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Friday, April 16, 2010

Upholstery Flowers

It's that time again!

Time for another Create It- Green Design Team Reveal !

I really look forward to the monthly reveal.

Each month this group of creative women present us with so many different ways to look at objects around us.

Objects that might normally be found in the trash bin by the end of the day, become useful in our creative process.

Stop by and check out what the DT has to share with you this month.While your visiting why not check out past project reveals!
My project this month is a Flower Basket for my Kitchen.
The basket I located at our local Thrift Store for .50 cents. Excellent Bargain!!
The material for the flowers came from a Upholstery Fabric Sample Album that a friend donated to me. Their store was upgrading their sample books and this one was destined for the bin.Apparently this is what happens when they are dated.
If your ever out checking out furniture ...why not check with the store and see if they have any books that are outdated. They may be more than happy to share!
You will be surprised at the size of the sample once you pull them out of the book!
I used a free Primitive pattern found on "Crafting With Lillie Mae's" blog for my flowers.
Check out all the wonderful free patterns she has shared with everyone. Love her Primitive and Country patterns !
Her Potted Country Flower template and tutorial may be found here
The buttons for my flowers came from a tin that once belonged to my G G Aunt Alice.
I switched up my flower stems a little by using wooden skewers found in my kitchen drawer and wrapped them with hemp twine.
I also added some leaves to my stems.
The flowers are held into the basket with a piece of foam that came in a package delivery to my home.
Poking a hole and adding a touch of glue to secure in my flowers.
topped off with some Spanish Moss.
That's it ...fairly easy and fast to come together.Makes my kitchen just a touch more happy.


CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [17 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jan said...

Love your great ideas!