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Easy Beaded Flower Spray tutorial

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Beaded Flowers Box
       This Baby themed box is my guest DT project for Tuesday Throwdown. I generally shy away from working with digital images as I am not very patient at coloring images but when the super talented Davi invited me to be Guest DT at Tuesday Throwdown and warned me I would have to work with digital images I couldn't turn her down!
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Recycling Craft
        Altered this cardboard box by lining it with pattern paper and layering with die cuts.I colored the cute Robyn Fetish image called "Lucy" with Staedtler watercolors [my first attempt at watercoloring with pencils!!] and added a diamond heart pendant in her hand [the diamond heart was salvaged from a broken earring!]
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Baby theme Box
        Inked and embossed the edges of the wild rose floral frame die cut with clear sparkle embossing powder to give a subtle sparkle.Added a tiny baby foot and a "baby" atop pink flowers on the corners of my box.My daughter wanted to know why I added a baby's foot on the flower..... I told her its a magical baby and was born from a flower !!
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Parchment Bow
       I made a bow from vellum using the lifestyle crafts Bow die and inked it pastel pink. If you love bows be sure to check out my  friend Sindhu's post on some super clever ways to make bows with dies.
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Beaded Flowers
The pink daisy is a handmade foam flower [made by Daisy flower tutorial] you saw aplenty in the fairyland diorama too!
The beaded flowers  you see in this altered box were super easy to make and so sharing this super simple tutorial to make a beaded flower spray
Materials Required
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Beaded Flowers tutorial 
  • Beads - any shape or size you fancy
  • Wire - work with whatever gauge you are comfortable with!
  • Scissors or wire cutter- I used my favourite Tim Holtz scissors
  • Floral tape - in green ,brown or whatever color you fancy [ only recently I came to know that floral tape is available in pink color as well!!]
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Beaded Flowers tutorial 
Depending on the size of your beads and the length of the flower branches you want cut a length of wire. I cut 3.5 inches wire to make each beaded flower branch. Its better to cut more wire than you need till you get the hang of it!! Thread 3 beads onto the center of the wire and bend the wire in a gentle U.
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Beaded Flowers tutorial 
Hold the 3 beads in one hand and twist the wires to make a beaded flower branch! Super easy isn't it!!
Beaded flower tutorial 
Make more flower beaded flower branches and cut a length of floral tape as long as your beaded flower stem.
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Beaded Flowers tutorial 
        Twist one flower branch around another and once its fairly tightly twisted add another one.Dont worry about poking wire ends or bumpy bends..you are going to cover all that in floral tape!
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Beaded Flowers tutorial 
      Whoever invented floral tape is a genius!!I just love working with floral tape...it doesn't feel super sticky but sticks to itself so beautifully!...just wrap your floral tape around your beaded flower branches and keep pressing firmly while you roll it around your beaded flower stem.You don't even have to glue the loose ends! And your beaded flower spray is done.
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Beaded Flowers tutorial 
This beaded flower tutorial  is a super easy version ! If you have a bit more time you can try the Beaded flower tutorial  or the Beaded tree tutorial .
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Beaded Flowers tutorial 
I hope you enjoyed this crazily simple tutorial and do bear with me on my first attempt at watercoloring an image [I was super glad baby was a baldy and I didn't need to color hair ...not yet ready for hair days!! Ha Ha]

Supplies:Dies : Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25, Wild rose studio floral frame, Marianne Anja leaves 3,Lifestyle crafts Bow,Couture creations Oval, Cheery Lynn  Sunflower die.Embellishments: Jesse James buttons , Baby bottle charm
Linking to Kraftzone Sep
Edited: this project was winner at Kraftzone Welcome Baby theme
It was also featured at Totally Tutorials

68 comments:

  1. A new beautiful creation. Love the flowers .
    Very great job.
    Gr Elly

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  2. Wow, that little box does not know what has hit it. You have made it oh so beautifully girly with the lovely fresh colours. Love those little flowers you made from scratch.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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    1. Ha Ha you are making me smile Desire...yeah the box is quite a cutie now!!

