Paper Flower Tutorial

2 Materials
1 Hour

Love giant paper flowers? These giant dahlias are simply stunning! So happy to share the tutorial and printable with you today…
The giant dahlia is made from 2 basic geometric shapes a large 8 inch circle for the base plus several 4.5 inch and 4 inch squares rolled into a cones shape.


Start with cutting out 40—4.5 inch squares and 15—4 inch squares.
It’s important to note that the final count of squares used will vary for everyone, but the above count is a good starting place.
To form the cone, hold the square with one corner up, and overlap the bottom securing with your hot glue.

A 8 inch circle template is included for the giant dahlia base.
If you wanted a variety of sizes changing the circle base size will easily increase or decrease the overall size of the flower. If you wanted a flower larger then this I suggest cutting a 9-10 inch circle. Of course more squares will then be needed to fill the dahlia.
Beginning with your larger cones made from the 4.5 inch square. Glue the tips to the inner edge of the circle all the way around. Make sure to leave about a 1/2 inch of space between the first layer of cones.

Next, continue adding cones in the spaces between the first layer of cones we put down.

Once you get down to the last half dozen or so of cones, they will naturally bend at the tip when you glue them in. This is what you want so that the final look is a tight dahlia center.

There you have it! They take some time but are really easy and so pretty when finished! You can watch the full video here!

Thanks for reading!

Suggested materials:

  • Paper  (craft store)
  • Glue gun  (craft store)

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1 question
  • Jonnie Lana Snook (Barnes)
    on Mar 10, 2018

    Terrific really pretty Kuddos gr8 job 💙 we live in a small 2bdrm apt and this will b perfect to brighten up my wall. I'll have to make them smaller. Do you think this is going to be an issue? Ty Have a blessed and beautiful wknd ⚘

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