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Ever take stock of the patterns and items you collect over time? I realized I happen to like many things floral… Who knew?

A gift of Mor Belladonna soap from my friend Angela. I can’t seem to bring myself to open it and ruin the pretty packaging. Come to think of it, she also bought me the cute soap dish with silver flowers from Anthropologie. I hope she isn’t hinting at something…

My Great-Grandma’s vintage floral rhinestone ring placed with a white floral tray (from Target, shhh) that I use to hold my perfumes.

Another Anthropologie fav… These are almost exactly the same ones but in a brighter yellow-gold color.

White flowers from the mixed bouquet from my husband for Valentine’s Day. I always separate the colors. Does that mean something?

I gave these pretty floral candle holders a home when my mom was trying to get rid of a bunch of randoms stuck in a closet from the 80’s. I am not a huge fan of tapered candles but these tea lights work great.

What do you have multiples of without even noticing?

♥♥

Arica

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I’ve always loved pink roses so for our final handmade note card idea we will use fabric, Mod Podge, green metallic paint and a rhinestone to create 3D flower art.

Day 4

Flower & Rhinestone Handmade Note Card

Supplies

– Blank note cards

– Small piece of fabric

– Mod Podge

– Sponge brush

– Scissors

– Metallic acrylic paint

– Medium sized paint brush

– Painter’s tape

– Ruler

– Pencil

– Glue

– Rhinestone

– Acrylic finishing spray

Step 1

Lay out your fabric and apply thin coat of Mod Podge and allow to dry at least 20 min. This will allow you to cut shapes out of the fabric without the ends fraying.

Step 2

While you wait for your fabric to dry, measure out and mark spots with a pencil to guide your painter’s tape. I measured about 1/2″ from the outside in to create a blank frame.

Step 3

Paint the entire center section of your note card. I used a rich peridot metallic green acrylic paint but you really could use any paint suitable for card stock paper. I needed a couple of coats. Be sure to let each coat dry before adding the next. Remove painter’s tape.

Step 4

Take your fabric piece and cut out teardrop shapes in three sizes. Depending on how big you want your flower will determine the actual size of each “petal”.

Step 5

Take your first petal and glue it to a tiny square of paper. Start with the larger sized petals. Then add three more of that size so you end up with four evenly spaced petals as your base. Continue to the next size and repeat for the final smaller petals.

Step 6

Apply Mod Podge to the backside of your flower and adhere to note card.

Step 7 (Optional)

I decided to use an acrylic finishing spray for my flower and card to created a more glossy look. However, it looks great without the spray so it’s an optional step.

Step 8

Using a strong glue, attach your rhinestone to the center of the flower. I used Liquid Fusion.

Finished! Now you have a beautiful one-of-a-kind handmade card with lots of texture and life.

♥♥

Arica

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