I was at JoAnns finding crafts for my boys to do for the summer, and I stumbled upon some great finds. One was this cardboard flower. It is about 2 inches thick and 8 inches tall, and it was 70% off!!
Here you see the original flower, very simple and just begging to be decorated!!
I attacked this like a paper mache or decoupage craft. I smeared craft glue over the entire flower then opened up two decorative napkins and pressed them over the entire flower. I tore off the excess tissue, added more glue, and added more tissue layers until the entire flowers was coated with tissue front back and in all the little crevices. I then tore some of the other scrap papers and glued them on for more layers. Then I cut out some of the cute little animals from paper. I sprayed the entire flower with a light mist of Heidi Swapp Mustard Color shine before added in the little animals.
Here you can see the back side of the flower. The back side only has the tissue paper, so no torn paper or animals for layers.
I added a little bow tie in pink trim and sunset burlap flower from Maya Road and bling from Prima thus creating my little table decoration.
Tissue, ribbon, papers - Other
Flower - Maya Road
Leaves and Bling -Prima
Mist - Heidi Swapp
Ink - Prima