Friday, 22 June 2012

Smiling Daffodil

The last couple of days my internet connection has been so slow... it took all afternoon to upload these pictures!  Here is what I've been working on...

The frame is from Ikea.  It was passed on to me by a friend and has sat in its plastic wrapper for a few years.  This week it was taken out of the 'I can do something with that one day' box and sanded down, painted daffodil yellow (how appropriate!), given a coat of crackle and topped off with a coat of white.

 The centre trumpet is made from loopy cord and a button.  I started out making a daisy... four lengths of ribbon, ends brought in to the middle and stitched.  I added the button and was playing around with the 'daisy' and as I pushed the petals up the idea of a daffodil struck.  I ran a line of glue gel around the edge of the button and pushed the ribbon up and hoped and held it until it was stuck.


And it worked!  I made six 'leaves' out of yellow satin ribbon and attached them in two threes so they lay as a real daffodils petals lay. 


For the stem of the daffodil I covered a drinking straw with double sided sticky tape and rolled it on to a length of ribbon. With the same green ribbon a fashioned to long leaves.

For the background I used white card, sky blue vellum and white lace paper clouds.

I'm going to enter this in to  Quirky Crafts challenge which is hand made flowers and ribbon.  I may be disqualified as I don't have ribbon as ribbon but my handmade flower is made out of ribbon...
and I'm linking up at Inspire Me Fridays!


  1. Very clever!! and a really lovely gift for someone (or to keep for yourself!) Thank you for joining Quirky CraftsChallenge this fortnigght!
    (Lyn) Quirky Crafts Design Team

  2. this is amazing,love it and the effort you have put it into also makes it very special,x

  3. absolutely gorgeous Laura!!
    I'm so glad you shared this with us @ Inspire Me Fridays!!

  4. Thank you for entering the latest challenge at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. Excellent twist to our challenge!

  5. WOW! This is stunning. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog


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