I have been reviewing a few books by Leisure Arts recently, and I have to say that this last one was the hardest one for me, because I feel like I have already made projects similar to some of the projects in the book. Also, most of the projects used burlap flowers as a part of the embellishments, and I do not normally do a lot of work with burlap. Then I saw a project that was a mug with a lid on it, filled with candy and I thought this would be a cute little gift for Mother's Day. I ran to the Dollar Store and found a cute little jar with a lid on it . . . it was perfect for this project.
I decided to substitute the pre-made burlap flowers in this project for ones that I made myself using my Sizzix flower die and some Smart-Fab fabric. I saw this fabric when I was at CHA in January 2016. It feels like a combination of fabric and paper . . . kind of like that fabric that the disposable gowns at the doctor's office are made out of . . . not really a traditional fabric, but more body to them than paper.
As you can see, the Smart-Fab cut perfectly with the Sizzix die. Once I had the flower shapes cut, I rolled them around a pencil and placed a dot of glue on the end . . . then I just slide the portion that is wrapped on the pencil onto the dot of glue for the perfect flower you will see in the next photo.
I love the way this flower turned out!
I used Fabric Fusion glue for my flowers.
I did add a little burlap to the lid to be the leaves from the group of flowers.
I also wrapped a piece of a rhinestone sticker sheet around the top of the lid, mostly because I like projects with a little added sparkle. You could wrap ribbon, cording, rope or twine around the outside of the lid too.
Now I just have to fill the dish with candy, and it is ready to give as a gift. This would be great for Mother's Day or a Teacher's gift.
Make sure to check out the other books from Leisure Arts! They are the perfect thing to inspire your next crafting project.
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