May 3, 2011

Five Hot Glue Gun Burns Later . . .

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We have this with a little tutorial from Emily at Jones Design Company. I’m not gonna lie – this was A LOT of work.  Hannie B. has two teachers.  Add in RedDog’s teacher and we ended up making 24 paper flowers.  They’re not perfect.  There was much glue involved. But they are done.  And I had a delightful time sitting and talking with my daughter while she rolled paper and cut leaves and I burned my fingers and bent floral wire for a few hours.

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We attached a little note to each vase labeling these as “Amazing Unwiltable Flowers”.  I think that was my desperate attempt at hoping the teachers won’t just chuck our hard work in the trash but will instead realize they can last a long, long time.  We’ll see. Next year, maybe something a little easier. Knowing me, probably not!

PS. I loved the beauty of Emily’s monochromatic scheme, but in an effort lower costs, I decided to use only paper I already had on hand.

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9 comments:

christy said...

I love them. Amazing. And I think the patterned paper is just as pretty as the monochromatic. Just a different look. Well done.

Apis Melliflora said...

You are one dedicated crafter!
I think the teachers will really like them.
A unique gift, as always.

Aiketa said...

That is gorgeous! Your flowers are really beautiful! I hope the teachers can apreciate the uniqueness and all the hard work of these gifts.

The Queen Vee said...

Your crazy, but in a good way. Those hot glue gun burns really HURT!

emily said...

THey look so cute! I hope the teachers love them.

Kasey said...

Beautiful!

Princesa said...

We made some like that a couple of years ago...my best friend was glue dots. I already had a stash and it was lovely. I love how these turned out. We didn't add leaves, but wrapped ribbon on the bottom. Love it.

Tobi said...

Those are some amazing flowers! But I can already tell you that I won't attempt them. I haven't reached your level of excellence in the crafting world. I might not ever make it that far. I'm okay with admiring your skillz and being darn proud to know you!!

We are FAM-I-LEE said...

Thanks so much for this flower idea! I made one each (no attempts at the bouquet!) for each child to bring to their teacher. Today was the day to bring one flower to school & we brought this one! Kids loved them & I already got a thank you email from the librarian. That was enough to make my day too. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas!!