"Springy" Flowers...

February 2nd, 2011 in blog, member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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So I started out with these...what are they anyway?  Ive heard yolk seperater and also minnow catchers.  Hmmm, pretty sure I wont be using them for my eggs...just in case...
I actually liked them just like this, in a vase...but Ive been seeing so many cute ideas out there in Blogland for paper flowers and decided to come up with my own version, so here goes...
You could use any kind of paper for these...scrapbooking scraps, magazine pages...whatever suits you.  The options are endless really.  But I decided to stick with the book pages and sheet music, since Im going pretty neutral these days.
I used these little pre-cut craft store flowers for a tracing template since I had them on hand...but the designs are pretty simple, Im sure you could freehand it or cookie cutters would work great too.
Ready to go...
Then I just tucked a couple into each springy thingy...easy, easy!
I kind of moved them around until I found a good tight fit but a little glue dot would probably hold them in place even better.
And there they are...I think I need one more, just because...and Im guessing I have one stashed somewhere???  Hmmm, should I check with the utensils or the fishing gear???
Either way, Ill be ready when I find one :)
Cozy in their new home...and in case you are wondering...yes, I have a thing for making flowers out of odd objects...shoe stretchers, forks whatever...as long as they dont need water.

So I've been dreaming of Spring...but here in MN, that's a LONG way off.  So I started playing, hoping that these cute little springy flowers will tide me over...at least for today.  We'll get through tomorrow, tomorrow...

Pattern or design used: My own design - Laurel Putman...Chipping with Charm
posted in: blog, member junk, sheet music, book pages, junky flowers

Comments (18)

junktiquegirl writes: so cool, what a great idea!. i'll have to be on the lookout for some of those things! Posted: 9:23 am on February 26th
heartinhand writes: Love this idea so much have bought 3 of these on ebay after seeing this. On the look out for more. Lots of possibilities. Thanks for sharing! Posted: 5:14 pm on February 20th
heartinhand writes: Love this idea. The last few days I have bought 3 of these on ebay, and looking for more. Lots of possibilities. Thanks for sharing! Posted: 5:12 pm on February 20th
javamama writes: Love the flowers and the clever way to use the egg separaters. Posted: 5:58 am on February 9th
KMcG73 writes: Fantabulous - I have a 'black thumb' so any flowers that don't require actual TLC are right up my alley! Going to keep my eyes open now for Spring(s) (literally and figuratively)!! Posted: 5:56 am on February 6th
Meadowview_Farm writes: Very very sweet. Love music sheets combined with anything...these are adorable.
Kari Posted: 4:58 am on February 4th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Wow, so adorable! And you know that rusty metal grabbed me... :)

Donna Posted: 11:41 pm on February 3rd
CottageElements writes: Laurel, these are adorable! Very clever and I love the idea you can do more than just flowers with them. Maybe pictures, too? I'm gonna be on the look out for these that's for sure. Ingenius!

Lani Posted: 6:25 pm on February 3rd
RustyDiva writes: My kind of flowers - the waterless kind!! Too cute.

Kenda Posted: 1:24 pm on February 3rd
GardeningJunky writes: Laurel, Nice idea! Thinking I'll make some with old flower seed packets. I'll also be picking up some egg separators next time I'm at the junk shop. Thanks. Laurie Posted: 7:48 am on February 3rd
NDJunkGirl writes: Laurel - these are so adorable! Love the use of the egg separators! Genius!

Spring can't come any too soon for us, huh?!

-Andrea Posted: 6:42 am on February 3rd
JunkArchitect writes: Laurel, using the sheet music is such a cool idea. I'm positive it's an egg separator because my grandfather had one. He would put two egg yolks in a glass of Guinness Stout and down it. I'm glad I didn't inherit that gene.

Posted: 6:00 am on February 3rd
chippingcharm writes: Thanks ladies...sounds like these "thingies" have 3 good uses...I think mine will stay flowers...at least until another idea hits...but I know you all "get" that right??
Vicki, a springy thing for a chair...sounds like a "fair" trade to me ;)
Thanks again...stay warm my fellow snow people! Laurel Posted: 4:54 am on February 3rd
suewhitney writes: Cute and clever, Miss Laurel!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 4:12 am on February 3rd
SnowmanHill writes: Laurel, these are so cute. The springy things were used in the minnow bucket where I grew up. I even saw them for sale at the bait shop, so that's what I know about them.

dana Posted: 6:03 pm on February 2nd
artteachergirl writes: Hey Laurel...I have one of those springy things, even posted it on JMS with the same ? What is it? Whatever they are I love 'em! I think they are a whisk of some kind.
So...I'll trade you the one I have for at least one of those chairs on your blog...LOL! Posted: 5:26 pm on February 2nd
itsnotjunk2me writes: laurel,
these are so cute and so very creative! at first pic, i couldn't figure out what the springy things were...and then wa-la repurposed vintage egg separators...too cool!
judi Posted: 4:53 pm on February 2nd
Junkpony writes: Those are so cool! After just coming in from shoveling 18" of snow, feeling like a popsicle, this was a sign of spring I needed to see. Very creative! Posted: 1:53 pm on February 2nd
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