Giant Lace Paper Flower with Filigree Petals

Instructions

STEP 1: GET MY FREE GIANT LACE PAPER FLOWER FILE

First, download my free Giant Lace Paper Flower SVG/DXF/PDF, Design #299, from my free resource library. If you’re going to cut it on your cutting machine, upload the file to your design software. This is what my Giant Lace Paper Flower SVG file looks like in Cricut Design Space.

Giant Lace Paper Flower in Cricut Design Space

Tip: If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.

All of the petals are stacked on top of each other. If you want to see the individual pieces, you can click Ungroup and move each one apart, then zoom out to see the whole thing by adjusting the magnification in the bottom left corner. This is what it looks like at 25%.

To see the entire design adjust the view in the lower left corner of Design Space for my lace paper flower design

This giant lace paper flower will be about 14″ in diameter when all assembled, but you can resize it now to make it smaller if you want. To resize, select everything and change the size at the top of the window — see this resizing guide for more help.

When you’re ready, just click “Make It.”

Cricut Joy users: There’s a special version of this flower just for you in the ZIP archive — that file is pre-sized to fit on your cutting mat and will make a flower about 9″ in diameter.

STEP 2: CUT THE GIANT LACE PAPER FLOWER DESIGN

You will need 17 sheets of 12″ x 12″ (or six sheets of 12″ x 24″) solid core cardstock to make my Giant Lace Paper Flower. I used 65 lb cardstock and selected Medium Cardstock (80 lb) for my base material.

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Select medium cardstock to cut my lace paper flower design

Under “pressure” drop down menu, select “more”.

Select more for the pressure to cut my lace paper flower design

You are now ready to insert your first mat and begin cutting.

STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE GIANT LACE PAPER FLOWER

With all your cardstock pieces cut, its time to start assembling your Giant Lace Paper Flower. Begin by taking a large petal piece and glue one side of the bottom part of the petal close to the slit. Note: I am using a hot glue gun for this project but you can also use regular craft glue.

Add glue to one side of the bottom of the large petal to make my giant lace paper flower

Fold the other side of the bottom part of the large petal on top of the side you just glued. Repeat this for all eight of the large petals.

Bring the two bottom flaps together for my giant lace paper flower design

Next, take a medium petal piece and glue one side of the bottom part of the petal close to the slit.

Add glue to one side of the bottom flap on the medium sized petal for my giant lace paper flower design

Fold the other side of the bottom part of the medium petal on top of the side to which you added glue. Repeat these steps for the five remaining medium flower petals.

Bring the two bottom flaps together for my giant lace paper flower design

Take a small petal piece and glue one side of the bottom part of the petal close to the slit.

Add glue to one side of the bottom flap on the small sized petal for my giant lace paper flower design

Fold the other side of the bottom part of the small petal on top of the side to which you added glue. Repeat these steps for the five remaining small flower petals.

Next, I am going to show you how to make the flower bud for the Giant Lace Paper Flower. The flower bud consists of the three pieces each with five petals. Begin by taking one of the bud pieces and curl the sides of each petal inward using a pen or marker.

Use a pen or marker to roll the petals of the bud for my giant lace paper flower design

Repeat this step for the remaining two bud pieces. You can also alternate between curling the petal edges inward and outward for these two pieces.

Grab one of the three flower bud pieces and wrap a petal into a tightly rolled cone shape then add glue to the edge of the petal so the cone shape stays in place.

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Now take one of the opposite petals to the one we just made into a cone shape. Add glue to the edge of the upper side of the petal and attach it to the cone shape.

Wrap the petal around the cone and add glue to the other side of the petal keep the petal tightly wrapped. Repeat this process for the remaining petals. Your bud should resemble my bud pictured below.

Add glue to the bottom of the bud we just made. Then stick it to the center of the second flower bud piece.

Add glue to the mid to lower edge of a petal.

Glue the petal to the cone and wrap the petal around the cone-shaped bud as we did with the first bud piece. Continue adding glue to the lower edge of the remaining petals. Loosely wrap the petal around the bud. This is what my bud looks like.

Add glue to the bottom of the bud piece we just finished and glue it to the center of the last flower bud piece. Repeat the same process of gluing and wrapping the petals around the bud. When you are finished your bud for the Giant Lace Paper Flower should look similar to mine.

This is what the center bud looks like completely assembled for my giant lace paper flower design

Take your eight large petal pieces and, using a marker or pen, begin rolling the edge of each petal around the pen to curl the paper. Do not rush curling your paper. Roll the edge of the petals back and forth around the pen until you are satisfied with the curl.

Roll the large flower petal pieces for my giant lace paper flower design

This is my large flower petal with rolled edges for my giant lace paper flower design

When you are finished curling your large petal pieces, it’s time to move to the rest of the petals. Take your six medium and six small flower petals pieces and begin curling them one at a time.

Next, take the circle piece from your cut materials. This is the base to which we will be assembling the Giant Lace Paper Flower pieces. Take one of the large petals and add glue to the bottom of the petal.

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Add glue to the back of the large flower petal for my giant lace paper flower design

Place the petal on the outer edge of the circle base.

Take another large petal, add glue to the bottom, and place it on the base directly across from the first petal.

Place the second large flower petal to the base for my giant lace paper flower design

Take the third and fourth petals and place them between the first two petals.

Next we will place the last four large petals in between the first four petals like shown below.

This is what my Giant Lace Paper Flower looks like with the large petals in place.

Now glue two medium petals opposite from each other in the center of the large petals.

Add the first medium flower petal to the base for my giant lace paper flower design

Add the second medium flower petal to the base for my giant lace paper flower design

Add the next two petals between the two petals you just placed. Then place the last two petals opposite of those two petals.

Glue the last medium flower petal to the base for my giant lace paper flower design

This is what my Giant Lace Paper Flower base looks like with all the medium flower petals added.

This is what the flower base looks like with the medium flower petals added for my giant lace paper flower design

Add two small petals opposite from each other in the center of the flower.

Add the first two small paper flower petals to the base for my giant lace paper flower design

Place two small petals opposite from the first two small petals and finish by placing the last two petals opposite of those. Here is what my Giant Lace Paper Flower looks like.

This is what the flower base looks like with all the lace petals added for my giant lace paper flower design

Pick up the bud piece that we made at the start of the project and add a good amount of glue to the bottom. Place the flower bud into the center of the Giant Lace Paper Flower petals.

Make any adjustments and additional curls to your petals if needed. And this is what my finished Giant Lace Paper Flower looks like. Your flower may not look exactly like mine, but I know it will be awesome! The assembled size of my Giant Lace Paper Flower is approximately 14″W x 14″L x 6″H.

Finished giant lace paper flower

STEP 3: SHOW IT OFF

I added a magnet to the back of my Giant Lace Paper Flower and stuck it to the front door of my home. What will you do with your Giant Lace Paper Flower?

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