Paper Dahlia Flower Cone Wreath Tutorial

DIY PAPER CONE WREATH TUTORIAL

These decorative wall flowers really make a stunning statement in the home- or make several and use them behind your party table as a backdrop. They are often called Dahlia flower wreaths or chrysanthemum flower wreaths.  They look great hanging on the door or on the wall.  If done in all red, they also resemble Poinsettia flowers and look great with some red or gold glitter added to the tips for Christmas.  I love that they can me made in all one color-

Or in a mix of bright or soft pastel colors-

The prep on these can take some time, you will need to set aside a few hours to complete one wreath, as they do require many paper cones.  However, once the cones are all rolled and glued together- the assembly is quick.   These really do look stunning on the wall, because they are a three-dimensional piece of art.  Let’s gather your supplies and get started!

Materials
10 to 15 sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock paper in any one solid color or a mix of colors
Hot glue gun / Super glue or tacky glue (optional)
Hot glue sticks
15-inch diameter cardboard circle (cut from a box or chipboard)
Scissors or straight cutter
Ruler
Pencil

Instructions

  1. Select your colors of card stock.  It’s a good idea to plan out your design- are you going to make your cone wreath in all one color or a mix of colors?  Pull several sheets of your selected colors of card stock.
  2. With scissors or a straight cutter (generally the straight cutter will make the process go much faster)- cut (30) 7-by-7 -inch squares, (12) 5-by-5 -inch squares, (9) 3-by-3 -inch squares, and (7) 1-by-1 -inch squares out of your pieces of craft paper. Measure the sizes with a ruler and mark lightly with a pencil
  3. Now that all your squares are cut, to make the cones-take one of the squares and roll it into a cone shape. Hold the cone together by applying hot glue to the first side of your curl and then curl the other corner over it, pressing it onto the glue. Try to keep your cones as uniform as possible.  You do not need much hot glue- using your glue gun tip, smear it so it is a flat line, rather than a blob of glue as this will help your seam of your cone to lay flat.  If you prefer a more permanent glue, you can use a tacky craft glue and some clothespins to secure each cone until they dry.  Super glue is an option too I personally prefer the hot glue as it goes much faster.  Refer to the illustrations below to help form your cones.



Constructing The Cones & Assembling The Wreath

  1. Place the 15-inch circular card board circle or chipboard circle (I cut mine with a flipped over round Tupperware container by tracing around it onto a cardboard box but you can even use a a woven place mat, as shown below- place it on a flat surface. You will be using the hot glue gun to glue the cones to the circle. The cones should have the thinnest point facing in towards the center of the place mat.  I like to also trace a few different sizes of circles on my cardboard circle – just to help line up the cone tips and keep everything nice and even- but if you have a good eye, this is not necessary.
  2. To start, glue four 7-inch cones to the place mat letting the end of each cone overhang the place mat by 3 inches. One should be placed on the top, one on the bottom, one on the left, and one on the right. It should look like a compass and will allow you to evenly distribute your cone.

  1. Fill in the spaces between your four cones with more 7-inch cones remembering to let them all go past the edge of the placemat by 3 inches
  2. Next, hot glue another row of 7-inch cones on top of the existing row of 7-inch cones. Place them in the grooves created by the first row of cones. All of the pointed cone tips will meet in the center of the place mat.

  1. Hot glue a circular row of 5-inch cones within the grooves of the 7-inch cones followed by a row of 3-inch cones on the grooves of the 5-inch cones
  2. With the remaining (7) 1-inch cones hot glue (6) on top of the 3-inch cones and with the last 1-inch cone, glue it into the center
  3. To hang your wreath on the wall, simply add a ribbon loop on the back or you can Super glue a professional nail bracket to the back.

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FALL DIY FARMHOUSE MASON LIGHTS

FALL DIY FARMHOUSE MASON LIGHTS TUTORIAL 
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Just in time for the cooler weather and the earlier sun down of fall evenings.  These glittery, twinkling lighted jars are perfect on the front porch during this time of year. . . and leave them out until after Christmas. They transition perfectly from fall decor to winter Christmas decor as well.  They are also an easy diy project which makes them so affordable!
Mason Jar Craft Tutorial
MATERIALS NEEDED: 
Mason Jars or any small glass vessels or candle holders
Loose glitter (gold, silver, or white-optional)
liquid glue/spray adhesive/spray enamel (I used Mod Podge, but you can use any glue that dries clear)
Ribbon or 18 gauge wire (optional)
Battery powered string lights
HOW TO MAKE YOUR GLITTER LIGHTED JARS:
Start with one mason jar.

Shown here are two different versions in silver glitter and white glitter. You can use gold glitter as well.  The gold would look great for fall and would carry over well for Christmas.

Next, make a special mix of your glue and glitter in a disposable cup.  Add enough glitter so that it is chunky.  Mix well.  Using an old brush, coat the inside of your glass jar with your glitter mix.  Let that coat dry completely (a few hours) and then apply a second coat.

Here are the jars after one thick coat of the glitter mix.  They are still slightly damp, so they have not become completely translucent yet.

The jars should look like this after two coats and when they are completely  dry.

Once the jars are completely dry, you are ready to add the battery powered lights.  Open your package of lights and unravel the strand and then carefully insert them into the jar.  Try not to scrap the edges of your jar, or you will remove the glitter coating.  Its best to start with the end of your strand of lights at the bottom of the jar and add the lights in a circular spiral around the edges and up to the top with your battery pack at the top- this way you can easily add new batteries when needed.  You can also use LED lights, if you can find strands small enough or you can even add in fancy twinkling mini lights that can be found a local craft stores.

Here are the jars, both with white and silver glitter, with the lights turned on and lit up!

They even glow in the daylight!

You can add a finish to the top with either a tied ribbon bow, fall or Christmas style ribbon or even burlap would be great or if you want to create a farmhouse style lantern, add wire handles to the top.  Simply cut a long strand of wire and make a circular ring with it around the top of your jar. Cut another long piece of wire, about 8 to 10 inches long, depending on how long you want your handle, and bend it in the middle to make a loop at the top for the handle (as shown), then, take each end, about an inch and loop it under the ring and up around the handle.

There you have it, your very own fall farmhouse style mason lights.

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Pinwheels At Parties

PINWHEELS AS FAVORS AND TABLE CENTERPIECES

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Pinwheels are the best  party decorations at any celebration, wedding, birthday party, or corporate promotion event ! They are so versatile as favors, as a table centerpiece display, as cupcake toppers or a cake topper, and even on party hats – so many ways to use them!  Today is a roundup of pinwheels at parties.  Enjoy!

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Pinwheels in a vase make a whimsical and stunning statement as a table centerpiece.

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On top of a cake as a decorative cake topper.

Pinwheel Table Centerpiece

Vintage style pinwheels in pretty pastel painted mason jars at a Fairy party. Fun!

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Pinwheels in a rainbow of solid bright colors as a table backdrop or display – so fun and cheerful at this Carebears party!

Pinwheel Party Favors

Twirling pinwheels in candy filled vases are yummy and pretty to look at on the party table.  Plus, they won’t blow over outdoors.

Pinwheels on tiny glass jars

Neon pinwheels on tiny glass jars – fill them up with candy or colorful beads.

How to make pinwheels

And now our very own Ready Set Craft Kits shop is offering fun DIY Pinwheel Kits.  Perfect as an activity with the kids or make some for your next event or party!

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And of course, it is not too early to plan for your 4th of July celebration and add some custom made red white and blue pinwheels for an added patriotic decoration at your July 4th barbecue or gathering with friends and family! What a way to say, BOOM!

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