Oh what fun it is when Spring bursts forth and green replaces the brown of winter. I host a bloomin’ posies party each year for five girlfriends. We each are assigned to bring six tiny potted plants, one for each guest. We spend the afternoon potting my posies while sipping iced herbal tea and snacking on finger foods.
This year I decided to fancy up my pansy gifts with a little recycled craftyness!
What You Need:
sheet of 12′ X 12″ yellow scrapbook cardstock (each sheet makes 4 decorations)
scrap of decorative paper to match color scheme
software for text (I use PhotoShop)
4″ x 3″ favor boxes with no lid
scissors (I use decorative edge)
black, pink & green permanent markers
2″ scalloped circle punch
hot glue gun and glue stick
candy kiss wrapper optional
green glitter glue
small hole punch
- I folded a sheet of 12′ X 12″ yellow scrapbook cardstock in half and printed “bloom” on each side.
- I found some little favor boxes at Hobby Lobby on sale for $1 last year and these were perfect to hold the little plants.
- I cut the bloom paper into quarters and colored in the letters with a pink permanent marker.
- I have a bunch of old buttons that I thought I could fashion into flowers. I use 2 or 3 for each flower. If they have a shank, you may need to cut it off.
- I punched a 2″ scalloped circle with patterned scrapbook paper and glued it under the word. Then I hot glued the buttons on top of the punch to create a happy little flower face. If you cannot find the right color button, you can paint it or wrap them with foil from candy kisses.
- I then drew a stem and leaves with a permanent marker. Just two semi-circles and a straight line.
- I colored these with permanent marker in green.
- I then blinged the leaves with green glitter glue.
- I attached a ribbon to the sides to carry the plant and decorated the sides with more colored ribbon.
- Attach the yellor bloom card to the front and sides of the favor box with hot glue.
I also use this design to make the invitations and to decorate the iced tea straws. You could use these as favor boxes or name cards at an informal lunch or brunch party.