Saturday, April 10, 2010

Easter---Trash to Treasure

I got a crazy little idea a few days ago while I was eating a Nesltes mini chocolate egg. I thought the wrappers were kind of pretty and springy looking. Why not make some flowers out of these for my Easter layouts? I have never made my own flower embellishments before. I hope you like my idea!Here's what you need: colorful candy wrappers which have been gently unwrapped and flattened(eat the chocolate!), tiny little plastic gem flowers to use for the flower middles, adhesive sheets (sticky on both sides), white cardstock, scissors, Mod Podge, flower stamps (optional)
Take the white paper off of the double stick adhesive sheets.
Lay the flattened candy wrappers on the adhesive sheet where you just removed the white paper. Rub your hands over the entire surface of the wrapper to make sure it is well adheared. It's okay if there are a lot of wrinkles in the wrapper because it adds a great textured look to your flower.
Carefully remove the brown (back side) of the adhesive paper.It will now be sticky on the bottom and the foil will be on the top side.
Then lay the sticky side of the project down on white card stock.
Use your scissors to cut the wrappers apart from each other.
I cut my flowers free-hand, but if you want them more unifom, turn the rectangle foil side down and stamp the flower image on the the backside of the cardstock, then cut around your image. In order to shape the flower you will need to cut into the center a little between each petal, then gently fold up all of the petals around the center.
Then gently form each petal by round the edges down. Add your gem to the center.
Lay them out on wax paper and brush heavily with Mod Podge. Let them dry for an hour. The Mod Podge will dry clear and harden each flower up so they are not so fragile. Save them in a non-crushable container and use them in a scrapbook or make a fun card! Enjoy! Thanks for looking! Please let me know if you try it.


  1. Well how stinkin' cute are those? Really cute idea Julie!

  2. That is a fantastic idea, and there is chocolate involved LOL!!! I will have to give these a try, Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thanks Donna and Jodi!! I appreciate the feedback. Thanks for looking!