Okay this was the first thing I thought of when I seen the Spiral Flower Originals Die, what a great tool to use for weddings. You could do shower and wedding favors and decorations. Well then the topiary popped in my head, and I could see all the tables with the flower topiaries as centerpieces in the wedding party colors. So the mission started I purchased a Styrofoam topiary.
Well it was green and if there was any space in between the flowers, you saw green, plus I wanted to use a hot glue gun not good on Styrofoam. So I covered the topiary with tissue paper and used straight pins to hold the tissue paper in place.
Using felt squares I got from the Big Box Store I made my flowers. What do you think? I wrapped the stem with new Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon because it went so well with the burlap that I wrapped the bottom with.
Then I made the bow using Stampin' Up!'s 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon. Hard to see but I put little pieces of Natural Chevron Ribbon in between the flowers to bring the project together. Very pleased with the outcome. So the video will show you how easy these flowers are to make.
Next project with the Spiral Flower Originals Die is a little pin. I just hot glued them to a piece of cardstock and put a pin back on. Simple Simple Simple, you could do this with hair clips or headbands. Again if you are using the wedding colors for center pieces that hair clips for bridal party could match.
Next I used paper with the die, and what I found was that paper is not as flexible as the fabric. So after I ran through the Big Shot, I sprayed the cardstock with rubbing alcohol. This brakes the fibers of the cardstock down and dries quickly. I also used my bone folder to help curl the cardstock and then it worked like a snap.
I posted a couple days ago how I used the paper flowers on a card, but these flowers I placed on top of one of Stampin' Up!'s Decorative Window Boxes. As you can see there are many uses for this new die. Check out the video below on how easy they go together.
One more project this one I used the cardstock flowers and did a votive candle holder. Again the possibilities are endless.