2/28/11

tutorial: flowers one way or another

I have a great spring time tutorial for you!

Does anyone else have a major soft spot for the dollar section at Target? I love to look and see what I can find, and for the past few years, they have sold these mini flower pots with seeds and soil. They are cute, but the packaging...not so much. So I came up with this:


Here is what you need to make these:

  • Flower Pot
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue Dots
Start by unwrapping the flower pot and tracing the packaging onto pretty scrapbook paper. Trace onto the back side of the paper.


While you have the original wrapper next to your traced wrapper, draw dotted lines where the folds should be just so it is easier to know exactly where to fold when the time comes.


Cut out your new wrapper out.


I used smaller scissors to cut out the middle part.


This is what you will have when you are done cutting.


While tracing, I realized that there are some directions on the original packaging. So I cut them out of the original packaging and used a glue dot to stick them on the inside of the new wrapper.



I folded the wrapper on the dotted lines I had drawn earlier, and used a glue dot to secure the wrapper.


This is what I had, but it was still pretty plain.


So I decided to add some ribbon and cute flower earrings.


Attach the earrings to a cardstock tag, punch a hole, add some ribbon, and tie a knot.


Because even if you can't grow your real flowers, you will still have something pretty. Flowers one way or another!


I'd love to hear what you think, and I'd love to see what you make! If you like what you see, follow me! I have some exciting things coming in the next couple of weeks, so you will want to stay tuned.

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12 comments:

  1. How great is this!? You did a wonderful job. I really like the end result and what a great gift.
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  2. Hi Allison,
    What a great way to make this cute little pot very special (and worth more than a dollar). I love embellishing things with ribbon and tags. I hopped over from the NJAH linky party and am now your 8th follower. I invite you to grab a cup of coffee or tea and browse through my altered artwork blog when you have a moment! http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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  3. Yay Doreen! I am glad you are following! I took a look at your blog - very cute stuff. I am following you too!

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  4. What a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for the tutorial. On my "to make" list for sure.

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  5. I love this idea! So cute, thanks for the tutorial! A good Spring neighbor gift! I will be featuring this today for sure!! I can't wait to try it, thanks for linking up to DotDotDot's Try it Tuesday! It made my day!!!
    Tasha

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  6. I'm linking up to this on my blog today!! Great stuff!!!

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  7. Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial!
    May I ask where you found the green and white paper?

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  8. The green and white paper... hm... it's really old. I have had it for a few years in my scrap bin. I wish I could tell you! Does anyone else know who makes this paper?

    Sorry I can't help!!

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  9. Don't worry - I made some different ones last night. Hopefully they are a hit at preschool!

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