I have a row of Daffodils right outside my house and they are so pretty during the Springtime when they are in full bloom.
I designed these paper daffodils to the ones right outside the house. I even used my super expensive shimmer cardstock because they are that special.
It’s a shame you can’t see the shimmer on the cardstock that well in the photo, they are really pretty in person.
I like using these in wall art and shadow boxes so my technique putting them on stems is not perfect. But if you are making a large bouquet and the base is hidden, then it doesn’t matter much.
Recommended Materials For Paper Daffodils
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Cardstock – For paper flowers, I like using medium weight cardstock with a colored core. It flexes easily and the edges match the petal color
- Recollection Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon – This set is a little lighter in weight but the colors are beautiful in 3D
- Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
- Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.
- Assorted Pink Set from Paper Paper – This is a must-have for paper flower makers. The variety is perfect to create a bouquet.
- Assorted Purple Set from Paper Paper – This is another must-have for paper flower makers. I love the variety of finishes in this pack.
- Metallic Variety Set from Paper Paper – I don’t know any avid paper crafter that doesn’t use Stardream metallics line of shimmer paper. It is the only metallic cardstock line that I know of that has such variety and has colored cores.
Glue – I use Tacky Glue
Floral Wire and Tape – I actually just use green masking tape like this one. There are lots of floral stems and wire options.
Template – I’ve included my Paper Lily templates in my resource library.
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Tutorial for making Paper Daffodils
Step 1: Cut out all the pieces from the template
I’ve made 2 types of daffodil templates, one is for a bouquet while the other is for flatter paper art.
Step 2: Curl the petals
I like to use my scrapper device but any straight firm edge would work.
Step 3: Assemble the center piece.
If you are making the rolled center piece, make sure the base of the centerpiece is small so it can slot into the petal loops.
I just fold out the petals but you can curl them if you’d like. I also offset the inner loop a bit but that is up to you.
If you are making the petals center piece, I glue each individual petal to each other.
Step 4: Stack each piece on top of each other and glue the base.
Just glue the center piece onto the base.
Optional: Prep the floral wire if that is what you are going to use. I like to string the wire through the base of the flower and then make a loop it keeps it there.
Step 5: I then use some masking tape to hold the base in place while the glue sets.
I’ve also included an extra base leaf piece if you want to glue that on as well. Here is the photo of that option from another flower I did.