A Way With Words

Floral Decor

February 25, 2017

It’s Suzanne here today! I’ve always liked the look of magic wands, headbands with butterfly antennae,  and I’m a big fan of plant picks and decorations that florists use as a special accent!

It’s the combination of something attention-grabbing at the top and a slender column below that I find appealing. Fragile and sturdy at the same time, top-heavy, but without toppling…And SO easy to make!

I decided to create some floral decor, though I can easily see decorated sticks in a pencil jar, peeking out of the headband of a party hat, transplanted to a flower pot…

Care to join me? Here’s the how-to:

Instructions:

  1. Die cut each word at least twice in colours of your choice. Adhere the layers so the words will be sturdy. Use tiny bits of tape to lightly tack and position the words over the skewer.
  2. Apply glue to the back of the words, then sandwich the skewer with the diecut. Option: Adding extra clear-drying glue to the back of the words will also add stability.
  3. Allow to dry! That’s it!

 

Designer Tip:  Sometimes you can just adhere a second word to the first without attaching it to the skewer (as shown with the ‘Baby love’ sample).

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

A Way With Words – Baby Love
A Way With Words – Love
A Way With Words – Thank You
A Way With Words – Forever
Beacon Adhesives – kids choice glue!
Clear Double Sided Adhesive

 

Other Supplies:

Fresh or silk flowers!
Dowels, shish kebob skewers or rods

 

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply judi kauffman February 25, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I think I’m going to make one with the word ‘Live” to encourage my orchid plant to keep going. (I don’t have much of a green thumb…)

    • Reply quietfire February 26, 2017 at 11:13 am

      I’m still laughing Judi! You make sure you send me a photo of that poor orchid with its “Live”. I’m wishing it good health!

  • Reply Patricia Howarth February 25, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Hi Suzanne, What a fantastic idea !! I love this !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    • Reply quietfire February 26, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Thank you Patricia! These dies are for more than cards, which helps make them so much fun.

  • Reply Jeanette Fortin February 25, 2017 at 9:34 am

    love how you did it

    • Reply quietfire February 26, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Thanks Jeanette! Enjoy making your own!

  • Reply craftyjoanna February 25, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Such cute ideas – thanks for the ideas 🙂

    • Reply quietfire February 26, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Thanks Joanna! Happy creating!

  • Reply Nancy Yoder February 25, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Love this idea! I’m sending this on to my florist crafter friend too! Would have been great before Valentine’s Day! Thank u for this inspiration. Happy day.

    • Reply quietfire February 26, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Thanks Nancy! Great idea for a wedding, too, using the bride’s colours! Have fun!

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