These mini clay vases are perfect to hold that one sweet blossom presented to you by your little one! These are made from polymer clay and I'm not sure how well they will hold water so you might want to shape the vase so that a pill bottle, or the like, can be slipped inside for water. Directions are at Eat, Knit & DIY.
All of the books are packed with colorful and creative crafts that are inspired by mid-century designers. In each section of the book there is a brief description of a famous mid-century designer and then it is followed by projects that were inspired by that designers work. For example, Alexander Girard inspired painted wood spoons and blocks, cardboard houses are inspired by Luis Barragán, and Paul Rand inspires a self-stick shelf paper wall mural. There is a nice spread of mediums and techniques to work with too: felt, cardboard, stitchery, jewelry, paper, paint, dye and more.
The craft I'm sharing today is an excerpt from Kid Made Modern and is inspired by Alexander Calder's wire sculptures.
Wired Flowers Tutorial
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I love the idea of using coffee filter flowers to make dimensional artwork and these vases full of colorful flowers look so gorgeous! Get the details to create your own for Mother's Day or any day at Painted Paper.