As you can see in the photo, the flowers turn out to be very beautiful if you use paper of different shades. Such decoration will suit any holiday, and children will squeak with delight if you show them how easy it is.
Here's what you need:
- Colored paper
- Cardboard or thick paper (for base)
- Compass or Printer (if you are too lazy to draw circles with compasses, then at the end of the article there are links to ready-made files for printing on a printer).
Each giant dahlia consists of 2 basic geometric shapes: a large circle with a diameter of 20 cm - as a base and several squares with a side of 10 cm and 11.5 cm rolled up in the form of cones.
Start by cutting out 40 11.5cm squares and 15 10cm squares. It is important to note that the final number of squares is variable, but the above values are a good starting point.
In order to roll a square into a cone, use PVA or thermal glue.
At this stage, fold all the squares into a cone and cut out a circle with a diameter of 20cm. If you want to make flowers even larger, then increase the diameter of the circle, for example, up to 23-25cm. However, you need more squares.
Start by gluing cones from large squares around the perimeter of the base. Make sure that in the first layer of cones, the space between them is 1-1.5 cm.
Continue glueing the cones layer by layer, filling in the space between the cones of the previous layer.
At the final cones, you will have to tuck the "tail" as shown in the photo. You may need a stick or something similar to glue the final cones.
Add a green ornament. Give free rein to your imagination, you can cut leaves from green paper or take artificial ones.
The whole process on video:
P.S. The promised printable template can be downloaded here (squares) and here (circle).