Good morning! The sun is shining here today and it is slowly warming up. After I post this I am getting pretty and Wednesday and I are going out to play! But, before that I have a photo tutorial to share with you. I had it in my mind to make Wednesday's Easter basket this year, to go along with the eggs I made her and the soon-to-be-felt-food I am making her. I had a few issues though. It needed to be big enough to hold two dozen soft eggs, it needed to be light enough for her to carry and comfortable enough for her to want to carry it. I kept going back to papier mache for simplicity. I re-examined the mailbox I made her and found it to be light enough so, I went with it. The next snag was how to cover it. My head was not in the place to make a slip cover for it like the mailbox but I knew I wanted a nice soft look. Enter this tutorial from Love 2 Create. It was inspiring in both its simplicity and prettiness. Over the course of the weekend I think I made about 160 felt rosettes.
This was not enough, I had to make another 45 more I think.
And even though I received three second degree burns on my fingers (There really is a learning curve to hot glue.) I love it. So without further ado, here is the tutorial.
Strips of paper (pretty or not, thin or thick)
Papier mache paste (watered down glue, flower and water mix, whatever you like to work with.)
Hot glue (and lots of it)
Felt (again, lots of it I think I ran through a dozen sheets between the flowers and lining)
Wouldn't this make a gorgeous flower girl basket at a wedding too?! Or a pillow?! I am totally making a pillow when the burns heal! Until next time, happy crafting!
I will be linking this up to a few events. One being my own that began today!
Trash to Treasure Thursday @ Reinvented
Creative Share Blog Hop @ Trendy Treehouse
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
Fabulous Friday Finds @ Kojo Designs