Thursday, May 20, 2010

Economical Flower Embellishments

I got this idea from a post 
After looking at the price at the craft stores
I decided there had to be a better
cheaper way to do this
If you take out the plastic part of the flowers


you have the same type of flower embellishments
 that cost an arm and a leg



The pink bush had 102 flowers
at $3 for the bush


ended up .03 a piece


the white ones I got 69 at $2 for the stem 


or .03 apiece

The mixed was tricky



 I got 44 leaves and 45 flowers for 1.50 or .02 a piece
flowers alone would be .03 a piece


I also got some isolated flowers 
that if I could use in something else it will cost even less

So when you are out shopping and come across
silk flowers on the cheap
pick up a sprig!


You will be seeing theses in some future projects
You could even cut the petals for weddings

Even the large flowers can be used
on large cards
presents etc






14 comments:

  1. Great idea. Love how you show us other ways to look at things!

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  2. Cool! I can't wait to see how you use these.

    Nancy

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  3. Jo, you are so smart and creative!! Thanks for the great idea!!

    Nancy

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  4. Jo, I had the same idea before I switched to digital scrapbooking. I have lots of flowers for a cheep price if you are interested. Are you ever going to come out to YelowSprings to make flowers? Still trying to read book but I'm here instead LOL

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  5. good idea! never would have thought of it. not a crafty person here....... wish I was though.

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  6. That is a great idea!!

    Stopping by from New Friend Friday.

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  7. I do the same thing...Scrapbook flowers are so expensive!!!
    Great tutorial and post.
    XOXO
    Frenchy

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  14. That is a very great idea.....I have so many little silk flowers too that I do not use anymore. Glad I found you, and am following now...hope to see you over at my blog.

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