This week at Sweet Sassy Diva the Design Team was to create a "Hostess Gift". I am sure we would all like some great gift ideas for friends and family we visit or who host parties we attend. My husband and I spent a few days with his cousins during the Thanksgiving week and I made this for the relatives we stayed with. I will be honest I loved this so much when I finished that I would have kept it if it was the right letter. I will definitely be making myself one and making some more of these for gifts. Cost for letter and ribbon (50% off) was around $5.
The letter I used I got at Michaels and it is 9 inches tall and was in the $3 range. I have seen other craft stores with letters that are larger and different shapes. I didn't want the white color so used a gold and brown Adirondack Paint dabbers to cover the white. That way the bright white would not show through.
I used the spiral flower scalloped flower from Art Philosophy page 93. I used double sided Christmas paper and cut the flower at 4 inches and filled the page which made 9 on each page. I did 5 different prints so had enough for 45 flowers. It is best to use a new or very sticky mat for this so the spirals do not get torn. I then rolled each spiral with my Provo Craft Quilling tool.
I glued the flowers with a glue gun.
I twisted them so both sides of the double sided paper would show on different flowers.
I began gluing the flowers at the top pushing them close together to not leave wide gaps.
Here is a closeup of the letter.
The ribbon I used was this felted cut out ribbon I got at Michaels. It comes in red, cream and green.
Once I looped the ribbon around the top I tied a bow. Then I used Tacky glue to glue the ribbon together right above the letter so it wouldn't slide. I also glued the top of the bow to keep it in place and added an extra flower to the bow.
Here is a closeup of the flowers. I did not ink the edge but you could.
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Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and project. Please come back all week and see what the other Design team members have come up with for "Hostess Gifts".
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