Daisy’s Daisies

Daisy

She’s fashionable, feisty, and fun loving. And she sure can cut a rug doing the jitterbug! No wonder Donald is crazy over Daisy, even if she does send him into a tailspin now and then. Coming up with a token of affection that will make this sassy southern belle (or any special sweetheart) swoon takes an extraordinary valentine, like a bouquet of paper flowers inspired by her namesake.

What You'll Need
White, green, and yellow paper
Jar lids or other circular objects (between 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 inches wide)
Pencil
Scissors
Craft scissors
Thin, cloth floral wires, 18 or so inches long (the flowers shown here are made with 32 gauge wire)
Pushpin
Glue stick
How To Make It
  • 1

    Trace the jar lids onto a sheet of white paper to create a bunch of circles and then cut them out.

  • 2

    For each daisy, stack two cutouts of the same size. Then fold the double-layer circle in half to create a semicircle.

  • 3

    Fold the semicircle in half once and then twice again, pressing the folds with your fingertips to make distinct creases. Now unfold the paper until you again have a semi circle, and trim the ends of the paper pleats to create daisy petals, as shown. When you're done, unfold the circle all the way and use a pushpin to poke a pair of holes through the center.

  • 4

    Bend a floral wire in half and thread the ends through the holes, as shown.

  • 5

    Use craft scissors to cut out a small scalloped-edge circle (about 3/4-inch wide) from a piece of green paper and thread it onto the wires on the back of the flower. Twist the wire ends together below the flower to create a stem.

  • 6

    For the flower center, scrunch and shape a 2-inch square of yellow paper into a disk and glue it in place.

  • 7

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