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Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BLOOM: Fresh Flowers and a Giveaway

1-Floral Post

Over the years, I used countless flowers in my posts here at homework. I’ve created all types of faux flowers and used fresh flowers either as the star of a post or as part of the styling for a post. These are just a few of the times, I included flowers in my photos.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

BLOOM: Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas  via homeework | carolynshomework.com  Every now and then, when I go to the market, I treat myself to something pretty. Like a bunch of flowers or some potted plants. This past week, I spied these 4 inch pots of Hydrangeas and I couldn’t resist.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

BLOOM: Spring Flowers Inspired by Radiant Orchid

Spring Flowers inspired by Radiant Orchid via homework | carolynshomework.comA few days before Easter, my mom gave me these gorgeous purple tulips. And before I went to her house on Easter, I picked up this pretty bouquet of white and purple flowers for her.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

UPCYCLING: Repurposed Vintage Sifter to Vase

Repurposed Vintage Sifter to Vase with tulips via homework | carolynshomework.com I’ve had this sifter forever! I honestly don’t remember where I got it. It might be my moms, I’m going to have to ask her.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

BLOOM: Springtime Ranunculus

Springtime Ranunculas via homework | carolynshomework.comOne of my favorite flowers are Ranunculus. The vibrant colors and crepe paper like petals are just so beautiful.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

FRESH LOOK: Spring Birdcage Decor

Spring Birdcage via homework | carolynshomework.com

A while back, I participated in a Hometalk | Michaels event. You can read about it here. One of the projects we could create for the event was a decorated birdcage. I was disappointed because my store was all out of birdcages.


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Celebrations: Paper Flower Party Favors

Paper Flower Favors 8Many of you know my love for the dollar store. I find some of the best little goodies in those stores. I recently found packs of these beautiful paper flowers.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sew & Tell: freshening the patio for spring

It’s definitely spring in my neck of the woods. The weather went from gloomy to fresh and sunny recently. Although I was ready for the change in seasons, my patio wasn’t. The cushions and pillows on my patio furniture have had it. They were old, faded and dingy. I would show you a picture but honestly, they were so bad it’s horrifying.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Celebrations: mother’s day gift box

Mother’s Day is around the corner and a homemade gift is always special. This year I’m going to make some treats and fill up this embellished box that I made.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Etceteras: floral printables & an origami owl giveaway

Floral Frame 1I’ve been playing around with some of the photos I’ve taken of flowers lately. Pic Monkey has all these fun textures and overlays. Feel free to grab any of the four floral photos below. You can use the on cards, tags or in frames. Add your own text like I did above. {For personal use only}.

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Also, I wanted to introduce you to my newest sponsor Mom and Me Origami Owl®.

Monday, April 1, 2013

homework: reading {paper blooms}

Paper Flower Jar Lids – from my archives

 
I’ve made several paper flower projects here on homework. I love working with the different paper colors and textures and turning them into fun embellishments or using them for décor.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Celebrations: spring flower inspiration

Today, I’m tag teaming with the lovely Kari at Ucreate to bring you some spring inspiration. Kari has some pretty floral Mother's Day ideas. And I’m showing you some different ways to display flowers.


Spring Flowers 14 aTo me, nothing says spring like fresh cut flowers. Even the tiniest vase with a single flower is an instant mood brightener. For this project, I bought inexpensive flowers to create several arrangements and had enough left over to use the odds and ends to create the floral frame above. Inside the frame I added an inspirational quote that Kari shared with me. I'm going to print it out and hang it above my craft table.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Celebrations: bright & cheery yellow for spring

ChooseSmart Spring (12) AIt’s time to cheer up! Put away the snow globes, pinecones and winter décor and lighten and brighten with spring crafts and accents.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Dirt: good things at Curbside Chaos

This post brought to you by Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.. All opinions are 100% mine.

210091Can you imagine winning a $5,000 yard makeover. There are so many things I would do to our yard – starting with new privacy trees or hedges along our back yard wall. From there I would redo all my flower beds so I could have beautiful cut flowers year round. It would be amazing!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Homework: reading {artful halloween}

Is it too early? I wasn’t sure if I was ready for Halloween projects yet but the days fly by so quickly and I didn’t want to find myself the night before Halloween without any spooky decorations.

Fortunately, I received a book titled Artful Halloween by Susan Wasinger.


The book is filled with fun artful Halloween projects and ideas that are easy to create.


Blog Halloween Book-001I love these whimsical fabric ideas. A felt embroidered owl and a napkin stamped using a potato.


Blog Halloween Book-002Decorating pumpkins is a hot trend and there’s an entire section on pumpkins. Beautiful pumpkins with great tips and techniques.


Blog Halloween BookThese blood spattered paper flowers were right up my alley. I had all the materials on hand and the step-by-step instructions were easy to follow.

I decided to use my flowers in a spooky centerpiece and found a crow from last year.


And no word is spookier to me than Edgar Allen Poe’s use of the word “nevermore”.


Here are my blood spattered flowers. I used more of blood drip technique but they still scream “gory” to me.


Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."
For more information about the book Artful Halloween click here.


Thanks for visiting.
Carolyn
I received a complimentary copy of the Artful Halloween from Lark Crafts. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine.


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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Dirt: forget me nots and e-book review


Back in April I posted about a Mother’s Day centerpiece idea. I planted some Forget Me Not seeds in a basket. You can see the original post here. I’m happy to say the seeds sprouted, the plants grew and I have beautiful Forget Me Not flowers blooming.


They are the sweetest, simplest little flower but the color is so striking.


See that hole in the leaf on the bottom left?


Here’s the culprit… I love that the butterflies are enjoying the flowers but I think their babies are eating the leaves.


It’s okay. There are enough flowers for the butterflies, their babies and me. 


These make me smile.



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You know what else makes me smile? Suzy of Suzy’s Artsy Crafty Sitcom. Actually, she makes me laugh out loud. Hysterical stories alternate with artsy genius on the Sitcom. Suzy recently launched an e-book centered around one of her most popular projects – the faux stained glass peacock. The e-book contains the pattern for the Majestic Peacock and instructions for two completely different projects using the pattern. Plus, ideas for seven other projects.   


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Suzy’s Majestic Peacock is an original design and it’s stunning. The e-book has step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow and photos highlighting the process.


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For more information or to order one of Suzy’s e-books click here to visit Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom.


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Carolyn
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Dirt: dollar store steamer to flower basket


 
Here’s a fun and budget friendly idea for a Mother’s Day gift {or any occasion gift}. 




I found this wire steamer basket at the dollar store. You could do so many things with this basket. Hang several for kitchen storage, use them for ribbons or scraps of fabric, or actually use it to steam vegetables.



I decided to use mine as a planter for a Mother’s Day gift.



I lined the basket with moss and gave it a good soaking. 



The steamer basket handles double as legs. Or, you could hang the basket using the handles. 



Once filled with potting soil, I planted Forget Me Not seeds. 



Forget Me Not flowers are so pretty and delicate. I love the gorgeous blue color and the cheery yellow center. Here’s how legend says the flower got it’s name.

According to Wildflower Information.org, legend says that the forget me not received its name when a medieval German knight picnicking with his true love along the banks of a river decided to gather some blue flowers at the water's edge. As a flash flood appeared and swept him away, he threw the bouquet to his lover and cried, "Forget me not!"

 
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I can’t wait for my basket to start growing and I’m envisioning an abundance of pretty blue flowers like the ones above. Fingers crossed!




In the meantime, this dragonfly plant stick will stand guard over my seeds. 


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