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Paper Dahlia Wreath

Spring, oh spring! Where have you gone!? Last week we had some gorgeous days in the 70s and this weekend we got a foot of snow! What the heck!? Come back to me, spring!

Paper Dahlia Wreath

In an effort to encourage spring weather to come back to me I decided to make my very first spring wreath! If you have been around LPH for any amount of time you may have already realized that I kinda have an obsession with wreaths {seen here, here, here, and here}. This time I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and go with a complete DIY. No wreath form or anything! Just stuff I had on hand. What did I come up with?? This gorgeous Paper Dahlia Wreath!

It really wasn’t hard to create at all. Time consuming? Yes. But not hard. And it’s final impact is totally worth the effort you put in!

Paper Dahlia Wreath

Supplies:

  • Cardboard {I used a cereal box and cut it into an 8-inch circle}
  • Paper {I used 25-30 pages of 8.5×11 cardstock}
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Paper Dahlia Wreath

Begin by cutting you paper in fourths. You don’t want the full pages. If you used the whole pages your wreath would probably be about 3 feed wide. I decided to use 1/2 sheet pieces of gray for the bottom layer. In hindsight, I should have cut them down as well. If you use 12×12-inch paper, cutting it in fourths is still the way to go.

Paper Dahlia Wreath

Roll your cut paper into a cone, having a corner be the tip of the “petal”. Place a small dab of hot glue on the paper to keep it rolled in a cone shape.

Paper Dahlia Wreath

Just keep rolling and hot gluing so that you have a mountain of cones. {P.S. don’t they kinda look like a fancy bouquet of paper flowers!?}

Paper Dahlia Wreath

Take your cones and flatten and fold up the bottom 1/2-inch. Put a small amount of hot glue on the flattened part and place on the outside rim of your cardboard circle. For the first round, leave a small gap between cones.

Paper Dahlia Wreath

Continue to fold, glue, and place the remaining cones, alternating their placement between the previous round’s cones. Glue each round closer to the center and not on top of the previous row’s flattened ends.

Paper Dahlia Wreath

Keep adding your rounds until you reach the very center! I made the middle 4 cones slightly skinnier than the previous rounds but that is not necessary.

Paper Dahlia Wreath

Voila! Now you’ve created a show stopping Paper Dahlia Wreath that is just perfect for spring!! Just glue a little ribbon the the back of the cardboard and hang that puppy up!

Has spring come to your town yet? Where are you and can you send it my way, please!?

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