Monday, March 26, 2012

Get the most bang for your buck!

Ok....I seriously couldn't wait to share this with you!  The kids and I were at Target tonight and I was picking up a few things for my class party this Friday and, as always, I had to make one trip through Target's "Dollar Stop" before we left.  I'm so glad I did!

Now I know things are pretty tough on the financial front for many right about now and personally....planning two graduations and a wedding make me even more conscious of what I'm spending.  So....this project just "fits the bill".  LOL  Ahem....sorry.

I found a stinkin' cute watering can and I thought.....Hmmmm......I know exactly what I want to make with THAT little puppy!  So....here it is.....


Isn't that just FUN???  I had a blast putting it together and let me just tell you....it was SO inexpensive to make.

Here's the close up of the flowers....


Here are the details....

The flowers are made using Designer Series Paper from the "Designer Series Pattern Stack - Brights Collection" - #117155.  I used the "Mixed Bunch" Stamp Set - # 125537 and stamped the flowers using Black Staz-On Ink.  I then used the matching punch and  punched them out lickety split.  I then used covered wire and adhered pieces to the backs of the flowers as the stems.  Then using Sticky Strip Adhesive, I adhered Easter colored Rolo Canides to each Blossom.  Cool, huh??

I added some fun, bright green, paper Easter basket grass to the watering can and stuck the flowers in and arranged them.  I added a strip of paper from the same DSP stack after running it through the Paper Crimper just to add a little interest.  It's also adhered using Sticky Strip.  I used the Oval Embossing Folder and the Big Shot to make a frame for the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from the "Perfect Punches" Stamp Set.  I used the XL Oval Punch to punch it out and adhered it to the oval frame and adhered it to the paper strip.  I then finished it off with a bow made from the Daffodil Delight Striped Grossgrain Ribbon and VOILA!

Now....I'm not gonna lie.  My brain is now BUZZING with ideas of people I want to make these for as an Easter/Spring gift.  After all....I got A LOT of BANG for my BUCK!  :-)

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Thanks SO much for stopping by today!

Wishing you a magical day!


6 comments:

  1. How stinking cute is this? I hope it’s a compliment when I say I now know what I’m giving the ladies in my family for Easter. Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  2. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is SOOOO ATTRACTIVE!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. This is too stinkin' cute Michelle!!! Love it!! I will be featuring this flower pot on My Crafty Picks #59 with a link back to your blog on 4-1-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks!!

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    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer
    http://www.mycraftyworld.blogspot.com

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  4. This project just makes me smile. Great job!
    May I ask how the flowers are attached? Are they dowel sticks or popcicle sticks? My Mom has a birthday this month and this would make the perfect gift!
    thank you for sharing your talents! djm0630@yahoo.com

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