DIY- Flowers for your walls

DSC_6485    Hi everyone, Happy May . Thought it would be fun to pull up some of my older post to share with you all. I am a bit obsessed when it comes to flowers so I have a ton. In celebration of Spring, and loving moms everywhere, I would love to share some of my favorite floral and up-cycling post with you all. Hope you all are having a wonderful Spring.

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I don’t know how many times, while out second hand shopping, I run across bags of faux flowers. Fabric and plastic, all shapes and sizes, I love these little immortal faux bits of nature. I don’t have the best green thumb and living in the Arizona desert is not the best place to grow beautiful flowers, so why not do the next best thing…fake it.

DSC_6257I also can’t pass up canvas and frames for future art projects we work on as a family. So I thought it would be fun to combine the two and create some flower art for my daughter’s bedroom wall.DSC_6463.JPG

I had some little canvas art pieces that I bought (on dollar day) and they were sitting in my closet waiting for a new update. I really need to de-clutter and organize that closet. That’s for another day though. Now it was time to go through all those bags of flowers I had purchased. I love the design part of anything I create because I can’t wait to see the end results.

DSC_6253 I painted my canvas white but this wasn’t necessary since the colors I was using matched up with the flowers I picked. If you are covering the whole canvas, which I did, then you don’t have to worry about painting over old art.

DSC_6233 Pick your flowers first before you start cutting and gluing. It is pretty easy to remove a flower placement if you do glue them down, especially if you do it while the glue is still wet, but it is always better to arrange your flowers first before gluing in place.

DSC_6285Once you have picked your flowers, start cutting the bottom of your flowers to make them as flat as possible. It is easier to glue down onto a flat surface this way. I used a glue gun but you can use tacky glue as well. If you use a glue gun please be careful and use a low temp gun since the glue and fabric stick really well and can get caught up pretty easily.

DSC_6365 My little canvas pieces came with ribbons to hang from. If your pieces don’t then just cut a couple of pieces of ribbon and with a stable gun staple each ribbon to one corner of your canvas from the back, then tie them together at the top with a pretty bow.

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I think these little floral wall pieces would look adorable in a baby’s room. A teen or adult could cover a whole wall with different sizes, then set up a little French table in front of it with little teacups and plates. This is also great for decorating for parties, they are easy to remove from your walls since they are attached to canvas. Create a Spring time wonderland for that special love one.

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Just remember to check those second hand shops first before you go out and buy something new. We have a lot of clutter in this world so it is better to try to remake the clutter we have into new items. I always joke with my family that we are all basically just renting things and then passing them on. Have fun out there hunting for flowers and if you have little ones don’t forget to have them help as well.

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Next Week’s Wednesday re-post will be:

DIY-Grapevine Fairy furniture

17 Comments Add yours

  1. These turned out so pretty. What a great idea. I am not crafty but my sister is going to love this :):) Thank you for sharing it :):) God Bless you 🙂

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    1. Thank you. So sorry it has taken awhile to get back with you, still trying to figure out this blog world. I love that you are sharing this with your sister. That is what is important, being with family and friends, spending time together and making memories. God bless you also.

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  2. Dandelion B says:

    Great idea. Im not a flower person i love greenery like cacti and plants. Sunflowers are my flower of choice for crafting with. But your arrangments are lovely and I agree would look great in a babys room

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    1. Thank you. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers to grow here in Arizona. They are really hardy plants. I take the seeds and give them out. I forgot to save some for me last year and now I have to go buy some. I always do that. We have plenty of cacti here in Arizona, you would love it.

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      1. Dandelion B says:

        Id he in heaven! I have never saved the seeds is it hard? I buy the seeds every year. I do a dwarf version in a raised garden.

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      2. I bet they are so pretty.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this was so helpful

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    1. You’re very welcome. Hope you get a chance to make some.

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  4. mel says:

    Amazing roses! I love it!!!

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  5. kathyscrafts1 says:

    VERY NICE!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Kathy, loved that ladybug photo you used on your last post. So cute just hanging there.

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      1. kathyscrafts1 says:

        Thank you for your nice comment!!!!! HAVE A SUPER GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!

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      2. You are very welcomed and have a wonderful weekend too.

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  6. 3C Style says:

    These are so cool! Love them.

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    1. So glad you like them. I wasn’t sure how many have already seen this post. Those earlier post kind of get lost when you first start out.

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      1. 3C Style says:

        Lol I have so many blog posts that nobody even read. I’m glad you showed it to us. It was a very interesting post.

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