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Flowers for Spring: Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge

Happy Monday Y’all! It’s that time of the month again, where four ladies team up and share something special about where they come from or live! I’m one of them and you can find out more about each one of us and this club here

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This months theme is Flowers for Spring! 

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Spain’s national flower is the red carnation. It is connected with the Spanish Folklore, especially here in Andalucia where I live. It symbolizes passion. I like it very much and not too long ago I got these beautiful claveles, as they are called in spanish, from my daughters for Valentines Day.

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Spring is such a happy season and we are all looking forward to the warmer weather. Although I can’t complain, as winter here in Spain is nothing close to winter in Canada or Germany. Spring is probably the same, because while in the northern countries the trees & bushes are starting to become greener and flowers start blooming this time of year, down here in the South of Spain it is always green, especially during winter, because it rains more often. There are some flowers and bushes though, blooming again and making it all look a lot like spring!  And it’s lovely to go out for a walk and just inhale all that spring busyness. 

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And of course, lot’s and lot’s of Lavender! My favourite! Below you can see a tree in bloom in front of an old building down town where I live…

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These are only a few of the beautiful flowers and plants that grow where I live, I could probably go on and on as they are all so pretty!  But today I actually want to show you a cute spring craft I made for our Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge! 

Flowers for Spring: Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge

This is fun and easy and adds immediate spring feel to your home! I used a wooden sieve that I had previously painted white and I pushed some pretty yellow and white tissue paper flowers in the mesh. Here’s how I made the flowers:

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~ So first, as you can see on the picture collage above, I prepared my tissue paper, by cutting lots of pieces of it, according to the kind of flower I wanted to make.

~ I layered all the pieces and cut the top part of the strips of tissue paper, some spiky, some round, some into long strips. It really doesn’t have to be perfect!

~ Then, I started wrapping each strip firmly around itself, making the flower and slowly pulling the petals outward. This sounds more complicated than it actually is!

~ I also cut out green leaves and then pressed them and the flower, the stem, into the mesh of the sieve. I made the holes in the mesh a little bit bigger to be able to pull the flower stem through easier. And that was all! 

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You can use it as a pretty center piece on a table or just lean it against the wall on a shelf or cabinet…

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I hope you liked my little easy spring craft for our Flowers for Spring: Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge.

Be sure to also check out Mary’s, Keri’s & Pili’s posts, they always come up with amazing ideas and you know, the whole idea of our club is to be unique and show you a little bit from each one of us in our neck of the woods!

So just click on their links below & hop over and find out what they’ve got this time! 

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More from the Club:

     Repurposing Junkie            The Boondocks Blog             My Sweet Things

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  • Lacie
    07/04/2016 at 21:38

    These flowers are so very lovely and so very easy! Thank you for linking at Funtastic Friday!

    • Katrin
      07/04/2016 at 22:24

      Hi Lacie! I’m so happy you like these, they are super easy!!!

  • Diana
    06/04/2016 at 19:47

    Your tissue paper flowers have a simple beauty, Katrin, and I so enjoyed seeing the photos of springtime in southern Spain. The lavender is just stunning. When we lived in England, it grew in our garden, along with a huge rosemary “bush.” Neither can winter over here in upstate NY (so sad!). Thanks so much for linking up your lovely posts with us at Vintage Charm.

    • Katrin
      07/04/2016 at 14:33

      Thank you Diana! Living in England must have been very nice! I lived in Ontario Canada, so yes, the winters there must be similar to yours now! Here it is so different, but it gets too hot for me in the summer! Oh well, I guess the perfect place doesn’t exist, hey??

  • Mimi
    06/04/2016 at 00:16

    What a pretty idea Katrin! I love it. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Hope to see you again on Friday! Love, Mimi xxx

    • Katrin
      06/04/2016 at 07:48

      Thank you so much Mimi!

  • Tara @ Lehman lane
    05/04/2016 at 19:40

    So pretty Katrin! Love the yellow and the white flowers! Thanks so much for sharing:). I hope you are having a great week and take care, Tara

    • Katrin
      06/04/2016 at 07:42

      Thanks so much Tara! Have a great week as well!

  • Nikki
    04/04/2016 at 20:09

    Katrin, how bright and sunny are those flowers? You have me wishing for warmer weather! I know it’s coming, but I’m impatient! LOL

    I really like how you cut the tissue paper to form different flowers, this looks like a really fun project! I bet a bunch of these would look great on a spring wreath too! Adorable!

    • Katrin
      04/04/2016 at 22:15

      That’s an awesome idea, I bet they would, like that wreath Ilka made once! I love it and tissue paper is really easy to work with! Sending you lots of sun!!! Thank you for visiting!

  • Life Loving
    03/04/2016 at 20:35

    It looks very lovely. I love the colours. It feels like Spring has sprung here this weekend, we’ve been greeted with two days worth of glorious sunshine! I love lavender too. So pretty and it smells amazing.

