Stylish Home Decor Project: Paper Flower Craft
This post contains affiliate links and/or images. For my daughter’s birthday, she wanted to redecorate her bedroom. We took everything off the walls and painted them a pretty pale lavender.
We put up dark grey drapes, which went beautifully with the light purple walls. We replaced one of her small bookcases for a storage bench. We have limited storage space in our house, so this was a smart decorating decision on Caitlin’s part.
When it came to the wall decor, she wanted to keep it simple and didn’t want to spend a lot of money (Yay!!) Caitlin wanted to make the paper dahlia flowers a friend of hers had for her own room. Because it was going to cost about $2 to make for each flower, I was A-OK with her idea!
DIY Paper Dahlia Flowers
These flowers are a bit of a time sucker (about an 45-60 minutes per flower), but the end result is far worth the time and energy. Caitlin said what took the most time was making the first flower as you are kind of figuring things out as you go.
She said the next 3 flowers went more quickly. We bought colored card stock from the craft store. To make sure we had plenty of color options for our flowers, we got one pack of pastel and one pack of bright colors.
What you will need for each flower:
- 10 Sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ colored card stock (Each flower has 4 layers. The biggest layer takes 4 sheets, the next layer takes 3, the third layer takes 2 and then the center will take 1 sheet.)
- Low Temp Glue Gun
- Scotch or masking tape (optional)
- Paper Trimmer (not necessary but highly recommended)
How to make your paper flower craft :
Step 1: Cut a 6.5″ circle out of cardboard. Use your paper trimmer to cut your pieces of paper into 4.25″ x 5.5″, squares, (which is taking your 8.5×11 sheet and cutting it into fourths.)
Step 2: Roll each piece of paper into a cone shape with a point in the center of one end. Use a small dot of glue or scotch tape to hold in place. Caitlin preferred to use the tape.
Step 3: Glue the first layer of cones around the edge of the cardboard circle.
Step 4: Your next layer will be glued slightly inside of the outer layer. For the third layer and center cone, you may want to trim off about 2-3″ off the cone before gluing them on. My daughter folded them in, instead of cutting them.
Step 5: You can hang from the ceiling or hang on the wall.
What color combination would you use for your Paper Dahlia Flowers?
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Betsy Segars saysAugust 4, 2015 at 3:07 pm
Those are GORGEOUS! They look so intricate but don’t too difficult to make 🙂
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysAugust 4, 2015 at 3:07 pm
How cute are those?? I love the bright colors you used.
Jennifer saysAugust 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm
Those are adorable! I love all the color, and I LOVE how easy they are to make. I’m a big fan of easy.
Jeanette saysAugust 4, 2015 at 3:22 pm
This looks like a project I could actually do! LOL I am not the most crafty person so most crafts are out of my league! This one looks easy and fun to do!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysAugust 4, 2015 at 3:22 pm
That is the cutest craft idea ever. This could be good for a baby shower or a little girl’s birthday party.
Melissa Pezza saysAugust 4, 2015 at 3:29 pm
Those are beautiful! This is a fantastic project. Thanks for sharing it!
aimee fauci saysAugust 4, 2015 at 3:37 pm
I am a turquoise girls! I could see myself making these in front of a good and long movie.
Kelsey Apley saysAugust 4, 2015 at 4:36 pm
Those are so pretty and look easy enough to make! I think they are so fun and I know my niece would love making these together!
Daisy saysAugust 4, 2015 at 5:24 pm
Those are so gorgeous! This is a fun craft for my 5 year old and I to work on together.
Dawn saysAugust 4, 2015 at 7:09 pm
Those are too cute! I love how colorful they are, and I love how easy they are to make. These would be great for all kinds of events.
Liz Mays saysAugust 4, 2015 at 7:37 pm
These are just so vibrant! I’d be so happy with some of them as decorations. This is the coolest craft!
Amber Edwards saysAugust 4, 2015 at 8:04 pm
I absolutely adore these Dahlia flowers! They look fabulous and would definitely make a beautiful decoration. And so easy too! I love it.
Mama to 5 BLessings saysAugust 4, 2015 at 8:17 pm
Those are really pretty . Love all the bright colors! My daughter would love these!
Aimee Smith saysAugust 4, 2015 at 8:26 pm
these are so fun! I would love to make an all white one!
Catherine S saysAugust 4, 2015 at 8:27 pm
These are so cute and creative. I would want to use purples and pinks.
