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Even though I have had a ton of things going on this past month I couldn’t resist signing up for a different kind of challenge/swap (at least different for me) over at Your Paper Pantry. Participants were asked to make 2 sets of 3 flowers, with one being a larger flower and the other 2 smaller.

Making cheesecloth flowers is something I knew nothing about so I went online and watched several tutorials to help me with my project.  After quite a few attempts that turned to failure (my fault for sure), I decided to use my imagination and try a few things that I hoped would work.

The first, and largest, flower I made is white and measures approximately 4″ in diameter. It was made simply using a large circle die from The Stamps of Life and cutting out many layers. Each layer is then adhered to the next using a glue gun, with a felt circle on the back for stability and looks. The center is a simple brad from Spare Parts.  I really like how fluffy this flower is and love all of the layers as well.

Shabby Chic Flower 1

The second flower I made uses the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and is similar to one I saw on YT.  Prior to putting the flower together I sprayed each of the layers with my homemade yellow glimmer mist.  I also sprayed the layers with Aleene’s Fabric Stiffen to help the flower keep its shape (that idea I got from one of the YT vids too).  I do like how it turned out and will try to make more of these in a variety of colors.

Shabby Chic Flower 3

The final flower was inspired while I was looking at all the pieces of scrap cheesecloth sitting on my desk.  I decided to try an idea I had and much to my surprise the flower turned out quite nice.  The scraps were cut into strips and sprayed with my homemade pink glimmer mist.  My glue gun was used to adhere the strips to a circle of felt by moving around the perimeter and working towards the center, squishing the cheesecloth along the way.  An added rhinestone colored pink with a Sharpie and outlined with a strip of pearls was used for the center.  I was pleasantly surprised at the results and hope you like the flower too.

Shabby Chic Flower 2

I have more to share, but will keep this post short right now.

Thank you for visiting and God Bless,





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