A giant dahlia table.

Check out this amazing table crafted by Jessica L. at Juicy Bits!

Table from IKEA
Paint – not sure what Jessica used, but I recommend FolkArt
Cool fabrics
Mod Podge!
This looks complicated – but it turns out it wasn’t.  I asked Jessica how she created the symmetrical dahlia pattern and this is what she said:
“First I made a pattern using a giant dahlia quilt pattern as an example.  I cut out enough pieces for a little less the 1/2 of the flower to get an idea of how it would look.  Then I used the pieces to make templates out of cardstock.  And keep track of how many pieces I needed out of each one.  Then I used the cardstock to trace on the back of each fabric.  Of course you could use thick, clear template material instead.  I used a thin Sharpie to trace it and when I cut them out I cut just inside the line.”
Try it!  It’s easier than you think.