|Fresh cut twigs|
You must be asking yourself - "a bunch of twigs on a paper? Huh?" I must confess that I LOVE sticks! And all things "sticky"!! Bunches of sticks or twigs in a vase; the trees in winter without their leaves, twig baskets... I saw a pic online (I am sorry, I cannot remember where I saw it, but it showed how to make pretty twig flowers with heart-shaped petals.)
|See the little buds on the tips?|
The other day when it wasn't TOO cold, I tramped out to the "woods" at the back of the complex to cut some small branches. One mistake, I forgot my gloves! I cut what I thought looked good, treading carefully in the snow (in short boots) and when my fingers were frozen I decided I had enough! Tucked them all under my arm and hurried back into warmth.
|The twigs I wanted on the right, discards on left.|
As I went through the bunch, I found the straightest ones really would work the best. A slight curve is okay, but I think straight sticks will look nicer.
|Heart petals, leaves and glue.|
I cut out the felt heart shapes in three different colors and cut two leaves for each flower. Then I just began gluing the petals around the tip using Tacky glue. I did have to hold them a bit for the glue to hold. Yeah, I got gluey fingers!
Some are more open, and some look more like flowers buds just starting to open. I know this vase isn't the best, but my vase supply is a bit lame right now.
|I might mention, I left them long but they can be cut to any size you like.|
I didn't happen to have any green floral tape to use at the bottom of each flower. So I just cut little strips of the green felt and wound them around just to finish the bottoms of the flowers.
I did add a bit of glitter in the centers of some of the open flowers. I didn't photograph it, though. It looks okay, but now I think I like them without it. It's really a simple project that can be worked up quickly. Or pretty quick. Depends on how many you want to make! Please pardon my picture-taking skills. (me with a hand-me-down camera and low camera skills = crummy photos!)
Have a pleasant Sunday!
POST SCRIPT~ Adding the following pix
|Two "buds" in a vase|