In case you missed my guest post at Positively Splendid, I shared this spring flower wall art. Come read along and see how to make your own!
I don't know about you, but I am longing for spring. Here in Colorado, we are finally seeing some sun, and I am craving more! When the temperature rises even a smidge, I find myself craving spring's elusive arrival. I created this burlap flower wall art to brighten up my winter days! Come along with me to see how to make your very own!
I LOVE a good sales on frames. I indulged a bit in a 40% off sale at Michael's, and found a long frame that would be perfect for this project. I cut a piece of cardboard that would serve as the backing, and then I cut a piece of burlap that was about 2 inches longer on every side. I wanted to have plenty of burlap to wrap around the cardboard.
I began by using green ricrac and ribbon scraps to create the flower stems. I alternated the stem lengths, and made each stem a little different.
Next, I made some easy-peesy flowers. I wanted the flowers to be a bit 3-dimensional, so I made flowers by cutting 4 circles out of my chosen fabric. I folded them in quarters and pressed them just slightly so they would stay folded.
I cut centers for the flowers using coordinating fabric and pinned everything onto the burlap. I think my favorite part was arranging the different colors and patterns!
First, I sewed the stems. Then I made sure to overlap the 4 quarters of the flowers just slightly and sewed everything to the burlap by sewing around the round centers of the flowers.
I sewed some mini ricrac on some of the flowers. This is one of my favorite flowers! So bright and happy!
I wrapped the burlap around the cardboard, pulling it tight, and hot gluing around the edges. (On a side note, if you use cardboard with print like I did, be sure that the printed side is the back side. You don't want the print to show through. I learned that the hard way!)
These flowers just make me smile! I do believe that this flower wall art will have a place in my new craft room.
I failed to find a nice patch of green grass, but I think that the snow may be thawing a bit... at least I'm hoping so!
Have a happy (and WARM!) weekend!