This is a continuation of yesterday's post! When I was day-dreaming about what to do with my fan fold flowers, "wheels" came to mind and eventually I settled on making a flower cart with them. So here's the results!
I used a lid from one of my 2x2" Dollar Store boxes and covered it with DP, then added some large eyelets to one end so I could slip my "handles" through.
I used two of the smoky colored ones for the handles and slipped them through the eyelet holes.
For the cart's peg legs, I covered a 1/2" x 2" piece of chipboard with DP and punched two 1/8" holes where I wanted the legs to stand. I snipped down a pair of the clear pics, squirted glue into the holes and inserted them -- they fit perfectly!
Next I covered a piece of chipboard with coordinating DP that I had cut down to fit inside the 2x2 lid. I glued down the chipboard piece over the pegs and that served to hold down and cover up the sticks, and it filled up a good portion of it!
This photo shows how I then spread a very thick layer of "Yes" paste over the "floor" and up the inner sides of the cart to prep it for the flowers!
Finally the best part! I started with a layer of punched, green leafy branches on the bottom that I just randomly stuck into the glue letting them spill over the sides.
Then I added a mix of flowers that I had from my stash. Totally non-discriminatory; there's paper flowers that I handmade, Primas, glass flowers that I had from years ago, refugee flowers from old arrangements in my house, just about anything that was little and colorful went into the mix!
The stems of the flowers were inserted into the paste to keep them secure inside. Now that the paste is dry, the flowers are all but permanently stuck in there like that!
I was half expecting it all along not to come out so I didn't put a lot of thought into the placement of the flowers.
And this is my little flower cart! This will probably stay with me as inspiration to make more!!
These are the last two samples of the stuff I made with my flowers this past weekend.
And this box. I'm not sure where this came from, but it used to have something inside it!!
So thanks for joining me in this fan-fold flower oddessy of mine. Although, I know I'm not done. There will be cards... oh so many cards!! I still have a few more flowers to use up!!
TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!