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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #464

Daisy Vase

I just had my Stampin' Bingo this past Saturday.  One of our Make & Takes was a Daisy Vase made using a salt shaker.  Yes, I bought the glass two pack from Walmart.  In my area that was $1.29.  I've used these for vases before and I knew they would be an economical way to go.  Here's what we made.

Salt Shaker Daisy Vase

I think it turned out so cute!  And, the best part is that the Daisy punch and the Daisy Delight Bundle are available once again!  The stars have aligned!  Look for them in the Product List below!

Let me tell you first about the vase.  I did add a little grass.  I got this a long time ago at the Dollar Tree.  I think it was around Easter last year.  It perfectly matches our Pool Party.  Don't pack this very tight, just a little.  It's just a little something to hide the stems.  Put a band around the vase using the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  I cut it 1 1/2 x 6.  It actually left a little gap, but cutting at 6 inches allowed a better use of the paper.  I used Fast Fuse on the back of the paper.  Leave the opening on a flat side.  That becomes the front of the vase.  Add your tag with dimensionals to hide the opening.  The tag is stamped with a sentiment from the Eastern Beauty stamp set in Calypso Coral on Whisper White.  Punch with the 1 3/8 Circle punch.  Use the 1 1/2 Circle punch from Pool Party to frame it.  Finish off the vase with a bow made from the Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon.

I saw how to assemble these daisies on Facebook one day.  I've looked again and on Pinterest and I can't find it.  I wish I could reference it.  I'll do my best to explain.

  • I picked up a package of wire stems from the floral department of a hobby store. Cut these at 7 1/2, 6, and 5.  There are three for each vase of different lengths.  I wish I knew the name of the tool I used.  My husband strings tennis rackets and I used something he has for that.  Bend the ends to look like this.

Stems 1

Stems 2

  • Punch a 3/4 inch circle from Old Olive.  Pierce a hole in the middle of the circle. Put a glue dot between the pierced hold and the outer edge.  Thread the olive circle through the wire with the glue dot facing up.  Make sure that the glue dot meets the looped end of the wire.
  • Each of my flowers is made up of 3 punched flowers.  I made the flowers in Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Daffodil Delight.  Stamp the card stock with the same color of ink and punch.  Curl the petals of each layer carefully using a bone folder.  The three layers are attached using dimensionals.  Off set each layer so the flower looks thick.  Add a large gold faceted gem to the center of the top layer.  
  • Now take the stem with the Old Olive circle.  Load it with a bunch of glue dots. They will be on the top, the same side that the first glue dot is on.  Attach the flower.
  • When all three flowers are made, arrange them in the salt shaker vase!  Enjoy!

Salt Shaker Vase group

So there you are.  I think they are cute!  Wouldn't they be perfect for someone in a nursing home, or just to brighten up your desk?  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you'll try making your own.  SU supplies are listed below.  I'd love for you to click on an image and go to my store.

 

Product List

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Robyn Scherzer

Way cute! Thanks for the lovely idea!

Janet Christensen

great idea--wonderful instructions.

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