hello everyone, you may remember that back in the spring I made these for the Jenni Bowlin blog. Well I had the chance to show how to make these on a local show, Studio 5, and thought I would include the instructions here on my blog.
I used vintage ones for my first project, but couldn't find any soon enough for this second project so I purchased unfinished wooden spools from my local craft stores.
Sticks to mount photo on. You can use pencils, wood dowels, or even lollipop sticks
Decorations, you know patterned paper, stickers, buttons, trim, and such
Look for items that are mini sized already, since this is a mini project- I used the Jenni Bowlin 4" x 4" paper packs
- Prepare spools and sticks
if you are working with unfinished wood color it with wood stain, ink, or paint
- Trim paper and adhere to spool
- Adhere stick to spool
I like to use hot glue to make sure the stick holds
- Make flowers
- acccordion fold paper strips mine measured 12" long and varied between 1"-2" wide
- adhere ends together
- flatten, hold down with adhesive
- add center
- Mount photo on stick
Vary the heights for a more interesting display
- Add finishing touches
Sit back and admire your work then ENJOY!