Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Valentine's Bouquet!

Today is my day to do a tutorial on She's a Sassy Lady.

I decided to show you a project me and my darling daughter created for her teacher this year for Valentine's Day! A flower sucker bouquet! This project cost me a total of $4 to make + supplies I already had. (Red pail $1, Suckers $2.99) The best part about this project is that me and my daughter (8 years old) could make it together! I really wish I could show it to all of you in real life because it is so much cuter than the photo shows!


Now for the directions.....

You will need a metal pail, cardstock both plain and printed, ribbon, suckers, styrofoam, and adhesives.


I used my Gypsy with my Bloom cartridge and cut the flowers anywhere from 2.5 in. to 4.0 inches.


I had more flowers than what I needed for this project but my daughter is using the ones we didn't use on this on her class Valentines!


We picked out 3 - 4 different sizes and colors for each flower. Using a skewer, we were able to roll the leaves back.


Once the leaves are curled back, layer them one on top of another from smallest to largest. We just used plain old glue to hold the layers together. This is also a good time to tie ribbon around the sucker.


We used a glue dot to hold the flower onto the back of the sucker.


I dug through my stash of supplies and found this block of styrofoam to place in the bottom of the pail to hold the "flowers" in place.


We added a punched border to the inside of the pail to help hold in the "grass" (shredded paper). We also added some extra trim I had laying around to dress up the pail. (Sorry for the blurry picture here!)


Here are what the flowers looked like before we added them to the pail.


And this is what the bouquet looked like when it was finished! I thought my daughter did a fairly good job of layering the flowers by height... not an easy task with the styrofoam!


We finished it off with a tag that she can write a personal little note to her teacher on!


And there you have it.... an inexpensive gift that my daughter feels good about giving because she had an active role in creating it! If you have not checked out She's a Sassy Lady yet you really need to. Sassy has a different designer each day sharing a new tutorial. I have learned so many new tricks and gotten so many ideas from her team! What are you waiting for? Go check it out!
Barb  :)

19 comments:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is such a beautiful little bouquet and wonderful design. How much fun to do with your daughter! Thanks for sharing with us at Shes A Sassy Lady today.

Brenda said...

Absolutely wonderful idea!! You are so crafty, Barb!

Karen said...

That is beautiful and what a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

LesleyfromWI said...

This is adorable! I love it

Carol said...

Just beautiful! TFS, hope you don't mind if I craftlift this idea! Perfect for my daughter's class party.

Lisa B said...

BARB! You can not give this away!!! This is to pretty to take apart!!!! What a cute gift idea..I absolutely love it!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Super cute!

Nikki T said...

Beautiful gift idea. It's nice you and your daughter could do this project together.
Nikki
http://www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a great idea. I have always loved the flower bouquets but the suckers and ribbon add such a nice touch. Great idea to add the punch border to keep the grass from falling out. Great fun porject!

Caro said...

Gorgeous, Barb. What a great idea!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOWZA...Such an adorable project Barb. So perfect for Valentine's Day.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Yummy! These are so super cute! Love the beautiful tag!

Jocelyn said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH this is so adorable...I LOVE IT!!!!!! I have to make one for Evan's teacher!!!!!

Thanks for the HOW TO!!! I better get working on it today!!!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Gorgeous! I'm a teacher and love it when I score a crafty mum of a student! It makes all my late nights and hard work worthwhile when you get something like this.

Lori Apgar said...

This bouquet is gorgeous!!! I love the flowers!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Your bouquet turned out absolutely gorgeous!!!

I also wanted to take a moment to thank you for your condolence on the loss of my nephew. It meant more than you know.

Becky B. said...

How fun that you and your daughter were able to create this ADORABLE project together!! Love it, love it, love it!!

scrappinlil said...

Barb,

You and your daughter did a fantastic job on this , I am sure her teacher will love it...TFS

Amanda said...

What an amazing idea. Lucky we have our very own lolly shop in town, and I love it in there. Yum, my girlfriends so have to have one of these for their birthdays

 
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