The moment the Christmas season ended began the start of my creative funk. For the past few weeks I seriously thought I had lost my creative mojo. It was awful. I attempted a couple different projects and played with a variety of mediums, but each time was a complete fail. I couldn’t even make a Valentines project work. I’ll spare you the details, but it was pretty bad.
So the other day I was perusing Pinterest (the greatest time suck I’ve ever known), and came across this lovely photo..
Ahh, those colors! So fresh and springy, perfect for the Sparkletots’ room! I pulled out my large collection of cardstock and started playing with the blues and greens.
Then..well you know how it goes. One thing led to another and I ended up with this..
Here’s how to do it…
Supplies: cardstock, hot glue gun, paper lantern, a cutting machine, some sparkly rhinestones, baker’s twine
Using my Silhouette machine I cut out some of their 3D Ruffled Flowers, that I downloaded from the online store. Okay, not just some flowers, but 56 ruffled flowers. Each ruffled flower has six pieces. If you are a little crazy and have lots of time, I suppose you could cut all these out by hand, but your hands would start to hurt after a while.
Crumple up each layer individually in the palm of your hand, then glue the layers together. You can glue a rhinestone in the middle, if you’d like.
Grab your lantern and start gluing the flowers on. I used a 99 cent paper lantern from Ikea. Start gluing at the bottom of the lantern, working your way up and keeping the flowers even. I didn’t do that and I ended up having to reposition some of the flowers. Not so fun.
Hang the lantern using your baker’s twine and enjoy the colors!
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