Creative Bliss

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Took a Crafty Day...

And worked on a couple of projects I've seen that I wanted to try.

First up is sure a day brightener! I got the idea for this on Organize and Decorate Everything here. It was literally easy peasy lemon squeezy! I picked up four flower bushes at the Dollar Tree and a round styrofoam ball at Hobby Lobby. I cut off the flowers and just stuck them into the ball. The gal who shared this idea used hot glue to make them stick, but for now, I liked how quick and easy it was just to stick them in.  I decided to rest it on top of the glass vase I have on my coffee table.


I tried to take pictures of it actually ON the coffee table, but I couldn't get them to look right. So I tried this way instead and thought you got a better idea of the colors in the flowers.

Next up is a project I saw in February on Someday Crafts here. Oh my goodness, I fell in love with the cheery gingham goodness! I've been collecting the supplies needed and today I decided to try my hand at it. I thought I could get three made, but only managed the one for now.


This was another tough one to photograph nicely, but I think you get a pretty good idea of what it looks like. The blog post I linked is a tutorial on how to make these, so I'll refrain giving the details. It was fairly easy and lots of fun to create. I actually put fabric over a button cover and added just a bit of fiberfill before putting it together. Aside from making the circle a little too small, it worked great. This may end up on the porch table or possibly in the girls' room.

That's it from me today. I hope your Wednesday has been a happy one! Thanks for stopping by and leaving all those lovely comments on the eggs I shared yesterday. You sure do know how to make a gal feel good! *Ü*

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7 comments:

Sparkle said...

Such cheery projects! Love them both.

Kathi C. said...

Love them, Jeanne!

Carolyn Christie said...

It just makes ya wanna SMILE! :D
Have a wonderful day!

Kim Burmeister said...

Beautiful flowers and the one you made is so cheery. You Rock!

stampmonkey said...

Your gingham flower project is DARLING!! The yellow you chose to use is so bright and cheery...perfect for spring! And your flower ball looks sooo real! That vase is gorgeous too!! You're one crafty gal, that's for sure! Bet your girls are loving these. ;) tfs

Jackie said...

love the flowers..and the gingham flower...too cute

Barb said...

These are so cute! Your florals look so realistic...I just want to sniff 'em!