iLoveToCreate Teen Crafts Flower Power Frame

Flower Power Shadowbox Frame by Margot Potter for iLoveToCreate
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iLoveToCreate Flower Power Frame
Margot Potter
Teen Crafts
‘Mom crafted, kid approved.’

I’ve lately become obsessed with crafting flowers, as you may be able to tell from my projects for iLoveToCreate. This shadowbox frame showcases a funky fiber flower made on a loom. I’ve created a collaged image to go inside, you can place anything you like in the frame including 3-D elements because it's a shadowbox. I love the irony of a Snow Day image in a warm and flowery setting. If you wander down the scrapbook aisles you’ll find lots of great coordinating paper collections that make fun collages, just size and print a photo and add glue and glitter accents and some Tulip Glam it Up crystals.  Avalon is excited to put this pic on her desk in her new office.


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Materials
Wooden Shadowbox Style Frame (I got mine at JoAnn Fabrics)
Crafty Chica Little Paint Pack (red and white mixed to create fuchsia)
Traci Bautista’s Collage Pauge Sparkle
Textured multi-colored yarn
Thread to attach bead or button
Large matching bead or button accent
Liquid Fusion glue

Tools
Boye Bloom Loom™ Flower Making Loom
Paint brush
Foam brush for decoupage medium
Sewing needle to attach bead or button
Scissors
Sand Paper

1. Sand and paint frame with a 2/3 to 1/3 mix of red and pink paint to create a fuchsia color.

2. Follow instructions on the loom to create a fiber flower.

3. Attach a coordinating bead or button to flower with thread.

4. When paint dries, add a coat of Sparkle Collage Pauge to seal it.

5. Use a bead of liquid fusion to attach yarn to the indentation of your frame. I used two rows of yarn.

6. Attach the flower to the top left or right corner using Liquid Fusion.

7. Create a fun coordinating paper collage to go inside of the frame. This will be a great way for teens to personalize this idea. I glued the elements down with a glue stick and adhered the collage to the back of the frame with a thin bead of Aleene’s Tacky Glue around the edge.

7 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Handcraft category today (look for timestamp: [16 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I love your flowers...the colours you use are so rich...
and there's that wonderful texture that you end up with that is so delightful to look at!

well done
ciao bella
carmelina

Margot Potter said...

Thanks for the Linky Love Craft Crave!

Cheers,
Madge

Margot Potter said...

Carmelina

Aw, now you went and made me blush. Thank you for the kind compliments.

Cheers,
Madge

Eileen Bergen said...

That's really neat. I remember those little looms from my childhood. I'm glad to know they're available again. Now I just have to find one!

You can make afghans, scarves, vests, etc. by piecing them together.

Cyndi L said...

Any girl would be thrilled to have one of these portraits from Mom :-) Fun!

Sherri Osborn said...

What a fun project, thanks for sharing. I think this would perfect to do during birthday party of sleepover with 'tweens! Would make a nice gift too.