A Box Of Flowers For Mother's Day

I have been saving this project for a special occasion, and I think that Mother's Day qualifies! I was totally inspired to create this project after seeing a box of purple flowers as part of a table centerpiece. LOVED it and had just gotten the Fun Flowers die :)

I used the Fancy Favor box die cut out in Naturals White and stamped Crumb Cake with the Woodgrain BG stamp. I also sponged all of the edges with Crumb Cake. Then I took a piece of the plasticy foam stuff that came in the packaging for one of the SU scrapbooks I bought and trimmed it down to fit in the bottom of the box. This way I had something to poke the bamboo skewers the flowers were mounted on into and they would stay in place. Think floral foam :)

The flowers themselves are lots of layers of Fun Flowers diecuts in Rich Razzleberry sponged with Rich Razzleberry and curled with a Bone Folder, then adhered to each other with Stampin' Dimensionals. Rhinestones add an awesome touch to the centers, but I think buttons and rhinestones and Antique Brads would all look amazing too! I poked a hole in the base of each assembled flower carefully with a paper piercer, then stuck a Sticky Strip covered bamboo skewer flat end first into the hole. Some of the skewers were placed straight in, some at an angle to create the bouquet.

See the angled ones? The leaves were diecut also with the Leaves #2 die out of Old Olive and curled. Then I adhered them to the inside of the box with Sticky Strip.

I thinks this whole project took me about 90 minutes to complete, from inspiration, planning, hunting for stuff, assembling, to completion. I love it when things turn out as envisioned :) I hope I inspire you to give this a try!

Happy Mother's Day everybody!!