Hey guys, I wanted to share a fun flower that a friend showed me how to make! Actually, we all know how to make them already, it is just with a new medium. Remember in grade school, or Brownies, Girl Scouts, or Blue Jays, we would make those flowers with the tissue paper. We would cut a bunch of pieces of tissue paper into squares, all the same size, but maybe different colors. Then we would stack them on top of each other, and fan fold them back and forth. Then you round the paper at both ends, and separate the tissue paper to fluff it up. Well this flower is made out of a Michaels bag. I cut a bunch of squares out of the Michael's bag. I cut them about 4-4-1/2" square. Then I took my alcohol inks, and the Blending solution and squirted them all over the squares. When they dry, stack them up into a pike, and fold them back and forth, tie a string around the center, and fluff them up, but don't do it all the way around, you want the bottom to be flat. Here is a picture of mine, my colors leave much to be desired, but I don't have another Michaels, ( I KNOW) but since I hurt my back, I haven't been out to the craft stores!! Trust me, when my back feels better, I will make up for lost time!! LOL So, here is mine, remember this is my first try, so don't mock.
Any way, you can change the size, the colors, and add leaves,or vines, and best of all it's free, and you are also saving the planet. So explain to your hubby that you have to go to the craft store so you can buy some stuff, so that they can give you a bag, and then you can make a free flower!! LOL Oh don't forget to mention that you are recycling !!! LOL