It seems like everyone is crafting dahlias right now! Many of you asked us to make this stunning flower last month for our September Member Make, but we had to put it on hold due to us moving into a new studio. So this week, we are showing you two versions! Today we have a gorgeous felt dahlia for the felt crafters (designed by our felt expert Krista). And then on Friday, we will show you how to make a crepe paper dahlia for our October Member Make.
In addition to the full bloom, we will also show you how to craft a felt dahlia bud to add to your felt flower bouquet. We typically like to add buds to make our bouquets feel more realistic. But you can do whatever you want! In fact, you could even add some felt cosmos and felt ranunculi in a similar color scheme to create a mixed fall flower arrangement.
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Ready to craft some gorgeous dahlias? Today’s felt dahlia is a great intermediate craft project for those of you who are ready to stretch your flower-making skills. So if you’re new to felt flowers, you may want to start with something simpler, like our felt anemones.
Crafting this felt dahlia is fairly time-consuming, so we highly recommend using a Cricut Maker and our SVG flower pattern! If you don’t have the Maker, you can still cut your dahlia by hand with our PDF template and detail scissors. Even if you use the Maker to do the cutting, you may find that you want to trim some petals, so detail scissors are recommended either way.
Overall, it took our designer Krista about two hours to make this felt dahlia. Most of the time is spent on forming the petals into tube shapes. So we would say this flower is the perfect DIY project for a fall day where you just want to stay inside, cozy up, and do some crafting!
If you have any questions while crafting, just comment below and let us know how we can help. Once you’re done making your felt dahlia, don’t forget to share it with us by tagging #MadeWithLia on Instagram or Facebook. Happy fall crafting, friends! ~ Lia and team
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How to Make a Felt Dahlia
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the dahlia flower pattern listed on the right hand side at the top of this post.
- Cut out felt according to the pattern using a Cricut Maker or scissors. Note: One flower takes one 12″x16″ sheet of felt.
- Poke and glue the end of your 18-gauge floral wire into the center of a felt pom-pom. The pom-pom can be any color because it will be covered with felt.
- Glue the felt circle on top of the pom, and be sure to glue down all the edges.
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- Cricut Maker (recommended)
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – Merlot, and Juniper
- Medium (1″) Felt Pom-Pom — Benzie Design in any color
- Green Paper-Covered Wire – 18-Gauge and 24-Gauge
- Green Floral Tape – Lia Griffith Moss
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