It's April 1st! The weather has really been getting lovely down here in Southern Alabama! Well, perhaps not the last few days, but it's been nice. Birds chirping, flowers blooming... So I decided to make this cheery birdy wall hanging For Unique Crafter's April Challenge "Paper Flowers" and to ring in Spring!
It's made out of a Laughing Cow Cheese container (yup, garbage! Don't call me a hoarder. Yeah, I keep garbage, but I actually use it for something! Scroll down to see the transformation.)
I saw the bird chirping quote on Pinterest a while back and fell in love. The quote is by Terri Guillemets. Isn't it perfect for the little scene? I made the glittery mushrooms from paper clay.
The paint splatter on the outside reminds me of that Easter Egg Gum...
Then I started piecing together, embellishing and adding paper flowers, twigs, words, etc. until I liked the way it looked. I had planned on putting a gem on each of the flaps along the border, but decided against it in the end. Sometimes less is more.
So, if you want to make fancy with some paper flowers now, go ahead and enter the Unique Crafter's April Challenge. Make anything, just incorporate paper flowers! There's a rad prize of supplies up for grabs :)
Have a superb week, friends. I'm about to post a whole slew of projects I've been sitting on. Thanks for reading!