Monday, 29 June 2009

Big Blooms

The Secret Crafter challenge this week is:

We would like to see your gift bags, boxes or even recycling of packaging as long as it is pretty!

I decided to recycle an old coffee jar that I found at work and turned it into a flower pot complete with matching flowers! The first two photos show the front and back views of the covered jar and the flowers - I've used virtually 4 sheets of Stackies flowers. The flowers have literally been cut out and stuck randomly with their petals ruffled up all over the jar.

The flower stems are twisted lengths of thick wire so they stand up well enough. The flower heads are co-ordinating sheets of stackies which I have ruffled up the petals and simply layered or stacked them together. A little bit of doodling on some of the petals but that's all!

To keep the wire stems in place, the centre of the flower has the wire poking through and I've freehand curled it to provide a bit of interest.

And if you watch Create and Craft / Ideal World closely at 12noon on Wednesday 1 July, you just might see these!! Nikky is presenting her new cd - Sugar Birdies and I've sent her this creation as a sample! The flowers may have company - Lulu Ladybird may be amongst the blooms!

  • Flowers: Stackies
  • Jar: Recycled from Tesco!
  • Wire: From my stash


  1. WOW!!! Tht is one stunning jar of flowers, and what a fabulous idea.
    Thank you for joining in the SCSC this time.
    Cathy xx

  2. what a gorgeous project Ruth. I love all the different patterns and colours of the flowers

  3. Wow this is stunning....can't wait to see it on TV.....Hugs kath xxxx

  4. wow this is stunning! I love the papers and bright colours, so different thanks so much for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

  5. fabulous

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  6. oh wow this is so it!


  7. Hi Ruth, saw this on create and craft yesterday, it looked stunning. :)xx


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