Our DIY paper daisy flowers are perfect for home decor, scrapbooking, and photography props. You can learn how to make paper daisy flowers with the help of our tutorial, it’s beginner-friendly!
DIY Paper Daisy
If you have been following our blog for a while now, you probably already know that we absolutely love to craft paper flowers. We try our best to bring paper flower tutorials every month and keep the tutorials as easy as possible. Would you like to learn how to make paper daisy flowers? They’re really easy to make and don’t require expert paper crafting skills at all. Even if you’re a beginner you can nail this craft in no time. Although we have crafted white paper daisies, you can get creative and add as many colors as you like.
Things You’ll Need
For this particular papercraft, we would suggest you use crepe paper because it already has a texture and the flower would turn out looking more realistic.
- Crepe paper
- Paper (stationary or craft)
- White glue
Free Printable Paper Daisy Flower Template
Download this Daisy Template and print it out. Use scissors to cut out the patterns. You can use 1 petal to trace all 12 daisy patterns, cutting out all 12 petal patterns won’t be necessary. This paper daisy flower template includes 2 different size sets for the flower, the bottom set is slightly bigger. You can select the set you prefer and cut them out nicely.
How to Make Paper Daisy Flowers
Step 1: Preparing the Patterns
Select crepe papers for the daisy flower craft. We’re using white crepe paper for the petals and yellow for the center strip. Trace the template pattern cutouts on the paper selected for the petals and cut them out nicely. Also, trace the stip on yellow paper and cut it out. Use scissors to cut neat, small, and even fringes along any one side of the yellow strip.
Step 2: Coiling the Strip
Grab the yellow fringed strip and start to coil it tightly. You can apply a little glue when starting the coiling and using glue between the coiling won’t be necessary. Continue to coil until the strip ends. Apply glue at the end of the coil to secure the pattern. This is the center of the paper daisy flower.
Step 3: Cutting Middle Slits on Petals
This step is important. Cut a 1 cm slit from the bottom middle point of a petal. Similarly, cut slits on each petal cutout.
Step 4: Join the Both Sides of the Slit
Apply glue on either side of the slit, just a drop of glue will do. Overlap both sides of the glue, making sure to keep the glue between both overlapped parts. Press them to make sure they are joined nicely. This will give the petal a 3d look.
Step 5: Prepare all Petals
One by one join both sides of the slits for all petal cutouts. Allow the glue to dry before crafting the daisy flower.
Step 6:Add Petals to Base
Trace and cut out the round shape on paper. Any regular paper or cardstock will do. Start by gluing 2 petals on the outer edge of the round base, placing them opposite to each other. The position of these 2 petals will help you arrange the rest of the petals neatly.
Step 7: Add 1st Layer
Now attach 2 plus 2 petals on both sides of the attached petals. We have attached 6 petals near the border of the round base, this is the first layer of our paper daisy flower petals.
Step 8: Add 2nd Layer
For the 2nd layer of daisy petals, simply attach them towards the center of the base and placing each petal between 2 petals of the 1st layer. Arranging the petals nicely and evenly on the base is the important step of this craft, the final look of the paper daisy flower would depend on this step.
Step 9: Add the Center Pattern
Now, simply attach the yellow coiled pattern in the center of the petals. Use your fingertips to spread the fringes of the center coil. And Done! Wasn’t that easy? Now you can craft more and use them to craft a wreath, or use them as photography props, scrapbooking, and much more.
Video on How to Make Paper Daisy Flowers
Tips for Beginners
Here are some tips if you’re having difficulty on how to make paper daisy flowers perfectly.
- Use crepe papers instead of regular paper because it has the perfect texture to give the flower a nice look.
- When tracing and cutting patterns from crepe paper, remember to keep the texture lines along the folding lines. The folding line and textures line should be aligned not criss-cross wise.
- Use white glue to join parts; do not use glue stick or hot glue.
- Apply a very small amount of glue, otherwise, the paper will get torn.
You May Also Like
If you like this DIY paper daisy flower tutorial and love to make paper flowers you may also like our other paper flower tutorials as well.
- How to Make Small Paper Cosmos Flowers
- How to Make Paper Roses
- DIY Crepe Paper Sunflower
- Crepe Paper Roses
Easy DIY projects are fun and quick to work with and these paper daisy flowers are just perfect for a quick weekend craft therapy session. Don’t forget to share your feedback in the comments below. Share pictures of your version of the craft with us if you do give them a try. You can share your picture with hashtag #craftaholicwitch on Instagram or Facebook or just DM your picture to us on Instagram or Facebook page.