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As another in a series of paper flowers, (see
www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Paper-Roses/), this instructable depicts daisy type flowers. These are one of the easiest (and most fun) flowers to make. Follow along and see what you think!
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Step 1: Materials Needed

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As in making paper roses, all that is needed is colored papers, scissors, glue, stem wire, floral tape and other, minor, miscellaneous tools and materials.

Step 2: Gather a "Model" or Two

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I actually go out into the garden and collect specimen flowers to copy from. There is no better way to construct a flower than learning from the real thing!  Dissect the flower(s), and use the petals and leaves as models to make templates, or simply draw the shapes onto the paper.

Step 3: Cut Out Petals

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After dissecting the daisy and counting the number of petals, the petals are cut out of the paper of choice.  I've found the easiest way to do this is to measure the length of the petal(s) and cut a strip of paper to this width. This will insure that the flower is uniform in structure, just as in nature.

Step 4: Glue Petals to a Central Disc

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A disc of about 3/4 inch is cut from paper. Use white or the same paper used in the petals. This will be covered by the petals, so color is of no issue. The important thing to remember here is to point the petal(s) to the exact center of the circle.  This is crucial to the achievment of realism which we are after.

Step 5: Glue A Center Onto The Daisy

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Several things can be used for the centers of the daisy, such as paper mache, styrofoam, wood buttons, buttons, wood dowels, etc.  I used wood dowels for the centers shown and it's a simple matter to round off the dowel first by sanding, then cut to about 1/8 inch with a cut off saw.

Step 6: Glue Flower To Prepared Stem

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For the stem, I used 16 gauge floral wire, about 6 to 9 inches in length. On the end of the stem, hot glue a piece of paper as shown in the pictures.  Bend the end of the wire to achieve a realistic appearance, and hot glue the flower to the stem piece.
patdoll2 years ago
These are really good looking and fun to use I am sure.Y really have made my year,because my Mothers name was Daisy she passed in Janrthday was Sept 12. this is so fitting I can not wait to get started! THANKS A MILLION! Patdoll
Creativeman (author)  patdoll2 years ago
Thanks for your nice note and you are welcome!
WhyHello4 years ago
I need to have a journal of all this stuff
Calorie4 years ago
Well done. There are some really practical points that would of tortured me indefinitely, like keep the petals the same length.
Very creative! Congrats!
mslaynie4 years ago
WOW!! You totally fooled me. I spotted the yellow one at the bottom of the photo, but the blue and lavender ones totally looked real to me. Great job... now I want to make some!!
kittywitty5 years ago
Very beautiful. Shared it with my fb community. 
2turtles5 years ago
 Cman, you are amazing! Thankyou for this instructable:)
Creativeman (author)  2turtles5 years ago
You're welcome. Cman
Sunbanks5 years ago
I love daisies, but since we don't have them in winter this is an amazing alternative! Great ible, they look really real! 
Creativeman (author)  Sunbanks5 years ago
Thanks, Sunbanks. Cman
ChrysN5 years ago
How pretty!
Creativeman (author)  ChrysN5 years ago
Thanks Chrys. Cman
Ninzerbean5 years ago
 You are amazing!
Creativeman (author)  Ninzerbean5 years ago
Thank you dear...that's one in a row! Cman