Get ready for a photo tutorial of the Valentines Bouquet you all loved. Get some valentine scrapbook paper, maybe some sheet music, some stripes if you want and you will need 18-20 gauge wire so you can glue both ends with hearts. Cut out 40 hearts and 40 backs to those hearts. Place hearts on either end of 12″ wire stem put scrapbook paper and sheet music back to back and sandwich in the wire. Use a 2″ punch for best results! See supplies below, very easy project.
Picking up where we left off..
Okay so you have your hearts on wires now so fold the bunch in half, close hand around gently..bend back the hearts and flip the music sheet to the back or whatever you like the sheet music can be on top( they are on wire so whatever you choose will be on the top…press them outward (that’s why we use wire 20 gauge) then when they are all out hold with a rather firm grip and spread them to make a bouquet, so they progressively go out. , wrap ribbon around the wire once you have determined your bouquet is where you like it..use hot glue and wrap ribbon around the stem to the top..seal with hot glue..then in the middle of the bouquet put hot glue and add a button or some other vintage castoff or an old jewel..and voila Give it to the one you love!!!! Please let me know how you did.
click on the image below to download the PDF file. (It will download to your downloads folder)
open and print pages on card stock or glossy photo paper for that extra oomph
cut out banner pieces – either “free cut”, use a 2 1/8″ circle punch, or a flower punch if you have one! We love all shapes!
assemble to your heart’s desire either by gluing circles back to back with yarn or bakery twine in-between using a hot glue gun (supervised by an adult), OR punch small holes on outer edges of circles and knot the bakery twine to each circle, ultimately connecting them all in a pretty pattern!
Hang this sweet garland in a doorway, above a mantel, in your window, or even gift it to that special someone.
Peep Jen’s Garlands! She used a flower punch, ribbon and yarn, making 2 separate garlands:
Our intern artist Lauren Cody was commissioned to revamp the vintage Putz Houses that had seen better days. Lacking their luster Lauren went to work this past summer to renovate these little houses from the past and gave them character . Wow, they are so happy now and definitely a place I would like to live. 🙂 Love you guys. Thanks Lauren for the love you pour into these. More Houses at our show below..xo
PS Barbara Strawser will be here and she can’t wait to meet you all!!
I will be at Fairfield Woods Library Branch so come and make rosettes with me!! In Fairfield CT.Free!! The Library is at 1147 Fairfield Woods Road. From the Merrit northbound, take Exit 44.Make a L and then a R onto Rte 58/ Black Rock Tpk, head South to 3rd light, go L onto Fairfield Woods Rd. Go straight at the first stop sign, and you will see the Library on your R. I’ll see you then!!! xo Will have books to sell too..Cash preferred.
What a special day! We’ve got a really awesome craft tutorial from Girl’s World up on the Chronicle Books Blog!! It’s super simple, fun & easy and yields fabulously sparkly results. Gotts to love it!
Thanks to Chronicle Books for everything… especially the opportunity to be presented on such a cool platform. We love you guys!
Ok– what are you waiting for?!?!?! Get over to the Chronicle Books Blog and enjoy our free tutorial! Post your pics in our Sis Boom Flickr when you’re done! Hurry up we can’t wait to see!
Here’s a tiny sneak peak…
Tip: This project is super awesome for any gal in your life.. from special little birthday girls, graduates, Brides, & Grandmas. What we love about the necklace is that any message can be put inside to make it perfect and special for that lucky recipient. Use your imagination & go wild!
Melissa of 100 Billion Stars came up with these beautiful Easter Egg project and we just love em’.. and even better?! She has an awesome tutorial up for all of you to enjoy!! So cool! We just love the darling little egg shape, the button detail, jagged edges and of course, the fabric 🙂 . Have fun, everyone and thanks, Melissa!! Click HERE or on the images below for the tutorial!