I have a serious crush on trees... I'm pretty sure my decorative theme in my living room is pretty much trees. I collect Christmas trees, too. But, that's beside the point. I saw a tree, much like the one above, out at a store one day, and while the tree was beautiful, the price tag on it was not! Enter the Pink Paislee Secret Crush 6x6 paper pack, a Styrofoam cone, a little bit of gesso, some glitter, a Maya Road decorative pin, some sheer ribbon, seed beads from my stash, and I have one that's better than anything I could ever buy in the store!
I used my Cameo to cut all of the flowers from every sheet of the paper pack, save for 3, but you could just as easily cut them yourselves... it's a simple 2-inch circle, spiral cut and wrapped into a rosette.
As you can see, I painted the foam with gesso, which I then sprinkled with fine glitter and let dry to give the base an appealing look, as well. I took some seed beads and glued them into the flowers, but you could use anything you want for embellishment there, or leave blank.
I think it looks great, sitting on my bookshelf. Don't you?
So, there you have it! I hope you were inspired to create your own and I'd love to see what this project has inspired you to create. Be sure to check out all the new and happening trends at flamingoscraps.com . You'll be glad you did !!
Until next time...