Saturday, April 2, 2016

A hostess gift that will please!

Howdy, Jean here today with a very timely solution to my need for a hostess gift this weekend.

We are invited to a Mexican Fiesta dinner with a crowd of friends.   Our hosts always provide fabulous food, conversation and importantly ~ awesome decor!



I purchased a beautifully green plant and a tin container.    Being that this was a festive event, I wanted to really dress it up and guess what.....?   





Begin with a Skewer or Chopstick and paint it any color you wish to coordinate with your papers (or leave natural).




HAVE FUN AND KEEP ADDING MORE LAYERS AND BAUBLES





I choose several SABOR papers, you can use floral templates to cut various sizes.   One handed cutting is not easy....I took off my hard cast and tried cutting but opted for my silhouette which went a bit faster! 

Taking it over the top is always the best way to go in my opinion!   Make the 'flowers' as full as possible.    We will create two flowers which will be glued onto the skewer to create a front and back.     I will make a total of three skewers for the plant, in graduated sizes.


I USED A COMBO OF GLUE AND DEMENSIONAL ADHESIVES


fabric flowers can be matched to your papers ~ click here 




As a final touch I wrapped the tin with tulle and adhered more of the Sabor paper flowers.   I think the hostess is going to enjoy having this on her buffet...what do you think?  

You can make the flowers ahead of time and then assemble the skewers as you need them, they also make fantastic gift tags or ornaments for packages. 


Supplies;
Skewer or chopsticks or even decor straws
assorted charms or baubles.  
Ribbons, tulle and/or tissue paper if desired
I also added colored staples to one of my flowers even though I glued it.



4 comments:

  1. Just lovely, Jean! I'll have to invite you over to MY house for dinner! LOL

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  2. truly festive and special! xo

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  3. Love the dimension and colors, Jean!

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  4. Lovely home decor piece by Jean Moore with the new Sabor papers. There is a free template included.

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