Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's Flower Power Week!!!! Let's Make some Magical Milk Pod Flowers!!!!


"Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun."
-Kahlil Gibran

Here's a quick and easy tutorial on how to make some "milk pod" flowers!

You will need:
5 milk weed pods, (or if you live somewhere exotic with exotic pods, then use what you have on hand)
paint
an assortment of beads
a small branch
glue gun


First go into your milk pod stash from the fall, (yes...if you save your toilet paper rolls, you probably save things like milk pods too...we crafters are an insane bunch)!


Get out your glue gun and glue them together like so...


Now paint them whatever colour you desire!  We decided on doing ours like sunflowers!


Put some more glue in the centre, and pile on the beads
(we used a glue gun for this part...it just dries faster and holds better)


Then pick out a twig to glue onto the back like so!  You decide on the length...


And there you have it!  A sunny little flower, made "almost" entirely from nature!
Ruby thinks these would also make great flower fairy wands...it's up to you.
Ours are currently in a vase, brightening up our nature table...we also make these for Christmas, by painting them red like a pointsetta! 
You've got to love when Mother Nature presents to you all the fixin's for a great and easy craft!

Don't forget to stop and smell the flowers!
xo maureen

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7 comments:

  1. Ah yes, I too collect toilet paper rolls and milkweed pods (and acorn caps, cattails, dried hibiscus blooms, pinecones, stones, driftwood...)

    Your flowers are beautiful and sunny! I love how you made them into sunflowers with the beaded centers -- perfect!

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  2. This is so cute! I love that wreath below too- what a great way to spice up a doorway! xo m.

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  3. I did these at Christmas with glitter along the edges and strung across my window...so many compliments on this simple handmade! You could also glue sunflower seeds into the centre! Very cute.

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  4. YEs I thought about sunflower seeds...and then I thought about the mice I've heard scurrying about our house...needless to say I went with the beads!
    xo maureen

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  5. These are wonderful! You are so creative! What a precious addition to any nature table.

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  6. oh, you girls are fantastic!! keep the great ideas comin'!!

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  7. I love this idea :)
    We don't have milkweeds growing in the Netherlands. But soon we are going to our other house in Hungary, and there are miljons!
    I'll keep it in mind and will make a picture ;)

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