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