With the advent of spring, the sun shines brighter, it becomeswarmer and blossom the first flowers. Probably, this time is the best for one of the most wonderful holidays - the Women's Day on March 8. The history of the spring women's holiday began around the first century BC. in Rome. In the great pantheon of deities, the spouse of Jupiter-Juno was especially prominent. She had many names, but Juno Lucia was revered by women especially. She patronized women, she was offered gifts and asked for mercy when they waited for the child or married. This day was dedicated to the goddess of the beginning of spring - the first of March. Women wove wreaths, beautifully dressed and came to the temple of this goddess. There they laid flowers on the altar, prayed and asked for family happiness. On this day even slaves celebrated and had fun, and all the work was done by men. The woman on this day gave gifts and tried in every possible way to make her happy. Another significant date was March 8. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was on March 8 in New York that the first manifestation of women working at the sewing and shoe factories took place. They demanded to make working conditions and wages equal to those of men. Before that day, women worked more than 16 hours, and received fewer times than men. This hot protest captured the whole world, and in the middle of the 20th century a new festive date appeared - March 8. The date of the spring women's holiday has slightly shifted, compared with the Roman, but the tradition of giving gifts has remained. Here it begins, it would seem, such an easy, but in fact very complicated matter - the choice of a gift. If you want to please your mother, grandmother, sister or lover with a beautiful and original gift, then it's best to do it yourself. Things hand made every year are becoming more popular, so this gift will please any woman. There are many decorations. Jewelry - from gold, silver and precious stones, costume jewelery from beads, crystals, rhinestones, feathers and even polymer clay. Lovers and both have one thing in common - all shiny and beautiful trinkets need to be stored somewhere. Here is a beautiful repository for jewelry we suggest to do in this master class. Caskets with egg shell texture Materials and tools:
- A small box with a lid;
- Shells from eggs;
- Pastel shades of coffee or old wood;
- Napkin with a picture;
- Soft brush;
- Colors acrylic (white and black);
- PVA glue;
- A piece of sponge made of foam rubber with fine pores;
- White primer.
First you need to cover the boxprimer. While it dries up the eggshell it is necessary to divide it into small pieces. Now carefully glue them PVA, lay out one by one. Adhesive glue box. You do not need to press hard, you can break it. We arrange the pieces fairly tightly and lay out the mosaic. When the whole box is covered it is necessary to apply one more layer of glue. When the glue dries, cover the workpiece with a layerwhite acrylic paint. The next stage is the most difficult. We begin to decorate the future casket in the technique of decoupage. For this we need a napkin with a beautiful pattern. To do this, separate the top layer of the napkin with the image. It is very thin, so handle it carefully. The layer of paint by that time has already dried up, so we boldly cover the casket with PVA glue and glue the napkin layer with the pattern. We start the work with a soft brush from the center and move to the edges. Again, cover with a layer of PVA glue. Now it's the turn of the last stage - painting. For this dark brown shade, crumble into a powder and rub your fingers in the casket. Using a sponge, apply the black paint on the ribs of the casket. We are waiting for complete drying, and it is ready. Along with decorating, women have a weakness for sweets. To make an unusual gift in the form of sweets is very easy and simple, thanks to the original kind of packaging. The popularity of the suite of design is growing every day, and in this master class we offer you to make such a beautiful and delicious gift. And if usually candies serve as the heart of flowers, then here we will make not only crafts in the style of suites design, it will turn out to be very unusual and original. A berry of raspberry from sweets. Materials and tools:
- Candy (preferably round shape);
- Polyfoam (you can take a construction foam or penokleks);
- Paper and organza red;
- Thin scotch tape;
- Artificial leaf with petiole (two leaves are preferable);
- Scissors and tools for working with wire (pliers, nippers, round pliers).
