September 23, 2013

DIY Flower Basket

Hey guys. I am very happy to share this project with you that I made on order last week. 
All the flowers and leaves are handmade by me. My client wanted to gift this to her husband on his birthday, and the feedback in her own words was.... " Your card and basket made my day"!!  So does mine :) .... the appreciation we get for our hardwork is the true fruit of our labour.

As you can see, there is an assortment of flowers... daisies, carnations in two sizes and some fillers. I didn't have big leaves to match the flowers, so I decided to make them on my own. I handcut white CS in mixed shapes and sizes and colored them using distress inks. I loved the natural shaded effect with distress inks.

Here is an overhead view of the basket.. 

Edited: The basket is upcycled. It was a chocolate bouquet as you can see in the picture below. I removed all the laces and raised the handle of the basket which was orgininally glued down here. I have also used the long sticks on which the chocolates were mounted, to stem the flowers. For the small blue daisies, I used my old semi-dried nail polish to color them.


Challenges entered
LESSology Challenge #29 - Birthday Party
Color Conceptions #4 - Spread your wings with distress inks [Leaves have been colored with Shabby shutters and Forest Moss]
Stampavie and More - #195 Flowers
Crafter's Cafe - #30 Diecuts/Punches
Crafty Sentiments - Anything But A Card
Stamp with Fun - Decoration


  1. OMG OMG.Love love love it.Superb.How did you make the flowers and make them stand inside the basket?This looks so real .Impossible to tell between these and real flowers.Your blooms have always been outstanding but this time your leaves are a masterpiece.Look absolutely real.You nailed it girl.So proud of you.

  2. The flowers are so cute and leaves are superb...

  3. your flowers are gorgeous, love the colors to, can tell you put alot of work into them !!!!

  4. awesome flowers and leaves ur basket

  5. Wow...Awesome bunch of flowers...leaves look amazingly natural :)

  6. Wow Indira..This is fabulous! The carnations are stunning!

  7. Wowzer !! Indira ..your flowers are so gorgeous and you have managed to get the perfect shade of green for your leaves this floral bouquet is just "Awesome" ..Love it !!

  8. Oh wow, what a beautiful project, thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

  9. Very very pretty Indira ! :)
    Goood one !

  10. Oh wow. What a beautiful basket of blooms. That will last forever! Those blooms are amazing!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology.
    P/s: Just wondering what you upcycled in this project didn't mention it in your post.

    flowers are breathtakingly beautiful n colour combinations are superb

  12. Thanks for editing your post to include the upcycled item. I'll say it's a beautiful project!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  13. Wow this is so beautiful Indira, cant take my eyes off it , So pretty !!!

  14. OMG!! This is adorable!! Your flowers looks tooo great! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at stamp with fun. Have a fab weekend.
    xoxo Clarissa

  15. WOW!!! This is beautiful! Your handmade flowers look amazing! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope to see you play along with us again soon!

  16. Wow!! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Karen C

  17. This lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

    Caz xx

  18. oh my goodness! SUPER WOW!

    This is incredible! VERY NICE!

    Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

    Hugs from NY


  19. simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us over @ lEssology! hugs...x

  20. Simply Gorgeous!!
    loved the fresh colors of all the flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at Color Conception Challenge Blog.


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