Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yellow Roses


My mantle, I mean entertainment center, has been evolving a bit.  I finally got rid of the Christmas tree and brought back the fabric leaves, and I've been looking for something new to go in that blue bowl in the right corner.  The jute pears were a little to big to look good, and I'd like to use the Easter eggs I made last year elsewhere. 



 The bowl originally came home with a bouquet of flowers in it, and I wanted to make something similar, without buying a lot of (or any) supplies.  After scratching the fabric flower idea, I found this tutorial for paper flowers.  I made a couple dozen flowers out of different shades of yellow paper.  I followed the directions exactly, except I added a dab of hot glue to help the flowers keep the size and shape I wanted. They were easy to make, and and I made them all one evening sitting at the desk watching TV on the internet. Yay for me time!


In the spirit of not buying things, I decided to use this ball made from crochet thread and glue that I had left over from a previous project.  It happened to fit perfectly inside my bowl.  If you don't already have one laying around, it would be much easier to go and buy a styrofoam ball or other round object.


I began attaching the flowers with hot glue, starting at the top.


I used scraps left from making the flowers and tucked them in the spaces between flowers, so that the crochet thread wouldn't peak through the gaps.


The scraps also ensured that light wouldn't shine through from one side of the ball to the other.


There were a few gaps around the bottom of the bouquet when I finished.


I cut out some leaves and folded them in half to tuck under the flowers and hide any remaining gaps...


...like so.


I have to say it turned out better than I had hoped.


And the yellow flowers are so light and springy.  Too bad it's currently snowing outside....


I'm sharing this project at:



11 comments:

The Webers said...

Your dad really didn't know what he was talking about...you are sooo domesticated!!! Come to my house...PLEASE!!!

Jenn said...

Love this!

Jessica said...

Came across your blog on FB, these are cute!

Theresa @ Just Call Me "T" said...

lol I love your blog title! And The Webbers up above is right... he didn't really know what he was talking about. ;) Those are super cute. I love the burst of color you chose too!

(found and following you now b/c of Show & Tell Sat linky party)

-T

The Mama said...

Adorable! Love your mantletainment center, great color choices!

Jen said...

I love this! What a perfectly pretty, springy and fresh bouquet! And, I gotta say, your blog title is hilarious! Way to go! I'd love for you to come by my blog sometime, www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Steph said...

found you via another blog... LOVE the yellow flowers! might make this for my daughter's teacher for appreciation week.
thanks for sharing!

By the Bluegrass said...

Love the various shades of yellow...my favorite color! These are really cute!
xo,
sena

{nifty thrifty things} said...

What a cute idea! Love the flower bouquet!
I would love for you to share it a my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
xoxo,
Vanessa

Wendy@Craft Goodies said...

So pretty, and the color goes so well with the bowl! I have to say your dad might need to re-think his opinion of you...thanks for linking!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
I hope to see you again tomorrow!
xoxo,
Vanessa