DIY Paper Flower Monogram In A Shadow Box

This simple paper flower monogram inside a shadow box is a great wedding or baby shower gift! All you need is cardstock, glue, a shadow box, and a Cricut!


I love making paper flowers with my Cricut Maker; once the machine cuts out all the pieces, all you have to do is assemble them! It makes even the most intricate paper flowers way easier. Today I’m sharing this super cute DIY paper flower monogram I made in a shadow box for our baby’s nursery.

(By the way, this project is part of the Cricut Summer Of Flowers blog hop and giveaway. Tons of other bloggers are sharing their favorite flower crafts made with their Cricuts, and there is a HUGE giveaway at the bottom of this post!)

Diy paper flower monogram in a shadow box

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DIY Paper Flower Monogram In A Shadow Box

I just love how this paper flower monogram turned out! I think the paper flowers look amazing and detailed, but in reality they were pretty easy to make once the Cricut cut out the pieces for me. It did take a while since I was making ten of these flowers, and they were pretty intricate, but I just assembled them while binge watching some Netflix and the time went by pretty quickly. :-p

  • Time spent doing stuff: 90 minutes
  • Time spent waiting around: 30-60 minutes
  • Total project time: 2-3 hours

Materials

Tools & Equipment

Instructions

I used five different paper flowers from the Giant Flowers cartridge and a set of leaves from the Nature Collections cartridge for this project: (They are all free with Cricut Access!)

Here’s the link to the Design Space file that I used; the flowers are already resized for a 9×9 shadow box.

Once you open that file inside of Cricut Design Space, you can duplicate the flowers, delete some, resize them, or whatever you need to do for your specific project.

For this “E” inside of a 9×9 shadow box, I used ten flowers and 9 leaves (three sets of the “Three Leaves” image). There are two copies of each flower; when cut and assembled the larger flower is about 2-3” and the smaller flower is about 1-2”. You don’t need to be too picky about the finished flower size because you can just arrange them slightly closer together or farther apart to make them fit perfectly in your monogram.

Click the green “Make It” button to send the flowers to your Cricut for cutting. Design Space will preview the mats so you can see how the pieces are laid out and decide which cardstock to use for which pieces. Once you’re ready to start cutting, load your first mat into the machine and follow the on-screen instructions until all ten mats are cut out.

Load cardstock into cricut maker to make diy paper flowers

You should be able to easily lift up the cardstock to weed away the background paper around the cut out flower pieces.

Peel background of cut paper flower pieces off of cricut mat

For the delicate pieces like the stamens you can use a pair of broad tipped tweezers to help you gently remove the paper from the mat.

Use broad tipped tweezers to gently remove delicate pieces of paper flowers from cricut mat

Assemble the flowers according to the instructions found in the Giant Flowers instruction manual. Because I resized these flowers to be so much smaller than the original “giant” flowers, I skipped inserting the tabs to assemble the pieces and just used glue instead to make sure everything stayed together well.

Assemble diy paper flowers with glue

Lay out your flowers in the shape of your monogram letter, then use straight pins to attach them to the shadow box backing board (or you can use glue if you don’t mind it being permanent).

Use straight pins to attach diy paper flowers to shadow box backing board

You can use glue or straight pins to add beads, buttons, or other baubles to make it a little fancier if you want.

Use straight pins or glue to add beads buttons or baubles to decorate diy paper flowers

Then reassemble the backing board into the shadow box frame and you’re done!

Diy paper flower monogram letter inside a shadow box

I made this paper flower monogram shadow box for the baby’s nursery. I love it in there; the flowers match the color of the nursery perfectly!

Diy paper flower monogram in a shadow box in the babys nursery

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Paper flower monogram in a shadow box

Below is a printable version of this project; click the large “Print” button to print out the instructions. (It defaults to just printing the text in the instructions, no photos, to save you paper and printer ink!)

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Diy paper flower monogram in a shadow box

DIY Paper Flower Monogram In A Shadow Box

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This simple paper flower monogram inside a shadow box is a great wedding or baby shower gift! All you need is cardstock, glue, a shadow box, and a Cricut!
Active Time 1 hr 30 mins
Additional Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Cost $5

Materials

Instructions
 

  • Open the file inside of Cricut Design Space. Duplicate or delete flowers, resize them, or whatever you need to do for your specific project.
  • Click the green “Make It” button to send the flowers to your Cricut for cutting.
  • Load your first mat into the machine and follow the on-screen instructions to begin the cut.
  • When the cut is complete, unload the mat, then lift up the cardstock to weed away the background paper around the cut out flower pieces.
  • Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all 10 mats are cut out.
  • Assemble the flowers according to the instructions found in the Giant Flowers instruction manual.
  • Attach the flowers to the shadow box backing board using straight pins (or you can use glue if you don’t mind it being permanent).
  • Add beads, buttons, or other baubles to make it a little fancier if you want.
  • Reassemble the backing board into the shadow box frame and you’re done!

Notes

I made this project using five different paper flowers from the Giant Flowers cartridge and a set of leaves from the Nature Collections cartridge: (They are all free with Cricut Access!)
Here’s the link to the Design Space file that I used with the flowers already resized for a 9×9 shadow box.

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Jessica says

    1 year ago

    Those little flowers are darling! Thanks for joining the Summer of Flowers event!

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