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Make your own paper dahlias with this simple step by step tutorial.
This is a very simple bloom to make once you have cut all of your petals. You can download my template for these blooms and greens below and then use the step-by-step tutorial to assemble. These flowers are great for gift toppers, bouquets and centerpieces or even napkin rings for your Fall dinners. You can find more of my handcrafted lifestyle projects at liagriffith.com. Enjoy! ~ Lia

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  • How to make a paper flower. Metallic Paper Dahlias - Step 1
    Step 1

    Once you have cut all your petals, use a toothpick or similar to curl the petals of your four smallest layers. This creates natural depth to the flower.

  • How to make a paper flower. Metallic Paper Dahlias - Step 2
    Step 2

    Bunch together one of your smallest layers and pinch at the bottom.

  • How to make a paper flower. Metallic Paper Dahlias - Step 3
    Step 3

    Glue those 4 layers together to form the center of your dahlia.

  • How to make a paper flower. Metallic Paper Dahlias - Step 4
    Step 4

    With the larger set of two layers, again, curl them around a toothpick but this time pinch the bottom and secure together with a tiny dab of glue.

  • How to make a paper flower. Metallic Paper Dahlias - Step 5
    Step 5

    Attach those two layers to the underside of your flower center using a dab of hot glue. .

  • How to make a paper flower. Metallic Paper Dahlias - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat the previous steps with the third and fourth sets of layers but use a larger curling tool this time - a pencil is just perfect.

  • How to make a paper flower. Metallic Paper Dahlias - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach those layers to the underside of your flower, smallest to largest.

  • How to make a paper flower. Metallic Paper Dahlias - Step 8
    Step 8

    Form the final four layers of your flower with a pencil but only pinch and glue two this time. Leave the other two with a gentle curl to the petals.

  • How to make a paper flower. Metallic Paper Dahlias - Step 9
    Step 9

    Glue your last 4 layers together and insert the floral wire if you choose to use it. Fold the top inch flat along the top of your petal then glue the entire set onto your flower - the tip of the wire will now be hidden in amongst the layers.

  • How to make a paper flower. Metallic Paper Dahlias - Step 10
    Step 10

    Wrap your stem in floral tape. Simple!

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