Friday, 3 February 2017

Valentines Flower Vase and Flowers~Bostic Bloggers 2017


I have really enjoyed being part of the Bostik Bloggers and it has given a good excuse to spend time with my niece Little M who is my crafting buddy. In 2016 we created lots of fun posts which you can see here.  I am delighted that I have been asked to continue being a Bostik Blogger for 2017. Little M and I are looking forward to more crafty posts.

The February Bostik box arrived  and yes you can guess the theme is valentines. The box had lots of items that were red and pink and hearts. I invited Little M over and as always we had our smoothie making session after which we enjoyed our crafting session.



As the craft box had lots of red and pink things in it we decided that we should make a smoothie to match. We made this lovely Mixed  Berry and Beetroot smoothie which was delicious. After our smoothie, we made this this lovely flower vase with paper roses as a surprise gift for Litte M's mummy and daddy.





To make the flower vase and paper roses you will need:

  • Red corrugated card for vase a 5 size
  • Red plain card cut into rectangles 3 cm  x  9 cm
  • Plain red card
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Ribbon
  • Heart Stickers
  • Bostik glue
  • Bostik glue dots
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler 

How to make the vase and flowers

1. Roll up the corrugated red card to make a tube shape and stick the edges  so the tube stands up.
2. Place the tube onto the red card and draw a circle around it, now draw a second circle approx 1 cm larger than the first circle. Cut out the larger circle.



3. Snip around the circle  little cuts so that you can fold the snips in. These will be glued to the tube to make the base,
4. Glue the snips and position the base in to one end of the tube and stick it in. Fill the tube with some lentils or rice to weight it down so it stands up.




5. Tie a ribbon around the vase and decorate with the heart stickers.



6. To make the flowers, on the red rectangular card draw lines 5 mm apart along the long edge to the centre of the card, snip the  lines to form a fringe.(these will form the petals.)


7. Roll the card up in to a tight roll and secure it with glue, fan the snipped edges to form petals.
8. Stick the flower bud to the pipe cleaners with glue.


9. Place the flowers into the flower vase and your gift is ready.

Being part of the Bostik 2017 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

31 comments:

  1. Wow.. this is such a beautiful handmade gift for the season..and what a lovely way to match the drink for the day too :)

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  2. What a great idea. I love doing DIY and crafty bits x

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  3. I love this, such a great gift for anyone I love homemade

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  4. Aw such a cute little handmade craft x

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  5. That is super pretty and quite simple too, would be a lovely gift.

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  6. I've never heard of Bostik box before, but I love the concept! What a cute craft project!

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  7. I really like the craft you and little M created for Valentine's Day, it's very pretty and will be a great gift for here Mum and Dad. The smoothie looks delicious as well x

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  8. What a sweet thing! I love seeing crafty things like this. It is one of my goals for the new year to pursue more creative hobbies x

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  9. aww such a cute idea i wondr if i get anything for valentines this year x

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  10. That's the cutest, I'd be overjoyed if my little one gave me a gift like that for Valentines x

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  11. This looks great. I love all the different craft items you can make x

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  12. This is so adorable! What a fun little activity. I love it. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  13. This is adorable, what a sweet valentines craft x

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  14. Very cute little DIY idea, dear. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. This looks easy enough! Would be good for kids to do as well, thanks for the idea

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  16. This is such a wonderful thing to do with the little ones :D

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  17. I like the idea of Bostik Bloggers. Good to jog your creativity!
    I love your images of smoothies. What lens do you use?

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  18. Awww what a sweet little Valentines gift, perfect for littles to do! I love how your box contained so many things, those little hearts are perfect! x

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  19. This looks like a brilliant handmade gift for valentines day, thanks for sharing

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  20. This is so creative. What a fab idea.

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  21. I love the idea of a craft box! I need to sign up to get this! The vase you made is really cute! The smoothie sounds delicious!

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  22. We don't do gifts but if we hand make things for valentines it's always nice so this is a lovely little idea :) x

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  23. The little vase looks so cute. This sounds like a nice relaxing hobby for you.And the matching smoothies look devine.

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  24. So cute, great idea to keep little ones busy.

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  25. This is such a sweet idea and something you can do with the kids.

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  26. Oh thats such a lovely vase, super cute :)

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  27. Awwww, how cute! I always think handmade is better than store bought. x

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  28. Love a bit of DIY and crafting when it comes to presents, they're so much more personal that way

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  29. awww so original and easy to make! Love it, thanks for sharing :)

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  30. Firstly that smoothie sounds absolutely amazing! Plus, I am loving the vase and little flowers. I think my daughter would love to make something like this xx

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  31. Flowers are one of the best gift for Valentine's Day. That Flower vase looks very beautiful and attractive. Thanks for sharing this DIY craft.

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