For this blog hop I wanted to make some fun Mother's Day Decorations that can be on display for more than just the day. It is amazing what you can do with paper and I had so much fun racking my brain to come up with these two different decorations...
This first one is for my Mom who loves pinwheels! As soon as I saw someone make their own pinwheels out of paper on youtube I knew I had to try it... lucky for me when I was looking through my cartridges I came across a pinwheel cut out on the Mother's Day Cartridge, how perfect is that?
I used only 8 sheets of Colorbok paper (2 per color ) for both projects, and still have some left! I wanted to keep it all color corresponding, plus it means that I didn't have as much waste at the end of it all. I'm also happy to report that the containers used for these projects were re-purposed to fit my needs, woo-hoo go recycling!!!hehehe. The banner for the pinwheel container was made using the Mother's Day Cartridge as well, while the lettering came from the Storybook Cartridge. The ribbon used to connect the banner was from my stash. The beautiful flower cut out on this container was also made using the Storybook Cartridge.
I used cooking sticks ( usually used when making cake pops or cookies on a stick ) that I wrapped around with silver sparkly pipe cleaners and also thread through the pinwheels themselves. Another cool fact that I'd like to point out is that the pinwheels actually work when you blow on them!!! To five my pinwheels that "wow factor" I used pink stickles! You can also find small dots of white stickles on the end of each banner flag as a quick way to make faux pearls.
Now onto project #2:
This decoration is for my Mother-In-Law whom I thought this would be perfect for her to display in her scrapbooking room...
This is a view of the back.
I started out by making two of these "flower balls" as you can see up above, by cutting flowers out from the Create a Critter at 3 different sizes. I then spritzed them with Perfect Pearls Mists, perfect pearl by Ranger, and let them dry. They were attached to a small Styrofoam ball by using very thin dressmaker pins with clear white pins threaded through at the ends. I then attached the balls to green floral wire at the bottom, that I twisted over twice for extra support, and pushed through the Styrofoam that was placed inside the little container. I matted the picture with plain white paper and added "leaves" to the top to tie in with the flower balls. I used the flower balls as picture frame holders of sort and through some extra flowers in the back and front to tie it all in. I then added some pearls ( found in the dollar bin at Joann's ) around the outside of the container for some added sophistication, and there you have it! Whew!
Thank you so very very much for taking the time to look at my creations! I hope these ideas have inspired you to get your paper crafting on and ways to celebrate your Mom or special someone too!
Now you are to hop over to the wonderful Meighen, whom I'm already a huge fan of and I know you will be too! Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way!
Lisa http://www.lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com/ <-- You are here!
Meighen http://www.scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com/ <-- Your next hopping stop!
Dee Dee http://deedeecampbell.blogspot.com/
As a way to celebrate my participation in my first ever blog hop I want to give a little "bouquet" of thanks to one lucky winner that will be chosen Monday April 25th on my blog!
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