We are loving burgundy for our fall flowers this year! Last month Meagan made burgundy crepe paper lilies. And now for this month’s Member Make, she will be showing you how to make a burgundy crepe paper dahlia and bud.
You can join our live workshop over on our Member Make page on October 21st at 11:00am Pacific time. And we will also post the recording here afterward so you can watch it as often as you want. In the meantime, get ready by checking out the supplies you’ll need below.
We are loving the dark and moody look of this burgundy crepe paper dahlia. This is such a pretty color for fall and winter. Plus you can even use it as Halloween decor along with our black begonias, spooky Halloween trees, and papercut Halloween houses.
Skill level: Advanced — there are a lot of petals to assemble! For reference, it took Meagan roughly 4 hours to make one crepe paper dahlia. As a result, this will not be a flower you’ll be able to craft along with us during our live workshop. However, we encourage you to watch along and ask us any questions you have!
Crafting tip: This crepe paper dahlia is all about the shaping of the petals, which is also what makes it so time-consuming. We will be using the steel ball tools, curling tool, and needle-nose tweezers to shape each petal.
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- Craft Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Tweezers
- Pastel Soft Art Sponge
- Steel Ball Shaping Tool
- October Member Make Bundle (On sale while stock lasts!)
— OR —
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper – Juniper
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — Ferns & Moss and Sangria & Aubergine
- Floral Tape — Green
- 12mm Cotton Spun Paper Balls
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
Additional Materials Needed:
Want more flower templates and tutorials like this one? Browse all of our crepe paper flowers for more ideas. Or see our previous Member Make workshops.
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Good evening. I just downloaded the Crepe Paper Dahlia & Bud SVG file; however, it downloaded in ZIP format and I do not have that program. How can I download directly in SVG (not ZIP)?
Hello Marisa. We are now putting all the files into one folder and zipping it. These are easy to open without any additional software. I simply double-click the zip, and it opens the file. I have a demonstration of how I do this in our Cricut Skill Course. Look at lesson 1 about 12 seconds into the video. Let me know if that helps. https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/a-crafters-guide-to-the-cricut-maker/lessons/1-lia-griffith-files-for-the-cricut/
Hello there! 🙂 I have a quick question. I am a monthly member (I’ve been a member for about 1 week and my selected projects will be reset tomorrow I think).
I have chosen my 5 crafts, and this dahlia is one of them. I watched the video tutorial a few days ago, but now I can’t watch it again. Is there something wrong or can’t monthly members not watch a video more than once?
Thanks in advance
Welcome, Ida! Make sure you are signed into the site, and then check the video again. You should have access to watch it as many times as you like.
Hi I’m struggling to get hold of double sided paper in the UK. I have heavy or extra fine in my stash, will either of them work for this flower? Thanks
Double-check Amazon, I know they had it at some point. The other option is to make DIY double-sided crepe. Here is a video on how to do it. https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/tips-for-diy-double-sided-crepe-paper/
I love the new style tutorial!! Great job!! Thank You!!
Thanks for the feedback!
Hi Lia and team!
I see the video available for replay but do not yet see photo tutorial?
The photo tutorial is in the downloads.
I don’t know what I am doing wrong, but I can’t find the paper tutorial.
You can find it in the downloads.
Hi, watched the live today and enjoyed it so much. When will the photo tutorial be ready? I am all cut out. Just want to follow along with the tutorial and video.
It is up now!
Thankyou Lia for all your help this month.
You are so welcome!
These are so beautiful, I can’t wait to create them!! Thank you!
Hope to see you at the live today! Or you can watch the replay.
I have been looking forward to this flower ever since you showed it to us in the last member make!! It is gorgeous!! Thank you for all your talent and for sharing!!
We are so excited to share it!
I’m looking forward to the class tomorrow. I’m not able to attend in person, but will watch the video and follow the instructions. I’m glad that you do the videos because I like your instructions and frequently cannot make the class in person.
Have fun tomorrow and I’ll be watching later in the day.
So happy to hear you are enjoying these! See you at the replay. 😉
I grow dahlias in my garden all during the summer – I love to have them in my home and especially to give them away! However, they die off after a couple good hard frosts in mid fall. Excited to be able to make your beautiful dahlias to have in my home and to give to others all year long!!!
I can’t get over all the detail and thoughtfulness that go into these flowers. Thank you for this class… I’m excited
You are so welcome! I just shared this beautiful feedback with the whole team. You made our day!
I am so excited about this workshop! My husband is out of town for a few days, giving me time to hand cut many petals. See you Friday.
See you Friday, Sandy!
I have some questions about the svg file. Is there supposed to be a line attached to the top of the centre piece? Also what is the best way to arrange them on my mat to fit the crepe paper size? I tried ungrouping each group then attaching each group (2 sets of attached purple and 1 green), but this was still too large for the crepe paper size with the grain lines going the right way.
There is meant to be a line attached to the center piece, this is so it will cut two centers from the one. The best way to arrange is how it is currently arranged all you need to do is attach each group, there are two petal groups and one leaf/sepal group. All groups are smaller in height than the crepe paper, however one group is only slightly smaller and you may need to move your crepe paper down on the mat just a quarter inch so that is does not cut off anything. I will note that if it does cut off a bit off the center piece it is not a big deal and will still be usable!
I’m told that the pattern – SVG file is too large. How to I correct to the compatible size? I have a Circut Maker3.
Everything is working on our end with the file in design space. If you are still having issues could you please send more detail to firstname.lastname@example.org about the problem, include a photo for more clarity if possible and of any error message you may be receiving.
Thank you for the beautiful flower design. Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers.
I’m so glad you like it!