Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Daisy Invitations

We made daisy invitations for our first investiture. (Observant Daisy leaders will recognize the daisy on the cover of the leader's guide as the inspiration!)

This is a bit fiddly, with all of the petals, but the effect is very pretty. The one in the photos is mine -- as there was not a moment during the meeting to take photos! -- and I'd had time earlier to round all of the petals and color on the center. Some of the girls preferred a more minimalist approach, so to speak, and some decided to cut their petals from the long side of the white strip, and as it turned out we didn't have time to color on the center at all, but, really, they all turned out well.

You will need:

  • 1 piece of orange and/or yellow cardstock
  • a few yellow and/or orange crayons
  • "Daisy Blue" cardstock (1 per invitation)
  • white cardstock
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • pre-printed invitation inserts

Ahead of time:

Trace 1-inch circles on the orange or yellow cardstock; cut out the circles, or even better, cut the cardstock into rough squares with the traced circle on its own square, so that the girls can cut their own flower center. Cut 1 strip of white cardstock 1 3/4 in. x 6 1/2 in. per invitation. Have extras of each just in case.

To make:

Have the girls fold their piece of blue cardstock in half crossways. This is the base of their card.

Have them cut out their flower center, and color it lightly with the crayon around the edge (or all over, if they like). Some of the cardstock color will show through nicely.

Have the girls cut the white cardstock into strips along the short length of the precut pieces, then trim one end of each strip into a rounded petal shape. Arrange the petals on the blue card in a daisy shape; if it helps, pencil in a 1 in. circle for a placement guide. Glue down the petals, then glue the daisy center over the bases.

Glue the invitation insert inside the card, and have each girl sign hers.

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