Its time to announce the winners of my little party!! Many thanks to my first 100 followers and the new ones I’ve gained since then. But, alas, I’m going to make you read through my tutorial before I tell you who won! (I know, I know. You’re already preparing to scroll down to the winners. Just promise you’ll come back up and read about my crepe paper flower decoration when you’re done!!)
When I shared my cupcake topper ideas with you a couple of weeks ago (don’t forget to go back and grab the free download!), one of the images I shared was #6 below.
I made up a little tutorial to show you how I did it.
Here are the things you’ll need:
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!!
I have started truncating my posts to avoid having my content stolen. I hope you’ll click over to finish reading the post. Thank you for understanding!
Tuesday 4th of May 2010
I love my pin and calendar. Everyone needs to visit your etsy store!
Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day! I hope to see you next week.
Monday 3rd of May 2010
What a great arrangement! Love the polka dots on the container :)
Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!
Saturday 1st of May 2010
These are just GORGEOUS! Thanks for the link to the tutorial too!
Friday 30th of April 2010
How sweet are they! What a beautiful decorative idea, might have to try this out!
Allison @ House of Hepworths
Friday 30th of April 2010
I've tried to make those flowers, and they are hard! Do you twist away from the flower center or towards it? I need to practice again...
Thanks for Hookin' Up with me at my party!