Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Crate Love - Spring rose vase

I had the pleasure of posting a sweet project for a giveaway on the Crate blog over the weekend, and wanted to take the opportunity to share it here as well.  I just love it!

Inspired by the garden gate chipboard piece in the chipboard accents from the Neighborhood Collection, I wanted to make a spring/summer décor piece.

I white washed the wood vase with gesso and then covered it with a strip using the Picnic Pattern, a bit of Block Party, and the delicious felt trim from the same Collection (the Emma's Shoppe trims, especially that pink, would have been pretty too). I topped it with the white gate, and then wrapped it in twine and added an Eclectic Button to top it off.

The flowers were made using the rolled flower technique as well as some buttons.

You need one circle punched from a 3 inch circle punch, and a green circle punched from a 1.5 inch circle punch I used the Festive pattern from the Snow Day line for my “leaves”)

To start, I threaded two button on floral wire.

After that, roll a rose flower from the large punched circle. If you need a reminder on creating these flowers, check out my tutorial here:

Thread the rose onto the floral wire below the two buttons, add a large third button behind that, and finish with your smaller circle “leaf”. What you have is a rose for you bouquet.

Fill in the vase with several flowers, and finish it with finely trimmed strips from the Block Party print, and you have a beautiful vase to treasure.

I made a vase using this same wood container (which I picked up from Michael's for $1) on this post.  I can't believe it's been 3 years since I did it the first time!  It was fun to revamp the idea with new product. 

Have a great day!  Davinie