This week our friends at Michaels have asked us to express ourselves! We were asked to choose something from their new Make Market line and turn it into something that is uniquely ours – how could be refuse?! The best part about crafting is putting your own spin on a project. Whether it’s decorating with marquee lights or crafting an initial that represents your family name, Michaels has made it easy with their new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line of products.
Their new Make Market line is chock-full of crafting pieces that are perfect for personalization, like these beautiful metal letters from their Alphabet Soup collection. This collection of surfaces, letters, frames and more come in modern, eclectic or rustic styles. From natural and finished woods, to a variety of metals, resin and patterned styles, the possibilities are endless. We grabbed a couple initials that mean something to us :-), then set about turning them into something glorious. This collection of paper flowers in metallic gold paper sits perfectly inside the metal letters to create a piece of wall art or centerpiece that is utterly unique. You can make this yourself by downloading the patterns below.
Begin by heading down to your local Michaels craft store or popping online and purchasing your initials from the Alphabet Soup collection and a pack of metallic gold paper. Once you have gathered your materials, download our pattern below (click on the SVG file if you have a cutting machine and the PDF if you will be cutting the pattern by hand). Once the petals and leaves are trimmed to size, use the edge of your scissors to gently curl the petals as shown in our tutorial. This is a technique I developed when I first began designing paper flowers. It gives a depth to paper flowers and helps reflect the light from the metallic paper in different directions – which is just gorgeous! Use a low temperature glue gun to secure your paper flowers to the metal letters and once it is dry you can sit back and admire your work! For a tutorial to assemble the succulents head over to this post
See below for links to the products we used in todays project and come back tomorrow for more fun DIY craft ideas from the Lia Griffith studio. See you then! ~ Lia
If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas below to see how they personalized their crafts!