Tissue Paper Dahlia Gift Topper

Materials

  • Lilac tissue paper, two complementary shades, 15-20 sheets
  • Jeweled pearl button, 1”
  • Creative Impressions Pastel Rounds Paper Fasteners
  • Ribbon: Hobby Lobby The Ribbon Boutique Lime Grosgrain, 7/8”-wide; American Crafts Premium Fern Satin, 1-1/2”-wide

Tools

  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Grand Nestabilities Grand Dahlia Dies
  • Glue gun and sticks

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, pencil, paper piercer and mat, transparent tape

Directions

STEP 1

  • Smooth and layer tissue paper sheets into one stack, randomly varying colors. Cut four 8”x8” squares from tissue stack.

STEP 2

  • Die cut Grand Dahlia shapes #1 through #4, cutting one shape from each 8”x8” tissue stack.

STEP 3

  • Pierce center of each layered dahlia with paper piercer; insert lilac brad. Separate tissue layers of each dahlia and twist gently around brad to offset petals slightly. Fluff and crumple layers to add dimension.

STEP 4

  • Using glue gun, adhere four dahlias together to create large blossom; adhere pearl button to center.

STEP 5

  • Layer and wrap ribbons around package, taping ends at back. Using glue gun, adhere dahlia to ribbon.

Tip

  • 1. Die cut flower layers from white tissue, patterned tissue, or vintage sewing patterns for different looks.
by Windy Robinson for Spellbinders Paper Arts
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