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Cricut Framed Peony Paper Flower Tutorial

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Peonies are able to fit anywhere you put them and with this Peony Paper Flower tutorial, you will be able to make your own. These instructions will leave you with beautiful house decor.

Peony Paper Flower Tutorial

blue and purple paper peonies

In this Peony Paper Flower tutorial, it is recommended that you use a Cricut Maker. This will be there to print and cut the pieces you will need to put your peonies together.

You will want to make sure that you use cardstock and click on cardstock in Design Space for this craft. This will give your peonies some durability so they are not too fragile.

Cricut Framed Peony Paper Flower Tutorial

Piecing together the peonies will take the most time and focus. Make sure to pay attention to the sizing of each piece and carefully follow the directions to know how you will be gluing each piece together.

framed Peony Paper Flower

These bright and beautiful paper peonies will add some sparkle to each and every room! Use bright colors to really attract the eyes of your guests when they visit your home.

Feel free to take some liberties with this craft. If you want to, you can use different colors or even scale and resize the petals to fit a bigger or smaller frame- it is completely based on your preference.

You can never put a cap on creativity. You can add more flowers to the frame or only have one if you’d like. This craft is entirely in your hands.

two peonies in chalky white frame

This Peony Paper Flower tutorial will leave you with a great gift for friends and family. You can customize them a little bit by using people’s favorite colors!

You will love the outcome that you will get with this craft! It does not take long at all and it will be a perfect accent for any space in your home!

If you want to switch up the flower type, check out this paper rose tutorial.

Are you looking for more for the home that you can make with the Cricut? then check out this list of Cricut home decor crafts.

Cricut Framed Peony Paper Flower Tutorial
Yield: 1 Framed Peony Paper Flower

Cricut Framed Peony Paper Flower Tutorial

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

In this Peony Paper Flower tutorial, it is recommended that you use a Cricut Maker. This will be there to print and cut the pieces you will need to put your peonies together.



  1. Disassemble the photo frame, removing the glass, which can be carefully discarded. Paint the frame with 1-2 coats of white chalky paint. Set aside to dry.
  2. On a new canvas in Cricut’s Design Space, select Images from the toolbar. Search “Peony” image (#MA3BFE) and select insert images.
  3. Resize grouping to 9” high. Duplicate the grouping and resize the second set to 7.5” high.
  4. Create the picture mat by adding a square shape and sizing it to 4” x 6” (or whatever size your photo frame is).
  5. Ungroup both sets of patterns. Move to the Color Sync and change the colors to match your paper colors. I used 4 colors here.
  6. With the machine set to whatever machine you are using, select “Make It” in Design Space. Set material type to Cardstock, choosing the appropriate weight based on your paper.
  7. Place the first paper color onto the light grip mat. Follow prompts for loading cardstock paper into Cricut Maker and cutting.
  8. When the cut is complete, unload the mat from the machine. Remove the cut pieces from the cutting mat.
  9. Repeat for the remaining images and papers.
  10. Fold up the outer edges of the peony centerpieces (pistil).
  11. Use a pen or a wooden skewer to curl petals upward on the 10 petal pieces.
  12. For the smallest 3 petal pieces: fold the side tab towards the back of the petal and glue in place.
  13. Stack and glue all of the petal pieces together in this order: the big 3-petal pieces, the 10-petal pieces (make sure the larger of the two 10 petal pieces is on the bottom), then the two smaller 3 petal-pieces. Glue the center pistils in place.
  14. For the leaves: Slightly fold the leaf piece with the slit and then glue at the tab. Glue this folded leaf to the center of the intact leaf. Repeat with the other leaf.
  15. Place the photo mat into the frame. Reassemble the backing into the frame.
  16. Decide on the arrangement of your flowers and leaves. Working one peony flower and leaf at a time, glue them in place and hold until secure.

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