Thursday, September 2, 2010

Flower Craft Ideas

Photo credit: Charlier Colmer/Country Living

Portable Crafts Organizer

This portable crafts organizer starts with an inexpensive tote bag, or a square of fabric-covered cardboard. Stitch four same-size pockets of different patterns onto the tote or fabric. Attach fabric-strip handle and hang. For more detail, use ready-made appliqu├ęs or cut out eye-catching floral motifs from a fabric remnant. Adhere with iron-on backing or whipstitch onto the organizer's pockets.

photo credit: Amber S. Clark/Country Living

Jewelry Magnets

Instead of letting vintage brooches gather dust in your jewelry box, turn them into refrigerator magnets: Use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the pin hardware from the back of each brooch (most fittings will come off easily); then affix a superstrong magnet with a small bead of glue — we used Gorilla Super Glue. Let dry overnight. Your grocery list has never looked more glam!

Photo credit: Keith Scott Morton / Country Living

Dried Flower Candles

Embed flowers onto a candle by affixing dried flowers to the surface, then over-dipping in clear wax. This technique works especially well with interestingly shaped leaves and flat blooms.

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Flower Craft Ideas

Great ideas for flower craft projects that will bring the beauty of a spring garden into your home all year.

1 comment:

Kellie Collis said...

Loving those dried flower candles!! Kellie xx