Friday, March 18, 2011

Pretty Paper Posies...

So I think I have a problem...ever since I started on those paper projects for Flea Market Under Glass, I just can't stop myself.  Maybe because it's not quite "real flower" time yet here in MN. 

  But here is another little idea I've been playing around with...

I started out with a bunch of these drapery hooks...sorry for the fuzzy photo...must be that crazy shine.  Yep, that had to go :)

First I removed the "Goldlicious" hardware...

Then a little primer...

And next a some Dark Bronze spray paint.

Ahhh, much better.

Then I went to town making the pretty little posies...both sheet music and recycled brown kraft paper.
I used this tutorial that a friend had shared with me...The DIY Dish.  (To make the flowers bigger I traced the top of a teacup.)  I also used this tutorial to make the XL center roses on my Wreath with a Twist...but for that one I traced a dinner plate.  So fun to play isn't it? ;)

A few dots of hot glue and Ta-da!
I made a whole mess of them to sell, to decorate with and to tie on as gifts for friends :)

Easily clipped on here and there and everywhere I need a little "Spring".

While I was at it, I added some to the tops of these thrift store canisters...more fun :)

So I have I bored you yet with my paper flower addiction?  Hope not, because there's more!  To be continued...;)

Linking up at...

Have a great weekend!


  1. Not bored at all! I want to see more. These are cute!

  2. Just wonderful! Your creativity is amazing.

  3. Very cute! I love to make the paper flowers too. Great ideas on how to use them.

  4. Love these! I found you on the follow along linky party. I'm now following, please visit and follow along with me.

  5. Thank you Laurel! You just solved a problem that I had trying to figure out what to do with the backs of these roses to make them sit better! I can always count on you for inspiration.

    Hugs ~~ Connie

  6. You are doing great with your paper flowers! I have a cousin getting married that wants to use mason jars, so cute ideas to share!


  7. Laurel,
    I love your paper flowers! Funny thing about the drapery rings. 28 years ago I used those for picture frames for 3-D paper dolls!!
    Smiles, alice

  8. You never bore me!! Really like those flowers...too cute! The brown paper ones are my favorite. Hurry and show what you are going to do with all the wooden rings:-)

  9. You haven't bored me at all!! I love those brown paper flowers on the mason jars. So pretty!! :-) I've got a link party starting this evening at 8:00 pm EST and I would love it if you would link up some of your projects!! You can find me here:

  10. I just adore paper flowers absolutely anywhere and yours are delightful. Thanks for sharing the loveliness!

  11. I wanted to let you know that I featured your project on my blog!! Feel free to come by and grab a featured button here:


  12. Thanks for the visit and sweet comments on my latest post. You're always so kind to me. :)
    These are so cute. Love them on top of the bottle covers. Fun!

  13. Laurel,
    Hi! Thanks for stopping by 'Just dream, Jelly Bean!' and your comment on my mason jar. You have an awesome blog and such original ideas...i'm in love. These jars are awesome. I'll be following...
    Have a great week.


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