Inspired by: Daisy Duck
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.
- White, green, and yellow paper
- Jar lids or other circular objects (between 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 inches wide)
- Craft scissors
- Thin, cloth floral wires, 18 or so inches long (the flowers shown here are made with 32 gauge wire)
- Glue stick
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.|