Tissue paper and felt make the most awesome artificial flowers. And they are a super fast and easy project. Every once in a while when I’m waiting in line to pay for my groceries I will occasionally splurge on a magazine. Especially if it involves DIY and crafting. The latest issue of Do It Yourself magazine had both tissue paper flowers and projects using wool felt. Oh yeah, and a gorgeous pendant lamp made from a tomato cage, linen in two colors, and embroidery.
I didn’t have any natural colored tissue paper, but I created some flowers using some fall colored tissue paper and made a sweet table centerpiece. This would be an easy project to do with kids. I just cut out flower shapes from 8 layers of tissue paper, stitched them together with embroidery floss, and then crimped up each layer of tissue one at a time. This is the kind of decorating project that suits my time and energy. God love you people that go all out!
and p.s. Pat is having a giveaway for one of her beautiful 2011 postcard calendars.
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I don’t do centrepieces – I worry that they will give people unreasonablly high expectations about what might be coming out of the kitchen…
If I was a better cook, though, I’d want my table to look like that.
(LOL at UK lass’s comment!!)
Jackie, the flowers are gorgeous! The last time I did paper flowers was for a Cinco de Mayo project for Katherine’s class, back when I was deeply involved in volunteering in the classroom. Oh, how the mighty have fallen! I may have to head over to the magazine aisle on my next grocery shopping trip.
Thanks for linking to my postcard calendar giveaway!
Those are so pretty, I just may have to make some, my girls would love them
So beautiful. It’s something I would love to make–and will!
Hi there, I’ve been looking everywhere on line but can’t find the information you mentioned about the DIY pendant lamp made from a tomato cage, 2 shades of linen and embroidery. I’ve been thinking of making a tomato cage lamp for ages but never had the courage to try. Perhaps with instructions I’d give it a whirl. Can you provide the link? I checked the Do It Yourself blog to no avail.
Ooo, please respond via email…thx.