Daisies are cut from plain bond paper and made to look like real daisies.
Making paper daises is a fun and easy craft for these winter days. Here in Southern California, we are blessed with warm weather and early springs. Many flowers are blooming now and I was inspired to make, with paper, some paper daisies. These are Osteospermum fruticosum, or the Seascape Daisy.
Approximate Time: 1 hour
- paper, white and/or colored
- stem wire, 20g, and 26g
- colored pencils
- hot melt gun
- First, pick a few flowers so that you can dissect it and do some measurements. I used 1 and 3/8 inch petals, a piece of wood dowel (1/2in) for the centers and leaves of about 1 and 1/2 inch.
- Next, cut the petals (there are 22 on each head). You can trace an outline if needed and use it as a template.
- Use a 3/4 in piece of paper or cardstock to glue the petals in the circular pattern.
- Make leaves based on a real sample, glue to 26 gage stem wire, then wrap the wires together, and attach to main stem using floral tape.
- Make as many as you want. With other homemade flowers, you can make an entire arrangement that will last for many years.
By Lonnie from Chatsworth, CA
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