Sunday, December 20, 2015

Another look- PAPER ROSES-#2

A quick look back over 5 years on Bless My Nest-

This is by far the most popular post on my blog over the past 5 years with close to 11,000 views!  It is still one of my favorite crafts that I've done- amazing since I'm kind of a craft junkie-

I usually tire of a crafty home decoration over time but this topiary is still on display in my living room( partly because of the time it took and the number of times I practically burned my fingertips off!!)

Remember those pretty paper roses from my valentine frame?



Remember how I told you they took alot of time to make
 and I had to stop. 
That I would never make anymore.

Well,
never say never.
I started a little project
 but
there weren't enough of those paper roses.
  I could have put it all away
and
 just taken out the heart frame
 each Valentine's Day.
But,
that would have been the easy way out,
and no one calls me
 chicken!

So, out came another book.
I ripped long strips and modge podged
them to the styrofoam ball. 
 They didn't stay very well so
I tacked them while they dryed.


I cut the pages into squares
again.
Then I cut around
and around
and around
 in a circle.
Got my trusty glue gun out,
and went to town!!




This time I decided to make a topiary.






I told you they would be seen again (very soon)
They took me way too long to make
 so
they certainly can't be put away
 so

here they are again!
After I took pictures,

the topiary began looking very familiar-
then it dawned on me-
I had seen this before!  LOL!
Kim from CheapChicHome
had made a very similiar sphere
 that I had loved!
So, thanks Kim, for the inspiration
(you should definitely check out her blog-
talk about inspiring!!)

 and
 I am so happy with my little piece of heaven-
  my topiary!
Take care gotta fly-
Claire