I went to a crafternoon with some friends this last weekend. There were flowers, and Tacky Glue, and Miss Patty’s dinosaur cheese dip. Hurrah! Fun was had by all, particularly me, because I didn’t have to make any of it. I did supply the idea though – making three dimensional floral arrangements out of two-dimensional flowers. Looky here!
The flowers are simple watercolor flower doodles with a little marker on top. Anyone can make them, no special skills. Perfect for a party craft. Then you just glue/pin them to a foam wreath form. Simple ingredients make the most impressive results.
Giving credit where it is due, I got the idea for the wreath from Pam Garrison’s Painted Petals class, so you won’t see instructions here (if you are getting serious about painting florals it’s an awesome class).
…However, because the universe allows us all to sip from the same stimulus soup, I actually made a semi-similar project from the folks at Prime Publishing back in January, only it’s not a wreath of watercolor flowers but a stand up vase made with oil pastels and drinking straws aimed at kids:
Nifty huh? You’ll find the tutorial over here.
No matter what the coloring medium or level of expertise, I am really digging the concept of paper sculptures. A year ago Brittany from The House That Lars Built did the opposite, using a 2D flat vase with 3D flowers.
Isn’t that is cutest thing you have ever seen? And the vase is a printable. You could load it with all the paper flowers your heart can handle and mom could keep it up on the fridge like you are seven. Isn’t that the coolest?