Pam saysAugust 4, 2015 at 8:36 pm
These turned out so pretty! I will have to make these now.
Ruth V. saysAugust 4, 2015 at 9:01 pm
These are so lovely! You did such a beautiful job! I’d love these in my daughter’s nursery. I’d use pinks and purples for sure.
Valerie saysAugust 4, 2015 at 9:05 pm
These are so pretty! I love how they turned out. I would do a purple and pink combination but I do like the blue/green/yellow one you made.
Demetra saysAugust 4, 2015 at 9:19 pm
This dahlia is GORGEOUS! I love paper flowers, I pinned this so I can make it later.
Melissa saysAugust 4, 2015 at 10:32 pm
These are gorgeous! I’d love to make some for my twins room!
Vera Sweeney saysAugust 4, 2015 at 11:05 pm
This craft turned out amazing! I never would have thought these were so easy to make.
Listed Dawn saysAugust 4, 2015 at 11:18 pm
Love these! So pretty! I would love to try black, purple, pink and white together.
Felicia saysAugust 4, 2015 at 11:24 pm
These are beautiful. What a fun craft idea!
Kristin saysAugust 4, 2015 at 11:31 pm
Those are very cute! Great for a kids birthday party.Thank you for sharing.
Autumn @Mamachallenge saysAugust 4, 2015 at 11:39 pm
Those look awesome and super easy to make! I think I will have to make some pink ones for my daughter’s upcoming birthday party.
Nicole B saysAugust 4, 2015 at 11:41 pm
I’m not sure if my first comment went through. Love these flowers, they are so colorful!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert saysAugust 5, 2015 at 2:36 am
Those are gorgeous! What a fun craft to do with the kids!
Christine saysAugust 5, 2015 at 2:39 am
These are so pretty. I would totally use these to decorate my daughters birthday party.
Angie | Big Bear's Wife saysAugust 5, 2015 at 9:03 am
Oh my, I love the pink and purple one! Love the idea of using these for room decorations and I love that you could also use these for a party!
Ora Lee Gurr saysAugust 5, 2015 at 10:44 am
Once winter sets in and we are more or less housebound for a while, the crafts appear and keep idle fingers busy. I think I’ll cheat and make some of these beautiful dahlias next week. The instructions are terrific.
Seattle Travel Blogger saysAugust 5, 2015 at 10:52 am
Had you not put a description in your picture, I would have thought that they were real. Honestly, you had me fooled from the beginning. Nice job!
Raijean saysAugust 5, 2015 at 11:24 am
Oh wow, I wish I had the patience to do this. I love how bold and colorful they are. Great for brightening up your home.
Ann Bacciaglia saysAugust 5, 2015 at 12:33 pm
These are so cute. I would love to make a rainbow Dahlia. These would be great in a kids room.
Tammy Roy saysAugust 5, 2015 at 12:34 pm
I love these flowers. they look pretty easy to make. I would love to use orange and purple to make a few.
Crystal saysAugust 5, 2015 at 4:29 pm
Those are so fun! I love the bright colors you chose for your dahlias. They just look happy.
Lisa saysAugust 5, 2015 at 6:11 pm
What a fun and colorful decor idea! My teen daughter is always looking for something new to create and I bet she’d be all over this!
Camesha | Mama Motivator saysAugust 6, 2015 at 7:34 pm
These are gorgeous! What a great project.
Nancy saysOctober 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm
I bought a bunch of assorted card stock at a yard sale recently and now I know exactly what to do with it! So pretty! I think I’ll make some using fall colors for Thanksgiving! Thanks so much!
Judy Thomas saysNovember 5, 2015 at 5:25 am
These are gorgeous! You could make them red and green for Christmas 🙂
Veronica Lee saysDecember 30, 2016 at 8:10 am
These are so pretty! Looks easy and fun to do too!
mycraftingworld saysMarch 28, 2017 at 6:28 am
These are so pretty. I really like how simple they are to make. I think the girls can make these with little supervision. We will try it the next time they visit.
mycraftingworld saysOctober 20, 2017 at 7:19 am
I love your crafts. They are so child friendly. I want to make these because you said they were a “time sucker”. The girls want to be busy all the time during the weekend they are here. It is hard to find enough things and energy for all that . They don’t care if it takes a long time. They just want to sit at the table with me doing something. Thank you.