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
- Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Cricut Joy Insert Card Packs – You don’t have to use these with the Cricut Joy, they are nice material kids for cardmaking.
- 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
- Poptone Assorted Variety Pack – This is the perfect peppy assortment of colors of heavy cardstock. It’s a heavy cardstock assortment with colors I actually use frequently for cardmaking.
- Seasonal Assorted Variety Pack – This is a slight variation on the Poptone assortment and has a quite few neutrals that complement almost any accent color.
- 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.
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.
Summer is just around the corner, and in today’s tutorial, we have a Wonderful DIY daffodil papercraft. We all are ready for summers, so let us start this beautiful season by making these DIY easy peasy daffodils made from paper. Like all our other papercrafts this one is super easy to make. We all love making cute Paper flowers, but today’s Papercraft is extra beautiful and simple. Many of us have grown daffodils and other flowers in our backyard and gardens. Your kids and students would love you for making these gorgeous daffodils with them. I think these flowers make a great Mother’s Day and teacher’s day gift.
Daffodils are one of the beautiful flowers that bloom in spring. They represent growth and nourishment. You can take up this spring project and make dozens of daffodils of different colors to decorate your kid’s room. You can even make a hearth out of these daffodils or can put them in a vase. These flowers would definitely make your kid’s room look prettier and fresh. I’ve used two shades of yellow color to make my daffodils, but you can use other colors to add variety and beauty to your daffodils. I hope you loved our craft and will give it a try with your young ones.