How to Make a Daisy Chain

Who needs diamonds or pearls when you can make beautiful jewelry from flowers you find growing right in your own backyard?

Instructions

  • Step 1: Slit the stem With your fingernail or knife, make a slit lengthwise in the stem of one daisy about 2" below the blossom.
  • TIP: Two inches is just a suggestion. The closer you make the slit to the blossom, the denser your chain.
  • Step 2: Thread the stem Thread the stem of a second daisy through the slit.
  • Step 3: Slit and thread again Now make a slit in the stem of the second daisy. Thread a third flower through that stem.
  • TIP: You don't have to use daisies. Wild clover works well, as do pansies, poppies, and buttercups. Just check with your mom before you raid her garden!
  • Step 4: Continue your chain Continue slitting and threading until your chain is as long as you'd like it to be.
  • Step 5: Connect the chain Make a slit about twice as long as the others and carefully slip the head of the first daisy through it. Voila! You've created a crown—or necklace or bracelet—fit for a fairy queen.
  • FACT: The word "daisy" means "day's eye"—because the flower closes up at night, then opens when the sun shines.

You Will Need

  • A bunch of daisies
  • roughly 25
  • including stems
  • And a lovely spot for making your chain
  • A plastic knife
  • And other flowers like pansies and poppies

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