Steal this Idea*: Paper Dahlia Wreath

Friday, August 10, 2012

Its Friday (yippee!) - time for another Steal this Idea* feature - a tiny show of appreciation for a well executed tutorial. Today's feature is a great example of a "DUH!" kind of tutorial that seems so perfectly simple, yet Ive never seen it done before.




So what is it? This paper cone Dahlia wreath. It looks stunning in black (hello halloweeen!) but it could be done in any color with the same gorgeous result. Count me in on making at least one of these this year. I think it would be even more amazing really huge like the ever popular feather juju hats.

I found it on pinterest, with a link to a site that appears to feature other peoples work without credit. (NO NO NO!!) I did a google search on the image and still can't find its original source. Does anyone whose mind this idea sprung from? Please let me know so I can attribute properly here and pin directly.


postscript: *When I say steal, I really mean borrow nicely and give proper credit!

**If you have an idea/tutorial you would like me to consider for a feature, email me. I'd love to see!

31 comments:

  1. Heartartz11:03 AM

    dalia source? ...
    I found this link to Vively Online
    http://www.vivelyonline.com/2011/04/pretty-free-project-paper-medallion.html 
    and this one to a russian facebook page (scroll way down)
    http://vk.com/ideasdecor 

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  2. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum}11:14 AM

    I totally pinned that, too. Great idea to make them for halloween. Hope you're feeling good, mama!

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  3. I love this!! The possibilities are endless!

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  4. i pinned this just last night- a great idea for all of that scrapbooking paper that never got used :)

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  5. Super cute in black.  I've seen it in white in shabby chic decor, never black.

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  6. Sandra10:32 AM

     http://www.vivelyonline.com/2011/04/pretty-free-project-paper-medallion.html?showComment=1303149826404#c2263745659264873815

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  7. This is totally awesomeI will need to be making one.

    I kind of fell off the face of the earth with some personal stuff so thank you for the happy birthday and I am very late in CONGRATULATIONS on your latest addition to the Limestone household!

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  8. I remember some blogger doing this with pages from an old book about three or four years ago.  I feel like it spread from blog to blog back then and faded out. 

    Just a few weeks ago, I was at a vineyard that had a few hanging over a fireplace and since them, I've been noticing them creeping back.

    I wish I remember where I first saw it!

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  9. I figured out where I first saw this.  It's not the exact same look, but it's close: http://livingwithlindsay.com/2009/11/librarians-please-avert-your-eyes.html

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  10. Powellbrowerhome.com9:49 AM

    I love this idea, since we were considering a juju hat but can't justify the cost.  This idea is spawning a similar idea with feathers, but I love this Dahlia.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Nancy
    Powellbrower.com

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  11. Kala Morry10:03 AM

    This is so pretty. I think I will definitely have to make one. It would probably also be gorgeous in a nice burgundy for Christmas. Ooo and I wonder how it would look if you used felt instead of paper. Then it might be easier to reuse since you wouldn't have to worry as much about it getting crushed and the paper all crinkly. 

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  12. Similar but not the source of this image (unless Im missing it).

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  13. Yes I posted that one years ago but this one has a slightly different look.  Maybe its just the material but this treatment looks a lot more refined than the book pages one to me. 

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  14. Felt would look gorgeous but might get pricey.  Unless you have a discount felt source you want to share :)

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  15. First one similar but not the source of this image (unless Im missing it) and the second site is the one I mentioned that links to other peoples work without credit.  Definitely a no-no. 
    You would think in a digital age it would be so simple to find the original source of this image but I'm having no luck at all. 

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  16. Schnikey712:28 AM

    I LOVE this but I am in need of more information to make my own.  I'm a little slow i guess!  Do you use full sheets of paper ar cut smaller, are they square or rectangle, is it card stock or regular paper?  i really want to make one but I am not good without instructions!  HELP please!

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  17. Sorry but I have absolutely no clue.  Part of the reason why I wanted to find the original source but haven't had any luck so far.  I guess Ill have to try myself and share how I did it at some point.

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  18. how2home2:24 PM

    This is fabulous! I need to give this a try. 

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  19. Terri9:01 AM

    I haven't had any luck yet either finding the source. There is one clue in the photo, however. The newspaper that the wreath is on is written in English. 

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  20. Airexurb2:13 PM

    http://longlastingthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/09/flower-decorative-with-paper-and.html I found this just now. I'm not certain it's the original though.

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  21. Considering that post was from yesterday, I think it's safe to say its not the original. That blog author explains the project like its their own which is shameful!

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  22. BluRhonda10:14 PM

    When you say 'steal' are you realizing that paper cone wreaths have been around for decades?  I'd have to say it would be almost impossible to trace this idea back to the original paper artist.  Just sayin' 

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  23.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/imtopsyturvy/7842861612/
    I found this one, it's not the black like in the picture it's a neon one but it's the same thing just different colors

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  24.   http://www.flickr.com/photos/i...
    I found this one, it's not the black like in the picture it's a neon one but it's the same thing just different colors

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  25. Dscatizzi12:43 PM

    I like this.  If you are a DIYer this would be a great way to make decorations for your home at a low cost

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  26. Bankersandy9:40 AM

    Have you found the "how to do" this dahlia?

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  27. Carolkg3:55 PM

    Many years ago I used to make this and paint it GOLD and put a small lil' wreath in the middle, everyone over this. I used the long IBM cards that they used to send our bills on..

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  28. http://www.lovepomegranatehouse.com/paper-dahlia-wreath/#

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  29. While it is not exact, I found this...

    http://theenchantedpetal.blogspot.com/2012/08/how-to-make-paper-flower-medallion.html

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  30. NotMartha did a tutorial for a felt version. I made a few and they were spectacular.
    http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2010/04/23/a-flower-pin-for-you-favorite-mom/

    also, links in first few comments up above are spam :(

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  31. What size are the paper petals? I just can't sem to make a nice shaped cone.

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