Monday, April 1, 2013

Designer Craft Connection April - Finds Around The House

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.


  1. Great ideas! I love the recipe decoupage idea for kitchen containers!

    1. Thanks Terry - pages from old books and magazines are fun to use, though sometimes I find some I hate to tear apart. I'm big on reusables, especially for storage.