Canvas Corp Brands asked their creative crew to create something based on a terra cotta and burlap theme. I went through several ideas and none seemed perfect. I realized I wanted to make something 3d…potted flower? After looking through the Silhouette files I found a perfect pot…then to find burlap flowers…so, I went searching the internet and found these time intensive…but worth it loopy burlap flowers. I love the manipulation of the burlap into almost another thing entirely.
These are the directions I was following. You will see that I tried to follow them…but, then when trying to put it together found other ways that were easier for me.
Steps One – Three:
- Cut out all the parts from this Silhouette file, using a terra cotta colored heavy card stock.
- Stamp the walls of the pot with vine like stamps and background stamps using Distress Ink – Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain, respectively.
- Assemble the pieces as shown. I took this part and assembled the walls and bottom.
Step Four – Six (pictures were lost):
- Glue the walls/sides together with the flaps.
- Fold tabs on the bottom of the walls to create a ledge. Glue the first section of the flap to the inside of the wall. Allow the second section of the flap to be unattached.
- Fold in the hexagon base section and glue to the second section of the flaps from above.
Steps Seven – Nine (pictures were lost):
- Attach the rim and adhere, while doing this also attach these on the side with the flaps.
- Adhere the inside of the rim.
- Adhere the side flaps as desired.
Steps Ten – Twelve: This part isn’t required it is only to make the inside finished and give a little more strength to the structure. I know that the stems and flowers may weigh a little more than expected so I did these steps.
- Adhere liner to itself with tab.
- Adhere bottom flaps to the inside of the pot.
- Adhere hexagon to bottom interior.