Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Baking Cup Flowers

YAY!  It's officially spring!  Okay, I woke up to a blanket of snow covering the ground, but that's Idaho for you!

But there's nothing like longing for a little spring color, warmth, and cheeriness to inspire a flower project, right?

YOU WILL NEED:  *Baking cups in pretty colors (the regular and "mini" sizes)
*Pop-sickle/craft sticks
*Fishing line
*Needle (with a big enough eye for the fishing line)
*Glue (glue stick and all-purpose craft glue)
OPTIONAL: Small clay flower pots and floral foam

You'll want to use the pretty colored side of the baking cups, so you'll have to...

Flatten them out!

Cut triangles in one of the baking cups

All the way around.

Glue Stick time!  Just in the center.

Layer the baking cup with cut-out triangles on top

Glue a small size baking cup to the center

Thread a length of fishing line up from the bottom of your flower and through a bead (If you are careful, then the paper will not rip)

Sew back down through the cups to finish attaching the bead.

Add a dab of craft glue to the back of your flower and attach a pop-sickle stick.  

Secure the fishing line to the pop-sickle stick with a double knot, and another dab of glue.
Trim the fishing line. 

TAH-DAH!!  Flower!   If you would like, you can display your flower in a small terra-cotta pot.  Just cut a little square of floral foam, smoosh it down in the pot, and push the pop-sickle stick into the foam. 

Random Giraffe approves!

So does the dinosaur!  


Kristen said...

Oh my Gosh that's such a genius project. I'm totally going to do that with the kids for Easter!

Julie said...

YAY! Let me know how they turned out!