It is time for another paper flower! Dahlia’s are one of my all-time favorites, partly because my name is included in the letters of this luscious bloom. Dahlias come in a variety of colors and shapes so I picked a rich plum with a irregular petal pattern as my inspiration. I will not lie, this is not the simplest flower I have made. With so many petals to cut and form, it takes some commitment, but is worth every minute when you see how gorgeous it looks complete. To save some time, I have also included a Silhouette template for those of you who are lucky to have this cutting machine. I will be using these finished plum blooms on my Thanksgiving table post later this week, so stay tuned on how you can make a bold statement that is sure to awe your guests. I have prepared a step-by-step tutorial for you to follow. Remember that this kind of flower does work better with a text weight rather than a card stock paper since the latter does not curl smoothly. For the flowers in these photos I have used a metallic plum text weight from paper-papers.com called Ruby. Just follow my tutorial below to make these flowers. You may even try small glue dots rather than hot glue to avoid glue strings. At the end of the post you will find the buttons for the downloads. Enjoy! ~ Lia
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