The first stage is the creation of a foundation. If you have chosen a foam or foam foam, then glue the rectangular layers, folding them one by one. Now, from this pile, you need to cut out a piece shaped like an egg with a flatter blunt side. In general, give the shape of a raspberry fruit. When the base is cut, we put it aside and start to take the candy. On small pieces of wire at one end we make a loop. We bend it perpendicularly to the rest of the wire. We fasten this loop to the candy with the help of a strip of scotch. Now cut the paper into squares so that they can wrap up the candy in them. The edges are fastened together with an adhesive tape around the wire tail. Cut out the uneven corners of the paper (see photo). Now comes the turn of organza. From it we will do the fobs - small elements that mask the gaps between the candies. For this organza we cut into squares. The size of the square is determined by the height of the candy. Now it is necessary to fold it in half diagonally and make two more folds so that the edges of the square are offset. Now, using a strip of narrow tape, we use a toothpick with a toothpick. Now, when all the elements are ready, we start to create a berry of candy. On the broader and more flat part of the foam piece, we glue the sheets, fill the rest of the space with sweets and pancakes, sticking the wires and toothpicks into the workpiece. Malinka is ready. Such a sweet gift is sure to please the woman on her holiday. Another love of women are flowers. None of the spring women's holiday can not do without a beautiful bouquet, basket or even a wreath. The queen of flowers is a rose, so we suggest making a beautiful gift from these flowers. Heart of roses Materials and tools:
- Threads (thick);
- Stationery knife;
- Little Rosettes.
We start with the creation of the foundation, where we willattaching flowers. On thick cardboard we draw the contours of a stylized heart. It is necessary to draw two contours, one inside the other at a distance of about 5 - 7 cm. Cut out the lines with a clerical knife and get a blank for the wreath. In the center of the resulting heart, we tie a loop of threads. Now proceed to decorating our workpiece with roses. Best for these purposes are fine buds. Now it is left, following the step-by-step photos, to attach the flowers with the help of a stapler. Wreath of roses in the form of a heart is ready. Live roses are lovely, however their life is short, andeven the most beautiful bouquet will fade. If you want a gift for a long time to please your beloved women, we offer to make you a chic bouquet of paper. Corrugated paper is actively used in floristry, the flowers created from it look amazingly realistic and do not require special care. The main thing to cherish such a bouquet about the scorching sun and water - corrugated paper is sensitive to moisture. Bouquet of roses Not only is the beautiful material of this craftdeserves attention. Thanks to the fact that we create flowers with our own hands, their size can be completely different. Very large roses, even you can say huge roses will be a pleasant surprise and will certainly please mom, grandmother or beloved woman with her originality. Materials and tools:
- Corrugated paper for petals and for leaves with a stem;
- Wire pieces for stems;
- Flor tape;
- Paper for templates;
- A pipe or a round pencil.
Below is a ready-made template and petals, andleaves, and sepals. You can print and cut it or draw your own. For a single rose, 15 large petals, 5 small leaves, 3 leaves and 1 sepals are needed. Stem. Wire we need will be thick, you can even add a couple - three pieces together. Tightly wrap them with floral tape. Flower. In order for our clippings to become like real pink petals, it is necessary to stretch out from the middle with fingers carefully. Now, using a pencil or a tube for a cocktail, twist the petals, as in the photo. Take our stem and fix on it the first fivesmall petals. We fix lap and staggered. Now it is necessary to make several turns of floras with a ribbon to fasten small petals and proceed to fixing large ones. We do this in a similar way. Through each 5 petals we make a couple of turns of floras with a ribbon for fastening. When all the petals take their places, turn the rose petals down for convenience and flap the sepals with a floristic ribbon. Leaves. To create leaves, you need small pieces of wire. In the center of the sheet along we glue the wire, as shown in the photo and bend the halves to hide the wire. Free its end is masked with a flat corrugated paper color of the leaves. Using floras tape attach the leaves to the stem. It remains only to glue the stalk andwrap the corrugated paper ribbon with the color of the leaves, and the rose is ready. Any gift will be incomplete without warm wishes and words of love. And it's best to write them on a postcard made by yourself. Postcard on March 8 Materials and tools:
- Sheets of A4 paper (dense);
- Stationery knife;
- Simple pencil;
- Double-sided tape;
- Hemp rope;
- Paper for scrapbooking color;
- Glue stick;
- Dry florets are hypsophila.
