I found the crepe paper and glitter stars on sale with the other 4th decorations, 50% off baby. To make the handle I just poked a hole in each side of the star and stuck my glitter pipe cleaners in each side. Then a little hole in each side of the peat-pot base and twisted the pipe-cleaner to secure on each side. I used my sewing machine and stitched a gathered length of red and blue crepe paper to craft with. Attach the crepe paper around the pot and ribbon over that.
The cup (which you can't see very well) itself is made from a spray painted peat-pot from the sale garden center racks from spring time. Don't you love a bargain bin? I have some Halloween treat cups to share with you soon too. I'll take some before pictures so you can better see what I am talking about.
Notice the blue polka dots on the winner ticket stamped image? This is another example of what you get when you stamp solid image stamps on patterned paper. LOVE it! Two-tone stamping in one step. The tag punch works perfect with the stamp set too. Do you like the vintage look of the project?
Hope you are having a great week. We had a ton of things going on KC this week with the All-Star Game, so its been fun to share some Red, White and Blue crafty projects with you. I'm not a big sports fan, but I am a hugh KC fan. So this is my contribution to the All-Star excitement in town! The fountains in Kansas City are an eye-popping Royal Blue this week and the town is all spruced up and busy with visitors.
So as a proud Kansas City crafty girl, here's to your team whoever they may be! Thanks for stopping in today, happy crafting and creating, Diana.