3D Flower Mandala Paper Project
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Welcome Crafters, Today I want to show you how to make creative wall art for your office, kid’s workspace or craft room! I chose bright colorful cardstock for my wall art. However, you can do any color scheme to match your room!
I designed three mandala flowers, Sunflower, Rose and a Peony. They are all 10 inches in diameter and will fit in a 12×12 shadowbox or frame. For my project I used three 12×12 gold frames I found on Amazon.
List of supplies for this project:
- Cricut Explore Air 2 (cutting machine)
- SVG Flower Mandalas
- 12×12 cardstock (3 light green & 3 green)
- 8.5×11 cardstock (red, dark red, light pink, pink, gold, 2 light yellow, 2 yellow, brown & dark brown)
- 12×12 Gold Frames (3)
- Foam tape & Micro Foam dots
- Cricut Tools, scraper, spatula & tweezers
You will find the .Zip download in your Downloads folder on your device. Each flower SVG will be in it’s own folder.
I’m working on a PC computer. To extract my files, I create a new folder in a location where I store my SVG files. I have both folders open, then I drag and drop all files to the new folder.
Next to OPEN the SVG, Open up Cricut Design Space. Start a new project and upload the SVG from your new folder. Some PC computers convert the SVG into a Chrome HTML Doc. Use that file and it will work the same as a SVG. Repeat to upload all three flowers.
Insert all three flowers into your canvas. Ungroup to select each layer or to change the colors. Then you are ready to cut! I used 65lb cardstock and set my dial to Cardstock +.
After you cut, organize each piece by flower.
Here are all the pieces for the PEONY flower…
ROSE flower and Sunflower.
I designed each flower to have a solid bottom piece to layer underneath the top piece. I start with the top piece of the sunflower’s brown center. I use tweezers to place the micro foam dots on the back of the top piece. Then I stick it to the matching solid piece.
For the bigger pieces I use foam tape as well.
After I stick each top piece to the matching bottom piece, I then assemble the whole flower.
But, to layer these on top of each other, I used double foam tape to give it more depth. You can also use thicker foam tabs if you have them.
Here is the finished sunflower with all the layers stacked on top of each other! Isn’t it beautiful!
Repeat these steps for the Peony and Rose layers.
Open three frames and you can remove the mat and change the print to a white background. For mine, I decided to leave the mat. I used a small piece of foam tape and stuck it right to the glass!
Here is the final collection of the 3D flower mandala wall art! I hope you enjoyed this project and I can’t wait to see how your did yours! Don’t be afraid to get creative and change up the color scheme, display frame or add text!
Watch this video on YouTube!
Let’s start creating!