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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. Meredith
    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 9:47 AM (3 years ago)

    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!

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM (3 years ago)

      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!

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  2. Kristy GD
    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11:24 AM (3 years ago)

    Great flowers! I particularly love the little ones tucked in the little nooks of your branch – it’s the perfect finishing touch!

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:43 PM (3 years ago)

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

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:43 PM (3 years ago)

      Sharon, where were you when I was making my cut file? It didn’t even cross my mind but that would have been even easier!

      Reply
  3. Rachel Joyce
    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:14 PM (3 years ago)

    These are beautiful! These would be a pretty centerpiece for a wedding!

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:42 PM (3 years ago)

      I think you’re right, Rachel. These would be beautiful at a wedding.

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  4. Carrie Perrins
    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 9:36 PM (3 years ago)

    These are really creative and cute! Gonna have to make me some!
    Carrie

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM (3 years ago)

      Carrie, you should–they’re so fun!

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  5. connie
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:50 AM (3 years ago)

    I love your flowers. The are so soft looking. I plan on making them this week. Thank you for inspiring me.

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:40 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you Connie. You’re right–they do look soft! Have fun making them!

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  6. Michele @ Our Rosey Life
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:31 AM (3 years ago)

    Lisa,
    Oh my. These are just lovely! The vellum makes them look so delicate. I can totally see using your flowers to decorate a package or on a hair clip for one of my daughters too.

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:40 PM (3 years ago)

      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!

      Reply
  7. Chelsea
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 9:01 AM (3 years ago)

    Very pretty! So simple but with a big effect! Thanks for sharing

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:39 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Chelsea. They really are simple and pretty!

      Reply
  8. Jeanie @ create&babble
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:39 PM (3 years ago)

    We must have been on the same wavelength! Your vellum flowers are beautiful! Pinning.

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:38 PM (3 years ago)

      Jeanie, I saw that! I’d love to try the shape you made too. Vellum is just right for flowers!

      Reply
  9. Amy from Swag on, Momma!
    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:09 AM (3 years ago)

    Cool! Pinning….this seems like a simple way to make a garland for a baby shower or nursery. :)

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:36 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Amy! These are going in my girls’ room, but they’d be beautiful in a nursery as well!

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    • Lisa
      Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:14 AM (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Rach!

      Reply
  10. Becky @ My Paper Craze
    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:58 AM (3 years ago)

    Love these flowers! I especially love that you used different brads in the center, it adds a little individuality, lol. Great project!

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    • Lisa
      Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:13 AM (3 years ago)

      Thank you, Becky! The different brads were kind of an accident, but I’m glad you like them!

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  11. Kate Creasey
    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:36 PM (3 years ago)

    I really like the delicate look of the flowers made with vellum. I haven’t done this but now I will have to give it a try.

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    • Lisa
      Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:12 AM (3 years ago)

      Thank you, Kate! I’m loving the vellum look as well and that they’re kind of sturdy!

      Reply
  12. Chrystal @ YUM eating
    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 4:44 PM (3 years ago)

    Just another reason for me to buy a Silhouette. These are so pretty. I could use some to brighten up my home office!

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 10:44 PM (3 years ago)

      Chrystal, you’ll never regret getting a Silhouette…at least I haven’t!

      Reply
  13. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 1:02 PM (3 years ago)

    Oh wow! I just bought a Silhouette, actually my husband bought it for me, and this is so perfect for some ideas. Yay! I’m going to start a board just for these ideas. Awesome!

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 10:36 PM (3 years ago)

      You lucky lady! I’d love to see what you create with it. You’ll love your Silhouette!

      Reply

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