Friday, March 11, 2011

Paper Dahlia

Hi Everybody, I am so happy that spring is almost here. It is time to get out and soak up some of that spring sunshine in the garden and plant some flowers. We always have quite a few dahlias in our flower beds every year, and they have become one of my favorites.

Well, actually, if truth be told, I am not the one out in the garden soaking up the sunshine, it is my husband. I am fine with just sitting back and watching him work and then enjoying the fruits of his labors. While he is going that, I will be in my crafting room. He can plant the dahlias, and I will create them out of paper!

Ingredients for the dahlia:

2 different sized circle punches
Double sided cardstock

Step 1

Using the smaller circle punch, punch out the base of the flower. You will be attaching the petals onto the base with adhesive.

Fold the circle in half and then in quarters. This will help you be able to gauge the placement of the petals.

Step 2

Punch out 8 circles with the larger punch. Each of these circles will be a petal for your flower. There are 8 petals.

Fold the circle in half, but only crease 1/2 of the fold. Creasing only 1/2 the fold will make it so you don't have a crease on your petal.

Step 3
Using the crease as your guide, fold over the edges of the circle.

Step 4
Flip the petal over and fold the edge in towards the middle, like making a paper airplane.

You have now created your petal. Repeat this with the remaining 7 circles to create the rest of your petals.

Step 5
Attach your petals onto the base, using the creases on the base to help you space your petals evenly.

You can use 2 or 3 petals to create a bud. Cut a slightly smaller circle out of green paper to create another petal to use as the stem base.

Happy Crafting.


  1. That's awesome.

  2. Even though I have seen the tea bag folding elsewhere yours is too good.Lovely colours and neat work.
    Dr Sonia S V

  3. I have a 3d version of a paper dahlia -- it really looks stunning -- do you like it?

    Let me know if you do :)