DIY – Paper Gerbera Daisies

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It is probably typical of a lot of girls, but my Instagram is mainly pictures or kids, flowers and soups. Kiddos are the highlight of my everyday life, no wonder they are the main subject of my photos. Soup is part of my heritage, it is what I grew up with, it’s what makes me feel good and safe and home (yes, soup does that to me!) And flowers is my other favourite. All flowers photograph beautifully. It is almost impossible to take a bad photo of flowers.

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I stumbled across a wonderful website by Lia Griffith, where she describes in great detail how to make all sorts of beautiful flowers, bouquets, wreaths and other paper crafts. She also provides templates, or at the very least, she provides links to other sites’ tutorials.

Sure enough she has a special magic cutter that cuts the shapes out for her from templates, but if you are like me and don’t mind putting in some work, you can do it without the magic cutter. You may have an advantage if you have a minion.

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I’ve only had enough patience for five gerberas, but they are just so cute!SAM_8410

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Here is the pictorial found at liagriffith.com. There is no need to create my own tutorial as I haven’t changed anything from Lia’s tute. Here it is (or click on the tutorail to be redirected to her site).5bc3548ce27ac0ae846ac67f9a19b6df

This was one awesome craft, just beautiful, and you berely need anything (maybe just a minion).

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If you enjoyed this craft, perhaps you will enjoy these, too:

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DIY – Flower Wreath

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It’s hard to believe that until recently I have still been crocheting. Usually, I attempt different techniques, trying all media; tinker, tweak, etc. In the past, crochet was a phase, or a winter hobby at most, but this time it stuck. On several occasions I have even been introduced as the lady that crochets! I have had some orders, too, which is exciting!  However, I have been getting a little nostalgic over missed opportunities.

This morning, while shopping at Jumbo, I saw these pretty pink paper flowers, for less that a euro for 15 or so per packet. Taking two packets was a good call, without knowing what I needed then for, I sort of figured I needed them.

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My daughter is delighted with anything pink, even more so if its pink flowers, and ever more so if it’s pink flower hair accessory.

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My son got a dinosaur!

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I love making flowers in the spring. I realise now that my crafts are very season oriented. Here is another sneak peak at some of the flowers I made recently, hopefully with tutorials to follow!

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It’s been a while, but glad to have something to share.

Make it and love it!

As I mentioned above, I meddle with a lot of different craft-shmaft, anything that serves as a medium to imagination. Perhaps the below posts will be something you are interested in:

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