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The evening before a get together my almost 12 year old daughter decided she wanted to make a small but special thank you gift for each of the young girls planning to attend. Handmade items are really appreciated in our family. Dainty Desserts Petite & Sweet Trinket Boxes was the perfect choice.
The kit includes an impressive amount of options. Different shaped boxes. Colorful felt, shinny glitter and confetti sprinkles, even cherry pom-poms for toppers! All of which worked very well together. My daughter enjoyed taking her time to craft each box with it’s own look of cupcake goodness.
We decided on putting a little surprise and note inside each trinket box. The girls enjoyed receiving the Dainty Desserts, Petite & Sweet Trinket Boxes just as much as my daughter enjoyed creating them. It was a perfect fit!
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My poor husband is stuck in a house full of girls. And with that, comes a house full of girl things. So needless to say, all of us ladies were pretty excited to try out the Button Blossoms Kit. What girl doesn’t love flowers, right?
This kit came with absolutely everything we needed to make these funky, unique flowers.
We started off making the vase. And when I say we, I actually mean me. It took me about one minute to assemble, and then I let my two year old pick out some butterflies and a flower to stick on there. The glue dots were super handy for this part!
Next we got to get busy being creative! I let my daughter pick out the buttons that she wanted to use as the middle of her first flower. She was loving all of the choices, and pointing out all of the different colors.
I strung the buttons on the pipe cleaner; that was a bit above her abilities. She sure thought it was looking good so far!
Then it was flower time! The kit comes with lots of different flower cut outs in varying shapes, sizes, and colors. This gave us some good conversation about sizes, and about colors. My daughter was also able to help punch out some of the bigger shapes.
Again, I strung the flowers on the pipe cleaner. To add a little dimension, you can fold the petals a bit.
After we made all of the flowers, we curled some of the leaves to stick in the vase.
And there you have it! A beautiful bouquet of flowers, no watering required!
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Empty and CLEAN can (canned beans/veggies can will do just fine)
Decorative scrapbooking paper or construction paper
Mod Podge + brush for application
Step One: Empty your can of it’s contents (Go ahead and eat your beans, we will wait!) Remove the label and clean the can.
Step Two: Decide on which paper you would like to use on your can. Apply the paper to your can with Mod Podge. (You will need to determine how much paper you need by wrapping it around the can and snipping off the excess.) *This will need time to dry, I always allow a few hours.
I also added a decorative ribbon on the inside of my can (to prevent anyone from cutting themselves).
Step Three: While your can is drying you can go ahead and start on the flowers. There are so many different ways you can do this. I will share my favorite paper flowers with you below.
Decide on a flower pattern and cut each one out. There are several templates available online.
Take a sucker and stick it right in the middle of both flowers.
Ta Da! A sucker flower : )
Of course, you can also use fresh REAL flowers (like annuals). Just be sure to place soil in the bottom of your can and add a little water.
Step Four: Once your can (basket) has dried, take a drill and drill one small hole in each side at the top. If you do not have a drill just take a hammer and nail and make your own hole by hitting the hammer against the nail a couple of times.
Step Five: Take your decorative ribbon and insert it into both of the holes, tie a knot at each end on the inside.
Now you are ready to fill it!
For this one I am going to fill it with paper sucker flowers since my kids will be giving them to their friends.
I placed shredded paper in the bottom and just inserted a bunch of pretty sucker flowers.
I also added a cute decorative bow. You can add any embellishments that you like!
Last, you will need to add a HAPPY MAY DAY note to the side.
Run over to their house, hang the basket on the door, ring the bell and RUN!!