Thursday, February 27, 2014

Flowers in a Frame

Flower bouquet in a frame via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Since I'm not sure the snow and cold temperatures are ever going to end here in Michigan, I'm doing my best to think spring! I put together this little craft that's filled with bright greens and white flowers. Anything to hurry spring along a little!
I stopped at the dollar store the other day and grabbed a bunch of flowers and some reindeer moss. I had a few ideas in mind for the moss. This project wasn't one of them. But sometimes your creativity takes a different direction than planned once you sit down to work on something. I usually just roll with it! 
Spring Hill Green on a thrifted frame via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
The first thing I did was paint a thrift store frame in Spring Hill Green from CeCe Caldwell. It's such a cheery color. And with spring right in the name, how could I go wrong? I lightly painted it, not covering the frame fully. On the inside trim, I added a touch of Coral Reef from American Paint Company. You can see it just a little bit in the photo above. 
Dollar store flowers look so pretty in this spring frame via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Next, I drilled 6 holes into the bottom of the frame, for my flower stems to fit into. I cut my flowers to the desired length and then added a touch of hot glue on the ends, pushing them into the drilled holes. I hot glued a piece of burlap onto the back of the frame and trimmed off the excess. Next, I simply added some hot glue to the bottom of the frame and burlap and placed some moss onto the glue. 
Framed flowers and Moss via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
It only took me about 20 minutes to make this little frame and costs less than $4 total.
Bright and cheery framed flower bouquet via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
 But it packs a big spring punch, don't you think?Spring flowers in a frame via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
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