St. Patrick’s Day Upcycled Decor – Flashback

I have so much fun making something pretty out of objects that would normally be considered useless. A few years ago I had thrifted a box of silver-toned, mis-matched sugar bowl lids at a garage sale. They are quite decorative and made perfect little display stands for some St. Patrick’s Day Paper Rosettes.

Rosette_group

 

Rosette_detail

I gathered up lots of scrapbooking paper in various shades of green and die cut them using the Sizzix Paper Rosette Die. I also cut some Sizzix Circles, Scallop 2 to add to the center of the rosettes.

Rosettes

To add some variety to the Rosettes I increased the diameter by doubling-up the paper strips {see instructions below}. This is a fun little trick which also adds a second band of color to each Rosette. As an option, I printed out the sayings on my computer and used a circle punch to cut them out. I glued everything together and used the sugar bowl lids to display them for St. Patrick’s Day.

Paper_Rosette_Instructions

To hang the Rosettes I used 26 gauge wire. I think 24 gauge would have been better for stability but I only had 26 gauge. {Note: the smaller the gauge number, the thicker the wire.} Using wire cutters, I cut a piece about six inches long. I began by wrapping one end around the knob at the top of the lid. Then I worked the wire until I had a nice wide arc and used pliers to form a hook on the other end.

Hanging_detail

I punched a tiny hole in the top of the rosette and hooked it on the wire above the lid. I continued to work the wire to balance the Rosette.

I had so much fun making the Rosettes that I made more and attached several to a piece of ribbon and created a festive banner.

Banner

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About Lynda

Senior Product Design for Sizzix and lifelong crafter on a mission to make the world prettier, one project at a time. I share my fun and crazy life with my English boyfriend, race-car-driving son and Carly, an Australian Shepherd mix dog. Please join me on this creative adventure.

16 Responses

  1. Hi Lynda
    What a great idea this is!! Very clever and very pretty! Since I have a bunch of these lids, you’ve now inspired me! Oooooh – could also be used for place cards, photos, Christmas cards….my wheels are turning with ideas! thank you for your inspiration!! 🙂
    Catherine

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