Candle And Flowers Decoration

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Floral Decoration With Candle

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When I was makeing some floral wreathes with faux flowers and leaves (I’ll get a blog post up about them before too long I hope), I decided to make extra flowers up and use them to decorate a table decoration with a candle in the middle.

What I Did

For today’s I made up the flowers from a kit of fabric flower layers.  These are quite easy to make as the fabric flower layers come pre-cut and coloured, although you can colour white layers yourself in any colour you want, or add shading, glitter, etc., to any pre-coloured layer.  The kit also comes with a tool which you use to hold and build the flower on.  Included are a central post for building the flowers, as well as internal supports and a piece to finish off the flowers.  For this project I just made up plain red and white carnation style flowers.

The base of my decoration are an oval plank and circle with pre-drilled holes that the post from the flowers can go into.  I used some leaf clusters left over from the wreaf makeing which the flower posts could go through, as well as using various other faux greenery.  These were stuck in place using glue gel.

Before sticking everything in place I made a circle out of red cardstock, scoreing and cutting into the scoreline, which was stuck to the centre of the plaque to hold the candle in place and make sure I didn’t over fill the centre of the decoration with foliage.

What I Used

Most of the things I used were only available for a short time as they are seasonal items, so no links available for all of them, but I include links for things that I could find still available at the time of writing this blog post.  I make no guarantees that the links will still be working when you read this.

The Finished Decoration

Closeup of some of the flowers and foliage.

Top view of decoration.

Side view of decoration.

Candle lit up – though it doesn’t show up well.

I’ve put several of the home decor pieces I’ve created this year on a table in the passage all together for the moment.  They will be spread more around the house over the Christmas period.

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I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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3D Vase And Fabric Flowers

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A 3D Printed Vase And Fabric Flowers

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Regular visitors to my blog will have seen an assortment of 3D printed items appear in a variety of my blog posts since my nephew first got a 3D printer.  I have posted several times about both the trials and tribulations of this first 3D printer as well as his developing into a designer of his own 3D items.  A quick search for 3D in the box above will I’m sure bring up those things if you are interested.

But for today’s post the 3D element is a Vase – and for the design I went back to Thingiverse for the file.  Unfortunately the print failed a a little before the top (due to a blockage in the nozzle causing first under extrusion then zero extrusion) so won’t look exactly as the designer intended. But, having had a good look at it, and takeing off the top few layers that had not adhered properly, I decided that it would still work as a vase for the faux flowers I was makeing.

Just in case there were other weak bits in the printing that wasn’t obvious to the eye, I did decide to paint it inside and out using ModPodge, which acts as both sealant and glue.

You will notice that it is printed in several colour tones – this is because I used a “varigated” filament.

The flowers were made using some Craft Buddy flower making items, wire stems and florist tape.  I wanted each flower to stand individually therefore didn’t completely fill the vase of add foliage.

What I Used To Make The Vase
  • 3D Printer Used – Creality Ender 3 Pro
  • Design – Flower Vase large twist by mistertech (Licensed under the Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-Commercial license)
  • PLA Filament – Noulei PLA Filament Silky Shiny Rainbow Multicolor – The 1Kg reel of filament has lots of colours in it, it just happened that these were the colours at the end where we started from – a sort of pale maroon red through to silver.  When I get my nephew to print me something else from this reel it will start at the silver and go into another colour.
  • Glue/Sealant – ModPoge, Glossy
  • Brush
The Finished Vase

This is what the vase looked like after tidying it up and brushing over ModPodge.

And a bit closer look.

What I Used To Make The Flowers
The Finished Flowers

This is the box of material flower layers, plastic components and tool I started off with.

I made up lots of flowers using several different shades of flower layers that I thought would work together as one flower or as flowers put together in a vase.  Some flowers have a touch of yellow or green on individual layers.

Some are made with more layers to make the appear fuller.

I put them together in the 3D printed vase, bending and curling the ends of the wires to give different height to the flowers, rather than cutting the ends off.  This mean that I could make the ends of the flowers intertwine and help support each other in the position I put them in – I didn’t want to fill the vase until tight as I wanted the individual flowers to stand out.  For this reason I didn’t add greenery either.

Looking at the vase of flowers from a top angle.

A view from further down.

And a further view of the flowers in the vase.

Sorry for the messy background.  The kitchen had the best light conditions when I came to take the photographs, and I had several crafting totes and other things still out from a crafting session.

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I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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