What is a daisy? How to make a daisy floral crown using paper flowers
Daisies are a well-loved and popular flower-and for good reason! Nothing brings a smile to my face quite like a daisy. It’s just so cheerful! Unsurprisingly, daisies have long represented youthfulness and innocence. You could spend hours reading the many folktales, myths, and stories that feature daisies with that kind of symbolism.
Because they are so easy to grow-and so gosh darn cute-daisies have spread all over the world. They do much of that spreading all on their own: daisies are notorious for taking over as much of your garden bed as possible if left unchecked. This makes them a great plant to share, though, since one of the easiest ways to grow them is by propagation. You can divide a clump of overgrown daisies and plant the removed parts somewhere else with ease. Maybe you’ve grown some in your flower beds! If so, you know just how easy it is.
You may not know that a daisy opens at dawn. That’s where the name comes from: “day’s eye.” Something new I learned is that the yellow center of the daisy is actually made up of florets. Along with the (usually) white ray petals, that means the daisy has two types of flowers on each bloom. Speaking of color, the most common types of daisies sport white petals, but you can find daisies in all sorts of colors.
Our tutorial this month can easily be adapted to create something like the gerbera daisy — — by using all the different size templates we provided in the May Daisy Tutorial! As for the rest of the flower, you’ve probably noticed that daisies have long, thin stalks, and that the leaves grow up from the ground, not off the stalk. If you want to add leaves to your paper daisies, you can play around with leaf shape and texture, since they can be straight or lobed, hairy or smooth. Check out The May Posey Box Pinterest page for more daisy inspirations!
One of Kate and my favorite memories as a child is making daisy chains in the warm summer sunshine with my friends. Talk about youthfulness and cheerfulness! To capture some of the childhood innocence, this month I’ve created a floral crown tutorial using your paper daisies and baby’s breath. I’m so excited to share! Let’s get crafting!
DIY Daisy and Baby’s Breath Floral Crown Tools and Supplies List
20 gauge floral wire to make your base crown
- Dark green floral tape, cut into 5" strips
- Floral clippers
- Ribbons, either satin or silk, or a combination of several colors and types for a fun look. (Make sure the ribbons are cut at least 12" or more, depending on how long you would like the ribbons to flutter.)
- 9 Daisies (2 large, 3 medium, and 5 small daisy sizes)
- 1 bunch of baby’s breath cut into small sprigs (long stems about 2" to 3" long)
Tip: If you want a more dense and lush crown, cut the springs stems shorter. If you want a more wild and light crown, keep the spring stems longer.
I like to lay out all my baby’s breath in a roll, smallest to largest, along with my daisies on a table. This will make things so much easier and faster when you are putting the crown together. This is where you can fuss and arrange the daisies in the order that you would like.
Note: Make sure the largest daisy is not to the center of the crown. You want the large daisy to be on one side of the crown, and make sure to avoid the polka dot look with your placement of the daisies. Group various sizes of your daisies together. For example: 1 large + 2 small, 1 med + 3 small, 1 large + 1 med
With your floral wire, make a twist loop at each end. This is what you will tie your ribbons too. This will also make it easier to fit your crown to any size head!
Grab one of your floral tape pieces, and stretch out your floral tape. This will activate the glue so that the floral tape will be ready to use. Tape one sprig of the baby’s breath to the wire.
: When attaching your baby’s breath, make sure your flowers are facing one direction, so that while wearing the crown they will be facing outward and visible. This way, you won’t have to use as much product to make a lush crown.
Keep attaching the baby’s breath until you have about 3" covered. Now it’s time to add a daisy. Make sure to always add one daisy and one baby’s breath, as this will help cover the wires and provide good coverage. Wrap and repeat until the entire wire is covered.
: Keep in mind toward the end of the wire, that you will need to cover the ending wire with at least the same amount of baby’s breath that you started with. This will give a more polished look to your crown.
Once your crown is covered with the daisies and baby’s breath, it’s time to attach your ribbons. Simply thread a ribbon through the loops, and make a simple knot to secure it.
Your floral crown is ready to wear! Happy May!
Originally published at https://www.theposeybox.com.