Thursday, April 7, 2011

Featured Crafter at Krafters' Paradise /Rolled Flower, Pixie Topiary Tutorial

I was featured at Krafters' Paradise (Clink HERE to see!)

Here's the project


My Pixie Topiary made for Pixie Dust Paperie - posted March 28, see original post HERE!!!!

I have a few requests asking for tutorial on this project, since this is mainly made out of rolled flower, so I am going to start with that...
"warning - photo heavy"

What you need to make a rolled flower -
punch or dies



round shape without the scallop edge works well too,  if you do not have these punch or dies, a simple circle shape will do...


you can add a little distressed ink to the edges....


acylic paint dabber like this one works too...


with a pair of small scissors, starting from the outside working in to the center, cut in spiral


this is what it looks like....


you could use a pencil to draw the spiral if you do not feel comfortable cutting it free-hand, I am kind of a lazy crafter.... : )

use a pencil or a paint brush, start from the outside of the spiral, roll the flower around the pencil (or paint brush) from the outside all the way towards the center....


when it comes almost to the end, release the flower and let it uncurl a little


apply hot glue (or use glue dots) to the base (the base = the center of your spiral) to hold the rolled flower in place


Tada...... your rolled flower is done....  


or not yet, you'll need like hundreds of them... LOL! seriously, I do not know how many I used, but enough to cover up the styrofoam ball like this one....


for the topiary, you will need the following items
1. styrofoam ball (picture above)

2. Satay stick, or any stick that able to pierce through the styrofoam ball

3. a mini flower pot


Step 1 - piece the sharp end of the satay stick into the styrofoam ball
Step 2 - I added a little brown paint to the satay stick
Step 3 - start sticking all the rolled flowers on the styrofoam ball with hot glue until the whole ball is covered


Step 4 - filled the mini pot with dry floral form, those you would used for flower arrangement

Step 5 - stick the other end of the satay stick into the pot and start to dress up (cover up) the dry form with glittered mini eggs, lace trim and tinsel


What I used here were the left-overs of the trims, you know, those bits and pieces of odd ends after your other projects

FYI - the green trim (Webster's Pages Nature Trim)



How could a Pixie Topiary do without a Pixie?
Step 6 - 1cut one of the Pixie out from my Graphic 45 "Pixie Post" paper found in Pixie Dust Paperie February Kit "Springtime Pixie"


add a mini butterfly so Pixie have someone to play with....


Final Step - dress up the topiary a bit by added crinkled ribbon and a mini doily at the base of the pot


whew..... are you still here?????


Thanks for sticking with me.... : )

If you would like to visit Krafters' Paradise, here's the link again

A few more links you might be interested

Pixie Dust Paperie GIVEAWAY
You can win yourself a Pixie Kit, hop over to join in the fun

City Crafter Challenge Blog
"Cheer up" is this week's theme, click HERE to find out the details

ok, I am "really" done this time! Bye!

21 comments:

Deb Hickman said...

Absoloutely stunning,Kirsty. What a gorgeous piece of home decor.xxxx

Terrie B x said...

This is absolutly `Gorgeous` Kirsty TFI :) xxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS on being featured! That is AWESOME!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee how you did this!! Thanks for the tips! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Amelia Khalik said...

Congrats on being featured kirsty n tfs this tutorial!!! :)))

Cheryl Nelson said...

Congrats on the feature! So well deserved! TFS the tutorial!!

Linda R. said...

Congrats to you my sweet friend.. Well deserved. I just love this topiary.. And your tutorial is wonderful.. I have tried to make rolled flowers makes me want to give it another try.. Hope you are doing well my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Sylvia said...

Congratulations, Kirsty! I love your beautiful projec and thanks for the rolled flower tutorial. I did a different rolled flower last night and it is so time consuming I do appreciate the people who make them! Again, beautiful project!

Sandy Ang said...

Great tutorial for the rolled flowers. Thanks for allowing KCK to feature your lovely project.

Ros said...

Congrats on your feature Kirsty ... I said it before and I'll say it again ... this is gorgeous!!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous flowers!!! LOve the tree :-) great job!

jules said...

Hi Kirsty wow this is stunning!!!!! thanks for the tut! and thank you for your knid comment on my blog i do appreciate it!.Im now gonna follow this blog as i love your work!

yyam said...

Congrats on being featured! This is such a beautiful project! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

COngrats Kirsty for being featured over at Krafters' Paradise!! Awesome...


What a great and useful tutorial... Absolutely gorgeous... great for gifts as well... hugs...xoxo

Emily Leiphart said...

How exciting and congratulations, Kirsty! Your topiary tree is amazing and a work of he(art)! Thanks for the tutorial. It looks like a lot of work and so worth the effort. It's gorgeous!

Tracy said...

Congrats Kirsty! You know I loved this the first time I saw it. I'm not surprised they decided to spotlight it. It really is beautiful. YAY!

Janetcraft said...

Congrats Kirsty..! you did a lovely Easter tree..and I love it! Like your sharing of steps making the tree..and flowers!

Sweet Fuchsia said...

Love it! :0)

Lynette said...

Stunning project Kirsty! I love your little topiary.

Helen Tilbury said...

This is fantastic Kirsty!! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this tutorial - I really appreciate it & am definitely going to give those rolled flowers a go - definitely not making that topiary though - phew - a loooooooooot of work!!

Craftylicious said...

I fell in love with this project the min i saw it!! thank you so much for sharing a tute on it! so sweet of you!! :)

Stella said...

Congrats on being featured!! So well deserved; it's an amazing and stunning project and I love it!