When it comes to decorating for kids’ birthday parties, it’s often difficult to come up with a theme. I’m lucky that I have four nieces and they love anything that’s pink and flowery. I want to show you a super easy way to create your own 3D flower wall using the Silhouette CAMEO® and lots of paper! You can choose any color to match your theme. I decided to use five different shades of pink and one shade of grey to really bring in the neutral tone. Not only is this perfect for a backdrop for a kid’s birthday party, but it can also be used for nursery decor and a girl’s bedroom!
- Silhouette Cutting Mat (Cameo 12 X 12 in.)
- Various sizes and color of card stock paper (I got mine from Michaels)
- Silhouette Spatula
- Silhouette Scraper
- Silhouette CAMEO®
Step 1: Load the design to your Silhouette Studio®
- You can download a free version of the Silhouette Studio® here. The basic version will provide you font access, ability to use JPG, BMP, PNG files, image effects, print & cut, and is PixScan™ compatible.
- I purchased the Layer Peony Flower by Jamie Cripps (Design ID #188185).
- After you download the image, your image should be located in your library under recent downloads.
- This file comes with all the pieces you need to create this layered Peony. The petals are sizeable to fit your needs and are compatible with both the 8×12 in. and 12×12 in. Silhouette Cutting Mat.
- I did my peonies in four different sizes (12 in., 8 in., 6 in. and 4 in.).
- Lastly, make sure the petals fit in your desired cutting size. Depending on the size of the peonies, you may need to cut several pieces of card stock paper to finish cutting all your 11 petals.
Step 2: Cut the petals using your Silhouette CAMEO®
- Place the card stock paper on the Silhouette Cutting Mat ( 12 X 12 in.).
- Make sure you use your silhouette scraper to firmly press down on the card stock paper on your Silhouette Cutting Mat (12 X 12in.) or else the paper might slide back and forth when cutting and you don’t want that!
Step 3: Assemble and organize your 3D peonies
- Your 11 petals should be perfectly cut.
- I am making more than one flower so I had to separate the color and sizes of my peonies to make sure I am not missing any petals!
Step 4: Roll your petals
- Using a pen or any object that’s round, curve the flowers a little to create that 3D look.
Step 5: Glue your petals together
- Using a glue gun, glue all the 11 petals together to finish off your 3D peonies.
- Start with the smaller petals first.
- For best results, make sure you put the glue right in the middle of all the petals.
- Once you have assembled your smaller petals, work with the larger petals and glue them together.
- And you are done!
Hope this post inspired you to create your own paper flower wall!