These flowers have an ethereal glow and are gorgeous around the house.

You had to know that when I did an April Showers project that there would be May Flowers, right? This Vellum Flower Arrangement was something that’s needed to happen for a while now–ever since we moved in December.

These flowers have an ethereal glow and are gorgeous around the house.

Previously I’d made some cute little tissue paper flowers that I really loved. They were so cute, but tissue paper flowers are no match for moving.

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And while I could have just made a few more of the last kind, I wanted to try something a little different–something delicate and beautiful at the same time. I wanted to try using cut flower shapes cut with my Silhouette (affiliate link) in vellum.

I took a simple flower shape (which happens to be the FREE shape of the week until Tuesday) and did layers upon layers to get a really sweet flower that’s as delicate as my girlies.

And the process was really easy:

  1. Cut several pages of vellum using this cut file (makes about 3 flowers per page). Sort your flowers into groups according to size to make it easier.May Vellum Flowers | Mabey She Made It #silhouette #flowers #vellum
  2. Start rolling the tips of each flower shape between your thumb and fingers to get them to curl. The more you curl, the more volume your flower will have.
  3. Stack your petal pieces–two flower shapes of each size for each flower and one center circle–offsetting the petals for more detail.
  4. Poke a hole in the center of each flower using a needle or small hole punchMay Vellum Flowers | Mabey She Made It #silhouette #flowers #vellum and insert a brad to keep everything together. Then fluff or arrange the flowers as necessary.May Vellum Flowers | Mabey She Made It #silhouette #flowers #vellum
  5. For the small blooms, take a center circle and fold it in quarters.
  6. Hot glue your flowers and blooms onto sticks, and arrange in a vase.May Vellum Flowers | Mabey She Made It #silhouette #flowers #vellum

Pretty simple, and yet these vellum flowers are so cute you’ll love them year round.

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31 Comments on Vellum Flower Arrangement

  1. Lisa, these flowers are fantastic! Delicate and showy at the same time! I’ve shied away from making tissue paper flowers, figuring that the first time my cats knock over the vase they’ll be gonners…but maybe velum could handle a few bumps before falling apart! Enough that I can zap my cats with the water pistol to teach them to stay away from my vases, anyway!

    • Thank you, Meredith! I noticed you shared on Facebook too–you’re awesome! I think velum really would hold up to some bumps better than tissue paper. And they have a really cool translucent feel that makes them look soft. And the image of you zapping your cats with a water pistol is priceless. Love it!

    • Thanks, Kristy! It just didn’t look right with all those big flowers and nothing smaller, and I think they really finish it off.

    • Thank you, Michele. They really are delicate looking but more sturdy than tissue paper (which is a good thing at my house). They’d be beautiful as a hair clip too!

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