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Upcycled Bouquet

Several weeks ago, I worked on a project that used a lot of lace.  The lace came on these large spools and when I was done, I had about fifteen or sixteen of them.  Sometimes when I finish/empty a container, I have a hard time throwing it out because I’m just sure I can do/make something with or from it.  That was the case with the spools.  I knew right away that I wanted to try a small flower arrangement but, I just didn’t get around to it.  Flowers and Mother’s Day seemed like a good combination.  So, that’s what I’ve played with this afternoon while I waited for my daughter to finish her work so we could go play together.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Here are some flowers for you:

Honeycomb Hello Bouquet from theartfulinker.com

I started by wrapping the spool with Basic Gray cardstock and a band of Flowerpot designer paper.  Then, I added a length of Gold Sequin Trim.

Honeycomb Hello bouquet flower detail from theartfulinker.com

Using the Bouquet Bigz L Die, I cut flowers from Crushed Curry and Pool Party.  Then, I added some Garden Green leaves.  The petals and leaves were all gently shaped with my bone folder.

In order to layer the flowers to make them fuller, I snipped them apart and overlapped petals.  This allows the layers to stack nicely and stand apart.  A hot glue gun works best for putting the flowers together.

The top and bottom of the spool were covered with circles of Garden Green cardstock to give it a more finished look.

Honeycomb Hello bouquet sentiment detail from theartfulinker.com

The sentiment from Honeycomb Hello is inked with Basic Gray on Whisper White and punched with the Artisan Label punch (retiring).

I think these would make wonderful table favors or gifts for a coworker’s desk. Or, how about for a favorite teacher?

Do you upcycle?

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