You know when you get an idea for a project and can’t wait to try it? This falling flowers spring sign is one of those projects.
Is it winter white or spring light?
It’s a matter of where you are and time of the year.
Yesterday my falling flower spring sign was spring light.
Today is back to winter white…as I’m sitting here in a bulky sweater and scarf. So, if it’s t-shirt or bulky sweater weather for you I hope you join me and many other DIY Hometalk bloggers as we DIY our spring.
This is a “DIY My Spring” Blog Hop hosted by Hometalk. What that means is at the bottom of this post is a collection of DIY spring creations from other Hometalk bloggers. You can see my profile on Hometalk and follow me there too by clicking here.
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Falling, Dripping Flowers
I chose an easy but messy project. It starts with silk flowers from our discount store. I could have used them as they were and skipped the messy…but I didn’t. Instead, I mixed up white matte paint with calcium carbonate Calcium Carbonate Powder Chalk Paint Additive. 100% ORGANIC High Calcium content. 1 lb. and warm water to make a homemade chalky based paint. This is my personal favorite additive to make chalky based paint.
I used wire cutters to clip the flowers away from the “handle thing.” Then dipped the flower heads into the paint.
A hook on the wire stem made an easy way to drip dry the flowers on a barb wire fence.
Here’s the messy!!!
While the flowers were drip drying, I scrounged the workshop for a board. This cool board came from an old organ I took apart to make DIY projects. It’s not a perfect rectangle because it sits under the keys. I like the holes, the name and number stamp in the corner.
The flowers are still dripping. So, I cut a “clean” rectangle from my drop cloth about 6 by 10 inches. I folded it into a pouch and sealed the bottom and side with hot glue. I made a flower seeds image transfer. You can read about how to make image transfers easily here. The image transferred light. A permanent marker in turquoise and black adds deeper color. The flower image was highlighted with white paint.
The flowers are still dripping. So I fired up the hot glue gun and glued the seed packet to the board. For puffiness, I added cotton balls inside.
The flowers are still dripping…so I went to bed.
The next morning the flowers were dry. Whew! I cut the wire stems down to the flower heads.
Firing up the hot glue gun again, I hot glue flowers tumbling out of the flower seed packet.
Hanging the sign
The board I’m using is 1/4 inch thin. Too thin to add a nail or screw for any hanging wire. I’m using a nail already in the wall over the fireplace…so, using those sticky strips it holds the hanger.
Finished falling flowers sign
Here’s my falling flowers spring sign.
Here it’s in place over the scrap wood mantel…on that nail!
Winter white decor was added to the mantel top. Now weather…turn it to spring light.
This seems like a long post, but the project was very easy and quick “hands-on time.” 🙂