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Make a dandelion

DIY

by Panduro

Make a dandelion

Make a dandelion

How to instructions

  • 1

    Take a fork and place a green pipe cleaner along the fork handle. Let the pipe cleaner extend above the wide end of the fork.

  • 2

    Wrap yellow yarn around the fork and pipe cleaner round and round until you have a thick layer of yarn.

  • 3

    Bend the top of the pipe cleaner around the yarn and fasten it around the long length of pipe cleaner. Bend the long length of pipe cleaner upwards so as to make a long, thick stalk.

  • 4

    Remove the fork and snip up the trapped yarn.

  • 5

    Comb out the strands of yarn using a fine-toothed comb and trim the flower into a neat globe.

  • 6

    Dab a bit of glue to the base of the pipe cleaner and stick on a length of green yarn. Now draw the green yarn all the way up the stalk to about 2 cm on the flower head. Attach with a blob of glue.

  • 7

    Draw a vase on a greeting card and stick your dandelion to it using a piece of pretty paper tape.

Is there anything more summery than dandelions? These sunny flowers are so bright and cheerful, even if most people think of them as weeds. But a yarn dandelion won't wilt, and looks as pretty in a vase as it does on a hand-made summery greeting card.