After our last master class, some of you asked about making larger flowers to use as wall decor. So for our March collection, we are showing you how to make this frosted paper dahlia medallion.
All you need are a few simple tools and materials plus our dahlia pattern at the end of the post. Once you are ready to assemble your flower, just follow along with our video tutorial below.
Put the petal to the medal
This frosted paper dahlia medallion will be easy to make if you are using a cutting machine. Therefore, we recommend using one! Of course you can always cut your pieces by hand. Altogether there are four layers to assemble and our video tutorial will walk you through it step by step.
When you are done crafting your paper flower medallions, we’ve love to see how you decorate with them! They would make really pretty home decor or be fun to use as party decor. You could even use them as wedding decor or as a backdrop for photos.
Crafting tip: Make sure to use a high-temp hot glue gun! A low -temp glue gun will not have a strong enough hold.
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- Craft Scissors
- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Melon Pack: colors 2 and 3 (you will need 10 sheets to make 1 large medallion)
- Bakers Twine – Pink and White
Other projects in this post: The flowering branch in our photos is from our crepe paper flowers master class, but a similar project is this crepe paper quince branch. In the bowl are our frosted paper honeycomb eggs. And next to the blooming branch is our hoya obovata plant.
For more DIY ideas, don’t forget to check out the rest of our March collection! And join us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Is the plant on the right a project? Or is it a real plant?!
It is actually a faux plant that I purchased. 😉
How do I access my favourites? I can’t seem to find out how to do it.
Hi! Once you’re logged in, go to MY CRAFT ROOM, and click the link inside that says MY LOVED PROJECTS.
Lia how would it be possible to use the PDF to hand cut this and then use my home printer!
I am not sure if I can manage the cutting machine effectively Seem to be there are a lot of problems
from what I read in the reviews And the item is a little pricey for so many issues from others
before I invest in the item! thank you Patricia Keane
Hi! Yes you can use the PDF template if you want to cut by hand. We haven’t had a lot of issues with our cutting machines– check out this video to learn more, it might answer some questions. https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/11-things-to-consider-before-buying-a-cutting-machine/
What mat and setting do you need to cut/score this paper? How many of each layer do you need to cut?
Hi Susan! We use the standard mat (new-ish and clean!) with a fine point blade, set on the Copy Paper +more setting or on the Light Cardstock setting. It is important to have a sharp blade and not over cut. In order to figure out the best setting for your machine, we recommend doing a test cut, a circle or star shape is the best, before starting. There’s a note in the materials list that you will need 10 sheets of 12×12 paper to make 1 large medallion.
Lovely, thanks for sharing..
So glad you like it 🙂
Love, love, love. I see the blooming branch from Master Class 🙂
Thinking about where to hang this beauty and wondering if you know the dimensions?
Yes! We love styling with it 🙂 The medallion is about 18″ in diameter.
Thanks for your quick response. Your new file worked a treat. I love this project!
Oh good, I’m glad that helped. So glad you love it!
Hi Lia, I loaded the SVG file into Design Space and changed the lines to score. When I am trying to attach the score lines to each cut layer it attaches everything and the attach button goes to the top of the layers. It then says the image is too big to cut. I tried to ungroup and attach the items but the same thing happens. I am probably just doing something wrong but I can’t figure it out. Do you have any idea on how to fix this? Many thanks for your help! Melanie
It sounds like you need to ungroup everything on the art board first, before you start changing lines and attaching. I just uploaded a revised SVG file that will make that a bit easier to do, so download the new one first.
the link for the video please.
Whoops! Thanks for letting us know it wasn’t there. It’s available now 🙂
Beautiful! How many pieces of paper are required to make one flower?
You will need 9 sheets of 12×12 paper!