Two weeks ago, we posted the first part of our tutorial about the 3D flowers bouquet and explained how to prepare the flower designs and cut them out. Today, we will continue with an explanation on how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet.
Let’s get started!
- Dry foam ball (color – green, diameter – 4 in.)
- Floral wire (green)
- Super glue
- Floral tape
- Tools to shape flowers and leaves:
- Silhouette Spatula Tool
- Flower-shaping tool
- Embossing mat
Step One: Assembling The Peony
After we cut out our petal layers, we need to shape them. We’re using an embossing mat and a flower-shaping tool as well as the Silhouette spatula tool to help shape the flowers.
1. On the embossing mat, rub on the edges of the petals in circular motions using the flower-shaping tool.
2. Glue seven pink layers together (put aside the two smallest layers for later). Fit the smaller layer over the top of the larger layer; repeat this process with each layer of the peony.
3. In the same way, shape the green peony petal layer.
4. Cut a piece of floral wire two inches long, bend the top, put the bent top in the green layer hole, and glue the green layer and the wire to the bottom of the flower using super glue.
Step Two: Assembling The Aster
To shape the aster:
1. Using the handle of the Silhouette spatula, curl the aster petals as shown below.
2. Roll the flower on the spatula.
3. Remove the spatula and slightly loosen the flower. Put glue on the bottom circle of the flower and glue the rolled flower to the bottom piece.
To shape aster center:
1. Place the aster center on the embossing mat, press in the middle with the shaping tool, and spin in circles until the center curls in.
2. Glue each layer of the flower center on top of each other and end with the smallest layer.
3. Glue the flower center onto the center of the flower.
To shape the aster leaf:
1. Place the aster green leaf on the embossing mat. Using the spatula tool, add relief (or create a raised pattern) to the leaf as shown below.
2. With your fingers, bend the leaves up.
3. Take a piece of floral wire two inches long, bend the top, and glue it to the bottom of the flower using super glue. Glue leaves to the bottom of the flower to cover the floral wire.
Step Three: Assembling The Cosmo
To shape the cosmo:
1. Wrap the petal around the handle of the spatula tool and roll to create a crease.
2. On the embossing mat, press down on the center of the petals using the flower-shaping tool.
3. Take a piece of floral wire two inches long, bend the top, and glue two petal layers together with the floral wire between the layers as shown below.
To shape the cosmo center:
1. Place the cosmo center on the embossing mat, press in the middle with the shaping tool, and spin in circles until the center curls in.
2. Glue each layer of the flower center on top of each other and end with the smallest layer. Glue the center in the middle of the flower.
Step Four: Assembling The Leaves
1. By pressing with the spatula tool in the middle of each leaf, add a relief to the leaves.
2. Attach a two-inch piece of floral wire to the back of your leaf and run the wire parallel to the paper.
Step Five: Arranging The Flowers In A Bouquet
1. Tape the dry foam ball to a vase using floral tape.
2. Arrange the flowers around the dry foam ball in a desired pattern and poke the wires into the ball.
3. Glue the two smallest peony layers (which we put aside before) to the peonies.
4. Add the leaves to fill out the empty spaces between the flowers.
5. Tie a ribbon in a bow around the vase.
Congratulations on finishing your bouquet! Enjoy it as a decoration for your home or wedding or give it as a gift to friends or family.