Happy Valentine's Day!
I thought I would make you a little pot of tulips to show my love. This was actually pretty easy and lots of fun to make!
I started with a cheap.... excuse me... inexpensive votive holder that I scored from the dollar store. I sprayed it with a fixative - you will want to do this in sections because it dries fast - then dusted it with various colors of Perfect Pearls in much the same fashion as I did with the cards last week. (Click here to see those instructions.) I then sprayed over it again with a matte sealer. You can find the fixative and sealer at any hardware store or craft store - I find that they're a little less expensive at hardware stores.
I affixed the ribbon with a strip of red liner tape, then fashioned a bow and simply glued that on.
On to the flowers! Who couldn't use a touch of Springtime right now? And what else says Springtime like tulips? So, I went with my tulip stamp from Blockheads. I stamped it twice, using markers to color the stamp in order to have pink blossoms and green stems and leaves.
I cut out the entire image. I used my X-Acto knife to cut the spaces between the blossoms and leaves. I know there are some crafters out there who are squeamish about using X-Acto knives. They have this inordinate fear of lopping off a finger or something. Well... get over it and keep your fingers out of the way! Because, let me tell you, an X-Acto knife can be one of the best tools in your kit. I use mine all the time.
Once the flowers were all cut out, I layered them so that the back stand of tulips was a bit taller. I used spacers in between the two groups just to give them some airiness, but it also lent some stability to them. Once that was all done, I simply folded a bit of the bottom of the stems and glued it to the bottom of the votive holder.
There you have it. A mini tulip garden to make even the most winter weary soul smile.