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  3. What a cute image and you colored it so well! :) The box is adorable and so are those beaded embellishments! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Thanks for sharing the link of my blogpost! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sindhu...I usually am so bad at coloring this image turned out far better than my expectations so your words are a big boost for me

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  4. Its so pretty Dr Sonia..love the little baby foot in flower and the image is adorable.. lovely coloring ... :)

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    1. Ha Ha Radhika ...I remembered thumbelina who was born from a flower when I made it!!

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  5. Sonia, love the super cute baby...& I bet you selected the no-hair image yourself :)

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    1. Ha Ha No Suman-- they had already sent the image!!

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  6. Love this image and your creation also colours plus design are super gorgeous.xx
    ♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Annie-- your coloring is so fabulous and so sweet of you to boost my morale

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  7. Gorgeous!
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Thank you so much Nagela for the support always

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  8. Aw what a sweet little box. Love the image, the colors and the attention to details. LOVE IT!

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
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    1. Thank you so much Nana...I was so nervous working with a digi!!

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  9. WOW!! What a gorgeous keepsake box!! I love your use of the image and the beads look fabulous on here too!! So happy to see you as our Guest designer this month my friend!! :) HUGS

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    1. Vicki am thrilled to be able to work with such talented and warm hearted Dt!

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  10. Like the beaded flowers. I have a few beads and may give this a try. Especially like the pom pom trim.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Oh you must Melissa..these beaded sprays require no skill and are quick and easy to put together!

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  11. Very cute lovely box...always looking forward to ur projects. ..as usual...this one is also super awesome.

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    1. Thank you so much Daksha...I love to drop in on your blog and peek at every tiny detail you share as its always so fabulous!

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  12. Love those pretty beaded flowers and how gorgeous the whole detailing is to this box.....

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    1. Thank you so much Shirl..the beaded spray was so easy to make

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  13. Sonia, this is absolutely stunning! I'm so glad you could join us at Tuesday Throwdown as our guest designer this month. A big congrats on that!
    I LOVE this! So beautiful and a great tutorial to go right along with it. The beaded flowers are amazing and love your water coloring on that image. This is a gorgeous keepsake!
    Lynn

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  14. Love your very pretty box with the beaded sprays which are just the perfect touch!

    Susan

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  15. beautiful creation Sonia... love the bead sprays... nice coloring..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  16. It's always wonderful to see your work. You amaze me everytime, :D. Gorgeous project and thank you for the tutorial. Thank you for joining Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

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  17. Outstanding project!!!!!

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  18. This is absolutely gorgeous!! The beaded flowers look amazing!! The image is so sweet and colored beautifully!! All of the details are just fabulous!! Love, love this!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  19. Gorgeous box and beading Sonia. Your digi image is colored beautifully..Loz

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  20. wow...u really are creative and manage to get so much time to juggle career and hobby too
    and your blogs are so well written with the tutorials.
    keep up the good work :)

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  21. Your projects always Wow me! An ordinary box never looked so good! Loving the vellum bow and all of the flowers- and love the tutorial you have posted. So awesome to see you joining the Tuesday Throwdown team as GDT this month- looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

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  22. Beautiful decorated box love the papers and cute image -,love all the beautiful embellishments and step by step--thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

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  23. This is so sweet! Love your design! Love the color palette and all the fabulous details, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  24. Davi certainly knew what she was doing when she asked you to GD on Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog! You've made a beautiful box and did a great job water coloring the image. Your blog post was so informative and I must try the beaded flowers. Happy you joined us.
    Debi TT DT

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  25. Wonderful creation, love the colored baby image!!! All of your baby charms and embellishments are very attractive!

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  26. Very cute, lovwe seeing the pictures as you go, wonderful image for our challenge at Robyn's Fetish Challenges,thanks for joining us this week.

