daisy, daisy, give me your answer, do

Designer Sharon Miller must have known we are all eager to be gardening. She has created a quick and easy pom-pom flower to share with our readers. Once you get the flower technique down, vary the colors of yarn you use to design black-eyed Susans, or even bachelor buttons!

And, in true Create & Decorate style, we have created a vintage-look tag to accompany the finished daisies. Print the tag out (below) onto cardstock, cut out, and tie it around your bouquet of daisies!

daisy, daisy

designed by Sharon Miller

materials

For product information, see sources below.

Clover Pom-Pom Maker in No. 3124 (1-3/8” and 1-5/8”) and No. 3126 (2-1/2” and 3-3/8”)

Yarn and crochet thread in assorted shades of yellow and white—I used the following:

            Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread in No. 0422 Golden Yellow*

            Lion Brand Yarn Homespun in No 394 Golden

            Peaches & Crème yarn in No. 01612 Sunshine and No. 01005 White

            Red Heart thread* in No. 0316 Soft White and crochet thread in No. 0201 White

            Loops & Threads Charisma yarn in No. 9 Off White**

Hot glue gun and glue, scissors, sewing needle, thread, twigs

*Available through Coats & Clark.

**Available through Michaels.

instructions

1. Combine yarns and threads of choice and wind around Pom-Pom Maker as per manufacturer’s instructions. Pack tightly for thicker and fluffier flowers.

2. Cut fibers as per Pom-Pom Maker instructions and secure with matching yarn or crochet thread.

3. Carefully remove pom-pom from Maker, then find center of pom-pom and flatten both sides on a flat surface with palms of hand.

4. Hold flower at center using thumb and forefinger. Briskly brush yarn with fingertips while turning pom-pom; this separates fibers and makes them fluffy.

5. Trim outer edge of flower with scissors or pinking shears.

6. For flower center use a smaller size pom-pom maker and wrap only one side. Cut, tie, flatten, fluff, and trim as instructed for larger flower.

7. Once desired shape is completed, place in center of larger flower and attach with glue gun or stitch center to larger flower with matching thread.

8. Brush center section briskly with fingertips to fluff. Clip center closely to make it look flat, being careful not to cut too close.

9. Trim twigs to desired shape and height.

10. Adhere flowers to twigs with glue gun—be sure to adhere flowers to sturdy section of twigs to prevent flowers from drooping.

11. Print out the tag below to use with your bouquet.

Visit Sharon’s Etsy page to view more of her creativity! (Click here.)

sources for your supplies

Clover Needlecraft, Inc.

(800) 233-1703

clover-usa.com

Coats & Clark

(800) 648-1479

coatsandclark.com

Michaels

(800) 642-4235

michaels.com

Peaches & Crème Yarns

(855) 418-1816

elmore-pisgah.com

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