Saturday, May 16, 2015

May in Arizona (I think it is!)

Howdy Folks from cool and damp Arizona! It has been glorious in Phoenix and we are loving it! The down side is the pool isn't as warm as it could be by now, so swimming will get a late start.  The up side, the windows are all open and the breezes are fabulous.  It is usually in the high 90's to low 100's by now, today is 65 degrees!!  

As promised, the Winner from our Mother's Day Linkup Blog Party is...
Patricia Weber!   CONGRATS
  I am sharing a fun little MD Hobby & Craft metal mesh project for you today.

Spring Sprouts

I started by painting a large wooden spool with Terri Sproul Mica Mixers and then added green glitter (for Spring)

I took my MD Hobby & Craft silver mesh and folded the raw edges over a ruler twice to make them snag free. It molds so easily.

I then used AlteredPages Collage 1785 Bottle Cap Florals and punched the images with a circle punch. They were uniform in size to create front & back. 

I cut freehand leaves and used colored wire as an stem/insert to allow me to build a bouquet of flowers and leaves.  I applied Aleen's Tacky Glue to each double sided flower and leaf.   Make sure to cut the opposing side properly or they will not line up.  (flip the paper and use your first leaf as a template)

I then took the square mesh that was cut and folded with clean edges to form a bouquet holder.   I twisted a short base through which I threaded the wire from the flowers and leaves, wrapping the wire tightly so it would fit into the spool hole.  

I also added some Aleen's into the hole to hold the mesh and bouquet in place. 
I also added some small bird images around the spool and glittered the edges

I sure hope you enjoyed this little spring bouquet.    

Keep in touch and visit daily for amazing projects from our talented Design Team.   PLUS we will have a random giveaway from those who have commented this month.   The Prize is an amazing assortment of MD Hobby & Craft metal and tools.


  1. How very sweet Patricia!! Love your little flower pots!!

  2. I think the flower pots are Jean's! :)

    I'm so excited I won the link-up - Thank you!!!

    1. I need to try these flower pots. They are so CUTE! And look super-easy!

  3. congratulations Patricia! cool gift! xo

  4. Congratulations, Patricia! You entered a great project for spring and Mother's Day. Happy for you!

  5. The little flower pots are adorable♥

  6. What a pretty little project, Jean. Very clever how you used the collage images.