Friday, November 2, 2012

Hurricane flowers!

Happy Friday everyone. I bring you hurricane Sandy flowers! Yep, I made these while wind and rain were lapping at our house on Monday and Tuesday.  After I made mom her flowers for her birthday here, she wanted me to make something similar for her friend who just moved into a new house. She bought all the supplies and let me have at it. I think it turned out pretty neat- I took some risks and I think they turned out pretty cool. The thing that scared me a little was painting the big burlap rosettes. I took a silver paint and mized with a weird shade of blue and this is how it turned out. I really like the finished look. And, recognize the button from last night's picture? I just loved them too much.

Mom was also lucky enough to find a pretty cool drawer to place the jar vases in. This one is painted white and kind of shabby chic looking to me and has a pretty cool drawer pull.


I think she did a really good job finding something fun for these jars to go in. I also took a nice little close up of the leftover fabric I wrapped around the jar for a little added interest. I realize that they are crooked and don't match up and I decided that it was more fun that way. The friend is a quilter so I think she can appreciate scraps and fun edges.

Last but not least I have included a picture where you can see a little more of the variety of flowers in the boquet. Unfortunately not the best coloring or lighting because I was in a little bit of a hurry this morning, but you get the idea.
I think they all turned out pretty cool and I have to admit I like the green burlap quite a bit. I also used lots of buttons from my stash to cover the ugly sticks at the center of each flower. Even though I tried my best to keep them down inside the cloth a little, they definitely still look much more finished with a pretty little button in the center.
So there you have it, my Hurricane Sandy flower arrangement. Did anyone else do crafts while the hurricane ran its course?

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Tonia L said... [Reply]

They did turn out great! Your mom's friend is going to love them!

Evelyn said... [Reply]

What a unusual arrangement:) I love the blue one the bestest:) I am on my way to check out your cigar box update (I have several and not sure what to do with them:)
I would also love to invite you to share this or any of your other favorite posts at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. Everyone sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop this week will be entered in a drawing for 1 Free Ad Spot (runs 30 days) including promotions on my Facebook, Twitter and Goggle+ pages. Random Drawing to be held on Wed Nov 11th . This is a Special Thank you to Everyone linking up!!
So hoping to see you there:)

Jodi S said... [Reply]

Thanks for the wonderful comment and I will definitely remember to share on freedom fridays, just really getting back into the blog world .. and getting into craft blogging for the first time ever. I would definitely love to see your cigar boxes redone too! I have two more to do for gifts for Christmas so stay tuned.

Jodi S said... [Reply]

Thanks as always for the sweet feedback :) I hope so!