Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Inkling: crepe paper flowers

Crepe paper flowers have been on my to-make list for awhile. I originally saw a tutorial on The Bride’s CafĂ© and the flowers they made are just beautiful.

The flowers are easy to make because the crepe paper is very forgiving. It scrunches and stretches very easily and can be formed into fairly realistic-looking petals.

You can find the tutorial here.

I made all yellow flowers and used my crepe paper flowers to decorate a basket for Easter.

The basket is empty – waiting for the Easter Bunny to fill it with goodies.
I can’t wait….





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Monday, April 4, 2011

Upcycling: cheese box to gift box

Have you ever had Laughing Cow Cheese?

The cheese wedges come in a round cardboard container.


With a little embellishment, the container makes a perfect gift box.

To cover this box, I gently removed the labels from the top and sides of the box. I covered the top and sides of the container in a lightweight cardstock. I used a little ric rac to hide the seam along the top edge.

You can leave the box plain or add more embellishments on the top.
A silk flower.

Easter eggs.
 
An Easter Bunny.

Or, a little bouquet of twigs and flowers.

Fill the box with candy for Easter, use it as a gift card holder or keep it for yourself.





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Friday, April 1, 2011

Upcycling: bamboo placemat vase

Here’s a simple idea that changes the look of a plain vase instantly.

Use a placemat and wrap it around a cylinder shaped vase. Tie it with a piece of ribbon or twine and you have a whole new look.

 
I found this bamboo placemat with amazing colors at the Dollar Store.
If you don’t have a cylinder shaped vase, wrap your placemat around a jar or water bottle. Super easy with super results.