It’s happened! I tried to resist, but I couldn’t!
That’s right! I’ve become obsessed with greige. I can’t help it. Greige is so universal. That’s why I just couldn’t resist making the perfect home decor DIY with greige! Yep, greige! A DIY Greige Dalia paper flower.
I’ve seen DIY Dalia paper flowers all over the internet in bright colors and fun print, but really what am I gonna do with a giant purple flower for the next decade? Am I right?!? I wanted something I could make and actually use. That’s when it hit me Greige! Of course, I needed a Greige DIY Dalia Paper Flower!
So here it is!
DIY Greige Dalia Paper Flower!
1 sturdy paper plate (I used a left over birthday cake plate from the dollar store)
Card stock paper (any paper will work, but I used greige colored card stock from Hobby Lobby about 20 sheets)
hot glue gun and glue sticks
1 (about 3 inches) piece of twine or string
Firstly, to make the cones for the Dalia paper flower you must start with a square piece of paper. To create the largest square that I needed for the first layer, I simple folded the paper on it’s self making a square and cut off the excess paper. I then unfolded the sheet and used that now square piece of paper as a template to create my outer layer of the flower. Do not use the piece of paper that you folded or your cone will have a crease in it.
Next, I took one of the large square pieces of paper and created a cone and hot glued the shape into place. See pictures below. This will create your first layer of your DIY Greige Dalia paper flower.
Once the cone was glued into it’s shape I then hot glued the smaller end of the cone to the back of the paper plate in a circle around the entire plate completing the first layer. Be mindful in how you are spacing your cones. You want them to be in a nice round circle and slightly touching each other to create a nice full flower look.
For the DIY Dalia Paper Flower to be layered properly I had to create the next layer of cones slightly smaller. To do so I simply created a smaller square template. Once again I took a full sheet of paper. This time I needed a smaller square, so I folding the paper in half creating to rectangles and cut the paper in half. Next I took one of the half sheets and folding the edge up creating a square and cutting off the excess paper just like before, but a smaller version. This gave me a half sheet sized square template to cut out for the second layer on cones.
You then repeat the previous process by using the half sheet square template to cut out square. Then you hot glue the square papers into cones and then glue them onto the paper plate in a circle as the next (2nd) layer of the Dalia paper flower.
Here is a picture(see above) of the first(whole sheet squares) and second(half sheet squares) layers of glued on cones in the DIY Greige Dalia paper flower.
The last layer #3 also needed to be smaller. To create the square template for the third and smallest layer I folded the paper in half and then in half again creating a quarter sheet and then cut out 4 rectangles from the one piece of paper. I then created a square by folding the paper over on it’s self once again and cutting off the excess paper just like before, but much smaller. I then used the quarter sheet sized square template to cut out the squares for the third layer.
Once the quarter sheet squares were cut out, I once again hot glued them into cones and then glued the cones in a circle on the plate and also filled in the rest of the center of the paper plate with the smaller cones creating a full and complete DIY Griege Dalia paper flower look.
To hang the flower on the wall I hot glued both ends of a piece of twine in a half circle on the back of the paper flower which was the front if the paper plate.
Then I hung the DIY Greige Dalia paper flower on the wall of our home, but I really loved it out on our sun porch too! Needless to say I will be making quite a few more for all over!
Here it is up on the sun porch!
DIY Greige Dalia Paper Flower!
What do you think? Have any questions? Let me know.
Should I do more DIY paper flowers that are actually usable in the home?
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