I have a real soft spot for cotton pipe cleaners as a crafting material. Their soft bobbly texture really adds something quite special to crafts and at times looks as if the finished piece had been knitted or crocheted. These gorgeous pipe cleaner daffodils embody that soft warm woollen quality and bring a bright touch of Spring into the home.
To Make A Pipe Cleaner Daffodil You Will Need
3 yellow, 1 green and 1 orange pipe cleaners,
PVA (white) glue
I find 15 cm pipe cleaners work better as the 30cm creates a much heavier and bigger flower head. If you use 30 cm secure the head with a larger twist of the green pipe cleaner to give it extra support.
Bend all the yellow pipe cleaners in half to find the middle. Open them almost fully again and twist them together in the middle to make a six point star.
Roll the end of each pipe cleaner into a snail shape until you have five petals. Cut the uncurled 6th bit of pipe cleaner.
Thread the green Pipe cleaner through the center of the flower and secure at the back. Finally curl the orange pipe cleaner to make the center cup of the daffodil, glue in place and leave to dry. Tacky white glue (PVA) works fine for these but you could use a hot glue gun as well.
Not only are they lovely decorations for the home but they would make a wonderful gift for Mothers Day , teachers and friends. You can buy bundles of Daffodil coloured pipe cleaners here.