Monday, April 25, 2011

recycled cardboard flowers

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a few months ago, i purchased new dishes that i fell in love with the first time I saw them.  when they arrived the bowls had x-shaped pieces of cardboard in between them.  i saved them thinking that they would be wonderful to do a project with.  we’re getting our front door decorated for spring, so we turned them into flowers.

Bear picked the colors red, pink, and purple to paint with.  purple was actually his first choice.  much to his dad’s unspoken dismay, it has been this little boy’s favorite color since he was about 16 months old.  i used washed out single serving applesauce containers as bowls for the paint.  at first he started using the round dauber sponges, and then moved on to a paintbrush. 


the tool he actually seemed to have the most fun with was the spoon i used to scoop some extra paint back into the bottle.  didn’t really matter to me as long as he was having fun.  

i cut out green stems and leaves to glue onto them.  i had planned on letting him glue it wherever he wanted (i wanted to make sure it looked like he made it, not me).  but he surprised me by sticking it down pretty accurately… 


how are you getting ready for spring?

 
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7 comments:

sarajo said...

What a cute idea! And the flowers turned out great!!!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Thanks for joining my newbie party. You asked about tips for distressing. You just can't go wrong with it, sand paper, and some strong elbows! Make it as distressed as you like it, it is personal preference. I tend to let the natural color come through as well.

Julie said...

Very nice! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays.
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspire-me-monday_25.html

Suzie said...

fun!

Teresa said...

He did a wonderful job, they're so cute!

Sissybufu said...

:( sorry if I made you upset by leaving that other site.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative projects here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? I hope to see you there at the party :)

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