Wednesday, February 04, 2009

My Valentine Craft

The idea for this craft is not original. I can't remember which blog I saw it on.

Cast of characters:

-One two liter bottle with the top cut off (I prefer Diet Coke).

-a cute piece of scrapbook paper (I used a vintage looking Valentine one)



-bulbs to force (mine are paper whites

-coffee filter/rocks

Cut top off of two liter bottle and invert.

Cover bottle with scrapbook paper of your choice.

Looking inside. I went to put rocks in it, but some of them went through to the bottom, so I put in a coffee filter and then rocks. So far it is working.

Place bulbs halfway into rocks and cover 1/2 way with water.

Notice the pretty heart doily made for me by my FSIL (favorite sister in law). She made me one for every month of the year last Christmas!


Char said...

Oh i love this!
That doily is gorgeous!! I just lvoe it! That FSIL must be awesome!

Cheryl said...

oh that is cute!! Ryan would love that! Love the doily too!!

Amanda said...

what a cool idea! I think that the doily is beautiful as well.
Lynden must have worked really hard on it.


Nikki said...

What a great idea! Is the doily crocheted? It looks like it from here.

Char said...

You aren't nice Amanda!! ;)

Yes, it's crocheted. :)

SamandSawyersMom said...

am i missing something? i don't understand..where are the bulbs..does it light up? how? I am missing something.

SamandSawyersMom said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I am literally rolling on the floor laughing...oh crap..i can't stop. i thought you meant light bulbs.......ha
I zoomed in and saw it

Amanda said...

Sonya you are too funny!

Unknown said...

Yeah Jello cake, I had a moment last week when I was making jello cake cupcakes for the boys party wondering when my life went from jello shots to jello cake?

Unknown said...

Really neat! Do you think it would work with irises or cannas? They are rhizomes not actually bulbs, but I have a lot of extras right now.

Lura said...

I would tink it might work. I guess it couldn't hurt to try! You could also try daffodils and I think maybe tulips.