Friday, May 3, 2013

Paper Dahlias


Hey everyone, it's Friday!! I think I may finally start working on my flower beds this weekend. I'm pretty excited about it. This weekend will be the "prep". I get to pull out all of the ugly plants and get the beds ready for flowers. Lets hope the weather holds out!

Recently I've seen paper dahlias on pinterest and at different link parties. I think they are super pretty and really wanted to make some. Love, Pomegranate House had a great tutorial that I followed with a few minor changes.



What you need:

  • Cardstock Paper
  • Craft Paper
  • Glue Gun


Love, Pomegranate House used 8.4 x 11 inch paper and cut them into fourths. I wanted to make mine smaller, so I used 12x12 paper and cut it into twelfths. This resulted in 16  3x3 squares.

Next I cut a 6 inch circle out of cardstock {you could also use cardboard}. Love, Pomegranate House made a 8 inch circle, but like I said, I wanted mine smaller.

Then I rolled my paper and secured them with hot glue.


It may take a little bit to figure out how to roll them {it sure took me some time}. Don't give up! You'll figure it out!

After I had lots of rolls, I began hot glueing them onto my cardstock, staring on the outside of the circle.


Once the outside was full I made a second circle inside the first. I continued this till I was finished.

I planed on hanging these dahlias on the wall in our half bathroom. To create a hook to hang them I took a piece of wire, twisted it into a circle, and hot glued it to the back of the flower.


That completed the project!

I ended up making two. The white one was made with the same size rolls but glued to a ~4inch cardstock circle.

Here they are on the wall. It's hard to take good pictures in that bathroom so you'll have to imaging them in a bathroom!


I think they are very pretty.


You can tell that I had to use different white paper on the white dahlia, but I kind of like it. Gives it a little more...

What do you guys think?

Have a great weekend!
stephanie

92 comments:

  1. Thanks for you tutorial. I'm going to try and make these for my granddaughter's room - her name is Dahlia!

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    1. Your welcome! I think these would be perfect for a little girls room!!

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  2. I think I may have to try this with scrapbook paper for the next rainy-day project with my daughter. thanks for posting it! I found you via Pin It Monday Hop. Have a great week!
    Melanie
    violetsbuds.blogspot.com/

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    1. I think this would be a great project to work on with a little girl! Thanks for stoping by!!

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  3. These are too cute! I have been considering making some, but I have no idea where I would put them. Ha! A craft just for the sake of making something, I guess!

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    1. Thanks Amy! There is nothing wrong with doing a craft for the sake of it! I've done it a few times ; ).

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  4. Wow...thanks for sharing...I love all kinds of flower art...and I have many Dahlias in my garden....These are awesome...new follower...http://lilibudsgarden.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like them! Thank you for following me, I will check out your blog and share the love!

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  5. These are beautiful! I really love the white one and its pale purple center.

    Natashalh

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    1. Thanks! The purple was an accident that turned out well!

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  6. love it I will have to try to make small ones for pins. Will let you know how they come out.

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    1. I bet they will look super cute! I'd love to see them when you are finished.

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  7. Glad you shared your project with us at Pin-it Mondays! Awesome Dahlias!! I love them

    Claudia @www.prettylittledahlia.com

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  8. This is just gorgeous!!!!! I will have to do this when I redecorate my living room!

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    1. Thank you!! These would look very pretty in a living room!

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  9. so pretty! i wish i were good at crafting :(
    new follower from the friend connect hop!
    www.violetlulu.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! They were super easy, I'm sure you could make them, too!! Thank you for following, I will head over to your blog and share the love!

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  10. Those are adorable!! You are so crafty, friend!! Loving your blog!! :)

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    1. You are too sweet! Thank you so much!!!

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  11. These are gorgeous. I found you through a FB link and now following. I have a weekly link party on Fridays. Would love to have you link up!

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    1. Thank you : ). Thanks for the invite, I'd love to join!

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  12. Thank you for sharing the tutoral. I didn't think about putting them on the walls. So cute.
    Consider yourself hugged,
    http://simpleesue.com/try-one-new-recipe-a-week-perfectly-peanut-butter-brownies/

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  13. I've always wanted to know how to make these! They look so simple!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  14. So pretty, Stephanie! I'm giving you a shout out today on FB :)
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  15. These are beautiful, found you through the Brag About It Linky Party. They would look wonderful in my niece, Jenna's room.

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    1. Thank you!! I think they would look great in your niece's room, you should definitely make her some : ).

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  16. These are so pretty and quite clever! Thank you for sharing on Fluster's Creative Muster.

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for hosting the link party!!

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  17. Thank you for sharing, so cute

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  18. Wow! Love the dahlias! This is a great summer project for my daughter and I to do together. She'd love these in bold colors in her bedroom.

