Saturday, March 26, 2016

Miniature Flower Box

Spring is upon us! What better way to celebrate the season than with a dollhouse sized planter box and trellis that's in full bloom. A bundle of flowers fit inside the 1 1/2" x 5/8" box, like darling daffodils, blue hydrangeas, pink geraniums, lovely lavender gypso, climbing red roses, AND english ivy. There is even a wee fairy taking a rest amongst the flowers. His mother better not catch him, he's supposed to be polishing the beetles' shells! 

This was such a rewarding project for many reasons. The first being how incredibly easy the assembly of the mini flower box and trellis was. I had it glued together, painted, and aged in about 20 minutes (with the help of a heat gun). The flat back brass studs were added to the corners and I freehanded some scroll work to the front with a gold pen. It was also gratifying to be able to have a completed project in under an hour. All I had to do after the flower box dried was tuck a bit of floral foam in the box and arrange all of the beauties inside. And I still have a handful- tons in miniature terms- of leftover flowers for another project. Now all I need is a dollhouse garden to go around it! 

Need more springtime? Check out all of the new garden themed projects the design team at Alpha Stamps has created and then go make your own!

Happy Spring to you!

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