Monday, May 6, 2013

Bluebirds And Butterfly Wreath

     How are all you wonderful Pinquettes doing? Today I have a wonderful project to share with you that is simple to do for a last minute Mothers' Day gift. Of course it features some absolutely gorgeous Pinque Peacock products. you can purchase them HERE Personally I think they just add the most spectacular accents to whatever you are creating. Ready for my project? Here we go.....

        My 88 year old Mom loves nature which includes Blue Birds (she loves Cardinals as well, lol) so, when I saw this acrylic bird I knew I had to use it. I also found this peacock ribbon which I also knew would match my blue felt poppers and button I already had thanks to Jessica.
     First I started with a straw wreath and added the ribbon. I used "u" picks which you can find in the floral department at your local craft store. I made a simple bow and added to the wreath again using a "u" pick but feel free to use your trusty glue gun if you would like. I have found that if you use the glue gun, sometimes, if it is placed in an area where it gets hot the glue may soften and not hold your embellishments as well  (that is why I prefer the picks).
     Next I chose the flowers, ribbon etc that I was planning to design with. I like to plan this out first to get my mojo going, lol. I have a stem pick machine from when I was a floral designer. These come in handy for working with silks. I purchased mine with a 50% coupon at Michaels. You do have to be careful since the picks are steel and razor sharp. (Ask me how I know!). This is what it looks like: Floral Pick Machine

     I just glued the button to the baby blue Felt Popper and nestled it in among the flowers and butterflies.

      Even though my Mom is now legally blind, she is able to see this when the light catches the Blue Birds just right. I also love that the popper has texture so she can feel the difference in the flowers.
     I hope you all have a wonderful week and be sure to look for our upcoming May Release of even more exquisite products from Pinque Peacock!!!

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Donna K said...

Lovely project for such a special lady!!!
~Donna K

TeresaK said...

Mary, you never cease to amaze me! I bet you were one amazing floral designer! This wreath is lovely and so sweet since it is for your Mom!
I think it is wonderful that you thought of having the textures that she could feel! Such a sweet daughter you are! Happy Mother's Day to you as welL!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Oh Mary this is truly beautiful. I know your mom will love it. TFS AJ-