Here are four really cute little projects using scraps of decorative paper and a few of my other favorite materials and supplies.
The first step is to make the flowers. They are super easy and fun. Cut a circle out of a scrap of cardboard and add petals cut from scraps of decorative paper using Mod Podge, applying liberally before and after every piece gets added. When the flower is complete, add another layer of Mod Podge and set it aside to dry while you make your next one.
When the flowers are dry, you can add word art to make them unique. I used Tiny Text stickers from Cosmo Cricket. After I put them on the flowers, I went over them with the Mod Podge just to make them blend in better. I waited to use my ad-tech hot glue to add the Laura Kelly colored buttons for centers until the flowers were on the projects, just in case another layer of Mod Podge might be needed first.
The first project I made with one of the flowers was a container topper. I filled the container with sprinkles and I am going to give it to a little girl I know who is going through some tough days with a message that says, “Everything tastes better with sprinkles.”
The second project I made was a decorative hanger for my baking shelves. I twisted some wire around a paintbrush and then bent it to make a hanger. To get the flower attached, I used a big glob of ad-tech glue and then added a button to cover it.
The third project I made with a flower was a little notebook from a mini composition book. I am going to give it to my adorable niece tomorrow. I used the Tiny Text word “Imagine” because even though she is 15 now, I still want her to believe in magic and use her imagination to create. I used Mod Podge and more paper scraps for this one.
My fourth paper flower creation was a gift bag. It will be perfect for a bottle of wine. Now to decide, which friend should I “pick” to give this to?
There is one more paper flower project but to find out about it, you will have to visit Buttons Galore and More’s Fifteen MINUTE Friday post. Just for fun, I will put a tiny picture of it here with the other four. Click on the picture and it will take you to that post where there are directions for making the flowers.
Have a great time creating and “picking” friends to share with.