Sunflower & Daisies Container

May 11, 2015


Created by Mary Dimercurio Prasad for the ECD Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team

It’s Mary here again, this time to bring you a sunny sunflower project. This may be done to any container or jar with a wide circular lid (or even a box). I started with a former body butter container (this one was from The Body Shop, Coconut). It’s a great way to recycle!

Decorating the Container:

1. On patterned paper, trace a circle that is slightly smaller than the lid. Keep in mind the pattern you would like to see on top. Cut out. Adhere to lid.

2. Measure side of container base. Using a slightly smaller measurement, cut a strip from patterned paper. If it doesn’t go all the way around, you will cover the place it doesn’t meet. In my case I used the stitched oval and daisies to go over the gap. If this still doesn’t cover it, just use another small strip to make up the difference. Adhere strip to base.

3. Using the Accordion Oval Card die, die cut stitched oval from patterned paper; ink if desired. Adhere over gap. Die cut stems and daisies from CountryScapes – Backyard 1, using green and yellow cardstock respectively. Ink flowers with Wild Honey Distress Ink and stems with Peeled Paint. Shape leaves slightly so they stick up. Shape petals on Mini Molding Pad by running small stylus down each petal. Add glue to centers of each and dip in dark brown embossing powder. Adhere stems then flowers as shown.


4. From the Garden Notes – Sunflower set, die cut 1 flower base and 3 sets of petals from yellow cardstock, 2 sets of stems/leaves and 1 single leaf from green cardstock, and 2 sets of seed pods from brown cardstock. Shape, color and assemble as shown in the video below. Optional: I cut the stem where the bow is located to change the angle slightly before adhering to lid; I also added dimensional tape under the flower head to pop it up a bit.

5. Using a combination of Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress Stains (sparingly), dye a length of seam binding; spray with water to help colors mix. Crinkle and dry (use a heat tool to speed this up). Tie a bow. Add jump ring to “Wander” Philosophy Tag (I added alcohol ink to top to get it to match colors more closely) and hook through bow center. Adhere bow as shown.

6. Adhere enamel dots where shown.



Elizabeth Craft Designs:

999 Garden Notes – Sunflower

988 CountryScapes – Backyard 1

772 Accordion Oval Card

808 Susan’s 4pcs. Metal Tool Set

809 Mini Molding Pad


Patterned Paper: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower

Cardstock: yellow, brown, green

Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Wild Honey

Colored pencils or pastels

Embossing Powder: dark brown

Dimensional foam tape

Distress Stain: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey

Seam binding (ribbon)

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Philosophy Tags, jump ring

Alcohol ink – optional

Enamel dots

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  • Marge May 24, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Very pretty

  • Jen May 16, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Another GREAT project from you, Mary!! Does creativity run in your family? 🙂

  • Judi Kauffman May 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Such a beautiful box, Mary! Good tip about covering any gap on the side with the oval.

  • konarose May 11, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Wow, what happy sunflowers. Now I have a wonderful idea of what to make out of a couple similar containers I’ve saved. Thank you!!!

  • Debra Hensley May 11, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Fabulous project Mary! Love the daisies on the side. The sunflowers are gorgeous! XX

  • Rita Edwards May 11, 2015 at 8:56 am

    What a stunning project, Mary!

  • Candy Spiegel May 11, 2015 at 8:48 am

    This is so beautiful!

  • Raquel Mason May 11, 2015 at 8:38 am

    What a beautiful recycled container! Love the little daisies on the side.

  • Els van de Burgt May 11, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Beautiful Mary!

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