DIY Rose Topiary

I forgot to put my lipstick and English on! XD But my special cutie guest saved the day. Or night. ๐Ÿ™‚

In this tutorial, I am sharing how I create my felt rose topiaries or bouquets, one of Eclations best sellers.

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Geeeze, can’t believe I’m exposing my secrets. Kidding! This is no secret, there are tons of tutorials like this one out there, but more contributions wouldn’t hurt, would they? ๐Ÿ™‚

So I hope you like this DIY! Feel free to send me your feedback or leave your comments. Critic if you must. Subscribe if you will. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you so much!

And as a little backstory, it has been a really hectic, busy, and somewhat stressful work week. So I just had to turn to my craft tools and flowers to make me feelย better… And re-charge! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank God for His gift of arts and crafts. :”>

To God be the glory!

2016 Craft Swap

On a whim, I was invited.

On a whim, I said yes.

On a whim, I joined a Craft Swap.

And the experience has beenย overwhelming.

This happened last August-October 2016. I, together with 21 other crafters, participated in a Craft Swap just in time for Christmas.

We were asked to create two items each: (1) an item made of at least 5 popsicle sticks and 5 buttons, and (2) a Christmas ornament.

And here’s what Eclations made:

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1. Love Christmas Wreath – made of green paper twine twisted into a circle to form the wreath, decorated with red rose and leaves and several buttons and gems.

2.Hang-It Popsie Decor – made of several popsicle sticks tied together to form a mini-blinds; decorated with a sentiment cut usting Silhouette Cameo 2, several buttons and gems.

I was really happy to receive positive feedback on these. But I was happier and more overwhelmed with the creativity of the other crafters who joined.

Here are photos of what the other crafters made:

Unfortunately I am unable to put links here at this time, marami kasi, but you can search the crafters’ names in Facebook and you can reach out to them if you find their works interesting. Some of them have their own fb pages and online business as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dana especially loved the Christmas ornaments and hang them on our Christmas tree! It is such a joy and blessing to know you are surrounded by wonderful people who share your passion!

I really wish I had more time to create more and better items. I wanted to create something extra to give away but I didn’t make it to shipping cutoff. ย I will just do better next time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Yes, I’ll definitely join again this year!

To God be the glory!