It is necessary to cut out the base forfuture postcard. We put it aside and start preparing the decor elements. To begin with, it is necessary to cut out two circles with holes in the center from a sheet of thick paper. One is bigger and one smaller. These are blanks for tsiferki 8. We take a hemp rope and start winding these circles. The winding should be dense, without lumens. The end of the thread is fixed on the back of the workpieces. We again need a thick paper. From it, you need to cut out the frame. Its external dimensions should be about ¾ of the size of the postcard base. Now suitable for color scrapbooking paper must be cut into strips. The width of the bars should be greater than the width of the frame. Prepared strips must be cut into uneven slices. Arrange this cut on the frame, find the most optimal option. Cut edges of slices with glue and fix on the reverse side of the frame. It is necessary to choose a floral ornament, suitable for pieces, and cut it with a clerical knife. You can also use a scalpel. We have this item on the front of the postcard glory. We glue the clipping. The frame is located on the right level with the bottom corner. Dry flower twigs are glued to the bottom of the frame, where the lower part of the figure eight will be located. Now it remains to paste the dial, writeinside a warm wish, and the postcard is ready to please women on their holiday. No less charming can be cards in Kansas technique. Postcard in Kansas technique Materials and tools:
- Satin ribbons for kanzash flowers;
- The basis for a card from thick paper;
- Color paper for arranging postcards;
- Elements of decor (beads, crystals, beads);
- Glue gun or glue;
- Candle or lighter;
- Tweezers or pins.
For flowers, you will need to do a lot of sharppetals of satin ribbons of different shades. To do this, you need to cut the tape into squares. Step one - fold the ribbon in half diagonally with the shining side outwards. Step two - add the triangle in half two more times. We grab a needle with a thread, hold it with tweezers, or chop the workpiece with a pin. Now it is necessary to cut off the edges exactly, which were frayed and melt them over the fire. This will help to avoid the furry edges of the ribbon and glue the petals. Now it is only beautiful to lay out the petalsin the form of eight on a postcard, decorate with beads or something to your taste and inscribe a wish. Another wonderful gift may be a topiary. A miniature tree of happiness in bright and warm colors will certainly please your beloved mother. Topiary "Tree of Happiness" Materials and tools:
- Round base;
- Rod for the trunk;
- Uniform napkins (bright or delicate colors depending on preferences);
- Ribbons from satin in tone to napkins;
- Corrugated paper, combined in color with napkins and ribbons;
- Capacity, where the topiary will grow, for example, a flower pot;
- A bit of alabaster or gypsum;
- Elements of decor (beads, beads, rhinestones).
We make flowers. To do this, take a few napkins in one pile and add 4 times. We fasten the stapler to the center. Cut the circle. For convenience, you can use pre-prepared templates made of heavy paper. Now layer by layer the top of the napkin circles. It turns out a wonderful fuzzy. Now take our round basis for the topiary. It can be cut out of foam, foam or make a lump of paper, wrapped in scotch tape. Attach a stick to the ball, which acts as a barrel. Stir alabaster with water until the consistency of sour cream. We set our sapling in a pot and fill it with a mixture, leaving a free edge a few centimeters. We are waiting for the time to solidify, having established a support for this time, so that the tree does not tilt. When the alabaster stiffens, we begin to decorate. We glue on the ball of fuzz, decorate with ribbons and beads. The stem is wrapped with tape. We decorate the pot with corrugated paper, laces and ribbons, tying a bow to fix the paper. Alabaster in the pot is covered with a layer of glue and decorated with fuzzy. The topiary is ready.