Monday, June 4, 2012

On a Pedestal

I’ve been wanting to share projects that will encourage you to get the Accessories Set from my Cut Flowers collection on LD because I love the possibilities of paper crafting with this set in conjunction with all of the flower sets. In fact I have a few project ideas to share that have nothing to do with the flowers. Ideas that will enlighten you, shall we say. :) More to come on that very soon.

To begin with, from the accessories set, you will find four discs with different patterned edges (each a different color) that have matching cone shapes from the accessories set. One is scalloped, one diamonds, one dots and one slits (for lack of a better word). All are shown as pedestals in the photos above.

Cut out both pieces (disc and matching cone). Assemble the cone so that the small slits at the center top point outward from the cone, like a megaphone with tabs going out at the top. This is necessary in order to glue the cone shape to the center of the disc to make the pedestal stand. Below is an example of how to assemble and then attach the two pieces. You might also want to find the center of the disc and dot it in order to see the center while lining up the base with the disc.

Once you have the pedestals assembled you can add the floral parts. I chose to make flowers from all of the Cut Flowers petal sets and attach them with tiny brads. I used tiny white cupcake liners and candy liners (for candy making) as the mini stands for each of the small, floral centerpieces. Below is a close up of the tiny cupcake (candy) liner with floral pieces carefully attached.

In the photo at top you will see all four pedestals, some with mini floral arrangements, and some with one larger floral centerpiece. If you would like the stand to be a bit more durable, you could add a smaller sized solid disc under (glued between) the top (disc) and base (cone). This will add some stability if you are using the pedestals for something heavier than paper flowers. I believe these pedestals could hold small cupcakes or an individual cupcake per stand. Use card stock or cover stock for the pedestals, or the heavies weight your machine can handle while still cutting intricate pieces.

Create your own arrangements with these pieces and before you know it others will be putting you on a pedestal with your amazing creations!

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