Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Paper Flower Bouquet

I'm always looking for new ideas on what to make or buy for Akemi's ballet performances. We normally go 2 nights and I usually pick up fresh flowers for one of the nights. The second night she might get a lei or whatever I'm into at the moment. Recently, I got this new Spellbinder flower die set and I just love it! Had some leftover leaves and floral wire, so I whipped up these paper flowers in about an hour. The paper I used was Doodlebug and they are two sided, so just flipped the middle flower to the other side for contrast. I like it since its still in the same color, so it matches perfectly. Then added heart buttons found in one of the button packs from Ben Franklin, Luckily I was able to find enough for the whole bouquet. I think the heart buttons add something cute an fun to the flower. Ok, please don't judge but I pulled this out of a bag that had been sitting overnight, so my bow is all mangled! It looked nice when I first gave it to her, but you know how it goes after the event... Here's a close up of the flowers. If anyone has good ideas for next year's performance I would love to hear it!


Maylee said...

Wow! those are soo pretty! I think I need those dies now : )

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Ho Jenny, that's reeeeaaallly cute.

Lani ^_^ said...

Next year follow your Mario theme and do the flame throwing venus fly traps! You can put little propane canisters in the stems and light them on fire! "The Ballerina Who Was On Fire" Then you can change her name to Katniss. :)