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    1. Thanks! It will make a great project and I'm sure they will look great in your daughter's room. : )

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  19. What a fantastic decorating idea! They look simple easy and fun to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. This is just a stunning decoration idea! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series - "Create It Thursday." It's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for the invite, I will definitely join!

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  21. These are so pretty!

    Stopping by from http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

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  22. Absolutely adorable! I cant wait to try these out with DD> thanks SO much for sharing!
    -Reshama
    www.stackingbooks.com

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  23. the size of your squares reminds me of post its... i tried it w/post its and it works.. which when u roll them you can use the adhesive on the post it minus-ing ther glue gun for that part... dahlias are small but then again its a unique size.

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    1. That's a gerat idea! Thanks for letting me know! I'd love to see what those look like : )

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  24. Those are so pretty! And I just love the neutral colors, too! Thanks for the easy tutorial.
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad that you like them. : )

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  25. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-inspiration-board-link-party_10.html
    carolyn
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    1. Wow! Thanks so much! And thank you for hosting the link party!!

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  26. Wonderful project and they look wonderful

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  27. These are gorgeous - I especially love your color choices! I pinned these to my Faux Flowers board on Pinterest. :) (Found you via the Dear Creatives link party!)

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  28. These are gorgeous! I could see myself making some of these for my girls' room!! In bright neon colors of course. :) Thanks for linking up to our Make Bake Create party! It's such a great craft!!


    www.therookieseamstress.com

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for hosting the link party! I think these would look great in girls' room. : )

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  29. I love your paper dahlias! Thanks for sharing them at my party. Stop by House on the Way tomorrow to see them featured!
    Leslie

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    1. I'm glad you like them. : ) Thanks for hosting and for the feature!!

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  30. So sweet and great for all occasions!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  31. These are gorgeous! I am featuring them today at the Make Bake Create Party! :)

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  32. Very pretty!

    Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share your favorite posts and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-2.html
    The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I'm glad you like the flowers and my blog!! I'd love to join your link party. Thanks for the invite. : )

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  33. Love these - very pretty and understated!

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  34. So super chic!
    Thank you so much for linking on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party :)
    I loved this craft, and will be featuring it on tomorrows Party. Do come by and grab your "Featured" Button :)
    I can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us this week!
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    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft

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    1. Wow thank you! I'm glad you like them!! Thanks for hosting the link party!

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  35. This is AWESOME!! i am featuring it on my Link Party tomorrow at Domestic Superhero! Thank you for sharing!!!

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    1. Thanks so much! They are pretty, huh. : ) Thanks for hosting the link party!!

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  36. THOSE ARE AMAZING! I Cant wait to try this! I have been looking for some fun projects that i can tackle while the kids are asleep (they cant take too long! ) and this looks like a great one! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Follow Along www.frugalfitfamily.com

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    1. Thank you! They were pretty easy to make and I think you'd definitely be finished by the time they woke up! Thanks for hosting the link party. : )

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  37. These are beautiful; saving them for a party soon! Think they'd work for my son's construction theme bday party! HAHA! ;)

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    1. Haha, I bet your son would love that! I'm glad you like them. : )

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  38. I really love this looks, I gotta give it a try! my living room would appreciate it! I'm so happy that you stopped by and linked this up at Bewitch Me & Titi, thanks! Hope to have you back tomorrow with more amazing creations!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend

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    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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  39. BTW, lol I'm Featuring you tomorrow!!!! I forgot to mention that!!!! xoxo

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  40. hi! I'm putting this project together and I have a question...how many 3x3 squares did you actually use? And on your darker dahlia did you use 2 colors? thanks!

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    1. Hi! I'm glad you liked these enough to make! I'm pretty sure I used 4 sheets of 12x12 inch scrapbooking paper {I got 16 3x3 squares per sheet so about 64 squares total}. I may have used 5 sheets. That was with the 6inch cardboard circle. The darker dahlia is all one color, dark grey. The shadows from the rolled petals gives it the different shades {love it}.

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    2. thanks so much! This helps me out alot! And yes, they are beautiful and seem easy to make. :)I'll let you know how they turn out!

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    3. I can't wait to see them. : )

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    4. Here they are! It took me a bit to figure a few things out so I only had time to complete one. But I want to do a coordinating one like you did. Anyway here's the url: http://www.mysnippetsofinspiration.com/2013/05/paper-dahlia-decor/

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  41. These are so neat! Thanks for sharing last Friday at the Friday follow along! I hope you'll come share something new this week! Www.leahinspired.com

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for hosting the link party. : )

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  42. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm thinking about making a large one for over my sofa =)

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    1. Your welcome! I'm glad you like it. I'm sure it will look great over your sofa!!

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  43. the size of your squares reminds me of post its... i tried it w/post its and it works.. which when u roll them you can use the adhesive on the post it minus-ing ther glue gun for that part... dahlias are small but then again its a unique size.
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