Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Garden Flower Pot Spikes with Ava Gavloski

Hello and Welcome to a spring like inspirational blog post here at Southern Ridge Trading Co.  Ava here today to welcome spring with a Garden Fairy flower spike.  Spring is here and all the lovely bulbs and flower pots are gracing our tables and patios this season.  To-day’s project was designed from inspiration from Donna Salazar she is one of my favourite designers.  
Garden flower pot spikes are made from unlimited multi-medium materials, metal, wire, glass, wood, paper and chipboard (from Southern Ridge of course)....


This little miniature is so cute.  You can see the possibilities are endless.
I think you just might see another one from me as well.

A few step up photo’s of the process on how to get the look.


Run the chipboard under the water tap just enough to soften the chipboard and mould around a pen to get a beveled shape.  Gently  shape around a pen and secure with soft embroidery floss.  Dry the chipboard.  This mini dress form charm can be found in the Miniatures section of the store.

Next, take some tulle and tie little bits of tulle on a longer waistband of tulle to use as a skirt for the dress form.

Die cut some floral flowers about 5 or 6 depending on the fullness of the skirt you would like your fairy to have.

Tip:  Be sure to get out a mouse pad and soften your petals by burnishing the petals with a rounded tip tool to get the petals to curl softly for your fairy skirt.

Assemble your dress form fairy with trimmed die-cut  butterfly wings, tied tutu around the waist and adhere the skirt made from the flower petals.


Be sure to add some fairy glitter dust to your dress and wings.


Think of the possibilities…. I want to make 10 of these with different pieces of chipboard from the store here.


Tell us here in the comments what would you make for your garden pots?
Which chipboard pieces would you have peeking out of your garden pots?


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Tulle
- Clearsnap: Fairy Dust Glitter
- Flower, Butterfly Die
- Tombow Adhesive
- Wooden Stick

Thanks for visiting us, Ava.

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