First, I started with the bucket. Using a fine-tipped glue applicator, I glued the Solid Midnight Blue, Solid Maraschino and Solid Caribbean twines around the pail. I embellished further using the chipboard pieces and flags from the Bella Blvd. All American Collection.
The flowers were created using my Silhouette and some Lori Whitlock 3-d Build a Rosette strips. I cut different sizes and layered them for a more dimensional look. The flower centers were created by winding some twine around a paper circle that was covered with adhesive. I glued the flowers onto some painted dowels and stuck them into a piece of Styrofoam I glued to the bottom of the pail. The flowers were completed with some twine bows for leaves.
The whole project came out exactly as I had pictured in my head...which if you're a crafter, you know is a good thing! It looks adorable on my table. Make sure to stop by The Twinery Blog to check out the other 4th of July projects the design team has created... you're sure to find tons of inspiration! Thanks for stopping by!