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DIY 3D Flower Artwork

Add interest to any wall in your home with this pretty DIY 3-D flower artwork! I am always on the hunt for unique pieces of artwork. However, my budget never allows me to purchase anything too fancy. Online art boutiques are a great place to find inspiring artwork, but I always seem to find my way back to Pinterest looking for something more affordable I can DIY myself.

DIY 3-D Flower Artwork

At a recent trip to Target, I was wondering down the artwork aisle and spied a cool 3-D piece of artwork.  The design was a flower that had petals that looked like they popped off of the page. I grabbed the frame to get a better look at it. After studing it for a few minutes, I realized it was just cut paper with the edges curled forward. Cool, huh? I knew I can create my own version for a lot cheaper than the $50 piece of artwork I saw. So, I set out to create my look for much less!

DIY 3-D Flower Artwork


  • White Cardstock (12×12 )
  • Colored Cardstock (12×12 )
  • Flower Stencil (12×12 )
  • Shadowbox Frame (12×12 )
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting M

Here’s how to create your own 3-D Flower Artwork:

Place your stencil on top of your 12 x 12 paper and begin tracing the design.

DIY 3-D Flower Artwork

Continue tracing until you’ve filled in the entire stencil design.

DIY 3-D Flower Artwork

Lay your paper on top of your craft mat and use your craft knife to cut each petal. You’ll want to cut just the top portion of the petals; don’t cut the bottom section.

DIY 3-D Flower Artwork

Continue cutting just the top portion of your petals. This process can take a little bit of time, but trust me, you’ll find your groove after the 10th petal!

DIY 3-D Flower Artwork

Flip your paper over and use your finger to gently pull the petals forward. As you pull the petals forward, use your nails around the edge to curve them up.

DIY 3-D Flower Artwork
Next, place your cut flower paper on top of a 12 x 12 piece of colored paper.

DIY 3-D Flower Artwork
Finally, add your flower artwork to a shadowbox frame.  The petals won’t get flattened or smashed and will stand out with this type of frame.

DIY 3-D Flower Artwork
This DIY 3-D flower artwork really is a great accent piece to any wall. It adds a pop of color and visual interest since the petals are popping away from the paper and allowing the color from behind to stand out. I love that you can swap out the color of paper as often as you like to create different looks!

DIY 3-D Flower Artwork

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