Paper Vase & Fall Flowers
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Paper Vase & Fall Flowers

Paper Vase & Fall Flowers ~ Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

Do I have any fellow lovers of all things Autumn out there? From the cooler temps to the gorgeous colors of Fall, sweaters and boots, apple picking and everything pumpkin, I’m so ready to welcome the new season. So, today I decided to share a sweet little DIY home décor project for Fall. It’s made entirely out of paper!


Here’s what you’ll need to create your own:

Let’s get to work!

  • Start by cutting out all the pieces of the vase shape. The main pieces should be cut with the chipboard. The decorative pieces should be cut with the adhesive card stock. You can see I used the off-white for the main pieces and black for the lace trim and inner lip of the vase.

Paper Vase & Fall Flowers ~ Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

  • When you go to the shape in the online store, a link is provided to the designer’s website, where she details exactly how to put together the vase. I found hot glue easiest to use since it holds (almost) instantaneously.  It’s easier than it might look to put together and I love the little details of the black adhesive cardstock.

Paper Vase & Fall Flowers ~ Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette


Now it’s time to make some pretty paper flowers!

  • I set my page size to letter since that was the size of my cardstock, so I could lay out the flowers appropriately.

Paper Vase & Fall Flowers ~ Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

  • Again, shapes like these give you a link to the designer’s site with instructions on assembly. It’s pretty straightforward for these. You just layer from smallest petals to largest, gluing the centers together and curling the petals as you go. I just use my fingers to do the curling. The center piece you kind of curl and bend to make it “stand” nicely.

Paper Vase & Fall Flowers ~ Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

  • After they dry throughly, using a big dot of hot glue to attach the straw stems. You’ll have to hold for a minute or so until it sets so your stems stay upright. So fun, right?!

Paper Vase & Fall Flowers ~ Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

  • Then just arrange them in your vase and tie a ribbon around the vase for an added pop of color!

Paper Vase & Fall Flowers ~ Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette




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Dawn W

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is an Air Force Wife and mom of 3 who believes in “throwing kindness around like confetti”. While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. Facebook – Google+ – Pinterest – Instagram – Twitter – Bloglovin

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CAMEO Cutting Mat




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  1. You know I love this one! I want a paper vase of flowers in every room in my house. 🙂

  2. Very pretty Dawn…love the straw stems!

  3. How pretty! I need to make myself some paper flowers. Great idea using the paper straws!

  4. I’ve made one like this! This is really nice!

  5. One tip….if you cut the straw a little in a + down from the top, the glue has more area to stick. I then covered the end with a scalloped circle. Looks great.

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