This post features a tutorial for a dahlia paper flower wreath using cardstock. It has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatInconvenience #CollectiveBias
Find out how to easily make a dahlia-inspired flower wreath with just a few simple items – cardstock, glue gun, cardboard circle and scissors. These are great for DIY party decor, door hangings, kids’ rooms and more.
I made this particular flower for my daughters’ door – it matches their room and it they just love their “door flower.” I chose cardstock of varying shades of purple to create a light to dark flower, but you can use any color paper – a single color or many.
To start, you’ll need a cardboard circle, (This will be the base so if you want a larger wreath go bigger – smaller wreath, smaller circle), 8.5 x 11 cardstock sheets, scissors and a hot glue gun.
To start, you’ll want to take your base color. You will need to cut each sheet into fourths to get the size needed to make the cones. You will then roll your cut paper into a cone, having the corner be the tip of the “petal”. Use hot glue to keep it rolled and then fold up the bottom about 1/2 inch.
You’ll start on the outer layer and work your way around. If you’re using multiple colors of paper, you can decide when to start layering a new color, but make sure you go all the way around with a single color before starting a new color.
Don’t mind my mess of a hot glue – that will all get covered up. You’ll need to be a bit neater and more careful with the upper layers so glue doesn’t show. For the bottom layer, it won’t really matter. You’ll keep layering until you come to the center. I then half the pieces of paper that I cut into fourths for the center.
It really is a simple project and they look so nice for party decor – wall decor or as door wreaths.
To make this project – with all the cutting and folding, I really rely on Advil EZ Open. Read more below to find out why!
Did you know that May is National Arthritis Month – and that Arthritis affects 53 million Americans? And, surprisingly, I’m one of them. What I wish people could know is that arthritis can start at an early age, especially when you have a family history. For me, my symptoms flared up in my hands when I was pregnant with my twins several years ago. My doctors, at first, attributed it to the pregnancy. However, when things didn’t change after giving birth, I knew something was a bit off. A doctor eventually confirmed that I did have an early onset arthritis in some of my finger joints that had been caused by the pregnancy. I’m lucky in that my symptoms have not persisted on a daily basis – but if I do typically wake up with sore joints in my hands and if I do a craft, paint or draw, my hands will start to feel sore.
Advil EZ open cap is perfect for people struggling with Arthritis. (Disclaimer: Ask a doctor before use if you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn) I know I like this easy-open feature when I need to take it in the morning to relieve soreness or after doing a craft like above. I can only imagine what a relief the bottle is to someone who has more debilitating symptoms.
Why Advil? Nothing is proven stronger on Arthritis and other joint pain.* What’s great is the EZ Open cap feature is also available in Nexium 24HR, so now those suffering from joint pain can access this medication for heartburn and indigestion more easily. (*for minor arthritis pain. Among OTC pain relievers)
I found both the EZ Open Advil and Nexium 24HR at Walmart in the aisle with pain relievers and other medications. Ask the pharmacist for assistance locating any of the OTC medications. They are always so helpful!
Want to learn more about Arthritis? Get more information here.
What would you most likely use these paper flowers for?