Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Springy" Flowers

So I've been dreaming of Spring...but here in MN, we've been forced to wait. So I started playing, hoping that these cute little springy flowers will tide me least for today. We'll get through tomorrow, tomorrow...

So I started out with these...what are they anyway? I've heard yolk separator and also minnow catchers. Hmmm, pretty sure I won't be using them for my eggs...just in case...

I actually liked them just like this, in a vase...but I've been seeing so many cute ideas out there in Blog land for paper flowers and decided to come up with my own version, so here goes...

You could use any kind of paper for these...scrapbooking scraps, magazine pages...whatever suits you. The options are endless really. But I decided to stick with the book pages and sheet music, since I'm going pretty neutral these days.

I used these little pre-cut craft store flowers for a tracing template since I had them on hand...but the designs are pretty simple, I'm sure you could freehand it or cookie cutters would work great too.

Ready to go...

Then I just tucked a couple into each springy thingy...easy, easy!
I kind of moved them around until I found a good tight fit but a little glue dot would probably hold them in place even better.

And there they are...I think I need one more, just because...and I'm guessing I have one stashed somewhere??? Hmmm, should I check with the utensils or the fishing gear???

Either way, I'll be ready when I find one :)

Cozy in their new home...and in case you are wondering...yes, I have a thing for making flowers out of odd objects...Shoe Stretchers, forks long as they don't need water.

Happy Wednesday!

I'll be linking this up to...

PS...this post was an iJunk Spotlight over at Junkologie...whoo-hoo, Thanks Amy!  Stop over and say hi :)

Chat soon,


  1. Well, good grief, this is just sooooooo cute. You are very clever. I love the flowers. Perfect. Hugs, Marty

  2. What a musical idea! :) Seriously how creative of you, I love your springy flowers either way but the cut outs just adds to the whismy of your creation.
    Have a great evening,
    P.S. I hear ya about the Spring coming we are in a storm as I write.

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  4. Now how clever are you? Very fun and so sweet. Love them.

  5. These are SO cute! I wonder if I have any of those springy things lying around!! lol! Seriously, they are darling and now you have me looking to for something to make paper flowers with!


  6. Well, those are just adorable! I think I usually see them in kitchens at estate sales, so I vote egg separators.

    Wanda @ Just Vintage

  7. Fun flowers on this cold bitter day!
    I clicked on the places you sell at and it didn't show any address. How about you try to see if it works for you!? Thanks!
    Keep Warm!

  8. I've been collecting old books and tattered sheet music for some time now and your project looks like a good use for some of them. Super cute and clever. Happy White Wednesday. I'm your newest follower and I hope you'll come visit me at Cottage and Creek!
    God bless,

  9. What a unique idea! Just adorable and so, well, springy!! BTW, when you are looking for more, check the kitchen. They really are egg separators. :)

  10. Laurel, these are adorable...such a charming bouquet!

  11. I just love these flowers! What a great idea! I saw them featured over on Junkologie. Glad to have found your blog! I'll be checking in often for more inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  12. yes they are yoke separators, I gotta say I luv how you put them to great use.
    Don't forget to link it in our linking party this week.


  13. Oh, these are so cute and you are so creative!

  14. Hi - Amie sent me! - all the way from Norway :-) Glad to have found you and your good ideas!

  15. Laurel,
    These are just charming! But how else would they be!
    smiles, alice.
    ps thanks again for the sweet note.

  16. Oh my! Those are so cute! Where did you find the springy things?

  17. I love these flowers! Now I have one more thing to be on the lookout for when I am out "junking." Thanks for the idea.

  18. Just popped over from My Romantic Home for Show & Tell, and I adore your flowers! How creative and how beautiful! I love how you've used those yolk separator thingies, and I love your sheet music and text paper flowers. I SO wish I had some of those myself now, so I could make these. TFS!

  19. These are adorable. Those catcher things give such dimension to your flowers. I hope that you will link this to my Show and Share linky party, going on through tomorrow.

  20. Hi Laurel, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment.
    What a great bouquet, so whimsical.
    I really enjoyed viewing your previous posts, I love the way you see such beauty in everything. Most of all I love meeting kindred spirits who love the Lord! I am now your newest follower and look forward to visiting often to see what you're up to.

    Warm hug from The OC,

  21. Such creativity, these turned out great.

  22. I love your flowers...they would look great at my Barn.

  23. How cut are these ~ just found your blog through Inspire Me Heather and I'm your newest folower~ ;-)



  25. Flowers? Paper? count me in. Adore both. Sarah at Modern Country Style is having a linky party tomorrow (Feb 9th) and this post would be perfect. It's a garden theme linkup. These little flowers are too cute not to share! -Diane

  26. Those are adorable little flowers! They are just the kind that I like having in my house, they don't need water and they last more than a few days. You look to be very creative, maybe you could hop up to Manitoba and help me some day!
    I hear you are having very cold weather, too, in Minnesota. We have -30 C with wind chill. Brrr!
    Hugs, Cindy

  27. These are a very sweet way to transform an ordinary egg separator! I'm visiting from Sarah's linky and am happily following now.


    Stuff and Nonsense

  28. What a cute idea. Love anything made out of junk, but these are really cute. I'm going to check out the rest of your blog to see what other cool things I can find.

  29. They are egg separators; though, I'd never seen one before moving over here. I really like your way of making the spring come in. Winters are often so long.

  30. I love how these turned out and so simple too!Who'd-a-thought?

  31. These aze so pretty. Minnow catcher to egg separator to flower - these wire things have led a very exciting life!!

    Thanks so much for linking to My English Garden Party.


  32. I love these, you chose just the right paper too. I do believe they are indeed egg separators. Laurel this is a fantastic blog you have here, I am following now, so I don't miss a thing. xoxo tami

  33. So cute... I really love it. Great thinking!

  34. I love "unknown" junk!
    I love how cute your flowers are!
    thanks for sharing @ ccc


  35. So pretty & whimsical! I love your creativity! Happy to have found your blog via Funky Junk & glad to be a new follower. Please share your creativity with my followers, link up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. :)

  36. These cute flowers caught my eye and I had to check them out. So simple but so cute. Love them! Glad I stopped in.


  37. The flowers are super cute. I
    also love them as an eye catcher in the vase by themselves and the great thing is you can always revert back or try different things.


  38. How whimsical - love it!
    Dropping by from How To's Day. Hope you'll come see the informal picture wall How To I did for DD2.


  39. So simple, so cute, so easy - It makes me smile just looking at them. Very clever.
    MY best- Diane

  40. Yep, it's for eggs.... I think they used to sell them at fairs back in the old days. I have my Mum's... I don't know if she ever used it and I sure haven't, but I just might now! I'd better dig it out and do this charming idea! Very clever.

    Warm blessings,

  41. Love these... and btw, they are not minnow catchers, but rather egg separator whisks. You can separate your eggs and whisk with the same tool. :) Just love your blog!

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