Apr 15, 2010

Guest Post from Joanne of Ready Set Craft!

I am so pleased to have Joanne of one of my favorite blogs, Ready Set Craft, here with us today. If you have not already, you simply must check out her super crafty space in the blogosphere. The ever-talented Joanne provides her readers with awesome craft and baking projects plus, she's mastered the art of handmade card making! Here with us today, Joanne has a very special treat in store! Read on and enjoy!

Hi there!  I'm Joanne of Ready, Set, Craft! and I am just thrilled to be here guest posting at Salsa Pie today!  Salsa Pie is one of the few blogs I visit every single day, and I constantly marvel at Caroline's creativity and talent.  She's so inspiring!

Today I'm sharing my tissue paper brooches with you, which are the perfect kids craft for Mother's Day.  Even the littlest of hands can work with tissue paper and get in on the fun.  Shall we begin?

Here's what you'll need...

- Glue gun

- White school glue

- Stapler

- Tissue paper scraps in a variety of colors

- Flower punch (don't have one?  You could cut a flower freehand, or use a die-cutting machine)

- Cardstock scraps in a variety of colors

- Scraps of green ribbon

- Brooch backs

Here's the how-to:

1)  Punch two flowers and glue together.  Cut a scrap of ribbon about two inches long, fold in half to form a loop, and staple to the flower.  (Don't worry, the staple will get covered up!)

2)  Scrunch (yes, that IS a technical term!) some balls of tissue paper to make the center of your flower.  Apply a liberal amount of white glue and glue tissue paper balls to flower.

3)  Scrunch (there I go with that technical term again!) balls of tissue paper in a contrasting color to make the petals.  Attach to the flower, again using an ample amount of glue!  Set aside to dry.

 4)  Once dry, flip over and attach brooch back with hot glue gun.  This step should be done by an adult!

And there you have it!  An easy and beautiful Mother's Day gift for even the littlest of hands to make and give!

Any mother would be proud to wear one, or several of these lovely pins this Mother's Day.  Don't you think?

Many, many thanks to Caroline for having me here today!  Have a beautiful day!
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Anonymous said...

What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing.

angelina la dawn said...

so pretty! i just love joanne :)

Maiden Jane said...

So sweet - and just right for little hands!

Joanne said...

Thanks for having me!

Caroline said...

Thank YOU, Joanne. You are so amazingly talented. I LOVE this project it is super beautiful and great for both adults and children.

Many thanks for your contribution to my blog today.

leigh hewett said...

What a sweet idea!

Gabrielle @ i.craft said...

They are perfect! I love it, great tuto!

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