper).
Thank you for your reply. Another question, for this project can I use metallic card stock or do I have to use metallic paper? is it the same thing? I’m new at this so I’m a little confused.
Cardstock is thicker than text weight paper. We prefer text weight because it’s much easier to shape!
Very beautiful and life-like! May I ask the size paper you used for the large leaves? Did you use the pattern for tropical leaves wreath? Thanks !
We used 12×12 cardstock paper from Michael’s! Two of the leaves are props from West Elm a while back.
I love the Hawaiian flowers that you have created. My husband recently surprised me with a trip to Hawaii for our 30th wedding anniversary. It just wasn’t possible to bring home my flower lei. Now I can create my own lei and flower arrangements that will never wilt. 😉
Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!! That sounds like a wonderful anniversary celebration!
I lived in Hawaii for 7 years, moved back to the mainland and now I live in North Idaho. Missing my aloha, your flowers give me the color, feel and remembrance of living there. Thank you! I get to have aloha all over my home, even when we have 5 feet of snow!
Aww I’m so happy to hear these bring up great memories for you!