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Friday, January 22, 2010

Valentine Inspiration

Hello and welcome to another DCRU Inspirational Post! Today I want to share a fun new project that I have been wanting to make for a while, a topiary. I was first inspired to do this at Danielle Flander's Blog, where she made a baby topiary.

So I took the new Die Cuts R Us January Card Kit and made my own topiary for Valentine's day.



My supplies include paper, buttons, and ribbon from the DCRU January Card Kit plus May Arts Ribbon from the DCRU Store. I used stick pins from Maya Road, Prima Flowers, Making Memories Chipboard, and my Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch. I also used my hot glue gun to glue the ribbon spools together. And I painted the wooden ribbon spool and then distressed it with sand paper.

Follow these simple instructions to make your own unique creation:







And now for the finished project:





Such a simple creation! I'm going to sit my topiary in my scrap room as a little Valentine decoration. And the great thing is this project can easily be altered for baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, or holidays. It reminds me of a wedding cake!

If you decide to make one leave the link in comments, I'd love to see it.

16 comments:

Shirley N said...

This is so pretty--a great way to decorate your scraproom!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh that's just as cute as can be! I know there was a reason I was saving those ribbon rolls. xxD

craft_princess said...

STUNNING!! It is absolutely grand!!

Cammy said...

So pretty Amber! And so many possibilities for different versions -- a great idea!

Piali said...

Sooooooooo pretty Amber!!! love the idea..just a bit sad yesterday I was reorganizing my craft place,I trashed quite a few empty ribbon spools..OH!!
Anyway I'm off to use my ribbons quickly so that I can make one this fab creation soon. Thanks a lot sharing this with us..Love it.

Crayola58 said...

Amber, this is just fantastically wonderful. What a cute idea, and you've decorated the topiary just perfectly.
Carole

margie c said...

Gorgeous creation, Amber! I definitely will be saving my ribbon spools too from now on! Brilliant recycling!

TFS! Have a wonderful weekend everyone :*)

Dayna said...

WOW! Sooo pretty. I love your creation:)

Tricia said...

you have got to be freakin kidding me! this is fantastic! great use of those spools **stomping foot because just threw them away**

Gwen said...

Amber! This is a wonderful project with amazing possibilities! I've got a white elephant exchange tomorrow and I'm ready to steal your idea and scrap the project I was going to make. Was that the QK Monarch die cut that you used? I think I missed it on the tute. I'm going back to read it again. I'm really loving this. ABSOLUTELY INSPIRED today!

Smiles!
Gwen

LORi said...

Super Cute Amber!!! You ROCK Girl!!

Hugs - LORi

stephanie said...

Super adorable! Great way to recyle.

Amanda Profumo said...

This is the cutest thing I've seen all week! Precious!

Jacilynn said...

amazing! I love this and am going to have to try it myself. So cute!@

mekei said...

sew cute

Katarina said...

What a fabulous idea! I'm not as creative, but will have to start thinking outside the box. This is just brilliant.

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