Get ready for another gorgeous dahlia! For this month’s Member Make workshop, Meagan has designed a crepe paper dahlia polka. This flower is a new variety for us, and we will be teaching you how to make it live on July 22nd.
If you can’t make the live, we will post the replay below for you to watch anytime. Otherwise, gather your supplies from our list and read our instructions to prepare for the workshop!
We love designing new flowers and the dahlia is one that doesn’t get old. Unlike the other dahlias we have made, this one has a fluffy golden center surrounded by creamy colored petals that are edged in pink. During our workshop, you will learn how to recreate these key characteristics for your crepe paper dahlia polka flowers.
When you are finished crafting these big, beautiful blooms, you can place a few in a vase or make them the focal point of a larger arrangement. We love that these crepe paper polka dahlia flowers have a “golden hour” look to them and somewhat of a rustic vibe, so we added ours to a watering can. Make sure to share photos of your flowers with us over on our new community page — we can’t wait to ooh and ahh over them!
Skill level: Intermediate due to the number of petals and the subtle coloring of each petal takes more time than most.
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- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Steel Ball Shaping Tool — 7mm
- High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Pastel Soft Art Sponge
- July Member Make Crepe Paper Bundle (save 20% while stock lasts!)
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- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper – Juniper; Heavy Crepe Paper – Nectarine; and Double-Sided Crepe Paper — Blush & Chiffon and Ferns & Moss
Additional Materials Needed
- Floral Tape — Green
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
- Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Karin Brushmarker Pro — Magenta Red or Blick Studio Brush Markers — Honey Suckle (120) or Very Berry (004)
- PanPastel Artist Pastel – Red Iron Oxide Tint 380.8
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.