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Daisy Chain Necklace

When's the last time you made a daisy chain? Long approved by daydreaming girls across the country, it's still the sweetest summer accessory around.

Created By: Johnny Miller, Ray Hom, Bjorn Wallander

Introduction

Make a long bohemian strand, a demure choker, or anything in between. Show your kids how to link flowers, and watch their creativity grow.

Tip: True daisies are in season, but they're quite fragile. We used daisy chrysanthemums, which are found year-round at most florists (and even supermarkets) and hold up better out of water.

Materials

  • Daisy chrysanthemums

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Pinch flower stems to about 4 inches. Make a small slit in the bottom half of each stem with your nails. 

  2. Step 2

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    Thread 1 stem through the slit in another. Continue, adding flowers to reach desired length. To finish, make a second slit in the stem of the first flower, and slip the last flower through it.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 2010

Reviews (5)

  • craftykid97 3 Sep, 2010

    over in australia its almost spring time and the daisys that pop up in the lawn have started to come up, and at school all the girls make daisy chains during recess and lunch ! but we arnt alound to wear them in our hair or as jewelery because they arnt school uniform ! ! !

  • Roses2you 13 Aug, 2010

    I remember making chains of Dandelions and chains of clover flowers. We braided the stems and tied them off with sewing thread or with the stem from a long weed. Dandelions and clover flowers were everywhere in the fields where Iived. we made flower crowns, flower bracelets and flower necklaces. We decorated the dogs , cats, and each other with them.

  • redwine48 12 Aug, 2010

    Thanks for the memories. I used to sit in the front yard at my grandmothers and everyone would run up and down the street and get flowers from all the yards(we had permission) and dump them on me as I made a Daisy Chain. We would see how long I could make it. We once had enough flowers that I could make a chain as long as half the block were my grandmother lived. We would gently coil the chain up and put it on a stack of papers to save for next time. Unfortunately it wilted.

  • marlenesand 12 Aug, 2010

    I haven't thought of daisy chains for a long long time - this is exactly how we used to make them! Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

  • carylanne 12 Aug, 2010

    This brings back fond memories of my childhood picking daisies in the field and making beautiful daisy chain necklaces, headbands and bracelets. I'm not sure we did it this way though, I think we just tied them together with the stems. Still very lovely and nostalgic.