Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tutorial: Picture Bouquet

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For Round 1 of SYTYC I made an Inspiration Station for my crafting area. I showed you how to make the cooling rack baskets the other day. Now for the flower picture holders!

From the Dollar Store I used a stem of fake flowers

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Jumbo paper clips

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A bamboo placemat

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and grosgrain ribbon.

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My other supplies were a hot glue gun and buttons. I started by taking apart the flowers. Just pull the pieces apart until the petals are free.

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Put a small amount of glue around the center hole of the largest petals. Then just stick the next size down on it.

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Continue until you’ve put the flower back together. I made sure and slightly turned the petals so they didn’t cover the layer before it perfectly. This allowed for a nice, full flower.

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Glue a button to the middle. I thought the yellow was a cute and happy contrast with the pink.

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Glue a paper clip to the back of the flower, with the clip part up.

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Cut apart the bamboo placemat and use one of the sticks as a stem. Stick it on the glue over the paper clip.

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Tie a bow out of the ribbon and glue it to the stem to look like leaves. I then added another button to the bow for some more cuteness.

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Then just stick a picture of whatever you want in the flower. I used pictures of crafts I’d like to make for the bouquet and label tags for the baskets.

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I thought they’d make a super cute idea bouquet and put them in a vase with a handful of raffia. Another ribbon tied around the vase and another button topped it off perfectly!

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I also put flowers through the “feet” of the baskets.

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I love the way these turned out! I think they’d also be adorable in a little girl’s bedroom.

Thanks for stopping by. Please visit the parties I’ll be linking up with. Their buttons are in my right sidebar as well as on my link up parties page.

5 comments:

  1. These are sooo adorable! What an awesome idea! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/04/pink-hippo-party-23.html

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  2. these are cute! super smart with the paper clips

    I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-1.html

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  3. Super cute! I love it!! When we move I think I am going to have to make some of these! :) Also, you have an award waiting for you on my blog :)

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  4. Great Idea! Very Cute!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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