Monday, April 16, 2012

Final Week of Classes! + Paper Flowers

This week is our last week of classes before finals! I can't wait for it to be over... I did my recital at the end of last month and now I am ready for my internship to start in the fall! We still haven't found out our placements but I hope that we will before summer begins. I requested a high school band placement. This semester I have been in a middle school for field studies, so I am ready to gain more experience in a high school setting.

Source: Capitol Romance via Casey on Pinterest
I have done more work (relaxing and waiting until the last minute to do that work) than crafting this past week. I have been on pinterest a lot (which is the best thing to do to when you are procrastinating) and I saw these pretty paper flowers.

I also pinned many more similar bouquets that used these flowers as well.  Here is one of them:

Source: Weather Paperworks Facebook Page via Casey on Pinterest
The first picture has a great tutorial for these flowers.  I tried it out today and made two of them.  The first time, I used post-it notes (3x3 in.)  the stem is just a post it note rolled up.  I also made another from 3x3 in. squares of plain printer paper, again with a rolled up paper stem.  I glued a pearl bead in the center of the post-it note one and glued some seed beads in the center of the white one.

They are such cute little flowers!  I am definitely planning on making more of these.  I am probably going to go to Michaels and pick up some scrapbook paper while it is on sale to make some in different colors.

In case you are wondering, squares of paper that are 3 x 3 in. make a finished flower with 5 petals that measures roughly 2.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall.  I have also seen these made with 4 or 6 petals.

I can't wait for the summer! I am hoping that I will get lots of sewing and other crafts done after work and on my days off.


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