How to Make 100 Paper Flowers in Czech!

I received a surprise in my mail today morning! It looks like "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers" will be now available in Czek and with an absolutely wonderful cover.This edition will be in paper back equally cute as the hardbound.

crepe paper flowers book diy
Note: it is Czech - please note correction..

diy crepe paper flower arrangement

That aside I went shopping ahead of the winter storm here in New England and here is what I found there.I just couldn't resist picking these beauties up. Forced crocuses in a dutch croc and a windmill.SO gorgeous..

A beautiful verse that came to my  mind when I saw these!

"And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship," Exodus 31/3

How to Make Shell Flowers Anemone DIY idea

Last summer while my mother was visiting we had taken my kids to the beach and of course at the end my daughter had to collect some shells.This time with my mother around with her eye for crafting she saw these amazing translucent mother of pearl like shells right where we were standing.She immediately asked me to collect them,she had a great idea to make flowers out of them..which is no surprise as I do remember when I was my daughter's age creating flowers for a wall hanging out of shells.It hung many years on our wall..

Shells collected we went ahead and made these terrific anemones.

shell flowers how to

1.Shells - collected on your next summer vacation trip to beach.Make sure to pick translucent shells and evenly shaped.
2.Glue gun
3.Any wooden button or black clay to form center


1.Cut a small piece of thick scrap paper. (if you have my book you could follow the same directions of the punched out dahlia/camelia to create  this)

2.Apply glue to the shells and stick to the paper rotating the direction of petals to form flower.

3.Alternate the next petals between the center and keep building the flower to form flowers.

4.Attach a stem to the base using glue gun.

5.Use a black button or form a button out of  black clay.Stick your center to the shell flower.

Leaving you with this I snapped of the paper flowers from my book "How to Make 100 Paper Flowers"

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Happy New Year and an update Wreath to match the season

Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and blessed New Year.

I changed up my DIY Xmas Wreath and transformed it onto a wintery valentine wreath. Of course since I had pinned them it was breeze.

1.Create burlap wreath like this

2.Use boutinerre pins to pin on the leaves.

3.Pin the balsa wood flowers.

4.Punch out paper heart. Pin them to the wreath interspersing them..

5.I used a Xmas left over pearl string.Would it around one side and pinned the ends keeping pins to the back.

New Year Wreath Done!

Have a Blessed New Year.

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