Tuesday, April 17, 2012
How To: Shopping Bag Flowers
I found inspiration in an internet search. I've applied my tools to the project and here's what I came up with.
We all have plastic shopping bags that get stuffed in a box, drawer, fabric tube, etc. for when we next need one. How about making flowers for card making with them? I went through my stack of bags and found purple, yellow, pink, navy blue and clear. After checking with co-workers we came up with light yellow, bright blue, green, and more. Some plastic is thicker and opaque and some is thin and translucent which works for creating depth. I cut several layers of plastic to size for the flower die I had selected. Any flower die will do that is a good size. I found it best to sandwich the plastic between 2 layers of scrap paper. After running it through the machine you have plastic flowers in various colors. Think about how you can use something in a new way!
Purple - Purdy's chocolates Yellow - McBain, Home Hardware
Clear - Ikea Pink - Scrapbook Store
White and Pink - HMV Blue - The Children's Place
Navy - Sears White and Red - Safeway