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Red, White and Blue Dahlia Paper Wreath

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 A tall blonde woman wearing a white shirt poses with a red, white, and blue wreath hanging on the wall.

Making a wreath is a wonderful way to decorate for any holiday or season. As you know I love to create things from paper and decided to rework and reshare one of my most popular posts ever with this floral Dahlia Paper Wreath for July 4th!

Ultimately you can create this as a set of flowers or a single piece of decor for any occasion or holiday to adorn a door or mantel in your home- so don’t be afraid to get creative! In this tutorial I will show you how to build the dahlia paper wreath and I also included free PDF printables and SVG cut files below!

Supplies Needed for a Patriotic Paper Dahlia Wreath

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How would you decorate using this dahlia paper wreath for your home or gathering for this July 4th celebrations?! Tell me in the comments.

July 4th DIY Decor: Red, White and Blue Dahlia Paper Wreath

The paper supplies you need to make a Patriotic paper dahlia wreath. Stacks of red, white, and blue paper squares and a single white paper circle.
The dahlia paper wreath is made from 2 basic geometric shapesa large 8 inch circle for the base and several 4.5 inch squares rolled into a cone shape.

Step 1 – Cut Out Paper Squares

Start with cutting out 40 of the 4.5 inch squares. It’s important to note that the final count of squares used may vary a little for everyone, but this is a good place to start. I’m using red, white and blue here because this is for July 4th but you can create any color combo you like!
A woman holds a red paper square in her hand and folds one edge of the square inwards.

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A woman holds a piece of red paper curled into a cone-shape in front of a bright blue background.

Step 2 – Shape the Dahlia Petals

Shape each square into a cone. Gently fold one end inwards and glue the other over to secure. Repeat with all your cones.

A circle of red paper cones arranged around a white paper circle in the center, laid out on a bright blue background.

Step 3 – Attach the Cones to the Centerpiece

Start gluing the cones to the outer edge of the circle cut out, going all the way around. Make sure to leave about a 1/2 inch or so of space between each cone.

Layers of red paper cones are glued to the outer edge of a white centerpiece, creating the outer edge of a paper dahlia wreath.

Step 4 – Layer in the White Cones

Next, continue adding cones. Place the cones in the spaces we left between the first layer of cones we glued down.

A layer of white paper cones sits on top of a double layer of red paper cones, creating a growing 3D effect.

Step 5 – Layer the Blue Paper Cones

Continue the pattern and keep filling in more of the dahlia cone petals. Your cones may start to stand up more as you work towards the center. That’s a good thing!

A layer of blue cones sits on top of the white cones, creating a 3D paper dahlia effect.

Step 6 – Place the Red Center

Once you get down to the last half dozen or so of the cones, they will naturally bend at the tip when you glue them down. This is what you want so that the final look is a tight dahlia paper wreath center. You may need to grab a thin wood dowel or pencil to press the tip down and ensure it makes good contact in the center with the glue.

The final layer of cones is six red cones in the center of the paper dahlia wreath. It's surrounded by a blue layer, white layer, and red layer moving outwards.

I decided to finish off my Dahlia by adding some star cutouts hanging from baker’s twine. I cut 2 stars in each size and glued them back to back with the twine in between then glued them to the underside of the dahlia paper wreath. Plus click here learn the 8 Ways to Hang a Paper Flower.

Red white a blue paper flowers hang from white string, up against a light blue background.

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A patriotic paper dahlia flower wreath hangs on a white wall. Text overlayed onto the image says "DIY red, white, and blue paper dahlia wreath" in white text.
A patriotic paper dahlia wreath made with cones of red, white, and blue paper layered together, sitting on a light blue background.
Red, White, and Blue Paper Dahlia Wreath

Red, White, and Blue Paper Dahlia Wreath

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

This red, white, and blue paper dahlia wreath is perfect for the 4th of July holiday! It's easy to make with my paper dahlia template.


  1. Cut out 40 4.5-inch squares from the red, white, and blue card stock. Then cut out one 8-inch round circle for the base.
  2. Roll each square into a cone shape and glue to secure shut.
  3. Start gluing the first layer of cones around the outer edge of the base circle. This layer will use the most cones. I used red cones.
  4. Next, glue the second inner-most layer on top of the base layer. I used white cones for this layer.
  5. Next, glue a third-inward layer. I used blue cones for this layer. The cones will be standing more at this layer, closest to the center.
  6. Next, fill the center - I used red cones for this. You may need a thin wood dowel or pencil to press the tip of the cone down enough to secure it to the base.

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  1. This is so festive. How long did this take you to make?

    1. This wreath took me about an hour. 🙂

  2. That is the cutest wreath! And I love how easy it is to make!

  3. Wow! How creative that you made this from such simple shapes! THank you for the free template! I’m a big fan!! 🙂

  4. Shirl Lundstrom says:

    This is beautiful! Ordering some paper and making it for the 4th! Thank you!