Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thrifty Thursdays ~ Daisy Crafts

Today was hot! I'm talking where did the heat come from hot, spring is defiantly in the air, and you know what makes me think of spring? Flowers, especially daisies, so for this thrifty Thursdays I decided to give you a few quick springish daisy crafts.

Daisy Pin
  • A daisy pin is an easy craft that makes a thoughtful gift. Purchase fabric daisies from a craft store--either the white flowers that are made for use inside of scrapbooks, or full silk daisies (simply cut off the bud of the flower). You will need two flower buds. You will also need small googly eyes, a felt-tip pen, a bar pin back and glue. Have the child glue the two flower buds together so that they overlap evenly and all of the petals are aligned. If you used the simple white scrapbook flowers, cut out a circle of yellow and glue it to the top of the flower. Have the child glue on the googly eyes, and use the felt tip marker to draw on a nose and a face. Use glue to attach the bar pin back, and allow the glue to dry. Instead of making a pin, you can also glue a magnet to the back of the flower and stick it on your refrigerator.

Daisy Photo Frame

  • Making a daisy photo frame is as easy as using Popsicle sticks and either cardboard or wooden shapes. You will need eight wooden Popsicle sticks, glue, paint and either cardboard or cut-out wooden shapes, such as Woodsies. Paint the Popsicle sticks in your favorite color and allow them to dry. Once they have dried, lay the sticks flat and arrange them to make a square. Cut a daisy shape out of cardboard and paint or color the petals white with a yellow center. If you are using wooden shapes, paint a wooden circle yellow, and 13 oval shapes, or petals, white. Glue the daisy in the corner of the frame. Use tape or glue to adhere the picture to the back of the frame so that it is facing forward.

Daisy Pencil

  • All you need for this craft is a pencil, a pipe cleaner, and yellow and white craft foam. Cut a daisy shape out of the white-and-yellow craft foam, sticking the yellow circle to the center of the white petals. Make a hole through the center of the flower and insert one end of the pipe cleaner. Make a loop with the end of the pipe cleaner so that it can't slide back through the hole. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the pencil in a spiral to hold it in place.

    Thanks to ehow for the tips :D


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