Pinkalicious Paper Flowers with Free Silhouette File
One of my favorite parts about the Pinkalicious books are their multimedia illustrations. I really wanted to bring that same look and feel to the party, so I decided to make some Pinkalicious paper flowers as decorations. I put them in a pot, but it would be fun to cut out big ones to decorate a wall.
What’s great about these is that they are easy to reuse. Since the party I have already used them for a Young Women’s New Beginnings program and they would be super cute for a baby shower. Making them wasn’t hard either.
1) I first visited Hobby Lobby and bought scrapbook paper that matched the colors and patterns used in the book.
2) Then I created a Silhouette file to cut out the flower shapes for me and sent the paper through the machine. For the ones in the flower pot, I wanted them to be double-sided. To do this you will need to flip the flower pieces that aren’t perfectly symmetrical so that you have a mirror image. That way the shapes will line up when they are back to back. This is especially important for the tulips.
TIP: If you are having a hard time cutting paper on your Silhouette, it helps a lot to slow the cutting speed waaaaaaaaaaay down.
Download free Silhouette file for Pinkalicious Paper Flowers (zip)
Download Pinkalicious Paper Flowers (PDF)
3) I then taped the floral wire onto one side of the flower and then used double-sided tape to stick them together. I was able to find some cute wire at Hobby Lobby that was already green and had a neat texture to it.
4) For the leaves, I found some magazine pages that had green on them (think the gardening section of Better Homes and Gardens). I then cut out some leaf shapes and taped them to the stems.
5) I cut the butterflies out of the pages of an old book. I tried to get my Silhouette to do it, but it was having a hard time cutting the book paper without tearing it. Once they were cut out, I taped two butterflies together and folded the wings up on one to give them a more dimensional feel. I then wrapped the brown wire they are on around a pencil to give it that springy look.
6) After I was done assembling everything, I arranged them in flower pots with floral foam wedged in the bottom. Then I hid the foam with some fake grass.
The hardest part was creating the template to cut out the shapes, but since I have already done it for you, it should be easy, peasy!
I loved the butterflies so much, that I kept them out and they are now living in one of my Mason jars. It is like the words just flew right off the page!
I know this has been a while, but I can’t get the flowers file to download.
I just emailed you the file. Let me know if that works better. Thanks!
Hi there and thank you for openly sharing your ideas! I was wondering if you could email the file as well? I have a cricut and I can’t seem to open the flower zip file.
No problem! I just sent you an email with the file attached. Thanks!
My computer won’t open this file either. Do you have a file that will work with cricut? Thanks!
I just sent it in an email. Let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Thanks!
My computer won’t open the file either. Please send me an e-mail with PDF. Thank you
I have added the PDF to the post so you can download it. Were you able to download the Silhouette file, but just not open it? Do you have the Silhouette software?