Floral Stamped Bookends

Materials

  • Wooden bookends, 4”x5”x5-1/2”
  • Seaside Specialty Paper (Prism Papers): Surf’s Up; Sand Dollar
  • Hot-Fix Mint Green Pearls (Kandi Corp.)
  • Brads (Creative Impressions), two each: pastel yellow jumbo; silver dragonfly
  • Mint green ribbon, 1/2”

Tools

  • Loves Me Still stamp set (Technique Tuesday)
  • ColorBox Orchid Pastel Fluid Chalk Inkpad (Clearsnap)
  • Hot-Fix Professional Applicator (Kandi Corp.)
  • Tacky Tape, 1/2” (ProvoCraft)

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

STEP 1

  • Trace wide sides of bookends onto back of blue paper; cut out 1/4” beyond traced lines. Line all narrow edges of bookends with Tacky Tape. Adhere cutouts to bookends, marked sides down; fold excess over to taped edges.

STEP 2

  • Apply second layer of Tacky Tape over narrow edges of bookends. Cut five 1/2”x12” blue paper strips and press to tape, trimming excess.

STEP 3

  • Cut 3” and 8” ribbon lengths. Tape longer piece to bookend for stem. Gather ends of shorter piece and tape under edge of stem to create leaf.

STEP 4

  • For each flower, stamp 16 petals onto white paper and cut out. Layer petals onto prongs of yellow brads; fold back brad ends to secure. Adhere flower centers to tops of stems. Insert dragonfly brad in one petal.

STEP 5

  • Use applicator to set green pearls down stems.

More

  • 1. Create coordinating desk accessories: pencil box; letter caddy; lampshade; frame; etc.
  • 2. For sleeker look, adhere flower petals flat to bookend; replace brads and ribbon with rub-ons or stickers.
by Tami Mayberry
Floral Stamped Bookends
Floral Stamped Bookends Front View
Front View