Hello everyone! Did you have a lovely weekend? I hope so! Mine was very busy, very creative, very crafty. Here’s a bit of what I was up to.
First, I have a confession to make: I am slightly obsessed with cards and stationary! I picked up this lovely pack of cards the other day; they really make me rather happy.
As I took a few moments yesterday to pull out each one of the 10 designs and admire them, I realized they all remind me of happy, yarn-y things! Don’t you think the one on the left looks like knit fabric? And the one on the right, pretty crochet shells? And the middle could be a whole stack zig-zag afghans. I couldn’t stare at them too long though; other projects were calling!
I am currently co-directing a children’s theatre production of Alice in Wonderland at the performing arts school where I work, and seeing as we’re a not-for-profit school, I’m trying to keeps the set costs down. Waaaaaay down, in fact. Like raid-the-basement-and start-upcycling down. You get the picture 🙂 Awhile back, I saw some giant single stem flowers at Hobby Lobby that I absolutely fell in love with. I instantly thought of the scene where Alice is shrunken and talks to the caterpillar! But at $20 a pop, they definitely did NOT fit into my frugal budget. So I thought, why not just make my own?
I have been scouring the internet for DIY project ideas I can use as set pieces/decorations/costumes, etc, so I expanded the search to include giant flowers, and I found some amazing tutorials. Today, I gave the “fiesta flowers” from Aunt Peaches a try.
Would you like to see one of my Wonderland Works-In-Progress? Oh goodie, here it is…
Ooooo, isn’t it pretty? I must say, I am quite pleased with the result thus far. I love how the gradation of color turned out, exactly the sort of aesthetic I like. To finish it up, I’m planning on using an old gift wrap roll that I covered with green tissue paper for the stem, and then sticking it in a flower pot with some floral foam to hold it steady.
I snapped a few pictures while making this flower, and I think I will post them when I get a chance, in case you want to try making one for your self. While following the original tutorial I discovered a couple of tips/tricks that make the process a little easier, and naturally I want to share those with you <3
Until then, all my best!