A Crate of Watercolor Flowers

Hi and thanks for visiting! This sweet little Mother’s Day project has very few supplies (for a change).

Soooo. Please don’t judge me, but, I save trash.

I try to hide it, but apparently my family knows and occasionally they’ll leave interesting paper, string, or containers for me – things that most people would consider trash. This cute 3″x4″ Vermont Creamery box was definitely not going to see the inside of the trash can at my house. I’ve had it for several years just waiting for the right project and I’m so pleased with the outcome.

I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stemmed Flowers set to cut a minimum of 6 of each stem from Canson Watercolor Paper. Each stem needed to be two layers thick for strength to “stand” within the box. I painted the front of half the die cuts and the back of the other half using watercolors. After the paint was dry, I glued the unpainted front and back of matching dies together with Art Glitter Glue. This way the flowers could be alternated with some “backs” and some “fronts” facing the front of the box to alternate the direction and look less repetitive. The flowers are also pretty from any side.

Originally my little cheese box did not have the two slats. I cut the two slat pieces from flat disposable chopsticks that I had (more good trash). They were glued in place with Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue. These were added so flower stems could be added in the middle of the box to fill it.

I glued stems to the front and back of each slat for depth.

A bit of kraft paper grass (more of my stash being re-used) covers the bottom opening. This project is now ready to give to my mother for Mother’s Day.

Thank you so much for visiting. Please leave a comment or ask questions.

Happy crafting,


  • Supplies
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stemmed Flowers dies #2027
  • Canson XL 140 lb watercolor paper
  • Watercolor set by Elizabeth Craft Designs
  • Small box or cheese “crate”
  • Art Glitter glue
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Published by Di Wong

Wife, mother, and maker of pretty things.

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