Learn how to make an easy paper vase to display a paper flower or paper succulent!
3D papercrafts are one of my very favorite things to make. I’m always amazed you can take a simple, flat piece of paper or cardstock and turn it into something with form, function, and beauty! Today’s paper vase project is the perfect example of this. And what a fun way to show off all of that pretty cardstock you have. You can make this easy paper vase as part of our MAKE IT EASY Craftalong Challenge, filled with fun and EASY daily themed projects!
We designed two different sizes for paper vase for you to make, and you’ll be amazed at how easy and fun these are!
This is the narrow paper vase:
And here is the wide paper vase:
Aren’t they so cool?
Want to make your own easy paper vase? I’d love to show you how! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Materials to Make Easy Paper Vases
- 12″ x 12″ 65 lb. or 80 lb. Cardstock or posterboard
- Glue or a tape runner
- LightGrip cutting mat
- (Optional) Scraper
- A way to cut your paper vases (I used the Cricut Explore cutting machine, but you can also use a Cricut Maker cutting machine, scissors, or a craft knife)
- My free SVG paper vase design files (available in my free resource library—get the password by filling out the form at the bottom of this page)
STEP 1: GET MY FREE PAPER VASE FILE
First, download my free printable PDF pattern or SVG cut files or PDF from my free resource library.
STEP 2: CUT YOUR PAPER VASE PIECES
If you're going to cut this paper vase out by hand, use the printable PDF, cut out the pattern, trace it onto your paper, and cut it out.
If you're going to use a Cricut cutting machine to cut this paper vase, upload my free paper vase SVG into Cricut Design Space. This is what the file looks like when placed in Design Space.
Tip: If you're not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you're on an iPhone or iPad, here's how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.
Adjust the size if you want to make smaller vases. Next, you will want to change the interior lines for each vase to score lines. Ungroup the layers, select the layer with the interior lines then under Linetype, change cut to score.
Need help with the scoring lines? Check out my tutorial on Cricut Scoring, Grouping, and Attaching!
Once you have changed cut lines to score, you are now ready to "make it." I placed my cardstock on the Cricut LightGrip cutting mat and selected medium cardstock for my material.
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE PAPER VASES
Grab your cut vase pieces and E-Z Runner Adhesive. You can use glue instead of the double-sided adhesive. I like the adhesive because there is no drying time.
Both vases are assembled the same way. Begin by folding on each score line.
Once all the score lines have been folded, begin applying adhesive/glue on the flaps.
Glue each tab to the edge of the preceding flap.
STEP 4: SHOW IT OFF
You have just made an easy paper vase!
Why not put some pretty paper flowers in it?
Special thanks to the JenniferMaker Design Fairy Team, specifically Design Fairy Caitlin, for helping me design and assemble these unique paper vases.
Need more projects for today’s craft challenge theme?
Today’s MAKE IT EASY Craftalong Challenge is to “Show Up” by making something something to display, an easy paper vase, or something “showy!” If you are looking for other ideas, we have you covered!
- Custom Shadow Box
- Reverse Canvas Project: Coffee Bar Art
- Easy Dimensional Paper Art Tutorial
- DIY Paper Lanterns: Hearts in Flight
- Paper Butterfly Decorations
- DIY Family Celebration & Birthday Board
- DIY Paper Flower Wall Art: Mason Jars & Vases
- Paper Butterfly Heart Canvas
- Perfectly Painted Wood Signs
Get my free SVG files to make your own easy heart boxes!
We’d love to see YOUR paper vases! Please share a photo in our Facebook group or tag me on social media with #jennifermaker.
This project is a part of our MAKE IT EASY Craftalong Challenge with fun and EASY projects you can do to learn how to use your Cricut! You can share your photos in our daily challenge theme thread here!