Make a beautiful bouquet of Flower Suckers using the Cricut Explore. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea for a handmade gift or spring centerpiece.
These Flower Suckers were so much fun to make and came together so quickly with the help of my Cricut. I ended up making about 50, and I got them all finished in an evening.
Supplies Used: Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn’t be found online.
- Cricut Explore
- Colored Cardstock
- Bone Folder
- Small Metal Bucket
- Floral Foam
How to Make Paper Flower Suckers
For starters, I decided what colors I wanted to use. I got this collection of colored card stock out to decide what colors I wanted to use.
Since I knew I was going to be making so many of those cute little flowers I turned to my Cricut Explore Machine to do all of the cutting for me.
Look at all of those perfect flowers that are exactly the same! I actually cut out 3 different shapes of flower in the 3 different sizes because I am going to be layering them.
The next step is to put a hole in the center of all of the flower with my Crop-a-dile. While I was punching the holes I realized I could have just added them to the flowers in the Cricut software, but I totally spaced it. So when you make these, make sure you do that so you can skip this step. 🙂
To give all of the flowers some life and shape I used a bone folder and pulled the edge of the bone folder over the flower shape. This breaks up the fibers just a little bit and will give the paper a curve shape. I went around each flower a couple times. After 150 flowers, my thumb hurt a little bit but the effect totally made it worth it.
The reason for the hole is for the suck er stick. You want to make sure the wrapper is tightly wrapped around the base of the sucker and as you put the flower on twist the stick until the smallest flower is around the base of the sucker.
Add the medium sized flower.
Followed by the largest flower.
Here is a better picture of the bottom. You can see the wrapper that is tightly wrapped around the stick and through all of the holes in the flower layers.
Cut a piece of ribbon about 3 inches long.
Tie the ribbon on the stick right under the flower but still on the wrapper. This will actually do double duty on these cute little flower suckers. It gives the flower some petals as well as keeps the paper flowers from falling down the stick.
Isn’t this Flower Sucker just so cute? Almost too cute to take apart and eat. Almost. 🙂
If you make a lot of them you can make a cute little bucket or bouquet of flower suckers. You will need your bucket or container and some floral foam or styrofoam.
Cut the styrofoam to fit tightly inside the opening of your container.
Arrange the flower suckers, however, looks best in your container. Each container will be different on how may suckers you use.
Now you have a cute way to give your favorite person a whole bouquet! Of course, you can use any type of sucker so the possibilities are endless.
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