TAMARA BRIDAL SHOWER -TISSUE FLOWER

My co-worker daughter is getting married in June.   She is on a tight budget for the wedding and wanted something simple but elegant.

We decided on decorating with tissue paper  for the flowers.

One piece of tissue paper makes one flower. It’s easiest to make the flowers in multiples of three. Adjust what you need based on how many flowers you want to make.

You’ll Need:
12 Sheets of Tissue Paper (20″x26″ or 20″x30″)
12 Pipe Cleaners or other Flexible Wire
Scissors
A Vase

Optional:
Ribbon to decorate the Vase
Scotch Tape to attach the Ribbon to the Vase
A Ruler or Measuring Tape

* pic of steps

Place the tissue paper stack in front of you portrait style. Take the bottom edge and fold in over one inch. Then flip it over and fold it back on the other side. Continue folding your way up the paper one inch at a time.

When you are done folding your tissue paper stack should look like an accordion.

 

Fold that accordion in half and fold an inch and a half of a pipe cleaner around it. Then twist the pipe cleaner together to secure the flower to the stem.

Take two more pipe cleaners and attach them the same way, on each side, about 6-7 inches away from the center. The paper color at the top of the pipe cleaner will be your center color and the color at the base of the stem will be your bottom color. By placing the pipe cleaners in different directions you’ll get opposite color combinations for your flowers. If you position your pipe cleaners all in the same direction your flowers will all be identical.

Cut the paper into three equal sized pieces (about 6-7 inches long), the pipe cleaners should be in the center of each of the pieces. Adjust your pipe cleaners if necessary.

While holding your stem (pipe cleaner), gently open up the flower accordion and begin pulling the top layer straight up all the way around the flower. Be careful not to rip the delicate paper.  You usually can’t tell if it’s been ripped.

Separate the other two layers by pulling the middle layer straight up toward the top layer, while pulling the bottom layer straight down.

Finally, flip the flower upside down and gently run you fingers from the center stem to the edge applying gentle pressure, pressing the bottom layer down toward the middle layer.

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Tissue-Paper-Flowers

MASON JAR


Mason jars are the easiest way to just add fun, color and personality to anywhere in your home or to make that special occasion “very special.”

All you need are :

Mason jars

Rubbing alcohol

Paint brush

Paint–acrylic or chalk pain your favorite color

 

The rubbing is to thoroughly clean the jar.

HEADPHONE HOLDER

Are you having trouble finding your earplug…  tangle..

Here is a quick and fun solution to keep your earplug from tangling and finding it when you need it.

 

All you need are the following:

  • Laundry pins

  • sharpie pen or any craft paint

  • glue

  • rubber band

Step 1 – on is to paint the pin

Step 2- put a dash of glue on of the pin and stack opposite directions

Step 3-  use rubber band to keep the two stackable pin and let the glue dry.

 

FUZZY FLURRY-POM POM RUG USING REMNANTS YARN

I just love the feel of soft, fluffy  from a POM POM RUG under my feet.

I usually spend about one hour doing a craft but this one may take longer than an hour.  My suggestions is to do it piecemeal.  While watching TV you can make the pom pom and another day  lay out the pom and then place them.

POM POM RUG SUPPLIES

  • Scissors

  • Yarn

  • Non slip rug mat

  • Empty paper towel roll

Directions

  1. Cut paper towel in half and set two pieces next to each other.

  2. Wrap yarn about 100 times around the two pieces of paper towel.

  3. Cut the end of the yarn off and gently slide off the roll (very slowly or it will unravel

  4. Cut another piece about 12inches to wrap around the ball yarn.

  5. Tie a secure knot around the ball yarn and gently pluff.

  6. Fill mat and enjoy.  

 

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WHAT EVERYDAY SEARCH FOR CRAFT IDEAS

  • Mirrors

  • Vintage tools, ladders

  • Lanterns, string lights, candles, candlesticks, lamps,lampshades

  • Books

  • Paint

  • Ribbons, netting, buttons

  • Old or unusual doors, wrought iron pieces, gates, benches, statues

  • Pots, colorful buckets, galvanized tubs, watering cans, vases, canisters and any kind of container

CAN ALL BE PAINTED, DECOUPAGE TO CREATE A SPECTACULAR CRAFT PROJECT.

Third series with pom pom

Embellish and Transform. Gather up all your scissors and yarns and lets decorate!

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