I hope it’s the same for you sometimes: influence, in a good way.
This post happened because of two posts here on the blog over the last couple of months. And they were not written by me.
It started with Sally from The Threaded Edge, and her guest post on how to make a daisy chain bracelet. The pure simplicity and joy of it struck me — all you need is flowers — and I realised that I had never made a daisy chain before. A flower head wreath, yes, but never a simple daisy chain.
Every single person should make a daisy chain in their life. It’s a must.
And then there was Zanni’s (Heart Mama) lovely post about the magic of the backyard, and a beautiful garden crown she made with her daughter.
Many of the most special family moments, happen right in our own backyard if we allow them, facilitate them, recognise them, celebrate them.
Part of what I hope to achieve with my blog is this: the reality of every day, the constant current of simple beauty in life, and the joy of investing in relationships.
This blog of mine, is not me. It is part of me, yet it has its own identity. I pour my heart into this blog, and others help me with my vision, and it comes back to me, yes it does, often like this.
How to Make a Daisy Chain Crown
On this Saturday afternoon, I looked at the posy of flowers on my kitchen bench. I don’t always shop at ALDI, but when I do, I pick up a bunch of daisy flowers; they cost $3-$5 a bunch.
I spent 5 minutes making a daisy chain crown with some of the flowers, for my daughter, who then dressed in her flower dress and danced in the garden.
1.Pick (or buy) flowers, making sure to leave length on the stem. Using a fingernail or the end of a scissors, carefully pierce the end of the stem.
2. Thread the end of another flower into the hole.
3. Repeat until you have the desired length.
4. Trim off each stem end length as much as possible (leave enough space between the hole and the end of the stem so the hole doesn’t open up).
5. To finish off the daisy chain crown, make a small hole in the stem just below the first flower.
6. Insert the end of the chain into the hole and wear! Our Daisy chain lasted for many hours.
PennyMarch 10, 2013 at 8:04 am
How you managed to find flowers that weren’t drowning in water is beyond me. I really want to make this with the girls.
Kelly Be A Fun MumMarch 10, 2013 at 11:31 am
Bought these ones from Aldi for $3. Yes, wet-wet-wet, everything is wet.
Emma @ Family Life CentralMarch 10, 2013 at 9:05 am
Beautiful – not sure my boys would enjoy this, maybe an activity I can reserve for a day I have my nieces.
Kelly Be A Fun MumMarch 10, 2013 at 11:30 am
Ha! Maybe not. I plan to teach my son how do it…it might come in handy one day on a picnic late into the future. 😀
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