Okay, I was only going to do one project for Jenn's Blog Hop because those banners take for-stinkin-ever for me to get them just they way I like 'em. However, I found some hydrangeas I had started on last week and decided I'd get them finished up for a "birthday bouquet" of sorts.
Penny Duncan Creations. She has created cut files and YouTube videos with complete instructions for making these beautiful flowers. Of course, I tweaked her instructions just a little for these. I enlarged the files and used 2 inch Styrofoam balls cut in half. I used the pink skittles in the centers. You can tell on the dark pink one the glue isn't quite dry. I tried using a glue gun to glue down the skittles, but it kept melting the glue on the back of the florets and everything would come unstuck. I was too impatient to wait for the glue gun to heat up on the cool setting, which probably would have alleviated everything coming unstuck! I did ink the edges of the florets with chalk ink, and used a stylus made for working with polymer clay to shape the petals and leaves. I also added some stickles to the backs of some of the petals on the two really pale pink flowers. I'll probably add stickles to the darker pink one before I decide I'm totally finished with it. I had a grand plan to put these in a cute little window box-type container. However, I didn't have any floral foam, and since I've been at Michael's twice today, I thought it was probably a good idea to come up with an alternative plan!
I'm seeing myself making these for Mother's Day. A bouquet that doesn't wilt and have to be thrown away!
To be eligible for blog candy, please leave a comment and tell me which birthday was your favorite and why. One of my favorite birthday I was about 10 years old. My birthday actually fell on Easter that year, which I thought was very cool. My Granny Rowe made me an Easter Bunny cake totally from scratch. It was sooo cute! I think I had her make it a couple of times after that for my birthday as well. My other favorite birthday was the 16th. My dad and I were up getting ready to go take the big driving test. My brother's Dad, my Favorite Uncle!, called to tell me I had a new baby girl cousin to share a birthday with! I sent her a message on our shared day and told her she was my best birthday gift ever!
You should have come to see me from Jill. If not, head back to her blog and check out her project. After me, hop on over to see Shelley. Hope everyone has a fantastic Wednesday.