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.
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!!