One of the things I love about summer is the array of colour and intricate shapes that lines our gardens, parks and hedgerows. I love flowers. I love their delicate nature, their vibrancy and their connection with reproduction and life. They lift my mood and fill me with inspiration on a daily basis. I am always looking for ways to bring those feelings into my home.
I am looking forward to bringing you some of my own tutorials in the near future. Unfortunately being heavily pregnant has meant that many of my ideas are currently on hold while I instead achieve a combination of feeling exhausted and slowly nest for my baby. In the mean time I have put together another list for you of tutorials and projects from other bloggers that have left me feeling inspired over the last couple of weeks, this time with a floral craft theme.
Firstly here is a tutorial that teaches you how to create a set of delicate watercolour paper flowers for your home by Kelli Murray. These flowers are charmingly elegant and would look stunning on a dresser in the hallway (in the house with the big hallway I am yet to own.)
Here is a fun fabric flower pin sewing project by Blue Cricket Design. This tutorial teaches you how to make your own bold floral accompaniment to any outfit.
This is a lovely, creative, metallic pressed flower phone case from Studs and Pearls, a unique way to decorate your phone or music player.
An easy to follow, step by step Iris painting tutorial by Flower Patch Farmhouse. This tutorial teaches you how to paint an Iris using a highly effective one-stoke brush technique.
Here are some beautiful yet simple flower transfer bookmarks from Woods of bell trees.
A very pretty pressed flower mobile from Twig and Toadstool. I just love this. It seems fairly simple to make if you follow the step by step tutorial and would make the perfect handmade gift.
Here is one to make with the children. A lovely flower petal stained glass window from The Artful Parent. Beautiful if you have a sun facing glass window door in your house but still an adaptable project that can be used for any window. Involve your child by encouraging them to help you lay out the petals on the contact paper.
Getting Married? Here is a beautiful felt flower bouquet tutorial from Something Turquoise. These felt flowers would make a lovely crafty alternative to a traditional flower bouquet.
Felt Flower Wedding Bouquet by Something Turquoise. Photography by Studio Eleven Weddings[/caption]
Here is a tutorial that teaches you how to make a beautifully delicate tissue paper cherry blossom from Sarahndipities. Reminiscent of spring these lovely cherry blossoms would brighten up any dresser.
For anybody interested in crafting jewelry here is a tutorial that walks you through, step by step, how to make flower pressed polymer clay beads from Art Jewelry Elements.
Here is a decoupage vintage french flower seed tray from a Girl in the Garage. I adore this and I am definitely going to collect some images to create something similar for my new kitchen. I have some vintage gardening books upstairs. Maybe something from those?
Finally here is a super fun bubble paint flowers activity from A Piece of Rainbow. These flowers are really easy, really enjoyable and really effective.
Bubble Paint Flowers by A Piece of Rainbow[/caption]
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