Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Craft: Green Carnations

happy st. patrick's day!





Here's a little something to ensure you do not get pinched on St. Patrick's Day.
A sweet little paper carnation boutonniere with green trimmings...
totally inspired by Family Chic!   Feels very lucky!






This is my kind of craft--easy, all the supplies were on hand and super cute...not to mention functional--in terms of not getting pinched...



supplies you'll need:






muffin/cupcake paper liners/cups
floral tape or ribbon & hot glue gun
water colors (specifically green)
pin backs or a safety pin or a straight pin




directions:

fold a bunch (4 or 5 or more or less) of liners in half and then in half again...
and then in half again; play with it so you get it narrowed down. 
twist and scrunch the bottom half so that you create a "stem" 
(don't worry about the wrinkles or scrunching them too much; 
they will be fine and will add character!)
























tape or glue stem 1/2 way up from bottom. Let dry.













pull petals apart and shape into flower.













paint edges with green water color.  the muffin wrappers I used seem to have a bit of a coating on them; they weren't straight paper, so that's why I got the look I did.  It didn't become a solid green but I think it works....let it dry.





add a little bow and either hot glue a pin back to the back of the stem or use a safety pin or a (careful) straight pin.  Attach to the lapel of your favorite wee leprechaun.




Eat some potatoes & cabbage, drink whiskey, dance a jig, and enjoy your good luck!













2 comments:

  1. Hi there! I love this idea...it's so darling...and I was hoping that you might add it to my Easter and Spring Linking Party to share with my readers. If you are interested, you can go here http://bakedbyjoanna.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-linking-party.html to enter. Thanks!

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  2. wow thats a great idea and I have all these supplies!!! super, thanks! :)

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