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SUNFLOWER is a plant with tall coarse stems and large yellow-rayed flower heads that produce edible seeds rich in oil. The flower of this plant has a brilliant yellow to strong orange yellow color. It belongs to the “Daisy” family.
A wonderful flower with an interesting fact that when the sun rises it faces the east and follows the sun to the west till the day ends. Sunflower continues to turn its head towards the sun until it matures and cannot raise its head anymore. It looks like the sun and follows the sun and is hence called a sunflower.
THINGS YOU NEED:
- Ring size (4) and (5)
- Dark yellow stocking net
- Sunflower seed
- Floral tape
- Nylon thread
- Stem wire
- White glue
For complete nylon material information see NYLON MATERIAL
- Make 11 petals with ring size (5) and 13 petals with ring size (4) for each sunflower. Stretch the wire to oval shape. (you can make as many petals as you want for a sunflower)
- Follow the instructions for making petals in the post Basic Nylon Flower
- Dab a drop of white glue on the stocking net at the end of the petal and place in on the backside of the seed, apply pressure. Continue gluing all the petals in alternate (bigger petal followed by the smaller petal) order and secured them into place.
- Now cut a round piece of drawing paper with a hole in the middle and glue it over the petals. Hide any unwanted petal parts inside and apply pressure for a while. Leave it to dry.
- Cut a green drawing paper ( cut two leaf-bud pieces one smaller and the other bigger) and paste similarly as above)
- Fit it on the stem wire and join the leaves. The sunflower is complete. Enjoy! 🙂
- (P.S you can also use the technique used in making daisy for the sunflower)
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