Until today, the word “wisteria” probably made you think of a certain squad of Desperate Housewives and their pristine street in the middle of suburbia. Not anymore! The new Cricut Wisteria machine will make you excited to craft and have you longing for spring — no matter the season. This metallic machine is unlike any other color previously offered and you can snag it exclusively at JOANN stores. The shimmer of this pretty machine will make it the star of the show in your craft room – but of course – it also delivers all the creativity you’ve come to love when it comes to Cricut Explore machines.
Now, being the Cricut lover that I am – I use mine everyday. Not kidding. Every day. Of all the project I like to create, paper flowers are easily Numero Uno! There is no part of me that wants to use a pair of scissors to cut out layer after layer of paper – just to create one paper flower. I’d much rather task my Cricut Wisteria with the task and sit back with a glass of wine while it does the work. Can you relate? If so, be sure to join me today, March 28th at 2PM on the Official JOANN Facebook Page where I’m giving you a complete look at the Wisteria machine and sharing my top three tips for making perfect paper flowers.
Once you’ve completed your paper flowers, you’ll surely want to display them for everyone to see…how else are they going to be envious of your crafting skills? Well, here’s a quick and easy way to show them off using a beautiful laser cut wall art piece I found at my local JOANN.
Here’s what you need to create the perfect wooden backdrop for your perfect paper flowers
- Laser-cut wooden frame available at JOANN stores in the seasonal aisle
- DecoArt Americana Craft paint in Pistachio Mint, Green Tree and Bright Green
- Sponge roller set – but you’ll only need ONE sponge roller for this project, which is awesome!
Load your roller with a layer of Pistachio Mint craft paint – not too much! Apply the paint to the laser-cut wall art. The roller allows you to apply paint but avoid drips – this way you can still preserve the pretty raw edges of the laser-cut wood.
Using the same sponge roller, apply the next two layers of paint – overlapping slighting with the previous color. This will give you a beautiful ombre and a great backdrop for your perfect paper flowers.
With your laser cut wall art complete, you’re ready to add some paper flowers! Your Cricut Wisteria will make this part easy! Make sure you watch the video to learn my top three tips for creating perfect paper flowers.