1. Cupcake toppers!
2. Crepe paper roses
3. Distress ink
4. Masking tape
5. Spanish moss
6. Bamboo skewers
9. Smooth river rocks
House of Smiths has a great tutorial on how to make roses out of crepe paper. You can find it here. Its just like making a rolled rose out of fabric. The main thing you need to be careful of when making them is not to smoosh the center as you wrap the flower.
I inked the edges of the petals with distress ink to make them stand out more.
I also used the distress ink on my bamboo skewers for more contrast.
I skipped a step or two here as far as the pictures go. I added a little bit of moss to my vase, then added some rocks, then more moss, then more rocks... you get the idea! I then added my skewers, trying to make them spread out as much as possible.
I attached one of my roses to a skewer towards the back with some masking tape.
Then I trimmed all of the rest of the skewers with my scissors to be at different heights. Then I attached the rest of my crepe paper roses and cupcake toppers.
Sitting pretty on my mantle! But wait, it doesn't feel complete. It needs something else...
There, that's better! I added the smaller accent dots from my cupcake topper kit to the side of the vase. I just ran them through my sticker maker which means I can take them off again later if I want to use this vase in another project!
Okay, on with the winners!!
Nobody guessed the exact number of flowers, but msilba was the closest at 36!
The second winner (chosen by Random.org) is................
Congratulations Laura @ Along for the Ride!
Both of you email me at email@example.com with your mailing addresses.
Laura, select a flower, any flower! Let me know if you want the flower on a small alligator clip, pinback, bobby pin, or left as is with just the felt backing. Also, please select any one digital download from my Etsy shop.
You both have a week to contact me, or we'll select another winner. Congratulations!!