Monday, May 21, 2012

In full bloom - Framed Flower Art

Who doesn't like LOVE flowers???  Well you're the weird one if you don't!  My favorite flower to receive is any color, but my all time favorite are Yellow Tulips!  Getting flowers, any kind for that matter for no reason is always a pleasant surprise.  My second all time favorite flower is the white Peony.  Really, these are soooooo beautiful.  I love them when they are fully bloomed or just barely opening.  

Okay, enough of my flower rambling!  I decided to make a piece of art to resemble a fully bloomed peony.  Can you guess what I used to make the flower?  I was also able to use a piece of fabric from my scrap busting bin and I also reused a garage sale find frame.

Sorry for all of the pictures....I couldn't decide which ones to show, so I just kept most of them.

Have you guessed yet?  It's really simple.

To make the flower petals was fun and easy...but the burning of my finger tips, not so much .
The flower looks like porcelain here doesn't it.

I really enjoyed making the center of the flower....after it was cooled I then spray painted it. 
You figured out what was used yet.  C'mon they're repinned all over Pinterest.

I wiped down the bestie found it for me at a garage sale for - dun...dun...dunnnnn 25¢
I cut out a piece of cardboard to fit the frame, then wrapped it in the piece fabric.  For the backing I just glued a piece of newspaper so you couldn't see all the glue and tape.  Sorry I forgot to take a picture of it.
Then I hot glued the flower onto the fabric.  After the glue dried I stood the frame up and put glue into the crevices.  I don't want it to fall off after it's put up.

It looks really great if I say so myself.  Well of course I'm gonna think that, lol!!

The three different textures used were wood, fabric and plastic!! 

I used spoons for the petals and forks for the center! See, now you're thinking...really or whaaat!
Cool huh!!

Now it's ready for hanging.  I just have to decide how I should hang it.  The hook is at the top, the way the pic above is.  But I could easily add hooks to hang in the other way. 

Leave comments letting me know which way to hang it.
↨ upright
↔ sideways
   I'll tally up the comments next week and hang it up.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous week!

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  1. Awesome creation. I actually figured out that they were spoons when I looked really close. I like the way it's hanging now.


  2. My daughter made tulip using plastic spoons at school, but of course they were not melted :) Your flower looks beautiful!

  3. I love flowers too and I definitely did not guess what you made it with. Super creative idea and beautiful result! Hard choice on which way to hang it, I like both ways (I'm no help at all!)...

  4. Ahhh, I love it! So creative!

    1. thank you!! I really was happy the way it turned out!

  5. Awesome! never know what all can be made from those plastic things! It's really pretty :)

  6. Very clever and cute...

    Thanks for sharing it..


  7. That is so funny, I was melting spoons just a couple of days ago and my husband got home in the middle of it and looked at me like "what are you doing?" lol priceless! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great week!

  8. i figured out the petals as plastic spoons but the forks as the centre..awesome creation!!

    1. Thank you!! Yeah, I really liked the way the forks turned out.

  9. No way! That's spoons and forks?! You're awesome! Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

  10. This is beautiful! I can't believe how lovely plastic cutlery can be! I'd love for you to share this idea on my new link party:

    -Sarah @

  11. So creative! I like that it doesn't still look like spoons and forks. My vote is for sideways, even though I think it'll look great either way. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize this week!

  12. Very creative idea. Its in my list now. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Oh my gosh! That is so pretty! Who could blame your for taking so many pictures?!

  14. That is awesome! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ where you can win free ad-space on my blog!

  15. UPRIGHT!!!! It's sooo pretty!! I just love how you displayed your creations on a frame!

    Thank so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  16. Such a creative project! And it does really look like porcelain! I would definitely hang it upright. :-)

  17. I would love for you to come by and share this post on the Creative Corner Hop. The linky party starts on Monday and stays open all week.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  18. I absolutely love how this turned out! Who would have thought you could make something so pretty with spoons. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  19. Totally awesome! I'm FBing this tonight!

    @ Creatively Living

  20. This is too cool. And I love the 3D quality. I would love it if you would share on my linky party Tout It Tuesday.

  21. This is so cute! I would have never guessed that you used forks and spoons to make this. I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday I hope to see you there!

  22. This is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  23. Super cute, and love how you added the forks as well!
    I would like to invite you to join us and link up at our Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! The link is live now and throughout the weekend. Hope to see you there!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  24. Ca-ute! I love how this turned out! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  25. How beautiful and unique! You did a great job on this piece, and true, who DOESN'T love flowers!!? Just lovely!

  26. This is a great project!! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday!

  27. That is so awesome!!! I love the curly forks in the middle.. great job!!!

  28. Fabulous! I love the flower center. Thanks for linking up to the Creative Corner Blog Hop.


  29. Looks fantastic!!

    I tried to do one last month.. but it was a total craft fail.. You have inspired me to try again!! hehe ;)

    Thanks for stopping by Create & Inspire Party!


  30. Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday Round UP!
    -Kayla :)

  31. I DIDN"T know what this was but I love the look. So fun to get to the end and find out that is was plastic silverware. :D Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.

  32. Thanks so much for linking this up at Naptime Delights! It was one of the popular posts so I'll be feature it later today! I'll hope you share something else this week on Tuesday's Tidbits!

    - Sarah

  33. That is just cool.
    What a neat project :o)
    Thanks for linking up this wek!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  34. What a great idea for the center!! LOVE how it turned out! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  35. This is so AWESOME! We couldn't tell what they were for the longest time, and the anticipation while scrolling down was killing us! That is such a unique piece! LOVE it. Thanks for sharing your ideas on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We'll see you next week! -The Sisters

  36. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!
    I love everything about this piece and I featured it today!

  37. Lovely flower, Fifi! And if it's mine, I'd definitely hand it upside ^^) by the wya, we are featuring this today. ^^)

    have a fab weekend!


  38. Absolutely gorgeous! Tulips and peonies are two of my favorite flowers and you captured the ruffled lusciousness of the peony so beautifully in this art piece! Featuring your post on my Facebook page today...


  39. LOVE IT! Thank you so much for linking up to our previous Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! I would love for you to link up again this week and look forward to what you have to share, the link is up and running all weekend.
    Thanks! Tami @ Curb Alert!

  40. This is amazing I may have to use this as an example of Upcycling in one of my Summer camps! Thanks!!!


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