Monday, November 7, 2011

Thankful with Becky


Today is the first day that we'll be sharing our NEWEST Design Team members projects!  Hooray!

The assignment for the team was to create a Holiday inspired decor or invitation to help inspire our readers with their Holiday festivities! 

We'll be sharing 1 of Becky's projects today, which would look great as a table centerpiece, on your mantel or on your buffet table!  Take it away, Becky!

Fall Topiary

Supply List
3-4 sheets from Fancy Pants Designs "Summer's End" collection
2-3 sheets of cardstock
Pot, moss, corsage pins, dowels, Styrofoam ball

Cricut Classic Font Cartridge

I had seen one of these topiary's featured on the cover of an issue of Scrapbooks Etc. and had been saving the idea in the back of my mind. I thought this would make a perfect table decoration for Thanksgiving!

I began by making these small rose bud flowers from 3 inch, 2 1/2 inch, and 2 inch squares of paper. I put a corsage pin (I found these in the wedding section of my local craft store) through the center and then pinned it into the Styrofoam ball. In all I made about 60 flowers. As I was in the beginning stages of this, my scrappy friend kept asking me, "Are you sure about this?" It was definitely labor-intensive but a lot of fun. I made a bunch of these flowers at one time while catching up on Project Runway and then attached them to the ball.

After that was done and I had attached the dowel, I layered newspaper and a foam block in the pot before inserting the Styrofoam ball and covered it all up with moss. I cut my title using the Cricut Classic Font Cartridge (both at 1 inch) and glued the word GIVE to small dowels. It was a lot of work but I think it will be well appreciated!

Thanks so much, Becky!  I LOVE this tree and think that it would be amazing done in Christmas paper or used for a baby or wedding shower!

We'll be back tomorrow with more of our teams projects to share!
Have a great start to your week!


Andrea said...

I love this tree, its beautiful! Awesome job, Becky!

Becky said...

Thanks Andrea!