Waste not . . . want not.

Over the last course of the past month, while making LOTS of these :

I ended up with a lot of this:

Very small scraps, mostly triangular in shape. And being in craft room overload mode still, I was doing my duty and tossing the scraps away at first. Then I had a brainstorm!

I could cut our little leaf shapes and use them to cover a cone tree or maybe a topiary. In my search for the styro cones the hot mess that is my craft room, I came across my stash of styro balls first. And here you have them:

Almost ‘artichoke’ like, eh?

To make them I covered almost half of my styro ball with Aleen’s tacky glue (pretty much always my ‘go to’ glue) Started with five petals at the top in sort of a star fashion.

For the remaining rows I needed to put a dot of glue on one end of the petal, because I had them overlapping. Placed the end with the dot of glue slightly overlapping the previous row, and press the rest of the petal down into the glue that was on the ball. And just keep going, row by row.

Once you’ve covered the half that you pre-glued; flip it over and do the other half. It really only takes a couple of minutes to attach all the petals. Cutting them out is the laborious part. But a labor of love and a few less scraps tossed into a landfill.

I’d love to hear your ideas for other things I could use such little scraps for!

***Posted on TALES FROM BLOGGERITAVILLE’S Thrifty Thursday.

And BEYOND THE PICKET FENCE under $100.00 linky party.

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3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. I love these. Would be thrilled to have you link them up at my linky party1

  2. I am a rug hooker and have lots of small wool pieces. I love this idea! thank you for sharing it.

  3. Thanks for linking up–I am going to feature these on Thursday (did I already tell you that?):).

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