Simple repetitive petals with complex and busy centers, daisies were long on my list of paper flowers to make. I worried about how to replicate the centers and ultimately decided on a simple fringing and layering technique that provided wonderful results. Daisies are symbols of innocence, gentleness and purity. They represent beauty and loyal love. It is the favorite flower of one of my dearest friends - so naturally, I had to make them! While fringing may be a bit tedious and the results a bit flat for dimensional flowers, follow the steps below to achieve a gentler, more realistic result. For another flower with a complex center, take a look at my paper dahlia template and tutorial. Mix and match for a lovely bouquet!
Here's what you need:
- 65lb cardstock in white, yellow OR copy paper & printer
- flower templates below (if you do not have cardstock, print on regular copy paper)
- scissors or cutting machine
- floral tape
- floral wire
- glue gun
Send me an email through the "HELLO" tab above with subject "Paper Dahlias SVG" if you would like the svg file for cutting machines. These were cut with a silhouette!
I create all files and templates during my free time using Adobe Illustrator or Silhouette Design Studio. It is a time-consuming process of endless editing as I constantly strive to perfect my designs. Personal use only, please!
Click on each picture below to enlarge and show details, while following the instructions below:
1. cut out shapes using template. You will need two large petals, two small petals and one strip to create each bloom.
2. fringe strip with scissors and repeat with all strips. roll fringe and secure at end with glue.
3. trim fringe by cutting away at sides and top. Do not worry about cutting off pieces of the fringe. you will achieve the most natural look by snipping a dome shape.
4. cut smaller petals into three pieces each. with 3-3-4 petals on each piece respectively.
5. glue small pieces of petals onto larger petal center, overlapping as you see fit. glue trimmed fringe center onto overlapped petal pieces.
6. glue pieces onto second large petal, overlapping petals. cut a slit past the center of circular cutout.
7. apply glue to back of flower and glue wire stem, covering with circle shape.
8. when dry, wrap wire stem with floral tape.
The side profiles of these flowers are beautiful as well. the ones above have floral tape wrapped stems. you may curl or leave petals as is!
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