Pop Quiz! Can you name the film from which comes the line that makes up today’s title?
Don’t look at me, I’m not telling!
I’m taking a break today from regaling you with my dinner victories to talk about a little craft project. This project stemmed from an abundance of thin cardboard I happened to have on hand after a particularly large order of caps came through my shop, but any thin cardboard will work for this. You’ll also need paint, a canvas or board, and hot glue. Optional: wooden hearts or some other small shapes.
I cut my cardboard pieces into two different sized petal shapes and painted them all turquoise before curling them with my fingers and hot gluing them together in the shape of a flower. I made two flowers and nested them together, securing with hot glue. Then I added the wooden hearts, painted yellow to the center to finish it off.
I mounted the flower on the canvas, but it turned out to be much smaller than I had envisioned, and there was SOOOOOO much which space that I added a couple of stripes of paint to one edge. The result, a simple yet lovely going away present for Emily as she headed back to school.
Pretty, no? I still have a ton of these cardboard pieces left, so I might try some other things. IMPORTANT NOTE!!!! Never use your good craft or fabric scissors to cut cardboard. The fibers will dull your scissors really fast and that’s never good. I have a dedicated cardboard/chipboard/random paper scissors that are old and beat up.
Hope you’re having a lovely Wednesday!
PS. If anyone is wondering what happened to the last two weeks of Emily’s column, I swear we’re working on it. The last two installments of [Re]Working it will be up soon!!!!
- Fabric Flower Belt (inspiredbyfamilymag.com)