Friday, November 22, 2013

Paper Dahlias



I have seen beautiful paper Dahlias all over the blog world. Most of the ones which I saw were bigger and used for hanging on the walls, like a wreath. I made a smaller version of it, great to be used as gift toppers.





You'll need:
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Paper - whatever color you prefer.
Glue.

And that's it! Don't you like crafts, which hardly require any stuff to make..:)

Steps:
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- Cut little 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches squares of the paper,  and roll it in cones. I rolled like 30-40 little cones.


- Now take approximately two inches diameter of round piece of paper and start gluing the cones, starting from the outer edge of the circle. Keep gluing all around the edge.


- Then glue another layer of cones inside the outer edge. Keep gluing the cones as close as possible and how much denser you want your flower to be.


- You can keep gluing the cones till the flower is full and complete. Or in my case, for the center instead of gluing the cones, I drew a flower with 10 petals and cut it out and rolled the petals with a pencil and attached at the center. 

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29 comments:

  1. Very cute and seems easy. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. This is such a cute gift topper, thanks for the easy to follow tutorial.

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  3. Oooh, I think dahlias are so beautiful and I love that you showed how easy they are to make with some paper. Thanks for sharing! I found you through the Monday Funday link party and would love for you to join mine as well www.heylovedesigns.com

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    1. Thank you Michelle for the visit and your lovely comment. I would love to join you at your party too..:)

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  4. I really like this!!! Simeple and easy, and adds a little flare! Please come share this on DIY Sunday Showcase! It's open till this afternoon, and if you don't make it in time, next party starts Sat at 5pm!!! Hope to see this there!!

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Shelly for the visit. And thank you for the invitation to join the party. I would absolutely love to join in.

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  5. That is so lovely.... and looks so easy. Hi I'm a new GFC friend, I popped over from MADE IN A DAY social.

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    1. Thank you Constance for following. I followed you back..:)

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  6. WOW! That's awesome!! :) Found you on the Made in a Day Blog Hop!

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    1. Thanks! Glad you found and visited me here..:)

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  7. Your paper flower looks so pretty Priyam! What a great way to jazz up a gift!

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  8. I love the package decorated with your paper flower. Who wouldn't love to receive that gift adorned like that. Just beautiful.
    I would love to have you to link up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-63-with-two.html



    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for the invitation to join the linky fun. I am heading there right now to join in..:)

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  9. this is a cute idea,I am going to borrow this for gift wrapping...

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    1. Oh absolutely Amila..
      I am planning to make a bunch of these and other gift toppers now that the gift giving season is here..:)

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  10. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  11. These are so beautiful and simple! Thanks for sharing this with my readers at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

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  12. I am gushing over your paper flower all the way from www.ritewhileucan.com where I get a little crazy over all things paper. This is just beautiful and what a finish topper on a gift. Visiting via 'blogstrutlinkup'

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    1. Thanks Barb for the visit and your comment. Heading over now to visit you..:)

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  13. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  14. This is so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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