Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ladybug Flower Pots for Mother's Day

Yesterday, I worked on a few Mother's Day gifts for my two grandmother's and my aunt.  I wanted to make something small for them and after a quick trip to get supplies at Walmart, this is what I came up with.

To make these, I started with a plastic flower pot from Walmart.  These were $1 each.

Now, I used black vinyl to decorate the outside of the pot.  I used George and Basic Shapes for the circles and Smiley Cards for the mouth.  I also cut two small pink circles for the side of the mouth.

Next, I used a black pipe cleaner and cut them to 3 1/4 inches.  I hot glued a black puff ball to the top of the pipe cleaners and then hot glued on the cleaners and some google eyes to the front.

Next, I used the Create a Critter cartridge to cut a pair of wings and then outlined them onto foam and hand cut them out.  This is because, I wanted them to have a little bit more stability than just paper.  Once they were cut, I hot glued them to the back.


Finally, I filled the pots up with butterscotch candies.
I am adding these to the following challenges:
Thankful Thursday: Mother's Day: http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
PaperCutz: Anything Goes: http://papercutzchallenge.blogspot.com/
Wacky Wednesday at More than Favors: Mother's Day: http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/
Smartbuygal May Challenge: Flower Pots: http://www.smartbuygal.com/

11 comments:

Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOW Jean. These are so cute. So glad to see ya back! :)

Val said...

These are the sweetest ladybugs, the wings are awesome!!

Jennifer said...

Too cute, Jean!

~ Jen

Amber said...

These are so adorable! You always come up with the cutest projects Jean! Thanks for sharing these little ladies with us at Thankful Thursdays!

Rhonda Emery said...

these are super cute, I am glad you can get back to your crafting. have missed it alot. hugs

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

I love your adorable lady bugs!! What a great way to use the fun little flower pots! Thanks for playing along with us for Thankful Thursday at Crazy about Cricut!

- Rayna
http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com

Besthobbyeva said...

Glad to see you are back crafting, we missed you!

These are adorable!! So cute!

Laurie

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So super sweet!

Love That Bug said...

Jean,
These are super super cute! I love them
Hugs
Stacy

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