I am so excited about this one! This project is definately one of my favorites! Ive lived here in New Brunswick for 25 years , but I was born and raised in the United States. I was feeling quite patriotic this time around and let it shine brightly! Red, White & Blue!!
When I first thought about this planter I decided instead of a flower box I would make a wagon. And then I thought how nice it would be to make a flower cart instead :) So I began to create!
First were those fabulous wheels! I used red glitter foam paper and stuck it to thick white chipboard circles, added acrylic painted chipboard cogs to the next layer, then a blue felt accent topped with a cardstock star. I added glitter glue and acrylic paint accents and set them to dry.
Next I used my new embossing machine and embossed all of my Ezee Pzee Embellishments! I love it LOL
Then I was ready for paint! I painted, glittered, and constructed the box and added my Ezee Pzee ~Katie~ to the front along with an Ezee Pzee heart and a chipboard star. With the box complete, I added my wheels. So far Im liking it alot :)
Flowers.... Already embossed, I painted and glittered and set them aside to dry. when dry~ I again painted and glittered the backside and set aside to dry again. ***One of my Ezee Pzee flowers was too big to put in the cart so I glued it on the backside of the cart****
Stars....I glittered the stars and set them aside to dry.
Next was the umbrella~ How to make an umbrella..... I thought maybe tissue paper and pipe cleaners...... I went to the dollar store for tissue paper and instead I bought a cheap striped full sized umbrella. What else would one use to make an umbrella but an umbrella LOL I cut one panel off of the umbrella and glued it and pipe cleaners between 2 glittered chipboard stars. I shaped and cut it and secured the end of each pipe cleaner with the plastic tips off of the umbrella I just cut up. Then I cut a hole in the top and secured it to a paintbrush handle. I added ribbon and a chipboard flower sticker to complete it.
The arms of the handles were cut and painted from thin chipboard and the bar is a straw. I took a piece of black paper put it through my sticker maker and rolled it around the straw. I attached the straw to the arms and filled each end with glue. Then I put a little blue brad at the end of each side to secure it all together. And then I glued it to the box.
Its almost finished and I am smiling so BIG!!! Next I took some silver wire and wrapped it around the end of my paintbrush to make it look springgy! I glued the wire between some chipboard stars and between the one Ezee Pzee flower with no leaves or stem and a little star .
I put a piece of styrofoam in the box , stuck in my umbrella, flowers and stars and added paper Easter grass.
An American flower cart made with much love by Katie.....