One of my absolute favorite pictures from my own childhood is one of my cousin and I in a field of white dandelions, running through them and blowing the seeds to the wind. It’s not just my favorite because, let’s face it, we were adorable, but because I can vividly remember that moment. We were just children enjoying the day as it was given to us. My parents probably saw the long unmowed lawn next door as a hinderance to property values and a habitat for tics and other critters, but we saw it as an opportunity to play. It was magic.
This is a simple craft that you can make once for a single flower or replicate for an entire bouquet. Give them as a gift or display them in a special place in your home…or you can use them in place of the flower in THIS crafty card.
SUPPLIES IN THE BAG
- White yarn
- Green pipe cleaner
- Paper plate
- Cut a rectangle shape out of the paper plate, approximately 2×3 inches
“How do I know how to measure an inch when I don’t have a ruler?” you ask…EASY! Just use your finger…The area between your second and third knuckles on our index finger is close to an inch, no matter your age. Like this…
- Wrap the write yarn around the rectangle 30 times.
- Snip the end. Length does not matter.
- Place the green pipe cleaner under the bunch of yarn
- With one side of the pipe cleaner left longer than the other, twist the pipe cleaner 3 to 4 times very tightly around bunch
- Slide the bunch of yarn off the rectangle
- Wrap the long side of the pipe cleaner around the base of the bunch of yarn and pinch it tightly so that it holds the yarn in place
- Cut the loops
- Trim the yarn to the desired length
If you want to make a bouquet of flowers, just repeat these steps until you have as many flowers as you want. And, please, share your creations with us to be displayed in the gallery (with credit given, of course). You can upload your pic to the comments, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the contact page.