    Sally @ Life Loving
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    • Katrin
      04/04/2016 at 10:31

      Oh how nice, sunshine is always great! Thanks for the visit Sally 🙂

  • Amberjane
    01/04/2016 at 18:29

    So pretty for spring decor – Thank you for sharing with Pin Worthy Wednesday Katrin

    • Katrin
      01/04/2016 at 21:58

      Thank you Amberjane!!

  • Christine
    31/03/2016 at 15:30

    Thats very pretty, loving how it looks on your coffee table. Plus you made it look so easy Now I don’t have an excuse for not making some 🙂

    • Katrin
      01/04/2016 at 10:45

      Thanks Christine! yes, it is really easy and fun to make and looks fresh!!

  • Ilka
    31/03/2016 at 05:13

    I love tissue crafts – and the combination yellow and white looks so perfect for Spring and Summer. I love the pics of your neighborhood Katrin – the buildings are absolutely beautiful. Hopefully we get to see more in the future!

    • Katrin
      31/03/2016 at 10:02

      Hi Ilka! I know you do,hahaha 😉 I remembered your lovely wreath when I was making these little flowers… Thanks for the visit 🙂

  • Brianna
    30/03/2016 at 17:19

    Very cute! The tissue gives the flowers an ethereal spring feel.

    • Katrin
      30/03/2016 at 20:22

      Yes, it absolutely does! Thanks Brianna!!

  • Lynn
    30/03/2016 at 16:22

    Howdy Katrin…thanks for the photos of the greenery in your town. I truly love these virtual field trips! And lavender…one of my all time favs.
    Your sieve with the paper flowers is just so darling and spring-y. Love how you used that sieve that you previously created to display your paper flowers. Did you girls help with this project? And it looks perfect, and unique, on your coffee table.
    As usual, well done my friend.
    Hugs, Lynn

    • Katrin
      30/03/2016 at 20:07

      Howdy!!! Spring time is so lovely, isn’t it! And here it’s really my favourite, right after Fall, Fall really is my favourite! Not too cold, not too hot! Perfecto!!! Have a great day Lynn and thanks for stopping by as always!!!

  • Linda at Mixed Kreations
    30/03/2016 at 13:55

    What a fun project! Your flowers look life like, and turned out beautiful! You are always so creative with your projects. Makes a beautiful spring decor!

    • Katrin
      30/03/2016 at 19:58

      Thank you Linda! You’re so sweet to say that! I appreciate it!

  • Kathryn
    29/03/2016 at 22:57

    I love tissue paper flowers. After reading Mary’s post, I just assumed you would be doing a photo essay like her. How nice to have something you can make, too! Happy Spring!

    • Katrin
      30/03/2016 at 11:41

      They are so easy to make, your kids could even help you! I love them too. Our little Bloggers Club is fun and I like how each one of us puts their background and uniqueness to it! HAPPY SPRING!

  • Sandra
    29/03/2016 at 22:35

    Thanks for showing us how easy it is to bring in a touch of spring no matter where you live~

    • Katrin
      30/03/2016 at 11:33

      Isn’t that great to see other parts of the world?? Thanks so much Sandra!

  • Michelle Marttila
    29/03/2016 at 18:31

    LOVE your paper flowers…they are so elegant looking! Lavender is one of my favorites too…I so want to go to a lavender farm and see rows and rows of it! Thank for sharing all this beauty!!!

    • Katrin
      30/03/2016 at 10:20

      Isn’t lavender so pretty and it just smells amazing! Going to a lavender field would be lovely, I agree! Thanks Michelle 🙂

  • Pili
    28/03/2016 at 10:26

    Hi, Katrin! I still can remember the smell of carnations, my father used to grow them on our balcony. Lavander is also one of my favorites… if only I could grow some and make it last…
    It is cool you used a sieve to make your craft, it looks lovely wherever you place it!

    • Katrin
      28/03/2016 at 14:26

      Thanks Pili! yes, same here, not even lavender lasts, but just around the corner from our house there is the most beautiful lavender patch and it’s just ahhh! Spring in Spain is my favourite, not cold, not hot, just perfect!

  • Keri
    28/03/2016 at 07:19

    Katrin, the flowers in your area are beautiful!! That lavender looks so lovely and I bet it smells heavenly when you walk by it. Your flowers are so cool!! I never would have thought to use a sieve to make a flower display!! It looks fantastic!! You did an awesome job!!

    • Katrin
      28/03/2016 at 10:15

      Hi Keri! I love lavender, it’s beautiful and yes, the scent is just lovely! Thanks so much, can’t wait to see yours!!!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    28/03/2016 at 07:04

    Good morning and happy spring Katrin! Your area reminds me of ours as well. Green all the time and lots of rain in the winter. Even the old buildings look similar. The nice part is the beautiful flowers that are blooming now. I love that cute craft you made. It is such a versatile idea, you can use it anywhere to add a little color to the room.

    • Katrin
      28/03/2016 at 10:13

      Good Morning Mary! Yes, it is very similar, hey? The southern countries have lots of beautiful flowers all year round! Thanks so much Mary, the craft was very easy and fun!