Saturday, April 4, 2015

April Showers, Flowing Flowers DIY



I recently found a couple of small pitcher and saucer sets at the thrift store and knew exactly what I wanted to make with them.  I'd seen a few floating cups with flowers cascading down to the saucers on the internet and thought using a pitcher would be a little different.  After all,  I can visualize flowers flowing from a pitcher more so than a cup.  But either way, I think they are adorable. 

To make, you will need:

Small pitcher and saucer
Faux flowers and heavy duty stem
E6000 or Loctite Stik'nSeal*
Needle nose wire cutters
Scissors

First, cut a 6-8" thick stem from a faux flower using wire cutters.  Bend wire into a L shape on each end.  Place glue into the opening by the spout and allow it to get tacky before pressing the stem on it.  With this set, I glued the stem into the spout of the pitcher first . . . and allowed it to dry overnight.


Then I added a dollop of glue onto the saucer, allowing it to get tacky  .  .  . 
 
and pressed the stem onto the saucer. 
 
I used an inverted glass to support the pitcher while the glue dried overnight.


 
*You may want to use hot glue, but it has been my experience that hot glue does not have a permanent bond and can easily be pulled apart from glass.
 
Once dry, check the stability of the pitcher and saucer by adjusting the tilt of the pitcher by bending the stem slightly until all is balanced.
 
The pitcher "floats" without fear of falling. 
 
Start gluing on the leaves first and then the flowers, arranging them like they are flowing out of the pitcher onto the saucer.
 


 
For the second set, I used Loctite's Stick'nSeal to see if it had a quicker hold.  Both glues were about the same to me.
 



For this set, I twirled the stem wire into a type of "stand" before gluing to the saucer bowl.
 
  
 
The drying times were the same for both sets - overnight.
 




 
Wouldn't these be lovely in the kitchen or sunroom?
 

Take a little time to enjoy

and

Happy Crafting!

 









40 comments:

  1. This is an awesome idea!
    It's vibrant, different and beautiful! And I love the name 'april showers' :)

    I hope you will join us for the Idea Box Party this week:

    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/04/idea-box-thursday-link-party-4.html

    xx
    Mila

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  2. Gail, you are totally hip! Love this very creative idea. Actually floating pitcher with flowers. Happy Easter..

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  3. Amazing, it looks magical since the jar is pouring flowers on its own with no one holding it.

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  4. Hi there! Stopping by from the Bouquet of Talent link party. This is really neat! You're so creative! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome idea!

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  5. You always come up with the most creative ideas, Gail, and this is so cute! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle, and have a wonderful Easter! :)

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  6. This is just Brilliant Gail. I have been trying to find the perfect centerpiece for my table and I think this could be it!!!

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  7. I am in love with this, Gail! You are brilliant and so clever! Thanks for inspiring me :) Happy Monday!

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  8. So cool Gail!! Wow and wow!! Thanks for sharing your brilliance!
    Jenna

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  9. That is amazingly magical Gail! It's just brilliant, and beautiful.

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  10. These are both just adorable and so unique. Never saw one before, and my fav is the one with the yellow flowers. What a neat and clever idea. Thanks so much for sharing that idea, might just have to give that
    a try myself.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  11. Hi...I'm visitng from Roses of Inspiration...and what an absolutely adorable idea! Never have I seen this in blogland!

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  12. What a lovely and wonderful idea Gail!

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  13. Gail, you did it again - so cute and creative. Love the flow of flowers! Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  14. Wow that looks so cool. Perfect decoration for spring!

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  15. It looks great! So interesting. I don't think I saw this anywhere! Perfect for spring decor :) Thank you for joining us at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!

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  16. What an amazing project. I love the idea of a pitcher pouring out flowers. It's such a great idea for Spring... :)

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  17. How cute is that. Great way to show off the flowers.

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  18. This is a wonderfu project! So creative. I love how yours turned out. Have a lovely Friday and weekend!

    Hugs, Vicky

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  19. Beautifully creative! Your projects are always amazing!

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  20. What a fun idea! These look so interesting. :)

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  21. Gail, this is absolutely Brilliant and so beautiful!! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at WTDW's! Be sure and come to next weeks party! (wink wink) LOL! I have pinned many places, including our party board! Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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  22. This is such a fun idea! I especially love the second one. Very creative! Thanks for sharing it with Share Your Cup. I'm sure it's not intentional, but I'm not seeing a link back to the party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. WOW! This is such a neat idea! I am pinning this one too! Good project for the obvious Spring season, but also for taking a visit to the local thrift store to find a saucer and pitcher.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  24. Gail, this is amazing! Thank you for sharing with us on Idea Box!

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  25. How colorful! I love that the flowers are flowing from the pitcher.

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  26. What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  27. Okay, I thought the cherry blossoms were brilliant, now, I signed up to follow you!

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  28. This is absolutely gorgeous. Pinned it! Would love it if you'd stop by my party today and share it.
    Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks 'n a Row. ♥

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  29. Those are both so lovely, Gail!! Then your cherry blossoms caught my eye! You are one creative lady! Off to check out the how to on those! Enjoy the rest of your week! Visiting from Oh My Heartsie Girl WW! Looking forward to seeing you again! ~Christine

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  30. Hi Gail, Just popping by to let you know we are Featuring your incredible April Showers project, tonight, at What to do Weekends Party!! Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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  31. This was featured at Idea Box!! Congrats!

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  32. Hope you can stop by Fabulous Friday again and share more of your very unique posts... love the flowers diy that you shared at my last party http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party29/
    Thanks Maria

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  33. Beautifully creative!idea! Thanks for sharing

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  34. Gail, This is such a incredible project and it looks so amazing! Thanks for sharing the how to! Pinned and shared all over :)
    ~Laurie

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  35. totally in love with these flowing flowers Gail! It's like magic! too awesome, thanks for the tute and the inspiration today!

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  36. Gail I would like these showers of flowing flowers in any room, preferably more than one. You are amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  37. Oh, my goodness, Gail, this is one of the coolest things I've seen! Love it! I can't believe those pitchers stay so steady! Love this (oh, wait, I said that...)! :)

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  38. This is so clever! I love it. It's gorgeous, too.

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