These pretty crepe paper dahlias are just another one of our paper flower projects made easy. Follow our simple set of instructions and our step-by-step photo tutorial to make a bouquet of your very own! You can also watch our video tutorial below.
Doll Up With Some Dahlias
For these crepe paper dahlias, I chose soft white shades and colored some of the petals with PanPastel to give them a pink tinge. I love how dreamy and romantic they look! Of course, if you prefer a bolder color for your dahlias, you can always choose a different color of crepe paper. Maybe you want to craft merlot-colored dahlias instead?
Whatever color of paper you choose, these crepe paper dahlias will look so stunning in your home. They’d also look gorgeous in a bridal bouquet. When you’re done crafting them, make sure to share your dahlias with us on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia. Or post them on our private Facebook group for members!
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- Lia Griffith Extra Fine Crepe — Vanilla and Chiffon
- Floral Wire — 20-Gauge
- Floral Tape
- 1/2″ Wood Bead
- PanPastel — Red Iron Oxide Tint (380.8)
Instructions for Crepe Paper Dahlias
Members can download our dahlia template below and cut out the pattern with your scissors or Cricut Maker. Then download our written instructions or photo tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own crepe paper dahlias. You can also watch our video below and craft along!
Love this flower? Browse more handmade dahlias or see all of our paper flower templates.
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I am going to be making multiple of this flower. The number of petals it says on the template is for one flower, is this correct? Also, in the photo above with the flower that has the pink center, is this the result of when the pan pastel is applied or was the blush crepe paper used for the small and medium petals? Thank you.
Correct, the number of petals on the template is for one flower. We used blush crepe paper for the small and medium petals for a different colored center, however you could use panpastel if you prefer!
Hi I was wondering if there is a specific way to have the petals more open. The video showed the petals ending up kind of closed, like a closed flower….
Hi! Check out the photo tutorial, it shows the flowers open.
Love this flower. Was wondering what leaves you used in the photos. It looks like there are several different ones. There is not a leaf on the svg. Thank you.
Hi Dottie! This is an older project but you can find similar leaves in this post: https://liagriffith.com/simple-crepe-paper-flower-video/
Our bride is a strictly white flower girl. I want to make this in white. I have just about every color paper under the sun. What would you recommend I do for the center with the white flower? I was thinking all white and maybe use some blush(makeup) in the center. I don’t have any of the dies. Just looking for suggestions. Thank you!
A true white dahlia has a bit of yellow in the center, that would look lovely. Or blush!
SO question, wondering if this happens to anyone else? When on cricut I will have all of the petal rotated so I can use a 12×24 mat with the crepe paper. This way the grain is facing the correct way and I can print an entire dahlia on one print. However when I press “Make it” cricut rotates the petals back upward and I have to individually turn them back. I’ve tried grouping the petals together before pressing make it, yet it still happens. Any tips?
Hi Grace! Are you selecting the petals and choosing “Attach” before you hit “Make It”?
Yes I am, yet the images are still rotating. It was never an issue before, but since the dahlia has so many petals I prefer to use the cricut.
So I played around more and realized I was attaching the image too large. Once I adjusted the size it worked. Thanks!
Oh good, glad to hear it’s working!
Hello….What iron oxide pan pastel are you using? Dick Blick has 4 options for this pastel. Thank you!
We have updated the post with the correct color, it is Red Iron Oxide Tint (380.8)
Love this flower, but since I bought the Maker, just wondered if a SVG file would be available on this flower. Of course, I am spoiled for by the Maker vs. hand cutting. I am going to hand cut regardless since I just love this flower, Just saying, an SVG file would be wonderful since there are so many petals involved. Thanks for all you do for us flower makers. You provide no matter our skill level. I appreciate you.
Thank you Elaine! We have added the SVG files for this flower. We’re adding SVGs to our older projects (pre-Maker!) as requests come in, so feel free to comment on others that you may need, and we’ll add them to our list 🙂
Wow! You even give names and websites of competitors! Would have been so easy to say “Sorry, we can’t ship to Canada yet,” but you took the time to find a solution for your customer. So very impressed.
We really try to help our readers, no matter what! 🙂
Lia……I chose to make the dahlia in your blush/chiffon double sided crepe paper. I must say, without bragging, of course, it is GORGEOUS. It is definitely worth the time to cut/glue the petals. Thanks
Yay I’m so happy to hear this!!
Hi there! When printing the template, the petals seem quite small. Is the download set to the correct size? Or do we need to enlarge it to make it the correct size? Thank you!
Hi! The template is correct– the petals are on the smaller side!
So excited!!! One of my favourite flowers!! I can’t access your extra fine crepe in Canada yet, what weight do you suggest I use to make these?
Ugh we truly hope we can ship to Canada soon! Our crepe paper is between 30-40g, but the stretch is a more important factor to consider than the weight when making paper flowers. Our extra-fine crepe paper has a 130% stretch which lends itself well to a more natural, delicate looking crepe paper flower. I’m not sure what’s available in Canada but did find this post that has a couple sources and may be helpful! https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/finding-crepe-paper-in-canada-not-the-streamers/9f5dcafa8156cf8d.html