Beginner | 11 min 28 sec
Taught by Lia Griffith
In this class, Lia shows how to make exquisitely detailed hydrangeas using a Cricut Explore machine. The Cricut is especially perfect for this project since you’ll need to cut out lots of small, intricate pieces of paper to make the flowers. Once your leaves and petals are cut out, Lia will show you how to assemble the hydrangea blooms on floral wire, adding dimension to each piece to create perfectly rounded 3-D branches
Learn how to:
  • Cut metallic paper using Cricut Explore
  • Use the scoring tool with your Cricut
  • Assemble petals and leaves on floral wire
What you’ll get:
  • Easy-to-follow class by expert designer Lia Griffith on making a paper Hydrangea
  • 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step instruction and Downloadable PDF included
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Make Hydrangea
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Cricut Explore machine
  • Cricut Design Space software
  • 12” x 12” LightGrip Cricut mat
  • Cricut scoring tool
  • Cricut spatula tool
  • Computer
  • Metallic lightweight paper (2 to 3 sheets in shades of lavender for one branch; ½ sheet of green for each flower)
  • Green floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Thirty 12-inch 20-gauge floral wire
  • Hot glue gun
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In this class, Lia shows how to make exquisitely detailed hydrangeas using a Cricut Explore machine. The Cricut is especially perfect for this project since you’ll need to cut out lots of small, intricate pieces of paper to make the flowers. Once your leaves and petals are cut out, Lia will show you how to assemble the hydrangea blooms on floral wire, adding dimension to each piece to create perfectly rounded 3-D branches
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Click here to learn how to make a custom envelope and liner for your card!
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STEAM: Make a Chomping Shark
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Jamie Hudson
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Jamie Hudson
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STEAM: Make a Flying Squirrel Glider
Jamie Hudson
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STEAM: Make a Foaming Pavlov’s Dog
Jamie Hudson
We all have fond memories of the classic science fair volcano experiment, but it's time to give that baking soda project a super fun update. PhD chemist and crafter Jamie Hudson shows you how to turn that same chemical reaction into a spouting whale or a drooling Pavlov's dog. You just need a few basic household supplies and your Cricut to put together zany new friends while also learning a little about chemistry as well as conditioned responses.
STEAM: Make a Paper Zoetrope
Jamie Hudson
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STEAM: Make a Parachuting Ostrich
Jamie Hudson
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STEAM: Make a Sea Monkey Habitat
Jamie Hudson
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STEAM: Make an Animatronic Owl Figure
Jamie Hudson
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STEAM: Make Balloon Propelled Vehicles
Jamie Hudson
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Cricut Crafts: Layering Iron-On Vinyl
Amber of Damask Love
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Cricut Crafts: Make a Custom Pencil Pouch
Natalie Malan
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Courtney Cerruti
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Courtney Cerruti
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