Every week, Pam and I are co-hosting the Making it Count Tuesday link-up. Start with any one of those fabulous ideas you’ve found online. Then, do it. Make it. Cook it. Create it. Take it from the screen, give it life and let it bless your world. When you’re done, snap a photo, write about it and share it with us.
This week’s project was all about Tulip. Several months ago, she and I were bee-bopping around the web and stumbled across some pressed flower pencil holders (I can’t remember where, but it doesn’t really matter because we didn’t make that project). Tulip oohed and aahed without restraint, and then we clicked away and sort of forgot about them.
Well, I forgot about them. Tulip most certainly didn’t. Her Hello Kitty lamp has been shadeless for the last two years, you see, and she realized that with a bit of Mod Podge and a selection of pressed flowers, she could make a very pretty replacement shade.
So she did.
She gathered flowers for pressing and set to work. Tulip is an extraordinarily patient child. (She doesn’t get that from me.) (But you knew that already, right?) Starting a project and then waiting 1/4 of a year to finish it is no problem for her. One thing she knows for certain: when it comes to the beloved flower press she received for her 5th birthday, good things come to those who wait.
|(This photo was taken in January)|
So, three months later… I found a plain white lampshade for $4.99 at a local discount store, we picked up some mod podge (for this project she used glossy to stick the flowers down and then sparkly to coat the whole thing). And Tulip did her thing.
I get out of the way when it comes to Tulip and art, or, for that matter, when it comes to Tulip and flowers.
|Do you see the fairy made of petals?|