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 (On sale while stock lasts!)
— OR —
- 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
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.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
I would like to get a cutting machine. Which do you recommend and like the most. Pros/Cons etc. Our direct me to where you have this information on your site. Thanks
Yes! We have a video for that. Personally, I love the Cricut. https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/11-things-to-consider-before-buying-a-cutting-machine/lessons/lias-overview-of-cutting-machines/
This isn’t about the Dahlias, but I have a question about the markers. What colours do you use the most in your flowers? which colours do you recommend buying?
I would say we use shades of pinks, greens and then oranges the most.
I unfortunately never am able to join the live member make because I have a daytime job to support my craft habits. Please consider doing an evening one for us working peeps. Thanks again for another Beautiful flower.
Oh, yes, I totally understand. I am a member of a site that has events during the day, and I always watch the replay.
What were the new brushes you used?
We tried these makeup brushes. https://amzn.to/3Q2dzfL
I love this flower and the class was awesome showing all of the details and angle shots of the flower . Thank you again for your creativity and the happiness you all show while doing the show!
Thank you for sharing, Julie! That just made our day.
Unfortunately I’m not be able to watch the membermake video of these gorgeous flowers, because the settings for the video are on private. ;o)
Join our membership, and you can watch all of our videos and workshops! We have a lot of free videos on our YouTube channel as well.
I don’t understand how to comment during the live with this new formant/ Sorry I need help.
Hi Sharon! The live event was on Friday, but you can comment on future lives by clicking the chat button in the upper right corner. Once the chat window has opened, you can also click the “ask” button and type in your questions for us there. If you have any issues on the day of the live workshop, just email email@example.com and we’ll try to help you out!
Hi Lia or Megan,
Great flower! Was wondering if you can make it so I can ungroup the sepals. I like to move the leaves around and put the sepals in between and save crepe. I was able to ungroup everything else but the sepals. Let me know if it’s me or my computer though. LOL
We have updated the file and you should now be able to ungroup the sepals 🙂
Just made th dahlia, love it but am wondering where the photo tutorial is?
The photo tutorial is now available!
How do I get to the photo tutorial?
The photo tutorial is now available!
I am unable to get onto the right click and get the program for this Lis. Im not sure if facebook and this is connected anyway because i have been unable to use my facebook since May 26.
They said i had someone causing a problem so it got closed down. I forwarded a photo they asked for and my daughter took abphoto and sent it but i dont know what is happening now. I wrote and told them. It has really got me down because i was so looking forward to this because i missed June and now unable to get July. I was excited earlier but now i feel sad to find i cannot get the video link.
Hi Lesley! We don’t use Facebook for the live workshops. We just posted the video above (under the materials) so you should be able to watch it now.
Hello Lia, when do you post the video for todays member make. Just missed the live! Thank you!
We just posted it here! For future reference, you can also find it here immediately now: https://liagriffith.com/member-make
Have you changed the format of the member make? I can’t get it to work with my iPad, and I don’t use a laptop. 😕
We have changed it so that we host the live Member Make on our site (at liagriffith.com/member-make) instead of YouTube. Some others reported they were having trouble viewing the live video on their iPad, so we are looking into it! We just posted the recording above (under the materials), so you should be able to watch it now.
Oh what a BEAUTY!! lol Every month I have a new favorite!! Thank you!!
You and me both!! 😉
Thank you for another beautiful flower! Looking forward to the Member Make this Friday.
See you there!
Thank you for bringing these to the membership! I have made several of your crepe paper flowers, and a lot of people think they are actually real! Thanks for the details in your teachings! Your are a master of craft! Oh, my name is Debbie, I paid using my husbands PayPal, but its actually my account.
Thanks again! Look forward to more crafts, learning something new! Debbie.
P.S. Love the cacti !
Hi Debbie! So happy you are here. I will try to remember when I see your husband’s name that it is you. 🙂
I noticed on the pdf template the grain lines are horizontal but the SVG file the grain lines are vertical.
Yes, Meagan was not wanting to create a second page for the PDF so she rotated the petals, therefore making the grainlines horizontal. If you use this PDF, cut the petal pattern out and rotate it. Vertical! Voila! 😉 The main thing is that the grainline is from the base of the petal to the tip not from one side to the other.
Looking forward to making another great flower!
Just wanted to clarify: the PDF states we need heavy nectarine, but the bundle states it comes with heavy mango. Which is the correct color?
Hi Laura, You can use either color. Meagan is using both, so your call.
LOVE this lush beauty. Can’t wait!
This is a good one!! 🙂
What is the diameter of this flower? It looked rather large in the June Member Make. Thank you.
I look forward to seeing what’s new every month. Thank you for sharing all your talents.
It is about 7 inches wide.
So excited to make this flower with you this month! Note, there is a discrepancy between the pdf and the svg files as pertaining to number of stamens. Just an fyi. Will you be restocked with the marker and the pan pastel, that is suggested, soon? Just love this rendition of the dahlia!
Thanks for letting us know! The file has been corrected. We have an order in for more PanPastel, but unfortunately the marker is out of stock from the supplier. We’re going to update the post soon with other options!