More carved flowers from the "Forever Flowers" ebook

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Project by Cathy Krumrei posted 04-28-2008 01:31 PM 1441 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, since Bob and Pat shared their beautiful flowers, I thought I had posted a picture of mine, and brought it to my attention, I hadn’t. So since spring IS on its way…here are some made from maple. And the “some” means it turns into an addiction! You can even just set them in containers like I did for a nice decoration. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-28-2008 01:35 PM

Now those are great flowers Cathy. Wonder if fellow LJ’s can spot the difference between teachers and student. Your right about it being addictive. So simple so easy but it can get you.


-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 04-28-2008 01:49 PM


Those are simply beautiful. I can well see how these are addictive. The construction process that you use to create these would make an interesting blog.

I could not ever imagine myself creating something like this (my musical talent rivals that of my artistry) :) but understanding the process would be informative.

Thanks for the post. I really enjoy looking at these.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-28-2008 02:28 PM

I’m going to have to check out how to make these. They are amazing!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 04-28-2008 02:54 PM


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 04-28-2008 03:08 PM

I’m delighted with all the comments on our flowers. I published the book “Forever Flowers” in 2005, I had it available as a hard cover but because the printing place raised the price way out of my reach and I was getting (still) requests, I have added it it on my home pages or on for sale-only $5.00 as an ebook and you can start carving your own creations. It’s great for all ages. I had my 13 year old grandson follow the book..he ended up making them for Christmas gifts for hiis mom, sister and all his friends! Yup,,,it’s addicting at any age!
Thanks again for the comments!

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#6 posted 04-28-2008 03:45 PM

hey cathy, about time you added your flowers also.

they are additive. told you so. lol.

now how many people i wonder have started doing these since we did.

time to go cut some more branchs. living in town i have to sneak around .lol.

aspen works great for flowers also.
as does burning bush plant.

-- pat,ohio...

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Cathy Krumrei

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#7 posted 04-28-2008 04:09 PM

When there is wood that I want. I just tell them I’m interested in having some to make a project out of. If they hmmmm then I say-”if you give it to me I’ll make you “whatever” out of it. I haven’t had anyone turn me down on that deal! Good sales idea too, they have something,they show it off….then their friends want one. See what I mean??? Then everyone is happy! And the flowers are growing and no dirt or watering! LOL

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#8 posted 04-29-2008 12:09 AM

Best $5 I ever spent, paid through PayPal, downloaded and printed it, next day took some suckers of an English Elm, made the flowers following the easy to read instructions, spray painted them (sorry Cathy) made a backboard and the next evening had sold it for $25. Since then I have been invited to talk at Country Womens Meetings, showing how they were made and of course selling arrangements. For a mere $5 I have an addition skill which makes money to buy tools for the other skills I am learning. By the way this is where I got the money to buy my first Lathe. P.S. I hate gardening and now we have flowers all year round.


-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 04-29-2008 01:30 PM

I just got the book out of curiosity on the method and think it’s a good deal for 5 bucks.

Keep in mind Mothers Day coming May 11th, and I bet you are going to spend a lot more than 5 bucks on flowers. :))

I believe I will work with the grandchildren on this so they can make some for Mothers Day. I got the easy part done….. I talked about it.

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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#10 posted 04-29-2008 03:29 PM

Thanks, Brian and you can make all kinds of decorations with the flowers. I made some that went over a door way, really looked awesome and people asked how many times they had to change the flowers! BOY again..they had to touch them to believe it’s wood. TRUE STORY! Have fun…and please post a picture I would love also to see your creations and the kids!

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#11 posted 06-12-2008 01:50 PM

True works of art…simply beautiful.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 01-18-2009 10:15 PM

Cathy, do you still have this e-book available?? Just came across these again after a long time and I want to make them now! Got 2 sisters’ bdays coming up within 3 weeks, and then valentine’s day! I’ve been thinking about putting hot water on some handplane shavings and straightening them out, my vision was something along this line but it didn’t look as pretty cuz i couldn’t take a picture =)

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#13 posted 01-18-2009 10:33 PM

Neat-o. Thanks for bringing the post back to the top.

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#14 posted 01-18-2009 11:10 PM

Yes, Chris the e-book is avaiable on my home page-
Have fun!

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