Some of my favorite mementos are the hand-crafted gifts friends have given me as we PCS’d. (That’s a Permanent Change of Station, or a move to you normal, non-military types.) I always try to think of unique crafts that fit the friend to whom I’m giving the gift, and last year I made this for a longtime friend (whom I have been stationed with more than once, and plan to be again!).
I CASEd it from a Handmade magazine and it uses a sentiment from a Stampin’ Up! retired set. I was mostly intrigued by these flowers and wanted to try them. To make them, cut a rough, wavy edged circle about 2” in diameter (you can freehand it; it’s very rough). Then cut a wobbly spiral into the center. Again, rougher is better. Starting in the center, just roll it up.
When one was rolled to my satisfaction, I put a dot of hot glue on a nonstick mat (or a nonstick pan will work) and stuck the rolled flower into it. This is a pretty small piece. I think the opening in the frame is only 3”x3". It’s a great way to use up scraps of DSP, too.
I hope you don’t have to say goodbye to any amazing friends anytime soon, but if you do, here’s a way to send a little piece of you with them!