Introduction: Quilled Daffodil

It's almost spring time, and ya'll know what that means... allergy season. And flowers. These quilled daffodils can be used as decoration around the house and bring a bit of brightness inside (which we could all use at the moment).

Step 1: Gathering & Prepping Materials

For this project, the materials you will need are:

  1. One sheet of yellow orange paper
  2. One sheet of pale yellow paper
  3. One sheet of cream paper

In addition, the supplies you will need are:

  1. A paper cutter (or scissors)
  2. A pencil
  3. Glue

With the paper cutter, cut lengthwise three 1/8" strips of the yellow orange paper, 24 strips of the pale yellow paper, and 12 strips of the cream paper. You should have 39 strips in total.

Step 2: Making the Coils

Take a pale yellow strip and loosely roll it up. Release the coil and glue down the end. Pinch the two sides of the coil so that the ends are tapered and it looks like an eye. Repeat with 17 more pale yellow strips and all 12 cream strips. You should have 30 coils in total.

Step 3: Making the Petals

For each petal, you will need three pale yellow coils and two cream coils. Arrange the coils in alternating colors in a staggered v-shape, and use some glue to connect them. Take a pale yellow strip, add some glue to the end, and wrap the strip around the five coils to make a petal. It may take some maneuvering to keep the coils from exploding out, but the glue connecting them should help keep them in place. Repeat to make five more petals.

Step 4: Making the Crown

Take the three yellow orange strips and roll them into a single tight coil. Add some glue each time you add a new strip to keep it in place. Wait for the glue to dry, then, using a pencil, push out the center to form a cup shape. Add glue to the outside of the cup and wait for it to dry. This is very important to ensure that the coil doesn't flatten back down. Then, crimp the rim of the cup to make a frilled edge.

Step 5: Assembling the Flower

Take three of your petals and arrange them radially equidistant from each other with the corners touching in the center. Repeat with the remaining three petals. Place one trio of petals on top of the other rotated by one petal so that the gaps between the bottom three petals are covered by the top three petals.

Step 6: Finishing the Flower

Glue the crown onto the center and you're done! You can also glue a wire or magnet to the back to use it as decoration. Thanks for checking out my project.

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