Friday, June 25, 2010

A Little Window Joy

Good morning friends, and happy Friday!! Happy to have the weekend upon us, we're taking the kids(let's be honest, I'm just as excited as they are)to see Toy Story 3 tomorrow...we LOVE Toy Story and are really excited to see the new show!! I've been working on some projects to make my house happy...there are all sorts of projects swimming around in my head and I'm excited to get them into my house and out of my head!!

I saw some flowers that I really loved today, I've got this great set of vases in my kitchen window and I thought these white flowers would look perfect for the summer! However, I looked at their price tag and per stem they were WAY too much! So, I looked and looked, and took a photo with my phone...and knew I could make something similar. So, here is what I came up with!I went to my stash of white coffee filters and started the layering! I used about 5 filters per flower. I layered them up, tucked the center in a bit and then stapled them to make them a bit smaller than a full sized filter. I added some Spring Moss cardstock circles to the center of the flowers, followed by a button. I used green wire floral stems and the really fluffed the filters. I added then to the vases...and there you have it!

Here is a closer view of them. I'm really excited about how they turned out and they look VERY similar to the flowers I saw at the store today! Doesn't it make you happy to use what you have to create something you really want!? It sure does me!! And my brain is all sorts of into this mode now.

I have to share something my son (8 in a couple of weeks) said to me yesterday. "Mom, you are so good at making things! I love it when you make things to put up in our house!!" It made my heart a bit happy and thankful that he appreciates and notices the things I do to make our house a home!!
Have a great one friends...now I'll save my Cutting Cafe post for tomorrow...stay tuned! Thanks a bundle for stopping by!! Make it great...

5 comments:

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness...those flowers are absolutely FABulous!!! Now aren't you just clever?!!!!! Your boy is a sweetie pie!

Mary Fish said...

What sweet blossoms! Love them as a gropu in the jars. Hugs, M

Regina Easter said...

oh wow girl..............that is fabulous........i love it....hugs

Tiffany said...

Oh these are wonderful! Before I even read the description, I thought these were real flowers! Super neat you used coffee filters!

Deanna said...

Totally adorable!