Fall is in the air, and I have a brand new project to share (hey, that rhymes). Celebrate the autumn season with this elegant, 3D fall vase!
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After making a vase design this past spring, I knew this was something I’d want to do again! It was one of those projects that made you think, “Is that really made out of paper?” And that’s why it was so fun.
This time around, I wanted to try a unique geometric shape. I sketched out a lot of ideas, but went with this one because I thought it would be cool to have a bunch of little facets to display my fall designs on.
- Hot Glue
- Decorative Ribbon/Gems (optional)
- Bone Folder (optional)
- A Cutting Machine or X-ACTO knife
- My Free Template
How to Make It
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the 3D fall vase pieces.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully, that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.
2. Start by layering on all your embellishment pieces.
Note: I used a glue stick with all of the more delicate pieces.
3. Next, take each of your pieces and fold along the score lines.
Begin with the base piece: folding each of the pentagon shapes inward and gluing the tabs inside.
Then, take your two long, hexagonal side pieces and glue the bottom tabs to the inside of the pentagon shapes.
After that, attach the top pentagon shapes to the top tabs of the side pieces.
Add any decorative ribbon or gems as you see fit, and your vase is complete!
That’s it! As complicated as this project looks, it’s actually quite fun and simple to put together. And the results are just lovely!
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other 3D freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy making your very own, 3D fall vase! I hope you have as much fun putting it together as I did. Be sure to share your stunning results with me on Instagram!
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