Cany Cane Flower Floral Pot

What a great way to spruce up  a poinsettia or other flower pot inside your home. It is only temporary so it can even be made around a favorite pot in your home right now.

600043_298243373627302_1509361411_nPut a rubber band around the middle (from top to bottom) of the pot. Stick candy canes around under rubber band until you get the look in the picture. Tie a ribbon and then bow around the middle the of the candy canes. For a slightly more permanent design, hot glue the ribbon as you wrap it around the middle of the candy canes over the rubber band. Would make a great gift or decoration for a party, especially this time of year!

Ice Chest Drink Spill Catcher

Cut a 2 liter of pop/drink like shown above. Will eliminate drink spillage when guests are visiting and make one less thing for you to cleanup. Once done wash and dry and store inside the cooler for the next time.

Alternative Ideas For Planters

The first picture shows a planter made from old gutters that have been capped on each side and planted with herbs. Each is attached to another to create a hanging planter which is a good way for small areas or balconies. The second picture is a planter made from a hollowed out log (made with a chainsaw) and planted with lots of color which is great against the earthy tones of the log itself.

Not Just Your Ordinary Thumbtack

Find the average office box store thumbtacks just a little to ordinary? How about a quick sprucing up with some findings you probably already have and some epoxy glue.

Some ideas include:

-Buttons

-Jewelry Findings

-Small stones or pebbles

-Small antique door knobs

-Other

Just clean the top of thumbtack with alcohol and do the same to the part of the item to be glued to the thumbtack to ensure a clean gluing. Use of epoxy is suggested, however, goop or super glue can be used for some items.

Enjoy your new addition to your bulletin board…. it will show your personality and uniqueness by adding charm or flare to an area of your home that is surely busy. I hope this brings a smile to your face every time you see your little creations.

 

Scrapbook Flower From Cupcake Liner

Scrap Booking Using Kitchen Supplies

Simple techniques can add serious “wow” to your scrapbook layouts when you use unusual supplies to create page accents. And cupcake liners, a kitchen staple, are a perfect substitute for patterned paper when you create flowers. The lightweight texture adds an element of surprise to your creation.

Here, we’ll show you two “can’t miss” flower ideas for your cupcake liners: fringed flowers and box flowers.

1. Fold cupcake liner in half. Cut fringe along crimped edge of liner. Unfold.

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2. Cut another liner in spiral direction, leaving nickel-sized circle as the base.

 

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3. Adhere spiral to circle base in circular fashion. Top with button or brad.

How to Create a Cupcake Liner Box Flower

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1. Fold four cupcake liners in half.

 

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2. Layer folded liners over one another and secure together with adhesive.

 

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3. Fold back each cupcake liner edge to add dimension.

(Originally posted at: http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/articles/Box_Flower_and_Fringe_Flower_Techniques?bc=c ! Scrap Booking Technique: Using Cupcake Liners to Create Flower Accents by Joannie McBride)