How to Make a 3D Paper Sunflower
- 3D Paper Sunflower
- Cardboard sheets: two shades of yellow, two shades of brown, green and black.
- Hot glue gun
- Quilling tool
- Modelling ball tool (optional)
- Scoring tool
- Paper molding mat
Upload the images to Cricut Design Space
- Log into Design Space
- Click the Create New Project button
- Click the Upload button
- Click the Upload Image button
- Click the Browse button and locate the SVG files for this project
The files will be uploaded to Design Space and will appear in the Uploaded Images gallery. From there you can access them and begin working on them.
If you don’t have a cutting machine, such as Cricut, you can print the shapes from the PDF files and cut them by hand.
Arrange the layers
Select all the layers and ungroup them.
Select the layers containing all the dark brown pieces and attach them.
Do the same with the lighter brown pieces.
And with the long black pieces.
In order to save time, we are going to cut a few pieces of different colors at once. Select the lighter brown pieces and the dark yellow piece and set the material color option to black.
Press the “make it” button. Move the different parts of the black mat to look like this:
Make sure your mat is free from paper fibers and the adhesive is working well in order to prevent the work from being ruined by the cardboard being dragged by the Cricut knife while cutting, especially with the most intricate designs. Place the colored cardboard pieces according to this layout on your Cricut mat and start cutting.
Assemble the sunflower
First, fold the black stripes. Insert one of the extreme ends into the slash of the quilling tool and start rolling, applying hot glue from time to time.
Roll all the black pieces and brown pieces to make the center of the sunflower. Don’t let the stripes roll too tightly, or you will need to cut more of them in order to achieve the right dimensions.
When you get to the end, apply hot glue, and attach to the circular black base.
Press the tips outwards and score a circle around the external border of the yellow piece.
Bend the tips with the help of a stick.
Apply hot glue and attach the center to the yellow circle.
Apply hot glue and attach the center to the yellow circle. Use a ball tool to make the petals curve a bit (this step is optional).
Fold the petals towards the middle, then bend the petals outwards.
Glue the petals and the center of the sunflower.
Score a line in the middle of the leaf and fold the leaf using a stick to press.
Score the nerves of the leaf, then apply hot glue and attach the sunflower to the leaf and sepals.
Watch the video on how to assemble this craft as described above!