Thursday, June 2, 2011

Another Awesome Person that you MUST meet!

I love a lot of things.
Diet coke & chocolate when you have had one of those days.
coconut ice cream with dark chocolate chunks. (it is as good as it sounds..yummy!)
Heirloom white spray paint
As you can plainly see, I love a lot of things!

I also love fabulously creative people who share their awesome talents with us. 
Well, cute Megan from Homemade Ginger, is one of those people. 

I was blog surfing one day and came across her happy, yummy blog and was instantly hooked.
I so love it when this happens.

Not only did she make the fabulous Anthro inspired blooms that you are about to see and drool over.
She also made this most awesome lantern out of coffee filters and a glue gun.


fabulous..right?
I know, she is superb!
So, without further ado..(is that how you spell that?)

I give you Megan from  Homemade Ginger & her Spring Blooms.

 After a recent trip to Anthropologie,  I was inspired to make these spring blooms:



Before I explain, here are the ones from Anthropologie (pictures taken with my phone)



We noticed these huge flowers as part of the decor. So cute!


How did they make these?



Yes, Q-Tips!! (sorry for the fuzzy phone pictures)


I just knew I had to try it myself!




So, I went home and gathered some supplies:



I experimented  a few different ways, but this method was the easiest:



Cut the Q-tips in half







Poke them into the Styrofoam ball:




If you make them too close together, the q-tips won't push down very far.



Once you are finished, mix up some water and food coloring.  I loved the aqua color that Anthropologie did, but I'm sure they would look adorable in yellow, orange, green or any other spring color!





Keep rolling the ball around in the food coloring until all the q-tips are evenly colored.


Set it on a towel to dry.  The color will lighten a little when dry, so keep that in mind when you are mixing up your color!


Now, snip the stems off of some cheapy flowers.  Keep the wire inside the stem.



Poke it into the ball. You may want to secure it with a bit of hot glue.

And there you have it! A cheap and easy project inspired by my all time favorite store. :)



Happy Creating!

13 comments :

  1. OH MY GOODNESS! Those are seriously the cutest flowers! I am so going to be doing this for my craft room! I'm seeing visions of making different colored balls for different holidays too...and what about two colors on one ball??? EEEK! Can't wait to test it all out! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Well done! I absolutely love this. It looks so cool and seems fairly simple to put together; my kind of project.

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  3. Love these, for a kitchen counter or a girl's room. How fun!

    Di

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  4. Oh my! I love it! Those are such cute flowers! What a great idea?!

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  5. I'm a new follower and I love this idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try this out! :)

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  6. DANG FABULOSO! I'm gonna go stalk her RIGHT NOW! I love that light thingy too...SOOOO cute! Thanks for sharing her. I posted my tut for the scoreboard valance. Thanks for all you lovies!

    Jen

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  7. FYI Anthro is looking for a new store designer!! Awee what a dream job!! I think I'd run outta ideas after the first week!!

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  8. I tried making a little one of these over the weekend - except that I got my styrofoam ball from the dollar store which was a huge mistake - it was total crap. So I need to try it again. Those big ones are awesome, I think I need them.

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  9. NO WAY!! I love those!! I'm totally going to have to copycat! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Your comments made my day. I was laughing my head off!

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  10. This is SO COOL! I would have thought you put it together with pins. You are amazing! I LOVE IT!

    <3

    Risa

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  11. Love this! I will so have to try it. I love to switch out my centerpieces often so I am always looking for inspiration.

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Thanks for stopping by. Hope that my craziness might have inspired you! I would to hear what you have to say. (as long as it is nice)

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