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  27. Wow beautiful box...coloring is so nice...thanks for tut... loved ur beads collection...

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  28. Cute box Sonia. Love your bead flowers.

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  29. OMGosh! Your project just woke me up very pleasantly this morning - no coffee necessary. This is absolutely delightful and your first attempt at water colouring is fantastic. My friend recently had twins and I would love to be able to present something so sweet to her. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled.
    TFS and for commenting on my blog.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  30. Thanks for the great tutorials. Your project is a beautiful gift for a new mother. Great painting and your hand made embellishments are gorgeous.

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  31. Beautiful creation as always Dr Sonia . And I love the new ideas you come up with every time . :)

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  32. What a darling little box! I love the pearl flowers you created!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  33. It's a beautiful and very sweet altered box. Love your vellum bow and I have to check out Sindhu's link. Your beaded flowers are very pretty. Happy for you about the baby being a baldy. I think I have more trouble with coloring hair than anything else and rarely do it.

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  34. Amazing job. Thank you for showing how you made the pearl detail. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (DT)

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  35. what a cute box and a wonderful gift it would be thank you for stopping by today. hugs

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  36. A magical baby born from flower :D !! loved the box n the image looks more cute with your coloring .The vellum bow is pretty !

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  37. This is adorable! I love your beaded flower arrangements. What a fun trim around the box too :)

    Have a fabulous and crafty day!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty
    Stampin On Stuff

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  38. Oh I love your box and the flowers and also the foam flower. Goodness what a great tutorial too on how to make those cute flowers. I will be trying them as soon as I get some floral tape. Thanks for sharing that with us. Glad you decided to say yes to GDT for us. Your image is wonderful as well.
    Linda K.

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  39. Congrats on winning on my blog challenge last time. THis is so cute. I love those big feet on the baby image and the coloring is great and I love the attention you pay to every detail.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  40. A fabulous altered box! Thanks for sharing the tutorial too. So glad to have you as a Guest Designer on Tuesday Throwdown. Have a great day.
    xxx, Asha

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  41. This is stunning, such beautiful details, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Joey x

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  42. Back with my DT hat on:
    This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 13th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  43. Beautifully decorated box Sonia and I love your beaded flowers and florist tape..great stuff.Well done on your first water colouring on your cute bald baby..lol..lovely soft colours..you never know it may become addictive!

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  44. Superb. Smart use if medicine box. Love the colors .

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  45. Awwww such a cute box :) love those pearl flowers ! You are so creative :)

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  46. Wow Sonia what a gorgeous baby box. Adorably cute.
    Julie x

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  47. Cute creation Sonia:) Beaded flowers are very nice :) The image coloring is too good :)

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  48. A beautiful box Sonia. Lovely colours, a cute image and I like the bead flowers. Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Marlies

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  49. Hello Miss Sonia, finally got my internet working well kinda, I scrolled back to see what I missed OMG you and your daughter a wonderful artist, I loooooooove the fairyland, WOW this altered box is fantastic, love the beaded flowers and your coloring is PERFECT, I'm not a good at coloring yours is beautiful, thanks for always inspiring us and teaching us new things...

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  50. This is so cute. I love the way you did the flowers-thanks for the tutorial. The image and your coloring are wonderful. Thank you for sharinng such a beautiful project

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  51. Very pretty project and I love how you've created the beaded flowers, very creative! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

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  52. So so pretty......absolutely love the beaded flower branches!

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  53. very cool project....love the water colored baldy baby :) with a bow on his head. You can creatively turn a trash to cute treasure.
    Dr. Sonia - Trash to Treasure :)

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  54. What a fun project. This is a great little gift to bring a smile to its recipient.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  55. Fab projet and love the recycle element. thank you for joining in the CBN challenge and good luck.x

    kay
    CBN DTx

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  56. Very creative work. Tutorial is also superb! Thanks for playing along with Kraftzone challenge# 9. Good luck. :)

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