Welcome to the first craft Tuesday here at the Home Place! Hopefully, it won't be the last! LOL I wanted to start with what I consider to be a very beautiful as well as a versatile craft. We are going to be making Tussie Mussies. Don't you just love that name?? They were very popular in the Victorian era. Basically what it is is a small bouquet in a cone shaped container. All my materials were bought at Wal Mart. The ribbon was 44cents, the bunch of flowers were as well. They are found right next to the ribbon section, NOT with the artificial flowers. For this project you will need:
6 inch diameter dolie, ribbon and small bunch flowers (your color choice,) glue and scissors. I have also used little cloth doilies in the past. If you decide to do this use a glue gun for gluing. They make excellent wall art.
Make into cone shape
Cut ribbon 7 1/2 in.
Glue to form handle
Snip one small flower off bunch and place flowers in cone. Make sure lacey part is in front.
Tie ribbon around cone and form bow. Take the extra flower you snipped off and glue to center of bow.
Then say, TA DA! See post below on ways to use the tussie mussie!