How To: Make Paper Gerbera Daisies
Welcome to April! I figure, even though it was pretty chilly yesterday, I'd show you how to do a really easy Spring-y craft—3-D paper gerbera daisies! You may have seen them back on my kitchen windowsill, but since then I made half a dozen more to tape to the walls.
Materials & Tools
- Scrapbook paper, or any kind of colored paper
- Pipe cleaner for stems or embellishment for center (I used a giant glob of green glitter glue. Say that ten times fast!)
- Circle cutter to make things easier, or two different sizes of circle objects to trace
- Hole punch to make things easier, or you could just jab the centers with your scissors
I don't have a "good" picture of all my materials together, so please enjoy this picture of my MIL and I crafting while watching The Vampire Diaries:
- Cut out your circles—a larger and smaller circle for each flower.
- Fold and cut as shown below:
If it's not showing up nicely, here's what you do:
a. Fold your circle in half twice.
b. Fold the quartered circle into thirds.
c. Open up your circle, and cut each fold line most of the way to the center (exactly how far depends on the size circle you started with, and whether you will be punching a hole in the center for a stem or not).
(OK, what the heck? I clearly labelled this "four"...) Slightly fold each petal, with the crease facing up.
If you want to put them on stems, carefully use your hole punch in the center of the flower—you don't want to accidentally lose a petal!—and then thread a pipe cleaner through (I used the Jumbo-sized ones). If you want to just hang them up, then tape or glue the two flowers together, and add some embellishment in the middle. You're set!
I like the look of having two different colors and two different sizes, but you can obviously do this however you like. Buttons or rhinestones would also look awesome in the middle, but I only had glitter glue. I would love to see what you come up with!