July 17, 2012

Do It Try It: Dandelion Wish To Do List

 I have made many lists in my day, but sometimes merely a pen and paper just doesn't do it justice.  This is a way to make a fun to-do list, wish list, date list, whatever you want.
Materials:  paper, scissors, stick, string, scrap fabric, styrofoam ball or packaging peanut, pins
Step One:  Push stick through center of styrofoam ball far enough before the stick goes through the other side.
Step Two:  Cover styrofoam ball with scrap fabric and fasten with string.
Step Three:  (Optional) Trim the bottom pieces and snip them to look like leaves.
Step Four:  Cut out scraps of paper in the flowery shape you'd like.
Play around with paper color to make your flowers look unique.
Step Five:  Write down your wish list dreams on each flower pedal paper!
Step Six:  Place pins through ends of paper flower pedals.
Step Seven:  Poke pins into stryofoam ball to create the flower look.
Play around with how and where you pin the papers to change the look of your flower.
And that's it!  Fill up your flower and start checking things off your list.  I like to rip the pedal off when I've completed something and leave the pin in, that way when I have a finished flower it looks like a pedal-less dandelion.  Did you ever make a wish and blow on the feathery wisps of a dandelion?  Well, I sure did.  Do what you want, write what you want, and enjoy!


  1. Omg, this is so cute! Ahhh, so creative, I love it! :3

  2. I LOVE this idea! Such a great way to display your hopes & goals without it looking too showy or embarrassing (depending on your goals! ha.)

    you have the cutest craft ideas!