Thursday 25 July 2013

One-Of-A-Kind Flowers - A Tutorial Linky Party

one of a kind flowers tutorial

Welcome back to Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party.
Today I am going to show you how to create these awesome looking flowers for an eye-catching vase deco.

This is another craft I was shown by a wonderfully creative swiss lady - Thank you Esther :) As they are so wonderfully simple to create, I am sharing this craft with you all here today.

To make these easy flowers you will need:

styrofaom ball flowers

A Styrofaom ball for each flower
A packet of ear buds
A kebab stick to use for the stem and one extra to make the holes for the ear buds.
Gonis Decor* (A universal paint to be used on all surfaces)

*I use Gonis products as I am a distributor of these amazing craft products. If you can't find these products in your vicinity you will have to substitute them hence the descriptions in brackets.

one of a kind flowers diy

1. Cut your ear buds in half, stick one kebab stick in your Styrofoam ball and paint the ball should you wish your flower to have a colourful inside :)

styrofaom ball flowers

2. Once the ball is dry, use the other kebab stick to make individual holes for the single ear buds - don't push it in too deep, you can always push it in deeper later if necessary. 

If you have coloured the ball I suggest that you don't make too many holes at once, as you may not find them anymore. You can of course just push the ear buds in by themselves, but I found this to be very strenuous work and not as easy as it seems!

3. Test the depth of one or two holes with an ear bud.

4,5. In a lid, add some Gonis Decor* and water. Dip each tip into the paint mix and then stick in the predestined hole on the ball. Don't let it suck up too much paint, as it gives quite  nice effect if they are only partially dunked.

ear bud flowers crafts diy

Once completed, stand in a vase to dry.

Arrange in a vase and admire! :)

tutorial thursdays crafts flowers

And now the winner of last weeks Linky Party Vote is.......

This awesome jewelry tutorial by Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker

how to wrap a wire Head pin

I have pinned your craft on the community board (email me if you would like to contribute on this board) as well as:

Please take a moment and vote for your best link from last week (voting open until Friday 26th)

Now it is your turn - Link your crafts below!

You can link your crafts until Sunday 28th July
You can vote for your favourite link from Monday 29th July until Friday 2 August

Rules for todays' Craft Linky Party:
  • Firstly, your link must be craft related
  • Please do not link up goodies which are on other topics. I have a  Sunday Linky Party for Social Media/Blogging Tips and Tricks, if you would like to link up your tips and tricks on this topic you can link them there :)
  • Grab my button below and showcase it somewhere on your blog OR create a visible link.
  • Do not Link if you are selling or advertising something. 
  • Be sure to only link the relevant Blogpost and not your whole blog.
  • In linking below you are giving me the permission to use of your image if it is being featured the following week. If I am unable to use your image I can unfortunately not feature you.
  • Please do not link up stuff you have already linked up before!
  • Please note: I will remove content that does not abide by the rules mentioned above. 

Marigolds' Loft

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for inviting me to join your party! :)


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