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.
This months theme is Flowers for Spring!
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.
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.
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…
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:
~ 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!
You can use it as a pretty center piece on a table or just lean it against the wall on a shelf or cabinet…
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!
More from the Club:
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