Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Springing along...

***EDITED TO INCLUDE THE PINK PAISLEE BLOG HOP WINNER**
First, I want to announce my winner from the Pink Paislee blog hop! By total random selection, my winner is Shaina Longstreet! Shaina, please e-mail me you mailing address at charmedgirlnc@gmail.com so that we can get your prize pack in the mail to you!

Now, I have another Pink Paislee project for spring to share with you!



I had been wanting a nice spring/Easter centerpiece for my dining room table, and the last project I shared wasn't quite big enough to fill the space. But, this little flower box does the job perfectly! The box itself is a wooden CD holder from Michael's. I painted it up with some antique white acrylic paint, and filled the inside with blocks of floral foam. Cover the floral foam with some Spanish moss, and then it's time to work on your flowers and the "bloom & grow" plaque. For the flowers...



I took several of the tulip chipboard shapes, and removed the top patterned layer. You'll want to paint the chipboard with some antique white to get the most color pop once you apply the glitters. After the paint has dried, apply a layer of Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents and sprinkle on a layer of glitter. I worked with Pink Paislee's Pixee Stix in Bubblegum, Berry Blue, and Lemonade. You'll want to apply at least 2 coats of glitter for the most color, so keep repeating with layers of Diamond Glaze and glitter until you're satisfied. While those tulips are drying, go ahead and paint a wooden dowel (available at Michael's or your local hardware store) a light green; set aside to dry. Next, you'll need to make your leaves. Take one of the long multi-leaf shapes from the chipboard sets; remove the top layer of patterned paper. Use the same glittering technique as the tulips, working with Green Apple colored glitter. Once everything has dried, assemble the flowers with a hot glue gun; poke them into the floral foam until you're happy with the arrangement. Now, for the plaque...



For this, I butted two of the scalloped chipboard pieces together from two of these sets, and covered them with the woodgrain patterned paper. I used a chipboard label topped with a sticker label for the middle of the plaque, and applied it with some Pop Dots. Spell out "bloom & grow" with some chipboard letters, add some glitter and jewels to the plaque and you're done! Enjoy your gorgeous tulips that will never wilt in a flower box that stays full year-round!

12 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Just love what you did for a centerpiece! It is so CUTE!!!! Have a great Tuesday!

Melonie said...

Another adorable project:)

Mel G said...

Cayoot project, Holly!!! :) I hope all is well!

Anne-Marie said...

LOVE this, Holly! What a cute project!! :)

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

I love it!!

shaina said...

THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!! what an honor. i e-mailed you my address this morning.
thanks again!
<3 shaina

Britt said...

That is adorable! LOVE it LOVE it LOVE it!

Anabelle said...

This is absolutely adorable, Holly! Love the glittery tulips!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! You always inspire me. Hope you have a great Easter!

Marie said...

Very sweet!

Michele Brooks said...

Awww, this is so gorgeous Holly! Thanks so much for sharing that project with us. :) Have a great weekend!

Beth Perry said...

So cute!
Happy Easter!
B