Thursday, March 31, 2011

{Easy Spring 'Bouquet'}

For the last couple of years my daughter has started this idea of a 'Spring Party'. In past years, she has even made invitations for her stuffed animals. :) We always pick up spring paper plates and napkins at the $1 Store, make a centerpiece, and sometimes placemats, too. Then we serve her favorite dinner, play a quick game, that type of thing.
This year we simply added to a bucket of dried flowers that I already have in the center of our kitchen table. We always make the 'Spring Party' centerpiece together, so this worked out well. I didn't plan on keeping them there, but I actually think they're adorable, so they're staying! :)

Here's what you need:
skewers
scrapbook paper scraps
die-cuts or scissors
glue dots
buttons
adhesive

We used a Sizzix die to cut out a variety of flowers from heavier scrapbook paper scraps. You could also cut them out free hand, a great scissor activity for little fingers. Mine likes to die cut. :)
Then she layered them the way she wanted and we adhered 2 of them to one skewer, with the skewer sandwiched in-between. I used sticky strip for this, but an adhesive or glue would be fine.
Then she chose a button center and stuck it on with a glue dot.
So cute!

We stuck them in my little bucket of dried flowers and there you have it. I think it turned out nicely, for her 'Spring Party' AND for every day actually. We can take them out if we decide to, and save them for next year, too. Zero cost, craft time together, and a springy bouquet as a result.

It may be in the upper 20's here, but it feels like Spring in the kitchen. :)
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