After having already started my post-Christmas winter clean up, it was only natural that I should move on to my craft room. I’ve been hoarding stuff there for years!
It occurred to me that other DIY and crafters would probably have the same issues I have with overflowing cabinets of papers, fabrics, and various crafty goodies; I checked with a few blog buddies and discovered my hunch was correct. So I proposed a De-Stash Challenge!
For this “Craft From Your Stash”, I challenged all participating bloggers to craft something – anything – using primarily supplies they already had on hand. If outside supplies were needed, they were not to exceed $10 in spending.
For mine, I didn’t spend a dime! Woo hoo!!
Ever since I stopped making my Birthday Blocks, I have a CRAZY supply of paper squares, in so many patterns and colors. I used to cut them in bulk and save for future orders. One of the blocks I created was for Cubs fans, so I had these Cubs patterned squares.
Now, in case you’ve been under a rock this past year, my beloved Cubs WON THE WORLD SERIES!!!! For the first time in over a 100 years!!! So I decided to craft something out of these to honor my boys in blue. That’s when I remembered an old origami way to make paper flowers!
I started with one paper square. Fold it in half to make a triangle.
Next, fold up the two corners to create a diamond.
Unfold and flatten the corners. Then tuck in the top and refold.
Fold it over and secure the two tabs with glue or double sided tape.
I used hot glue to secure the flower petals to each other, and more to layer on top.
I used a wooden skewer, and pierced the underside center of my flower before sticking it inside a vase. Given more time (and more squares), I could have made a whole bouquet! Hey, at least not I know what to do with my remaining squares!
Be sure to check out all of the other amazing crafts bloggers came up with when challenged to use their own stashes!