July 20, 2010

Rolled Flower Pomander

Hi everyone, hope you had a great weekend! The Project Tuesday challenge this week is a fun one - we're making rolled paper flowers, these are everywhere in the papercraft industry right now. In case you've never made one, pop on over and see Lolly's video tutorial, she's one of my top three favourite craft bloggers!

I decided to make a Pomander (or kissing ball) to hang above the doorway in my studio (hubby often pops his head in as he passes by, now I have an excuse to give him a smooch!) I have to say.....after rolling enough flowers to cover the 5" ball, I won't be rolling anymore anytime soon!

I wish you could see this in person, it's so sparkly and pretty in real life. I used paper from the Cottage Garden pack, and there are 100+ flowers on this baby! Each one is sprayed with Olive or Juneberry Wine Glimmermist, and the butterflies were sprayed with Pearl.

Here's a close up of one of the flowers so you can see the sparkle. I randomly placed pearl centers in some of the flowers, which is a good tip if you have any with quite open centers. 

Head on over to Project Tuesday, the design team have some gorgeous creations for you this week!

Paper & Card: Whisper White, Cottage Garden DP
Rich Razzleberry Ribbon
Other: Gimmermist in Pearl, Juneberry Wine & Olive. Glue Gun, Adhesive Pearls, 5" Styrofoam Ball, Cuttlebug Butterfly Die


  1. Hi Sarah :) Your pomander is beyond amazing!! 100 flowers, WOW!! Your project is a masterpiece and should be in the White House bathroom!!

    Hugs, Jennifer :)

  2. stunning Sarah, love the colour combo, like the idea of pearls in some of them. I bet it looks so sparkly too, yippe for glimmermist.

  3. This is stunning,a 100 flowers no wonder you dont want to make any more

  4. Totally awesome, you are such a fantastic artist - just love your work. Hate it when you going into hiding.

  5. How pretty!!! Love those colors together! Wonderful job!!

  6. Sarah, this is absolutely stunning. Wow, over 100 rolled flowers ~ how long did that take to make?

  7. Holy smokes..you better get a LOT of smooches!! What a great project!

  8. Stunning use of paper flowers! It was so worth making so many flowers. (Easy for me to say, LOL). Just gorgeous.

  9. 100 flowers!! i couldn't get 1 to work :( (so no project from me this week)
    LOVE the "kissing ball" how sweet :) this is so beautiful and the butterfly is a fantastic touch. enjoy using this!! :)

  10. Sarah this is soooo pretty - 100 flowers huh? Love the close up showing the glittery edges and pretty pearl - simply stunning!


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