Celebrate St David’s Day by Making a Paper Double-Daffodil

Happy St David’s Day!Paper double daffodil the stitch sharer

How about celebrating St David’s Day (1st March) by making yourself a tissue paper double-daffodil? Incase you’re wondering a double-daffodil has extra petals so it looks rather like a carnation.

The instructions in my last post for paper peony flowers are easy to adapt – remember to check them out first to understand the basic concept of how to make a tissue paper flower.

For your double-daffodil you will need 5 x A4 sheets of yellow tissue paper, 2 sheets of orange, some florist wire and scissors.

First lay the sheets of tissue paper on top of each other (it doesn’t matter which is on top at this stage) and fold then back and forth like you would to make a paper fan. The folds should be approximately 1 inch apart.

 Folding tissue paper daffodil making the stitch sharer

Unfold the tissue paper and re-fold the orange and yellow sheets separately.

The stitch sharer paper daffodil making

Hold the folded yellow tissue paper sheets firmly together and trim the ends into a point.

Repeat for the folded orange tissue paper sheets but as this will form the centre of the paper daffodil cut the points about 1.5 inches in from each edge so the overall width is 3 inches narrower than the yellow.

paper daffodil making the stitch sharer

Open up the concertina paper and place the orange sheets on top of the yellow, re-fold.

paper daffodil making the stitch sharer

Take a piece of florist wire and wrap around the centre of the folded tissue paper to secure and form the stem.

adding the stem paper daffodil making the stitch sharer

Lastly peel open the sheets of tissue paper to reveal your gorgeous double-daffodil. The orange sheets should be at the top of the flower and yellow sheets underneath.

Here’s a photo with all the orange and half the yellow sheets unfolded.unfolding the paper daffodil the stitch sharer

Voila! One tissue paper double-daffodil. Enjoy!

Paper double daffodil the stitch sharer

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