Spring is slowly beginning here where I live. There are little signs of green popping through the ground. The mass of tiny yellow crocus' are opening under the crab apple tree out front. A mason jar is filled with bright yellow daffodils on the counter. So why not create a few more blooms out of different materials found around the house.
The flowers that I created are used to decorate a container for gift giving. An empty corn meal container was decoupaged with cookie recipes torn from an old cook book. The lid has a extra wooden knob attached to is for opening and trimmed with some natural jute cording. A strip from a brown bag is used for a paper ribbon around the container.
Three flowers were made for embellishments. The largest was a crochet loop daisy with a center made from a filter found in some of the K-cups that are used in coffee makers. The plastic disc was covered by stitching with gold metallic thread and a gem stone addd to the center. A small posy was die-cut from a "Peace Tea" aluminum can and then shaped and finished with a button center. The third carnation like flower was made by painting die-cut, dryer fabric sheets and then gathering them up to form the flower. Just glue them in place and add a little bow and fill the container with some delicious homemade cookies to give away of keep as a cute container in your kitchen.