Tuesday, April 9, 2024


Sometimes a product comes along that you didn't know you needed in your crafty life until it is in your hands. You stare it down, put it to work and then quickly realize...there is no going back. That, my crafty friends, happens to be the exact experience I had with Doodlebug's new Shakers. These amazing little spheres have me going gaga! I had no idea I was going to love them as much as I do.


You see, I love to make paper flowers. And I am always looking for ways to add definition and texture to the flowers. Take this set of flowers that I created with Doodlebug's Thanks a Bunch and Hello Fall Doodle Cuts and some textured cardstock. I wanted to create a little floral scene inside the adorable new DIY Kit - Snow Globe. So I whipped up a few flowers to team up with the Shakers inside the snow globe. But as I was sitting at the crafty table, I realized that not only will the shakers be adorable inside the snow globe, but they could make the most amazing centres for my flowers.


So I got out some liquid adhesive and my tweezers and voila! In fact, not only did they work, but they were the perfect size! I played around with different placements and had a blast adding that little bit of extra to each flower.


Now, before I go on, I do have to say that this is not for the faint of heart. It is a bit tedious, but if you love fiddly work (think - diamond painting tedious), you are going to love this! For the two sunflower florals, I added a layer of Glossy Accents on the top too...I actually really loved it without but I wanted to make sure they stayed in place in case this d├ęcor piece gets moved around or bumped here and there.


I love the way this piece turned out - and it wouldn't be nearly as amazing without those Shakers! It's like the sprinkles on top of a cupcake - delightful without, but something extra "yummy" with them on. I have a feeling that Shakers are going to become a new obsession for me! Doodlebug, why do you have to do this to me??!!! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs,


Hello Again collection - Patchwork Plaid Patterned Paper
 Hello Fall Doodle Cuts
 Thanks a Bunch Doodle Cuts
 Textured Cardstock
 DIY Kit - Snow Globe


Liquid Adhesive
Glossy Accents

1 comment:

  1. OMG, that is GENIUS! I love the beads for the centers of the sunflowers. Soooo stealing this idea...


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