Monday, September 15, 2008
A bouquet of Flowerz
Just for me!! I had a bit of a cold last week and I decided that I needed to treat myself to a bouquet of flowerz! I bet you can guess what I used! Shimmerz and Primas of course!
I had an inexpensive bunch of silk flowers ($3.00 and it had all of the greens and everything). I popped off the flowers from the stems and took the centers out and saved them. I then painted some white Prima flowers with Sunflower and Angel Wings Shimmerz. When they were dry, I put the flower centers from the silk flowers into the centers of the Prima paper flowers. The silk flower centers that I used had two pieces, the yellow center, which pokes perfectly through the top of the Prima flower, and then a bottom green piece that then slides onto the stem of the center from underneath to hold the flower in place. Some silk flowers do not have the two pieces; these still work, but you might have to use a touch of glue on the underside of the Prima to help hold it in place. Finally, I stuck the assembled flowers back onto the plastic stems, stuck them in a vase, tied a ribbon on the vase and Viola!! Shimmering flowers that will last a long time! I'm not normally a silk flower fan.....but I do love these ones!
And here's another little something I did with the components of some silk flowers...
My son made this clay pouch for me probably 8-9 years ago. It had some dried flowers in there that were just not so cute any more, so I decided to revamp the flowers and freshen it up a bit! I think it turned out pretty cute!