Friday, 23 March 2007

spring blossoms


For the last week I have been trying to work out how to make the paper blossoms that I remembered from spring last year. They were from Martha Stewart Living last April, but I did not have the magazine, and on the rejigged Martha website there is only half the instructions. So all I had to go on were these (great) flickr pics.

I was stuck on how to make a 5 petal flower out of a square piece of paper with 4 corners. However, the internet has the answer to everything and I found this great site that had a pentagon fold. Then there was no stopping me! I fixed the flowers to my fabric wrapped tree with a little wire and a shirt button.


So there we have it, the winter tree has blossomed. And I love making these simple flowers, tonight I made a whole load more to do some branches like the original Martha Stewart idea on twigs. They are looking gorgeous in a little bowl now and I hardly want to disturb them.

Tomorrow I am sure the children will love to go out searching for sticks, and then they can help me fix the blossoms on, watch this space!

6 comments:

weirdbunny said...

Loving your minimilistic corner ....

Chris said...

Lovely!

Ali said...

That looks gorgeous - wish I had seen yours before I rejected the Ikea wire tree on the grounds of being too orange.

Mirre said...

It looks wonderful!
I really must do something creative with my Ikea tree too :)

Sarah said...

The flowers are beautiful! I love the buttons.

Sarah and Jack said...

I am not sure if you can get access to Living magazine or not, but this project is in the May issue for 2007 as well. (Except they used fabric, I think they used paper last time?)

P.S. If you can't get that magazine, let me know and maybe we can arrange a little swap if you want it.