3.14.2010

Lunch Bag Hydrangeas

Time for another contest submission (and tutorial of course!).  I hope you got your hands on a scallop punch after the butterfly wreath because we are using it again today.  If you don't have one feel free to use a regular circle it will still be super cute!  Don't these look like dried Hydrangeas in a mod way?
 What you need-
Bag of styrofoam balls from dollar tree, one bag has several sizes inside
Brown lunch bags
Circle punch (mine's scalloped and 2.5 inches, you can find a link on the bottom of the left column here if you can't find one at your craft store)
Stems from store bought silk flowers
Floral tape
1.5 inch satin ribbon, just a couple scraps
Dollar store vases
Mirror like paint
Glue gun
Pencil

With your paper bag still folded up, punch your circles out three on each side (or as many as you can fit with your punch).  Mine took about three bags per flower.
Remove a stem from your used flower bunch and warp it with floral tape.  Hot glue it into your foam ball.
Wrap your circles around the end of your pencil, dot with glue and start to bunch them on.
You will have some oval looking punches from where the bag was folded, vary them throughout for added dimension.  Continue until your ball is covered.  I pleated some ribbon in my hand, globbed some hot glue next to the stem where it goes into the flower and suck the ribbon in for a pop of color.
 I got the vases at the dollar store too, use my tutorial here for how to apply the paint for an antiqued mirror look.  Fill your vase with rocks (or something to stabilize them) and admire.



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26 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL, hydranga's are my FAVORITE flower! I love the scallop punch effect!

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  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this project from lunch sacks...so cute! Come stop by and say hi.

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  3. So pretty! I never would have guessed they were lunch bags. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. They're beautiful! I love Hydrangeas, and anything that keeps them in my house for longer the better! I'll have to make some of these :D

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  5. Love this! They are too cute!

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  6. I *love* these!!! Too cute!

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  7. These are really cool! And the mirror tutorial was great too, thanks for sharing!

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  8. You are amazing! I seriously love everything you do!!!
    Have a delightful day!

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  9. Oh they are pretty! Nice job.

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  10. Beautiful! I am still working on my wreath (inbetween chasing my kiddos) but will have to punch extra for some of these beautiful flowers! What size sty. balls did you use?

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  11. Thanks for coming by and becoming a follower. You said you use SCAL for your cricut projects. What does that stand for and how do you use it?

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  12. These are SO cool! I'm doing a week of $5 challenge submissions this week on my blog - my post tomorrow is for coffee filter peony art - I'm loving all these paper flowers! I love, love, love hydrangeas, so I'll have to try these too :)

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  13. Oooh those are so pretty! I love this idea. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. I'll be linking.

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  14. I am going to have to try these with some bright paper for my too bright apartment. Love it!

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  15. when i made my wreath i thought it looked like hydrangeas! i will be making these too. thanks!

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  16. when i click your link for the scalloped punch it wants me to sign in to blogger. Am I missing something?
    Thanks!

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  17. Ohhh I loveee this!! Never thought of using the scallop punch! Wow. Awesome! :)

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  18. These are just too awesome. So awesome that I had to make them for a blog hop i'm in this weekend. (I linked to this post from mine) Please check them out and leave me some love... never know.. YOU could win!!

    http://ambersantics.blogspot.com/2010/03/helmar-design-team-blog-hop-with-blog.html

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  19. I love your site! I am not sure how I stumbled upon it - but I have such a love for dollar store/unconventional material projects, so your paper bag creations are wonderful! I just need to get my hands on one of those scalloped circle cutter things!

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  20. these are great! i will share on my blog tomorrow. http://simplyfunstuff.blogspot.com/

    Sarah

    you run a nice blog!

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  21. Ugh. I LOVE hydrangeas. Very cute way to keep them year round!

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  22. Lunch bag hydrangeas? How awesome! Love it :).

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  23. This take brown bags to a new level!

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  24. Beautiful work!! You are so creative!! Do you mind if I present this on my blog??

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  25. Hola Mary te felicito por la calidad de tus trabajos son maravillosos, muchas gracias por los pap.
    saludos
    carmen

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