Cheri Peoples

Cotton Pickin’ -Make Your Own Faux Cotton Plant

by CHERI on January 29, 2012

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I was wanting to make a soft white whispy flower to go with my very subdued Valentine banner. When I came across this picture of cotton I knew I wanted to make my own stem of cotton (without the thorns).

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I saw this pom pom craft that Carolyn from Carolyn’s Homework did. SO CUTE.

Follow Me on Pinterest I started out by cutting out some leaves in a black card stock paper that I had on hand.  I grabbed 3 black pipe cleaner, dark gray wool yarn, my hot glue gun and some cotton balls.   I made  tiny hole at the end of each leave and pushed 3 leaves up towards the top of 2 pipe cleaners then folded over the pipe cleaner so the leaves would stay in place.  (I used 2 for a little more strength).  I then took the last pipe cleaner and folded it in half then wrapped it onto the main stem.  I added 3 leaves to each of the branches.  I curled my leaves and molded them to hold my cotton.

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I then took 6 cotton balls–2 for each one of the plants.  I loosened up the cotton, hot glued it to the bottom of each “pod”.  I then wrapped the stems with the gray wool yarn.  The last thing I did was add some little feathery grayish green fake greenery to the bottom of the underneath side of the leaves.

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I put the stem of cotton into my weathered jar that I made {here}

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I am entering this into this party:

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cindy Conner January 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Girl, how do you come up with so much? Amazing! Love your blog! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

2 WhisperWood Cottage January 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Totally love this, Cheri!

3 Patti @ Pretty Old Houses January 30, 2012 at 11:27 am

Great idea. I popped over from Whisper Wood Cottage’s Link Party. Party On!!

4 Inspire Me Heather January 31, 2012 at 9:17 am

How sweet Cheri – I like your cotton plant and the jar it’s in too!

5 carolyn - homework January 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Too cute! I was going to leave a comment about how adorable this is and then as I was reading the post I saw that you referenced my pom pom cotton balls. Thank you!
I love your version! Have a wonderful day Cheri.

6 Paula February 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm

So cute!!

I’m following you with the new linky tool!

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