The Cricut Explore is so versatile that you can use it to completely theme your special day. With its many write / draw, cut and score features, alongside the diversity of materials you can use with it and the ability to upload your own designs, there really is almost no task that this nifty new gizmo can’t help you to do (well, aside from ordering your wedding flowers, that is!). Every aspect of your wedding day can be enhanced with this machine – from your wedding stationery to the table and room decor – and even embellishments to the bridal gown!
Your Cricut Explore Wedding
Suitable for : beginners
Time to make : Around two hours
How to Make a Topiary Centrepiece
You will Need
- Wooden dowel
- Polystyrene ball
- Acrylic paint
- Tin bucket
- Dry foam Oasis
- Background paper and vellum
- Faux silk ribbon (stiffened)
- Cricut Explore machine and Design Space
- Cricut 12 inch by 12 inch standard grip adhesive mat
- Cricut tool kit
- Pearl head pins or decorative pins
- Organza ribbon
- Decorative stone chips or table confetti
How to Make
- Paint the wooden dowel and polystyrene ball with acrylic paint in a colour to complement the chosen papers.
- Using Design Space™, die cut flowers from the chosen papers and vellum: each flower should have two layers.
Tip! Take care when removing the flowers from the mat as they are delicate: use the spatula.
- Die cut a border from the faux silk ribbon long enough to go around the pail.
- Three quarters fill the pail with dry foam oasis.
- Carefully push the end of the wooden dowel into the bottom centre of the polystyrene ball. Push the other end of the dowel into the oasis: it may need to be trimmed to the required length.
- Shape the flowers carefully using the edge of the scraper tool. Combine the flowers into layers and pin them into the polystyrene ball until it is completely covered.
- Attach the ribbon border around the bottom of the pail using double sided tape.
- Tie organza ribbon around the pail and wooden dowel.