|Miniature window box full of flowers|
I made the flowers using my mini circle hole punch, and drew a five armed star shape with a white gel pen. This was similar to the Petunias, except they had 8 lines instead of 5.
I used the heart shaped punch for the leaves. Both the flowers and leaves were made from coffee filters that had been painted a few weeks ago, and all were shaped using a ball tipped embossing tool. The hanging portion of the flowers are glued on to thread. Yes, I glued flowers on to thread. It was VERY fiddly and maddening but it was actually easier than gluing the flowers on to the wire. I did the upright portions on wire, and bent them over. I like Alene's quick dry tacky glue for this.
The other flowers were made using my big border punch that punches out various flower shapes. I used markers for the centers of some, and for others I painted the end of a wire yellow and pushed it right through the flower. This worked better than gluing them to the ends of the wire; when I did that, the flowers kept straightening out on me.
|Morning glories in progress|
I really love the way the morning glories came out. Blue flowers are my absolute favorite.
|Mini long stem roses in stone planters|
I enjoyed making the flowers and my Bake Shop Patio is looking so colorful. I already glued all of these flower boxes into place, and I added some advertising and signage. I just have to make some chair cushions and I'll be done. I made one but it looks weird so I have to look at a few tutorials on how to do the corners. I also suck at wrapping gifts when it comes to corners, lol.
I added some craft sticks along the patio and roof to give it a more finished look and I'm happy with it. I think I'm putting off doing the second chair cushion because then I'll be done, and I hate the thought of being done; I had so much fun with this project.