The DIY blooming paper dahlia wreath was originally created by Christine Meyer for the Core’dinations Core blog.
Put a new spin on your home decor this spring with our blooming dahlia wreath! Check out how to make this beautiful wreath using just four supplies!
DIY Blooming Paper Dahlia Wreath Supplies:
- Core’dinations Essentials Bright Cardstock Pack
- Chipboard or Cardboard 12 inch Circle
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
- Ribbon to Hang Wreath
Step 1: First, choose four colors of cardstock for your paper dahlia wreath. After you’ve chosen your cardstock colors you will cut your pieces. From the color of cardstock you want to line the outside of the wreath with, cut approximately 55 4 x 4 square inch pieces. From the next color, cut about 25 – 4 x 4 square inch pieces. From the third color, cut 20 – 3.5 x 3.5 square inch pieces. From your last color and for the center of the wreath, cut 15 – 3.5 x 3.5 square inch pieces as well as 20 – 3 x 3 inch pieces (from the same color).
Step 2: Start rolling your squares into cones. Take one corner and bring it over to the opposite side, pinching the bottom. (This cardstock is textured on one side and not the other. To show off the texture of the paper, roll the squares into cones with the textured side on the inside – as shown below)
Step 3: After molding the second side the same way, add a line of hot glue to the side that will be on top.
Step 4: Hold together to allow the glue to dry thoroughly. Once dry, pinch the bottom of each cone just enough to create a flat surface where you will glue each cone onto the structure of the wreath.
Step 5: Once you’ve assembled all of the cones, begin gluing them down. Start about one inch away from the outside edge of the circle and start gluing. Because the cones are all the same size you don’t have to worry too much about measuring and spacing – just keep them matched up and in line as best you can. Begin with two rows of your first color, continue with another row of your second color, and so on. The first layer will lay almost flat on the wreath structure, but the further in the cones are the more upright they will be.
Step 6: Continue with the next layer using whatever color cardstock you’ve chosen. This ring will be shorter than the other colors, which helps keep the wreath balanced and keeps the middle from protruding too much.
Step 7: Continue with the next layer using your 3.5 square inch cones.
Step 8: Fill in the middle and final layer with your 3 square inch cones. They wont all be totally perfect, but using cardstock for this project makes this step a little bit easier. Just bend and push on the cones until everything fits right and you don’t have any big spaces.
Step 9: Add a ribbon on the back of the paper dahlia wreath and it is ready to be hung!
If you enjoyed making this DIY paper blooming dahlia wreath for springtime, you might also enjoy making our pine cone wreath this fall!