Everyone loves flowers. Especially great big huge pretty flowers!

DIY Extra Large Paper Flowers

A few months ago someone shared this picture on Facebook and right away I was smitten and knew that someday I was going to make some big paper flowers of my own. Since the theme for this month’s Silhouette® Challenge is Summer I thought thought these big, pretty flowers fit the theme perfectly.

8-1/2"x11" paper is cut using Silhouette® machine into petals for huge paper flowers

I pretty much followed this tutorial to assemble the flowers.

I made Silhouette® cut files to cut my petals out of card stock

But instead of cutting out the petals and leaves by hand, I made my own Silhouette® cut files.

Stick around to the end to see how to get the free cut files that I made!

three layers of petal bowls are assembled to make extra large paper flowers

I used 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock for my flowers.

three layers of petal bowls are assembled to make extra large paper flowers

Each extra large flower is made up of 6 large petals, 6 medium petals, and 6 small petals. You will need 12 sheets of 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheets of card stock for one huge flower. The flower measures approximately 15″ in diameter.

Use hot glue to attached flower to paper plate for easy hanging

I secured my flower to a paper plate instead of a scrap of paper as in the tutorial. I can then add Command Strips to the plate for hanging.

diy extra large paper flowers

I even made a cut file for the flower center. Why use scissors when you have a Silhouette®!

Pretty paper flowers made with a Silhouette® cutting machine

I added other flowers to the mix too. These daisies are in the Silhouette® Online Store.

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I enlarged them quite a bit!

Helpful Hints:

  1. Keep the shapes grouped together when enlarging them to keep all of the pieces in scale.
  2. Take a screen shot of the design from the OnLine store then drag that image into the workspace for reference.
Chalkboard adorned with pretty paper flowers