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Make these delicate paper hydrangeas for your home and enjoy them all year long and learn how to French revamp any pitcher in just 5 minutes
I’m so happy spring has finally claimed it’s rights, we had some amazing sunny days around here. Sunny and lazy, because I just can’t get enough of all this beautiful nature coming to life day by day and I even started to dream about summer! I guess that’s one of the advantages of working at home, you can do both the working and daydreamin’/gazing at the sun … in your own terms!:)
For this project you will need the amazing hydrangea petals and leaves shapes that Lia Griffith designed. You can download the files from her site.
You will also need a Silhouette Cameo, a special cutting machine that will work it’s magic while you can do a little bit of daydreamin’ yourself :) If don’t have a cutting machine, I guess you could cut the paper by hand, but it will take like forever, because for every hydrangea flower you will need around 60-90 petals. Of course you could always ask a friend with a Silhouette to cut them for you, like I did! :) So thank you my dear Cadouri Fistichii for cutting hundreds of textured cardstock petals and leaves for me ♥
You will also need brushes and some acrylic paint if you plan to paint the paper petals and leaves. I did paint them with lovely shades of pale and dark lilac – I use Maimeri acrylic paints for almost all of my projects, I highly recommend them.
And a hot glue gun, some floral wire, floral tape (or regular paper tape that you can paint green) and … a lot of patience! :)
DIY Delicate Paper Hydrangeas
First I painted the white petals with different shades of pale and dark lilac adding a little bit of paint here and there.
Here you can see the different shades of contrasting lilac better. Lovely, right? :)
I made the stem structure for one hydrangea using 30 pieces of cut floral wire with a 30 cm length and taped them together with regular paper tape leaving 7-8 cm on the top. I bended the pieces of wire from the top of stem to create a dome, following Lia Griffith’s instructions.
I put them in a lovely white porcelain pitcher I found on sales and it was love at first sight! :) I bought the pitcher from an online shop from my country, but if you are going for the same romantic look, here are some lovely pitchers I found on Amazon*.
I forget to tell you the great and exciting news! I have finally managed to move my blog to this new and welcoming home – www.byDreamsFactory.com. I made the migration myself with poor html knowledge, so bare with me if you find one or two errors here and there. Like the fact that I’ve lost all the social media shares and all the counting show zero now, but that’s another story, the important thing is that I managed to move the Dreams Factory to it’s new home! :)
Have a great week-end, don’t forget to smile! ♥
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