Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mint Containment

Alas, this is the last of the blog hops for awhile....I'm sure Eileen needs to REST! But this has been one of the most enjoyable experiences to have had the honor of participating in. I've met the most AWESOME designers ever!!

I though long & hard about this Bow Die project. Every designer faced with this challenge wants to design the BEST from the product, of course! I'm no different. While I pictured everything from bows to oranaments, I wanted to come up with something totally unlike what the orginal product was to look like. This is what I came up with.

Note: Beacon's Quick Grip glue was used for all adhearing purposes in this design except for
gluing handmade paper, a glue stick was used.
  • Gluing handmade paper on mat board, I used the Sizzix bow die to cut my pieces out. I didn't use the shortest lengths, just the middle & longest pieces to create my vase cover.

  • Each piece was scored & bent outwards for the bottom.

  • Using a plastic water bottle with the smooth middle center cut out, I glued my 2 size lengths, alternating them around the plastic. Twine was used to wrap around the pieces until the glue set.

  • Remove twine wraps. Wrap a fresh piece of twine around the bottom, gluing into place with Beacon's Quick Grip.

  • Light blue & light pink pearls adorn the holes.

  • Posh metallic paints highlight all the edges, top & bottom.

  • Wrap a seashell trim along the top.

  • Another wrap with twine over the brown trim, adding that textural feel.

  • With a baby food jar or other small vase fill partially with water, add your flowers and you're set to decorate any table with STYLE!

Remember to vote on your favorite Design! Go to Eileen Hull's blog & leave a comment. Your comment could win YOU a free die!!

Ann Butler
Bonnie Bruns
Debra Quartermain
Einat Kessler
Jenn Goode
Julie McGuffee
Michelle Cummings
Marisa Pawelko
Roxi Phillips
Sparkle Studio
Candice Windham
Eileen Hull


eileenhull said...

Ronnie, what a great idea! You really did think outside the box... or planter anyway :-) So glad you have been able to join us on the hop!

Jen Goode said...

LOVE IT! Not sure how I missed this before... such a super great idea - every plant needs a little extra lovin' bling.

joven said...

hi, you have nice blog.. u can view also mine..

Rondell said...

Now t his be artistic! I love it! Girl, where you get your skills to pay your telephone bills?

Rondell Jenkins in the house.

Anonymous said...

I would like to possibly feature your project in our Beacon Adhesives Trade Show Booth at the upcoming CHA Show in 2011. Please call me John Burns @ 800-865-7238 X307