Hi there, today I have a post on the Petaloo blog, and I am here to help you with some ideas to create during the summer. Who said you can't start your Christmas crafting in the summer time, right? As I thought about what to create to showcase the pretty Flora Doodles flowers, I thought it would be fun to alter a wooden frame, which I picked up at Michael's for a whole $1. Than I happened to be at Target, where in their dollar bin I found this super fun shaped, but porcelain finished candle holder. Truthfully not sure if I paid $1, or $2.50 for it, but seriously once I finished I didn't care how much it cost as it was totally worth the way it turned out. Here is what my little ensemble looks like, and don't you think this would make a fabulous gift to give away?
Here are the basic items I used for creating the frame and the candle holder. As I told you the candle holder was shiny porcelain finished, so I just took my white gesso and painted it with a foam brush, so I can alter the color of it. I painted my frame with the gesso as well. Once they dried I used Pan Pastels to color the frame and candle holder. It's a new product to me and they have been sitting patiently waiting to be used, so I thought it would be fun to work with them. And look at all those pretty Flora Doodles flowers!!! They were just the perfect addition for a shabby design.
For my frame and also the candle holder once they were applied with the Pan Pastels I stamped over it with JustRite Papercrafts Shabby Music Background stamp and for my frame I also used a label stamp from their Ever After Antique Labels One.
And on this picture you can see all the pretty layering I did with several of the Flora Doodles flowers and a pretty May Arts Ribbon.
Here is an individual picture of my candle holder.
And here is a better picture of all the pretty Flora Doodles I used on this. Such gorgeous flowers, aren't they?
Sure hope this inspires you a little for some crafting time. Maybe just to make it for yourself, or give it to a girl friend, or a shower gift, or a Christmas gift? Would love to hear who you would make something like this for, so please share!
Here is the list of the pretty Flora Doodles you can see on my projects:
Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!