Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Peachy Challenge 08 :: Anything Goes

I'm a slacker and haven't found much time for crafting.  I need to find a way to make more hours in a day.  My project was super annoying to make, not difficult, just tedious, and resulted in numerous hot glue burns... but well worth it.  It's a candle holder made from a half of a styrofoam just screams "SPRING", doesn't it?

I Used:
Cricut; Create a Critter, Flower Shoppe
Quilling tool 
Hot glue gun
glue runner
PKS Winter Wonderland Assortment
White & red gel pens
Red chalk
Floral wire
Styrofoam ball cut in half

The process:
Push a candle into the center of the styrofoam ball cut in half.  Cut a million (or so it seems) of the spirals from the Flower Shoppe cartridge, use the quilling tool to turn them into pretty flowers securing with hot glue (run burns under cold water).  Secure the flowers to the ball using more hot glue (treat more burns).  Cut the bee and all it's parts (hiding the face on the Gypsy) and assemble attaching it to the floral wire, stamp the face, color the eyes and mouth, chalk the cheeks, and push the wire into the "flower garden".  Treat the burns again, and pour
 a glass (or 2) of wine to celebrate.


  1. That is such an adorable project, so creative. Looks like you put a lot of work into making those beautiful flowers. You did an amazing job! I am a new follower of your blog and am looking forward to more of your creations! I hope you will take the time to stop by to check out my blog and become a follower too!

  2. Well... SO WORTH IT! Your candle holder is perfect! And the cute bee with the Peachy Keen face is darling.

  3. Wow! What a great piece!!Love all of those flowers, they must have taken forever, and the addition of the bee is perfect!

  4. This is so pretty ! yes that looks like it took quite a while!!! love the bee touch coming out of the flowers cute and pretty ♥ Thanks for linking up with us at Peachy Keen this week !!!

  5. Wow! Your flowers are gorgeous and that little bee is the cutest! Thanks for sharing at Peachy Keen Stamps!

  6. this is so neat! what a sweet little bee! thanks for joining the PKS challenge