March 23, 2013

Create hanging daisies! So Simple...

You know those cute daisies that you can buy and hang? Well, I make my own all the time and I love it because I can make them any size I want and it takes about 5 minutes.


The paper I LOVE to use is the butcher paper that is used to cover bulletin boards. Just cut the papers down to the size you need. If you want a 12x12 inch daisy then use 3 squares cut to that size. Same thing for any other size. But if you want an 8 1/2 inch diameter then use just two regular pieces of paper.

Here is how you do it...

1- To make a 8 1/2 inch daisy you will need two pieces of 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Fold both papers in half hamburger style, then in half again and then again for a total of 3 folds. Crease generously. Unfold and then use the folds to create the accordion style. 



2- Fold the paper up and round the edges off on both ends. Do this to both papers.


3- Use double sided tape to tape in between each crease on both sides. You can't see it very well but there is a spot of tape about 1/2 inch above my finger on the crease. Make sure to do both sides or the middle won't hold on your daisy. Do this to both papers.

 This is what they should after the taping.

4- Use the double sided tape to attach one side of the page to the other side of the page to create a fan.
 This is what they should look like after attaching the sides together.


 5- Now tape the sides of both papers together so it looks like the picture below.


6- Tape the other sides together to form your paper daisy.


That is it! Hang using ribbon and you are set! PLEASE let me know if you have any questions or comments.




3 comments:

  1. That looks so simple, thinking I could even do it! :)

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  2. it IS so simple! You could totally do it!

    Tina
    Crofts' Classroom

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  3. Aaamazing thank for the tutorial. Definitely making these.
    Amanda

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