With the popularity of our new bath and body magazine, Willow and Sage, I have been itching to join in on the fun. Inspired by my first loves, flowers and jewelry, I created these little countertop adornments which can be gifted as a set, individually, or selfishly put on my own countertop! Once the bath products contained within are used up, these make perfect jewelry storage boxes to decorate your dresser.
Bath and Body Bouquet Project Instructions:
Take a tin lid, lay it upside down on a wooden block, and punch a hole in center using hammer and awl. Repeat this step for all the lids, and be mindful of your fingers when hammering.
Next, turn the lids right side up, brush glue onto each, and sprinkle with an assortment of Mica Flakes. Shake any excess mica flakes off, set aside, and then wash the glue out of your brush.
Spread some Vintage Trinket Flowers onto a clean sheet of paper. Brush Iced Enamels Medium onto each flower, and then sprinkle with German Silver Iced Enamel Powder. Use tweezers to transfer each flower to clean sheet of paper, then slowly heat set the enamel as per manufacturer’s instructions.
While flowers cool, cut five concentric circles out of chiffon, ranging in diameter from 1 to 2 inches. Punch a brad through the stack of circles, and then through one of the enameled flowers. Attach your layered flower and chiffon circles, and then fasten to one of the tin lids through the punched hole.
Place the lid right side up on clean paper, and heat the fabric circles at a range of 1/2 cm for about 10 seconds to melt the edges, creating a fabric rosette. Use your tweezers to elevate the chiffon off of the enameled flowers and toward the heat source as needed. Repeat the fabric cutting, assembly, and heating for each lid.
Once all are cool, fill tins with tiny bath products and accessories.
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