Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lady Bug! Lady Bug! Fly To My Home! I'll Make You A Paper Flower!

 Aphids. Yum.  Would you believe it? Ants were colonizing my (What do you call these?) I read somewhere that ants keep aphids to "milk" like cattle?  Can this be true?
 So I went to the lady bug store and got a pint of them.  Lady bugs LOVE aphids.
 But first I went to Michael's and got this new toy with my 50% off coupon.  It chops out these strips and you roll them up to make a flower.  Below are the first two flowers I made, but something wasn't right.  All of the petals seemed to be clumped together in three clumps. SO.  I read the directions. (When all else fails...)  OH!  It said to chop out two strips and glue them together Off-Set, then roll them up around a pencil.  I used a bit of glue, too. 
 It is probably better to let the glue dry between. each step, but I'll never know that.  It has been established that I am not the patient type. 
This one is much better!  I made a few stamen for the center.  Now What shall I do with them?  Let's see...  They'll look pretty on a wrapped gift.  Is it anyone's birthday?


Furry Bottoms said...

oh my, look at all those ladybugs!!!!

Melissa Estes said...

That is a lot of lady bugs!
I just love those flowers. I had seen that one day at Michaels but had no idea what it was.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I just love ladybugs. Great idea getting them for the aphids. OMG that flower is adorable. I need to get me one of those. Looks like so much fun.

Shore Debris said...

I'm having an aphid problem in my garden... I'm going to see if I can get any lady bugs!

Those flowers are fabulous. I love those 40% off coupons!

Lynn said...

Hi Lynn, thanks for visiting and your lovely comment. I didn't know that about lady bugs, great info.

This punchy thing looks like a lot of fun, love the little flowers it makes :)