May is here and so are the colorful flowers everywhere. I have always LOVED hydrangeas, so having the chance to work with the Borders & Hydrangeas die by Eileen Hull was a dream come true. Now I can enjoy my hydrangeas all year round with this cute "chandelier".
Sizzix Bigz Die by Eileen Hull - Borders & Hydrangeas
Sizzix Bigz Die by Eileen Hull - Ribbon 3-D
Sizzix Bigz Die by Eileen Hull - Leaves
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Smoothfoam balls - 3" (1), 2 1/2" (1) and 2" (1)
Americana paint by DecoArt -Purple Cow
Cardstock - four shades of purple, two shades of pink and three shades of green, paper trimmer, ribbon 8" (3), pearl head straight pins, paint brush, mouse pad, Tonic Paper Piercing tool, wooden skewers (3)
1.) Insert skewers in Smoothfoam balls and paint with Purple Cow, let dry by placing in a cup or glass.
2.) Trim four shades of purple cardstock to fit just the hydrangea section of the Borders and Hydrangea die (2 1/2" by 6") and die cut. Repeat with three shades of green cardstock and Leaves die (5" by 6") and die cut. Repeat with two shades of pink cardstock and Ribbon 3-D die (6" by 6") and die cut. This is a good way to mix and match and use up your scraps!
3.) Turn mouse pad upside down on work surface. Lay out hydrangea flowers and using the rounded end of the piercing tool or paint brush handle, rub a circle in the center of each flower. This will give the flowers shape.
5.) Fold each section of ribbon in half and secure with straight pin to top of 3" ball. Repeat and connect all three balls.
6.) Fold bow section of Ribbon 3-D die in thirds and thread on to a straight pin, trim stem from leaves and thread on to the pin then insert in to the top of the largest foam ball. Repeat with the middle and smallest foam balls.
Hang and enjoy!
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