Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pattern Tissue Pointsettias




Yesterday afternoon I created for a couple hours... I am still trying to make something from basically nothing and I am rather pleased with how it is all marrying to each other... My aged look is really coming together... I did run to town and go to the store that is going out of business in Defiance for old patterns only... I had a handful and she gave them all to me for 1.00 .. I will be able to do all I need with the books and pattern tissue I have now... I had made the other Pattern tissue flowers I posted earlier but then also remembered how easy poinsettia's were to make out of colored paper and thought I can do it out of the pattern tissue... I cut everything with no patter as I don't want a perfect look.. aa old aged look.... I made one piece with he ends kinda to a peak like a poinsettia leaf and course gather scrunched in center and held it together like I would a corsage in the floral industry. Used a very thin jewelry wire for securing... Then I cut apart a necklace of old pearls and took some jewelry wire through hole and secured the pearl and twisted them together and secured around the poinsettia where the other wire has secured and fluffed it back out.. These are so simple and actually they are very pretty... I tucked a couple up by the fireplace just to see the color and it is perfect for what I am decorating in.... Wow... can you do ALLOT with nothing and the wonderful part is you home is going to be unique.... Not look like Walmart or Target.....

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Thos are so pretty! I tried making some of those flowers you posted before, but I failed miserably. I just can't figure out how you did it.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Jennifer... The other ones you tried are very simple... Cut a strip say 4" wide and may 20" long.. Take your strip and old in left hand and just gather it with your right hand right down the center... take a wire and place around gathered center... If you want the flower fluffier repeat till flower is bigger.... Add button with wire in center...

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Joy said...

those are amazing! very pretty! Have a nice trip!

Nelly said...

Those are great! I have some old patterns that I've been using as tissue paper for gifts and this other idea is even better! Thanks for sharing it.