Back in February I posted a link to this tutorial on “Oh, Happy Day” for Flag Sculptures. I loved the simplicity of the process and the giant FUN-ness (ha, I can’t think of a better word) of the end product. Seriously, who wouldn’t love a giant flag that seems to scream, “Celebrate!”? (Click on image below to be directed to the original post.)
I loved the idea so much that I made one for use with Baby O’s St. Patty’s Day photos in March (Click here to see those photos).
Lately, however, I’ve been interested in the little things…With baby on the way (about four weeks to go!), I like finding simple, sweet little touches I can add around the house…You know, little things that I hope will make me smile several weeks from now when I’m up late feeding the New Guy and am running on little sleep. I decided to try out a mini-version of the flag sculptures, perfect for potted plants.
Once you have your fabric pieces cut out, dip them in your bowl of glue and generously coat both sides with glue. Then, wrap them around a wooden skewer (Note: Skewers are often in the meat-section of the grocery store, near the butcher’s counter, at least in the places I shop). Use your fingers to gently pull off any excess glue. You’ll want the flag to be covered in glue, but not excessively dripping. Lay it to dry so that it can drip any remaining bits right into your bowl.
I think you could easily get carried away with various fabrics, ribbons, and even heavy-weight paper…
Here is my festive potted plant…I think it will indeed make me smile everytime I see it…
On Pinterest, I recently saw something similar, for use in a Birthday Cake, and I love that idea too! I might try that out for O’s Birthday party!
Hope you’re having a great week!