Paper Daisy

Here's my first paper flower. Doesn't she make you smile? Make a daisy garland with her and she will be oh so happy!

Materials:

  • 1 or 2 sheets of decorative paper
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Scissors

Cut a 2.5" diameter paper circle. Cut two strips of paper 2.5" x 12" long. You could use one long sheet of paper, but my paper was not as long as I needed. Fold both strips of paper in accordion style with each fold being a half inch. Stretch out the accordion. Using scissors, cut a triangle between each fold along one side of the accordion.

This is what it should look like with triangle cuts between all the folds.

Use hot glue to attach the ends of the paper together.

The paper will form a circle. Lightly press on the top of the form until flat. While holding the flower down, apply hot glue to the center. Place the paper circle in the center. For stability, hot glue a similar sized paper circle to the back.

This flower is about 5.5" in diameter. To make it smaller, change the width of the strips of paper to less than 2.5" wide.

The Real Deal: It cost less $1.00 to make this daisy.

6 Comments
  1. Super cute.  I love paper flowers and this one looks adorable and seems easy to make.

  2. I adore this sweet flower. I'll have to make a few to smile at. I've been following your site for just a short time and have found so much inspiration. There is so much to be said for a project that I can do in a few minutes. Instant gratification goes a long way. Thank you. 

  3. That is happy! How perfect for spring. Thanks for the details, I'll be linking.

  4. great….its simplicity is what hits me the most. Thanks

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  6. I've been wondering how to make these, and your instructions are so clear and simple it makes it look very easy – but what a fabulous result!

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