I started out my illustrious crafting career 🙂 in paper. Scrapbooking, specifically. Paper crafting is still my happy comfort zone. Today’s project uses some beautiful cardstock to create a spring decoration piece that can easily be adapted to fit the color scheme of your own home. Spring brings flowers, and I love flowers! I love incorporating them into my projects.
- 5×7 Unfinished Wooden Shadow Box.
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Cardstock.
- Dry Floral Foam.
- Cloth Covered Floral Wire.
- Mini White Picket Fence.
- Silhouette Electronic Cutting Machine (or various flower shaped craft punches).
- White Chalk Paint (or color of your choice).
- Hot Glue Gun.
- Adhesive Gems (for flower centers).
- Fringe Scissors.
I cut all of my flowers using my Silhouette (electronic cutting machine). I used the following cut files from the Silhouette online store.
Resize the Tulip and the Daisy to 2″. Resize the 5 petal flower to 1″. If you space the flowers together in color families, you can cut all of the flowers for this spring decoration with one pass through your machine! I love easy.
The cardstock in the Tim Holtz Kraft Core line was a perfect palette for my home. Choose the colors you like for your project. I used three Tulips, three Daisies, and 8 5-Petal Flowers for my shadow box.
The Tulip shape will require one center piece, one stamen piece (yellow) and two outside petal pieces per flower.
The finished center piece (photographed left) should resemble a cup shape. I used hot glue as my adhesive of choice. Be careful that you don’t use a lot of hot glue for this, or it will burn your poor fingers!
Adhere the outer petal pieces to the bottom of the center (cup) shape using hot glue.
Adhere your assembled flowers to a section of cloth wrapped floral wire. I cut all the wire into 5″ sections (the height of the shadow box) then I could trim them smaller when I started to arrange them in the box.
Trim the top edge of the cardstock piece using scissors to create grass.
Crumple the cut “grass” section of cardstock.
The wire will allow you to bend and manipulate the placement of the flowers. Insert the large flowers first, and then fill in with the smaller (5 petal) flowers. Add leaves if you want to. Add gemstone centers to the flowers.
Find a spot for your new favorite spring decoration!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).