Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Diary Day 17: Klutz Paper Flowers

Dear Summer Diary,
The girls & I were lucky enough to receive the latest Klutz book entitled "Fabulous Flowers" for review on our blog! 

We definitely liked that the book came with all but a few simple supplies that we already had around the house. (Scissors, nail clippers & a jar were all we needed!) Here is a sneak peek of two pages inside the book...



The book shows you how to make 8 different styles of flowers, & once you learn a few simple techniques, you can put your own spin on the flowers & mix-n-match how you wish! The book contains 26 pages of over 200 punch out pieces!

My 8 year old decided to make the larkspur. All the flower petals, parts & pieces are INSIDE the book & they're easy to punch out & put together! We loved the way the instructions tell us how to make them in easy step-by-step instructions. 

My 6 year old had trouble paying attention & following along with me. We both decided to make zinnias. At one point I looked over at her & saw this... (Thus the ever important 8+ book age recommendation!)

I think these flowers would look adorable attached to gifts & birthday packages, glued to clips for your hair, attached to a pin as a brooch, or strung up as a garland!

I am a fan of Klutz books & this one delivers for sure!! I even found a link in the back for a free mail order copy of The Klutz Catalog: klutz.com/catalog And, as usual, if you run out of supplies in your Klutz books, you can get more by visiting their website.

Click HERE for a teaser video to see some of the fab flowers you can create.

We'd like to share our summer fun with you & give 2 books away to 2 lucky blog fans!! Just leave a comment on this post & we'll choose 2 names this Friday afternoon, June 10th.


Nikki

25 comments:

  1. Love your flowers! I am really enjoying your summer diary series. :)

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  2. More great ideas of things to do with bored children in the summer! thanks :)

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  3. We love your summer diary series! Thanks so much for doing it again this summer. I can't believe you're on day 17...I have some reading to catch up on! Looks like a great book, also! :)

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  4. I don't know who would love this more...me or my daughter.

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  5. Love those Klutz books, my girls love playing with these books. The flowers look amazing!

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  6. so fun! i would love to win a copy.

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  7. That looks like such fun! I would love to be able to do those with my girl!

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  8. I love Klutz books! This one sounds fun. :)

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  9. You know me...not much of a crafty person, but I would LOVE to give this a shot with the boys. I think they'd really enjoy it & would have fun giving them away to neighbors. :)

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  10. I am the QUEEN of paper flowers! I need to add this to my royal repertoire...

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  11. pretty sweet! we are always looking for fun crafty stuff to do in the summer :)

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  12. Those flowers look like so much fun!

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  13. I LOVE klutz books! and have not seen this one - thanks for the inspiration, and great review - my girls would LOVE it!!!!!
    - thank you also for the great summer ideas : )

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win, love Klutz books and kits! Looks like you all had a lot of fun! :)

    Love the photo of the little feet ;)

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  15. Wow, these flowers are fab!

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  16. Cute! I'm loving the summer diary series!

    P.S. I got married a few weeks ago, and I just wanted to tell you that you inspired me to have a jumpy bridal party photo taken. :) It came out really cute! But boy is it hard to get 10 people up in the air at the same time. :D

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  17. I LOVE Klutz books! They are so much fun - and your flowers turned out adorable!

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  18. The girls would love doing this craft. Flowers are very popular here this summer. Hope I win!

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  19. This sounds like fun! My son has a Klutz juggling book that came with 3 balls and he loves it :)

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  20. I love the Klutz Press books and I love making paper flowers - so I'd love this book! Glad that you and your girls had so much fun with it - and I can see why.

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  21. What a great summer activity. Your flowers all turned out so pretty. I loved the picture of the feet in the air. Maybe it was just break time? :-)

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  22. My daughter and i would love to make some some of those flowers. We're having a welcome summer party soon and those would be great to use as decorations.

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  23. I made paper flowers for my son's preschool teachers. I didn't know they had books with pre-cut paper. Awesome!

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