Sunday, November 2, 2014

Box with Lilies

Today is a beautiful sunny day.  My husband is out getting in some last minute golf before he goes in for knee replacement surgery this week, so I decided to work on decorating a gift box with Susan's Garden flowers.  I used a little wicker box and created Susan's Garden Lilies for the main attraction.  The smaller mum type flowers were created using the Susan's Garden Dahlia dies and then for a third flower I used Susan's Garden Daisy Dies.  My sweet friend from the Netherlands sent me a "Kitchen Craft Buttons Fondant Mould".  This mold is perfect for creating realistic centers for flowers.  I used Martha Stewart yellow air dry clay.  After they were dry, I sponged on Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.  They look very realistic. 

Here is a closeup of the lilies.  You can go to this link to watch Susan Tierney-Cockburn's Lily Video.
 After creating all the flowers, I placed them on the box and started pulling things out of my embellishment box.  I added a variety of leaves and other floral pieces I had in my stash.  There is a piece of a net bag, that fruit came in, that is tucked under the items on the top of the box.  The three butterflies were fussy cut from some Graphic 45 design paper and attached.

This wicker box was purchased from Hobby Lobby.  They come in a variety of sizes.  I think floral arrangements on these boxes always look so pretty.

Thank you for visiting me today.  I hope I give you some inspiration to decorate a plain box, with flowers, for a beautiful gift.


9 comments:

Eva Van Buuren said...

Wow Selma, I am totaly speechless!!
What a Beauty!!
This is a real work of Art!
I don't know what to say...
You are an real Artist, Selma.
This can do nobody else, only you!!
Thanks for sharing, hugs, Eva.

Antonella said...

Selma, this is stunning! There are no words to describe this work of art you have created! Love it!
Hugs,
Antonella :-)

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beauty Selma...utterly delicious!!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Selma, this is gorgeous. Your work is amazing. Did I ever tell you that my two brothers in law and their wives live in the Netherlands?
My DH is Dutch. He was born there but has been a U.S. citizen for many years! They stayed there.

Anonymous said...

This is GORGEOUS. I love it.

Pat Montgomery

Olga said...

You never fail to WOW me, absolutley gorgeous!

Martie Rollin said...

Lovely fall color choices. Beautiful floral display!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I'm not sure how I happened to miss this lovely but I'm glad I managed to make my way here this morning! You always make me want to do better with my flowers! Absolutely gorgeous!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Wow!!!!!! Your work is STUNNING Selma!! I just want to keep scrolling up for another look!! Gorgeous!xo

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