Today I’m sharing a craft I made & you can make it too! Flowery Branches Craft + A Giveaway
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This flowery branches craft comes from the book The Craft Kingdom: DIY and Craft Projects For Kids and Adults by Eli Maor. And, I’ll be giving a copy of this fun book away! Head down to the bottom of this post for the giveaway widget!
The Craft Kingdom: DIY and Craft Projects For Kids and Adults
This book is loaded with fun ideas, projects, and templates. These craft projects are great for summer when the kids are out of school.
It’s a book that will get lots of use year round too, with some fun wintery projects that would make great Christmas gifts.
The pictures in the book are beautiful. They have a relaxing feel to them, making you want to go create.
And the paper that the book is printed on is so nice. No cheapy thin paper in this pretty book.
The Craft Kingdom is a great guide, with some of the crafts being good starting ideas rather than strict “how tos”.
From the website:
“Crafting and making art is very individual. These moments are completely yours. Even if you don’t have access to all of the materials, you can be creative and experiment. … There is no need for any special skills for the projects in this book. … This book contains 92 DIY, crafts and art projects. Under each category, you will find the required supply for each project and a tutorial. “
From the press release:
“The Craft Kingdom is the one-stop-shop for all things DIY. It contains more than 90 crafts and projects, organized by subjects like: paints, nature-inspired, stamps, washi tape, soap making, candle making, recycling art, repurposing, beauty accessories, fabric and textile projects, buttons, paper and even paper napkins. Each project contains a supply list and detailed, colorful, picture-filled tutorial. At the end of the book there is a section for stencils to trace shapes needed for the projects, leaving no stone unturned as you dive into creating.
“The book is GREAT for summer – not only are the crafts adult and kid friendly, but most of them don’t even require a trip to the store. Author and artist Eli Maor, a self-proclaimed “crafting minimalist,” specializes in using what is all around us to create beautiful, fun projects. With a passion for recycling, upcycling, and just using what you have on hand, Maor creates gorgeous and fun projects from common household objects like toilet paper rolls, fabric scraps, even sticks and twigs from the back yard.”
Flowery Branches Craft + A Giveaway
For my flowery branches, I picked up some dollar store flowers. They looked awfully plastic, but once I cut the fabric flowers from the plastic leaves and stems, the flowers seemed to perk right up.
And, it was fun to turn something from the dollar store into something pretty.
The branches came from my flowering plum tree in my front yard.
This project was very inexpensive to do, only costing me $3. It was fun, and I have a pretty centerpiece to display, or use in photos!
Hot glue gun tip:
I always use a small piece of aluminum foil under the tip of the hot glue gun. When the glue heats up, and squeezes out the tip, the foil will catch it, making for easy clean up.
And, always place your hot glue gun on a sturdy fire resistant surface.
Flowery Branches Craft
Flowery Branches Craft
- Clean the branches from dust or dirt. Cut the flowers from their stems, and glue the flowers onto the branches.
The Craft Kingdom: DIY and Craft Projects For Kids and Adults by Eli Maor Giveaway
Follow the instructions in the Giveaway widget below. The Craft Kingdom Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, and to anyone over 18 years of age. The Giveaway is open until Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Good Luck! Winner chosen randomly and announced in this post. We will email the winner, and if the winner does not respond in 48 hours, a new winner chosen. The prize mailed from the manufacturer to the winner directly, and Life Currents is not responsible for lost mail.
If you don’t win this you can buy one here.