2.9.14

Easy Beaded Flower Spray tutorial

Beaded flower tutorial 2
Beaded Flowers Box
       This Baby themed box is my guest DT project for Tuesday Throwdown. I generally shy away from working with digital images as I am not very patient at coloring images but when the super talented Davi invited me to be Guest DT at Tuesday Throwdown and warned me I would have to work with digital images I couldn't turn her down!
Beaded flower tutorial 1
Recycling Craft
        Altered this cardboard box by lining it with pattern paper and layering with die cuts.I colored the cute Robyn Fetish image called "Lucy" with Staedtler watercolors [my first attempt at watercoloring with pencils!!] and added a diamond heart pendant in her hand [the diamond heart was salvaged from a broken earring!]
Beaded flower tutorial 4
Baby theme Box
        Inked and embossed the edges of the wild rose floral frame die cut with clear sparkle embossing powder to give a subtle sparkle.Added a tiny baby foot and a "baby" atop pink flowers on the corners of my box.My daughter wanted to know why I added a baby's foot on the flower..... I told her its a magical baby and was born from a flower !!
Beaded flower tutorial 5
Parchment Bow
       I made a bow from vellum using the lifestyle crafts Bow die and inked it pastel pink. If you love bows be sure to check out my  friend Sindhu's post on some super clever ways to make bows with dies.
Beaded flower tutorial 6
Beaded Flowers
The pink daisy is a handmade foam flower [made by Daisy flower tutorial] you saw aplenty in the fairyland diorama too!
The beaded flowers  you see in this altered box were super easy to make and so sharing this super simple tutorial to make a beaded flower spray
Materials Required
Beaded flower tutorial 13
Beaded Flowers tutorial 
  • Beads - any shape or size you fancy
  • Wire - work with whatever gauge you are comfortable with!
  • Scissors or wire cutter- I used my favourite Tim Holtz scissors
  • Floral tape - in green ,brown or whatever color you fancy [ only recently I came to know that floral tape is available in pink color as well!!]
Beaded flower tutorial 8
Beaded Flowers tutorial 
Depending on the size of your beads and the length of the flower branches you want cut a length of wire. I cut 3.5 inches wire to make each beaded flower branch. Its better to cut more wire than you need till you get the hang of it!! Thread 3 beads onto the center of the wire and bend the wire in a gentle U.
Beaded flower tutorial 9
Beaded Flowers tutorial 
Hold the 3 beads in one hand and twist the wires to make a beaded flower branch! Super easy isn't it!!
Beaded flower tutorial 
Make more flower beaded flower branches and cut a length of floral tape as long as your beaded flower stem.
Beaded flower tutorial 10
Beaded Flowers tutorial 
        Twist one flower branch around another and once its fairly tightly twisted add another one.Dont worry about poking wire ends or bumpy bends..you are going to cover all that in floral tape!
Beaded flower tutorial 11
Beaded Flowers tutorial 
      Whoever invented floral tape is a genius!!I just love working with floral tape...it doesn't feel super sticky but sticks to itself so beautifully!...just wrap your floral tape around your beaded flower branches and keep pressing firmly while you roll it around your beaded flower stem.You don't even have to glue the loose ends! And your beaded flower spray is done.
Beaded flower tutorial 7
Beaded Flowers tutorial 
This beaded flower tutorial  is a super easy version ! If you have a bit more time you can try the Beaded flower tutorial  or the Beaded tree tutorial .
Beaded flower tutorial 3
Beaded Flowers tutorial 
I hope you enjoyed this crazily simple tutorial and do bear with me on my first attempt at watercoloring an image [I was super glad baby was a baldy and I didn't need to color hair ...not yet ready for hair days!! Ha Ha]

Supplies:Dies : Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25, Wild rose studio floral frame, Marianne Anja leaves 3,Lifestyle crafts Bow,Couture creations Oval, Cheery Lynn  Sunflower die.Embellishments: Jesse James buttons , Baby bottle charm
Linking to Addicted to Stamps 86 Sep 13 [pastel colors] ,Deep Ocean Challenge 85 Sep 7 [ something sweet],Fairytale Stampers 43 Sep 6,Robyn's fetish 227 Sep 6[ use a digi],Art by Miran 13, Sep 4 ,Artistic Inspirations 107 sep 7[memories],Crafty bloggers network Sep ,Delightful Challenges Sep 4 [Layer it],Scrappers Delight 30  sep 9 [ new beginnings],Stempelsonne 122 Sep 9 ,DL art sep linky ,My heart pieces Sep 20kk [ Digi stamp],Kraftzone Sep [ welcome Baby]

Print

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...