Apparently spring begins tomorrow! We have some snow on the ground and some more in the forecast!!! Maybe this tutorial will encourage warmer weather…
To begin, you will need a 12X12 piece of paper. I picked one that was yellow and white on the back. You will be able to make two daisies with one sheet. The yellow side will create the center. Next comes the folding! Fold your sheets in half.
I used a letter opener to slice along the fold.
Fold the two pieces into halves again…
Once you have sliced all of your halves, slice your halves into halves yet again. You will end up with 8 pieces of paper almost the size of a dollar.
Now for the fun part…making the petals!
Take one of your rectangles and fold it in half in both directions.
Fold in about 1″ of the paper from each end.
Fold the corner of your rectangle in towards the center line of your fold, repeat for all four corners.
Fold one of the straight edges up about ¼ of an inch towards the middle. Repeat on the other side.
Bring the two long sides together and repeat these steps with all of your rectangles.
Once you have at least three petals completed, you can use a little wire to gather them together. I made a 6 petal flower but you could make it eight petals.
Wrap the wire end around a pencil to create a coil. This will give you something to glue onto a box or to attach onto a ribbon.
Fold the petals out and in half to distribute them. Place your thumb inside each petal and push in from behind to flatten the inside and to reveal the yellow.
Each flower takes about five minutes to make. I hope you give it a try…isn’t this nicer than a regular bow? I’m picturing an array of these on a gift…