How To Make Gorgeous Pipe Cleaner Daffodils

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.


Pipe Cleaner Daffodils

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.

Pipe Cleaner Daffodils

Roll the end of each pipe cleaner into a snail shape until you have five petals. Cut the uncurled 6th bit of pipe cleaner.

Pipe Cleaner Daffodil Flower

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.

Pipe Cleaner Daffodil

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.

Pipe Cleaner Daffodil craft

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20 Responses to How To Make Gorgeous Pipe Cleaner Daffodils

  1. Liz Burton says:

    These are so pretty. When I first saw them I thought they were crochet and I thought uh-oh. But I can bend pipe cleaners – so hooray!

  2. redrosemummy says:

    These are really pretty, and look quick and easy to make too!

  3. Wow these look great, they are simple but so effective!

  4. These are lovely 🙂 and your instructions look very easy to follow!

  5. These look brilliant, I never know what to do with pipe cleaners! #pintorials

  6. Debbie says:

    Love these!! Definitely a must for Seren’s Eisteddfod. x

  7. They’re lovely – really intricate and pretty. I love how you make the petals 🙂

  8. These are beautiful! something else I need to try.

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  14. Cpi says:

    It was my pleasure to reading your blog “Pipe Cleaner Daffodils” so thanks for this amazing posting. I will again visit your blog.

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  17. Rahim mia says:

    Awesome flower.Thanks for share

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