To make the giant paper dahlias, you’ll need to cut out the following pieces: – XL paper dahlia petals – 26 – Large dahlia petals – 10 – Medium dahlia petals – 10 – Small dahlia petals – 8 – Extra small dahlia petals – Optional—as needed for downsizing – 3 poppy centers – 2 circle bases – one larger, one smaller
As you build out your dahlias, you might need to cut a few extra petals here and there. The template will help you make the giant paper dahlias, as well as large, medium, and smaller-sized flowers. To downsize, all you need to do is use fewer large and XL petals.
You’ll start with the center. Glue one of the smaller circles on top of the large circle from the template. Assemble each petal into a cone shape by rolling one side of the tab over the other.
Follow the circle in the center. Add glue to each petal’s back, and then follow the small circle as a guide to ensure the even placement of the petals.
If the center is still open, you can add the extra small petals to fill in the center. In the center, the petals will be standing almost straight up.