Good Morning Friends!
I haven't completed a tutorial for this gorgeous project yet. I will work on that when I have some time, but here's another project I shared at the Providence RI regional seminar showing things you can make with the petal cone die. The person in the background is my
muse friend Diane. I ALWAYS craft better, faster and with more creativity, when I have someone here to laugh with me. :)
The original idea that you could make a watering can from a petal cone die came from my friend Colleen Reddy. She's in my down line and is a busy mom, coach and more. She told me I needed to make one and perfect it so she could have the pattern. :) Love her!
For now, I'm going to describe it and show you multiple views, many of you crafty folks won't need step by steps.
So I cut two petal cone dies, folded them and cut the tip off. I probably cut about 1 1/2" to 2" off at the tip of the pouch. When you open them up, you need two to stick together. Ok, I already said that.. LOL
On the back of the can, I used one of the strips that came out of the die when I cut the original two petal cones. It looks like a banner. I just creased it with my fingers, punched a hole and put a vintage brad through. On the bottom, i did the same thing. Pinch with your fingers to make a crease, then cut the excess across the bottom.
I dont have a picture of the bottom, but I suggest cutting two pieces of heavy cardstock in a coordinating color to 2 5/8" square. I used tombo multipurpose adhesive, liquid glue to assemble the whole project, and I stuck a full square on the inside of the can and then again on the outside at the bottom where the flaps go in. I hope that makes sense. It really makes the can more solid.
So for the photo below, to get the circle to "stick" properly to the end of the tube, I stuffed a bunch of dimensionals in the tube and sanded it until I had a tube with a flat end, then I used the tombo liquid glue to attach the top. I love the "green tube" glue!
To make the spout I cut a 3" square piece of paper and rolled it around a pencil to make the shape. When I got it small enough I used sticky strip to make the "roll". Next, I used the back of my scissors to pierce a hole through my little petal cone base. The punches wont fit in there. I punched another 1 1/4" circle, and used my 1/2" circle punch to punch a few holes until my cylinder would fit through the hole to cover the hole I made with my snips. I cut the excess of the circle off at the bottom of the watering can. I also added a strip of sticky strip at the base of the can, so when my cylinder went through my hole, it would have something to stick to inside to make it solid.
I really should try and do directions for it. It was a labor of love. First, I need to make another one. I gave all my projects to Stampin' Up for display at the end of the regionals. Except for two projects. One I kept, and this watering can, I gave to a dear friend, Pam.
Have a wonderful, restful weekend and hold your loved ones close!