Wow, I just realized that today is my blog's 1 year anniversary! It has been such a fun year. My goal this coming year is to post more YW stuff. I get a lot of requests for that.
My idea for today is not a YW idea, but I hope you enjoy it :)
I finally decided what to do for Kade's teacher to show our appreciation for all she did for him this year. The card will say something like, "Thanks for helping me grow this yea.r" or "Thanks for helping me blossom this year."
1. Paper flowers of various sizes. (I used double sided paper.)
2. Buttons of various sizes.
3. Wooden skewers
5. Diamond glaze or something similar.
7. A container for your bouquet such as a vase, box or pail.
9. Shredded paper or something similar.
Patti's talented husband, Todd made these cute little planter boxes for us, but you can use anything you want as your base of course. I think they would be cute in a tin pail.
I got this cute wooden crate at Michael's for 90% off after Easter. I think it cost me about a dollar. I started by cutting a 6" Styrofoam ball in half and pushing it down into the crate. In the picture it looks like the ball is loose, but it is in there nice and tight which is important. You don't want your bouquet falling over when you finish right?
cuttlebug, or cut by hand. Cut out various sizes using different coordinating papers. I also cut some butterflies and circles.
Graphic 45 paper pack I got at Scrapbook USA the line is called, An ABC Primer. I love their paper!
(If you have a big button stash you are wanting to use up, this is the project for you! I used a lot of buttons. )
Start by putting together some of your paper layers and a bead and a button to make a flower.
Poke holes through all the layers using the button holes as a guide.
Reinsert the skewer through the wire and hole. Push it in there as far as it will go and let it dry.
Arrange your flowers in your container by pushing them into the styrofoam.
You may also want to add butterflies and dowels with only buttons for variety.
You can add a sign, a seed packet, a card or whatever else you want.
Thanks Patti for such a darling idea. You always create such beautiful things.
Come back soon,