The first thing I did was paint my u-s-a letters with my mountain blue color.
Once those had dried, I hot glued them onto my piece of wood along with my star. If you plan to use this piece outside you will want to also use gorilla glue or E6000 to adhere your pieces to the wood to withstand the weather elements.
Next, I used my staple gun to attach my jute twine, wrapping it around several times and securing the end with another staple.
Looking cute already, right? I just felt like the top was missing something, so I decided to add a raffia bow. I was hoping I had red raffia but unfortunately did not so just used the natural raffia I had on hand. I then added a cute little red button to the center to complete my project.
I love how this turned out. This was one of those projects that I had no clue what I was going to do when I sat down and then within a matter of minutes I had created this awesome piece! I hope this inspires you to let your mind run wild and get those creative juices flowing!
The first step is to fill your containers about 1/3 of the way up with hot water. I used two tupperware containers for this. The dye will stain so be sure to use caution when using.
Next, I poured in the rit diye. I did not measure but I would say 1/4 cup or so. I used the colors indigo and cherry red. I usually buy my rit dye at Hobby Lobby and they have lots of different options to choose from.
Now it’s time to add in the flowers. Don’t forget to wear gloves for this step or you will have stained hands and fingernails!
I let each flower sit in the dye for 5 minutes flipping them back and forth making sure all of the flower was covered.
Once the flowers were fully saturated, I sat them in a metal pan lined with a paper towel to dry. I dried mine overnight.
They turned out absolutely beautiful! I will definitely be doing more of these in different colors. This sure beats having to hand paint each flower individually. You could also use a paint brush to add different colors to these for dimension. May have to try that next.
These flowers make the perfect filler for any tray and lantern. Can also be used as table decor or in bouquets!
The first step is to lay all four of the wood slats down and glue four popsicle sticks to the back to make your surface. If you choose, you can use a ready made surface to save you time.
Your surface should look like the one below once you have done the previous step.
Next, I used the color black currant to paint my surface. I used a chip brush for this as I didn’t want 100% coverage.
As that dried, I took my ribbon and stacked each design together and cut them in the shape of flower petals. I ended up not using the color on the bottom right. All three of the ribbons I used came from Hobby Lobby.
I then arranged my flower petals somewhat in the shape of a flower. For the center of the flower I used rope twine and simply wrapped it around in circles until all of the inside edges of my flower petals(ribbon) were covered.
Now we have a our cute little flower. I wanted to put something in the center to hide my hot glue from where I started my jute rope so I painted a half wood bead with the same black currant color and glued that in the center. You can find the half wood beads like I used right HERE using my affiliate link.
I just love how this turned out! The perfect piece of decor for Spring and even Summer if you please!
You may have remembered me saying recently that I had been to my local Dollar Tree for over a month. However, when I finally went, I was very surprised to see all of the changes and new items they had! Definitely an upgrade from what the had before as far as the decor and crafting supplies go. This is a super fun and easy Easter wreath using almost all Dollar Tree items!
You will need:
*Wire egg form-Dollar Tree
*Chunky white yarn-Hobby Lobby
*Decorative Easter eggs-Dollar Tree
*Decorative picks-Dollar Tree
The first thing I did was take my chunky yarn and wrap it around my egg form. I simply hot glued my starting point to the egg form and continued wrapping the yarn around securing with hot glue as needed. As you can see, I used white yarn but any Spring color would be cute!
Once I had my wreath completely wrapped with yarn I pulled all of the eggs off of my picks and glued them around the egg leaving an opening at the bottom for my bow.
Next, I took the berry looking picks and cut pieces of each color off of the stem to use as fillers between the eggs I just glued on.
This is how it looks once everything is glued on. Of course you could always tweak it and make it your own by adding more to it but I deciding to leave mine like this!
Now for the bow. I found this super cute ribbon at Dollar Tree also. I simply took four pieces of this ribbon cut at roughly 5 inches wide and stacked them on top of each other. I used a skinny piece of ribbon and tied it tightly in the center of the ribbons. I then fanned my bow out, glued it on my wreath, and added another piece of the berry pick to the center to finish it off!
So, what do you think? Easy, cute and budget friendly! You can’t go wrong with this one!