Sunday, February 23, 2014

Flower Planter Box

Today's project is a Flower Planter Box using Graphic 45 Typography paper.  I made a box and decorated with Typography paper and used some Tim Holtz pen nibs.  The flowers are made from the paper, the stem is wire, and the leafs I hand cut out.  I used Styrofoam for inside the box to hold up the flowers.    

I am providing the tutorial for this Flower Planter Box below.
Cut out of Black chipboard:
(2) 6 x 4 3/4" (front and back)
(2) 6 x 1 1/2" (sides)
(1) 4 3/4 x 1 1/2" (bottom)

Cut out of Black card stock:
(4) 6 x 1"
(2) 4 3/4 x 1"
(2) 1 1/2 x 1"

These are for the hinges.  Score in half long ways.
Add tape to the inside and taper corners.  
Taper means to cut corners at an angle.

Take a side pieces (6 x 1 1/2" chipboard) and
attach half a hinge piece (1 1/2 x 1") to the

Stand the piece straight up and slide under the bottom chipboard piece (4 3/4 x 1 1/2).

Repeat for all pieces.
Hold two panels up so they are barely touching.
Attach the long hinges (6 x 1) to each side.

For matting cut out of pattern paper: 
(2) 4 5/8 x 5 3/4" (front and back)
(2) 1 3/8 x 5 3/4" (sides)


Cut out of pattern paper:
(8) 1 x 1 1/2"
(4) 3/4 x 1 1/4"
(4) 1/2 x 1

For smaller flower:
(8) 1 x 1 3/8"
(4) 3/4 x 1 1/8"
(4) 1/2 x 7/8
(You can make both flowers the same size
if you want)

To make petals, measure the bottom and mark 1/4" in the center.  Cut from the top point to the mark to make an angle, repeat for other side.  Do this on all petals.

Punch a circle for your flower base. Mine is 1 1/2".  Starting with the large petals first, attach the first 2 across from each other, then the next 2 across from each other.  Once all of them are attached, go to the next layer and place the petal across from each other and then do the smallest petals.  

I attached buttons to the middle of my flowers.
Also, you may curve your petals, I curved the back ones backwards and the front ones forward.

 Cut a wire 12" and curve the top using pliers.  

Depending on what you use for the center of your flower will make a difference on how you attach it to your wire.  I used a button and cut a small piece of wire, then put the wire through the button holes and the hole in the wire stem.  Then I folded down the wire with the pliers to hold it in place.  A brad would work great in the center of the flower.  You can glue the flower to the stem as well.

The leafs I cut out by hand and attached to the stem with glossy accents.

That's it.

Close up of box.



Katie Zoey Ho said...

Sending you some love here... Love your rolodex... Best of luck!!! Cheers!!!