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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Scrapbook Flowers and Recycled Storage Tins

I love to make flowers for my scrapping projects rather than buying them. Not only is it much less expensive, I can make it with left over scrapbook paper and make it the color and size of my choice.

First I'd like to show you the flowers that I made over the weekend...


This flower is made from lace, ribbon and scrapbook paper...little time consuming but it turned out so pretty.


I love the pinwheel flowers but still need to work getting the pleats to work completely around the flower.


Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, I'm concentrating on green flowers....


and I made LOTS of green flowers...


But I needed a place to keep these handy...


I turned this International Coffee tin into my storage for flowers.
This tin is for green flowers, hence the green paper and lid....


Not sure if I like the burlap but it's there for now.


My flowers fit in perfectly and when it get's low, I'll know it's time to make some more.


I also made this one for pink or red flowers...you knew this, right?
I only made one flower so I need to get making some of these very soon.


These two flowers were made from coffee filters and they turned out too pretty to use.
I think this is a common phrase of a flower hoarder!


These flowers were also made from coffee filters, holding onto these for a project
I'll make as it gets closer to Easter.


Have you seen enought of my flowers yet? This was one I tried using the cone coffee filters.
It's so tiny and it turned out very cute, perhaps I can make some of these in pink?


Now I just need to get some more coffee tins so I can make more of these for storage...


I'll have to figure something out for these flowers though, since the coffee tins aren't big enough..
If you've got an idea, please let me know..


I'm linking to these parties...

19 comments:

Dawnll said...

LOL
I love them!
Flower hoarder to another flower hoarder -I understand

Tammy said...

i love 'em too, adore flowers! thanks for linking to my party.

Patti said...

These are so adorable! They scream 'spring'!!! I love them!

Jane said...

Your flowers are so beautiful, and I love the coffee tins, turned storage. I have been saving my empty ones, because they are shaped so cute, and now I am going to make some pretty storage for my craft room too. Thanks for sharing your idea. Please stop by my blog sometime.

Crafty Girls said...

WOWZA! You are just as addicted to flowers as I am! Great job!

Donnie said...

Each photo was prettier than the one before.

Sara @ thesherlockshome said...

The tin turned out great, and I'm totally crushing on your flowers....I need to learn how to make them!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, how cute. . I love the flowers and the cleaver idea of storage. Thanks for sharing. Karie

kate said...

i feel so inspired now! very pretty. you have a beautiful blog...i'm your newest follower ;)

xo, kate

http://katelynarrant.blogspot.com

Laura said...

These are all so cute! I love those coffee filter flowers.

Young and Crafty said...

All of your flowers turned out great! I love a good scrapbook paper flower!

Thanks for sharing in FFA!

Hannah

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Very pretty! I like the burlap. :) I've never made flowers out of paper...there's a first time for everything, right? ;) Thanks for linking up!

Megan said...

these look really great!

Megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

By the Bluegrass said...

I adore the flowers! You should do a tutorial and host a swap!!!!
xo,
Sena

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Oh wow, those are beautiful! I would also love a tutorial on them <3

~The Bargain Babe said...

Saw you on Keeping it Simple.

Pretty flowers, I especially like the pleated ones.

Nice storage boxes. I have some empty formula tubs (from the baby!) that I could do this with! Would your larger flowers fit in one of those?

Lori said...

SO pretty!!! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. I am going to feature this on Thrilling Thursday tomorrow. Feel free to stop by and grab an "I Thrilled" featured button off my sidebar if you would like :)

~Lori @ Paisley Passions

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

these are so cute and shabby chic...love them. i want to use these on some plain old tanks i have {well, in cloth}...

please share these with my readers at
Creative Juice Thursday

Jen said...

oh, I am such a sucker for flowers! I am going to have to make a few of these!
Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday. I hope that you will join us again today!

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