An Abundance of Blooms

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Happy Sunday, all!

Supposedly tomorrow is the first day of Spring here and while the temperature may not reflect that, the amount of sun has definitely improved! It makes me think of green grass, warm breezes, and flowers. Fragrant blossoms arching toward the bright light, full of color and beauty. It’s a bit early for them, though, so what’s a girl to do? How about we make some of our own? I’ve always admired the colors and realism achieved when creating coffee filter flowers:

With a little swipe of essential oil around the sides, these could also give off a delightful scent!

During my spring cleaning, I found an awful lot of stray buttons. We could always make some button flowers:

Perhaps to be made into badges or hair clips?

Or maybe you still have some fabric scraps laying around from other projects and rather than the roses in our Spring Cleaning tutorial, you want some cute little flowers for embellishment:

These would also be great for hair ornaments!

Of course, there is always room for a little bit of crochet so why not some pretty petals of yarn:

These could be placed on a bag or blanket or whatever catches your fancy.

Oh it just makes me think about all of the warm days to come! I sure hope they show up soon.

Stay crafty!

~Laura


Button Bouquets

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I know November isn’t the traditional wedding season, but I saw these the other day and just thought the idea was fantastic.

This is an enamel button bridal bouquet! Designed by UK artist Natasha, these bouquets and boutonnieres offer a very unique (and longer lasting) take on the standard flower bouquet used in Bridal parties. Not only do they make a wonderful talking point on the wedding day, they also won’t wilt and die like traditional bouquets, meaning you can keep them as a wonderful keepsake/memento of the special day. 🙂

Having worked as a professional florist for 17 years, Natasha uses those skills for all sorts of alternative bouquets (not just button ones) to fit any theme you may have. So if you’re looking for something different then the normal flower arrangement, why not give her shop, PumpkinandPye, a look. If you don’t see something just right, I’m sure she’d be more than happy to make a custom piece for you. 😉