Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tulip Easter Basket

Hello Everyone:
Anita here with a fun tutorial for putting together Lori's fun 3D Flower Tulip which you can find here in her store and her in the Silhouette Design Store.  My dear friend Kathy loves the Cadbury Cream Egg candies so I made this for her.  I bought a basket at Target and decorated it with Lori's Echo Park collection called Celebrate Easter.  I used the patterned paper for the flowers and leaves and the stickers and enamel dots to decorate the basket.  Such a cute collection.
Here are the items that you are going to need for your project.  I also used some florists foam which i cut fit into the basket, Zip Dry adhesive and some scotch tape and  you will need a pair of wire cutters.
You will want to fold your flower pieces so that the fold makes a valley on the flower petal.
Glue two pieces together on the right side of one and the left side of the next petal.
I added a third petal and then got ready to add the wire.
I made my wire 16 inches long and then folded it in half.  I know that the flowers were two inches tall and that the basket had foam and needed a 2 inch clearance to reach the top of the basket.  I added four inches to allow for them to stand up and that is how I arrived at the 16"long, 8" folded measurement.
I flipped the tulip petal group over and taped on the wire.  This seemed to hold better than glue along.
I kept adding tulip petals until I had used all five meant for each tulip and you can see this one done with the wire ready to be wrapped.
Lori used flower tape on her tulip stem and I decided to use washi tape which had the same pattern as the leaves.  I wrapped the whole stem to the bottom.
Once I finished wrapping the stem I added one leaf at a time with some wet adhesive and nestled the second leaf into the first.
I then wrapped some washi tape around the bottom of the leaves to hide where they came out of the stem.
Here is a close up of the basket with my completed flowers in them.  They were so quick and easy to make.  I hope that you have a chance to check out Lori's store to see what other adorable Easter items she has created.

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