Artsy silk daisy flowers are appearing all over fashion and home accessories. Add silk daisy flowers to a hat, brooch, headband or home accent for a modern and stylish look. While you can purchase lovely silk daisy flowers, making your own will allow you to create silk daisies in the colours, patterns and sizes you prefer. Use silk fabric scraps to make artsy silk daisy flowers or purchase several colours of fabric and make a number of coordinated silk daisies.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Light or bright coloured silk or other fabric
- Sharp scissors
- Needle and thread
- Button, old round earring or other accent
- Epoxy glue
Print out a daisy colouring page to use as a template. Resize the image and print one larger daisy and one smaller daisy, or do your resizing on a photocopier. Make your larger daisy about 3 1/2 to 4 inches across and the smaller daisy 2 1/2 to 3 inches across. Cut out the silk daisy templates, filling in and rounding off where necessary to create a relative solid outline of a daisy.
Cut out two large daisy blooms using the larger template and the fabric of your choice. Make a radial cut from one outer edge directly to the centre on each piece of your silk daisy.
Overlap the pieces, interlocking each set of two silk daisy pieces via the cuts you just made. Repeat this for the remaining four pieces of your daisy. Stack the smaller layers on top of the larger layers.
Use a needle and thread to stitch through all six layers at the centre. Attach a button, old earring or rescued piece of jewellery to form the centre of your flower.
Using sharp scissors and your original daisy printout as a guide, cut partway through the flower layers to form individual daisy petals and give your silk daisies a fresh and natural look.
Glue a small piece of felt into place on the back of your flower. Add a pin back, hair clip or other hardware to the felt. Attach your flower to a scarf, headband, curtain tie back or even use it as a pretty gift wrap accent.
How to Make My Own Artsy Silk Daisy Flowers
Tips and warnings
- Make smaller silk daisies with additional fabric layers to create the look of a chrysanthemum.
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