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Buttons and Bows...


Here's my make for the Let's Craft and Create challenge - Buttons and Bows.

I told you I had the Mod Podge bug.  I've used old book paper to Mod Podge a terracotta plant pot - I gave it a coat of white acrylic paint first. I made the topiary using a styrofoam ball as the base and added lots of flowers die cut from handmade paper to give them some texture.  I  added pearly buttons to the flower centres and fixed them to the ball with pearl head pins.  I thoroughly enjoyed making this, a nice change from cards.

You could be seeing some more of these, I've got 4 more styrofoam balls, it was cheaper to buy 5 than just 1 and I do love a bargain!
I only wish I could get a decent photo of it - it's really dull here today I might try again later.
Check out the Let's Craft and Create blog for some more 'Buttons and Bows' projects from the DT, and don't forget you get a fortnight to join in the fun and there's a lovely prize on offer for one lucky entry.  We'd love to see you over there.

Handmade Cotton Rag Paper from Paperchase
Styrofoam Ball from Ebay
Wooden Kebab Stick
Pearl Head Pins and Pearl Buttons
Cotton Ribbon
Tiny Blooming Sentiments from Pink Petticoat