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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Bottlecap Flowers (posted by Claire)

Good morning Claire here with a project made using the new Tangled Garden stamps. I'd had these little vases for a long time but never found any silk flowers that would look right in them. As soon as I saw the new stamps I new that I'd be able to make the perfect flowers for my little vases.

They were very quick and easy to make. I used watercolour paper as it holds its shape very well when making flowers. I coloured each sheet of paper with ink and glimmer mists until I got the colours I needed and then once they had dried I stamped the large open flower from Tangled Garden twice and the detailed flower twice on each sheet with versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. I cut the flowers out and layered them up.

The flower centres were made with bottle caps crushed in my cuttlebug, I used the centre of the detailed flower and glossy accents in side the bottlecaps:

I found that drinking straws were the perfect height to be used as the stems for my flowers so I painted some with gesso and acrylic paint. I attached the straws while I was assembling the flowers. I layered up the 3 layers of petals with strong wet glue, once this was dry I punched 2 small holes in the centre of each and threaded some ribbon through before attaching the straw at the back of the flower with a hot glue gun. The ribbon then ties around the straw in a pretty bow so the back looks pretty too.

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Waw So beautifull!! I really like those flowers!!!


  2. Wow these are great. I've not played with my set yet but I've got plenty of ideas now x

  3. Hello Claire!
    Loved reading how you achieved these Flowers ..such a lot of inspiration and so clever of you, really lovely, Claire!

  4. These are super Claire - a brill idea.

  5. Lovely, custom coloured/designed flowers to match your décor - great idea!

  6. Claire these are fantastic and they look beautiful in their little vases

    Jackie x

  7. Stunning flowers! Great idea! Would like to see some of them in my own room, so I´ll try this out soon... Greetings, Gerrina

  8. Absolutely superb - what a lovely idea for gifts too & the fact that you can make the flowers the colour for the vase is brilliant. I really like the fact that you thought about making the back pretty too.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. They're lovely! The bottle caps were a great idea.

  10. These are so bright and cheery! Perfect for a window ledge on a chilly, gray day! Beautiful! Clare xx


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