While everyone else is barcrawling I’m doing my first cross stitch!! 💁 Any guesses what this will be??
My mother absolutely LOVES butterflies. So for Mother’s Day last year I bought a shadowbox frame ($8 at IKEA). I took my Martha Stewart butterfly paper punches and used red, green and light pink (to match my mom’s bedroom) cardstock I had to punch the shapes.
I took a “Mom” scrapbook sticker I already had and pasted it into the center. I used the various shapes to create a whimsical design. To achieve the 3D look I slightly bent the butterflies in the center and dabbed glue there. To apply them onto the cardstock I used the corner of a ruler to press it in without having to press the entire shape.
Inspiration source: [here].
Coffeecole Craft Completed: 5/2012.
I made a wreath for my friend as a birthday gift. She has a navy blue front door (not pictured) and has pillows with bright pink and teal flowers on it on benches on the front porch.
These pins [here] & [here] inspired me. I used a Styrofoam base and wrapped it with 2 layers of white yarn. This was VERY time consuming but the end result makes it worth it. I painted a letter “W” to match the flowers and attached it with glue gunning flower pins. I detached the daises from their stems and attached them the same way.
Coffeecole Craft Completed: 7/2012.