This was not my original idea so I don't want to take credit for it. I was looking on Google to get ideas for using toilet paper rolls and saw that someone had made these simple little flowers of them. I imagined them with darling little Peachy Keen Faces and knew that was what I had to make. I also have seen a good crafty friend of mine, Cassandra, make LOTS of beautiful centerpieces and so she was the inspiration behind finding a cute container and foam to put these toilet paper roll flowers in. Since making this particular project Cassandra also has made a DARLING Peachy Keen flower arrangement (using 3 flowers and 2 of the same faces I had - I could hardly believe). Hers is way CUTER so you will definitely want to check it out HERE.
Now onto the details of how to make these flowers if you are interested.
Take you empty toilet paper roll and cut small slits in it going almost to the middle and all the way around the toilet paper roll, then turn to the other side and do the same thing. You will want to leave about a 1/4" in the middle so you can put a pick, pen or pencil through them. Your toilet paper roll should look like this:
Next, you will want to fan out your pieces pressing them in towards the center to get your fun flower shape. You will also want to paint them. For mine I painted them with red paint and then I sprayed them with glimmer mist.
While the flowers were drying I worked on the face part of the flowers. I cut circles out at 2" and then I stamped them with some of my favorite Peachy Keen Stamps. For each of these I used the biggest face in the assortment packs. I used the following sets: Winter Wonderland, Happy Lashes and Snow Cuties. I also added chalk for the cheeks, colored in the mouths and dotted around the edges.
Once the flowers were dry I punched a hole in the middle and added pencils. I wrapped the pencils in green pipe cleaners and added a pipe cleaner leaf. Next I glued the circle faces to the front and plain circles to the back so that both sides look nice. I arranged them in a block of floral foam which I placed in a felt basket and then added some paper flowers in to cover the floral foam. I think I need to add a pretty ribbon to the front and I will probably change out the filler but other than that I'm super HAPPY to have these bright and happy flowers smiling at me each day.
I hope you will join in this fun challenge. I can't wait to see what you all come up with :). Make sure to drop over to the PKS challenge blog to see the awesome inspiration that the designers have for you. And have a wonderful day! Hugs- Glora
Peachy Keen Stamps - Winter Wonderland
Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes
Peachy Keen Stamps - Snow Cuties
Toilet Paper Rolls
Green pipe cleaners