This is a beautiful makeover of a nautical sign I made for my son’s bathroom. I love how it turned out, y’all! Here’s a link to the video if you’d like to check it out.
Supplies I used:
Mini tart pans (thrifted)
Fruit crate lid (thrifted)
Waverly white paint
Waverly antique wax
Wood square (for flower box)
Here’s how it came together! I’m so happy with it!
I used a fruit crate lid (I think it was a banana crate) that I had on hand. It was thrifted years ago and I had painted an anchor on it for my boy’s nautical bathroom. It was the perfect time for a makeover!
Y’all have seen these in the stores, right? Ask the produce guy if he has any in the back room. You might be able to grab one!
A rustic, fall design was the idea, but this turned out cute enough to use year round.
I painted the crate lid with two coats of Waverly white paint. One of the slats took a bit more paint, so maybe three coats in some areas. I used my Be Kind custom Lizzy and Erin brush, so it was a breeze!
Here’s how you can make your own:
Let the paint dry (in between coats) or use your heat tool.
Set aside and begin creating the flower “box”, using the Dollar Tree wood square and craft sticks.
Trim the ends of the sticks to fit the wood square. I use scissors, but you can use something more durable if you’d like.
Place the craft sticks on top of the wood square, then hot glue them on.
I used Waverly Antique Wax to stain mine. You can use any paint, just water it down a bit.
Wipe the stain off with a paper towel. I placed my flower box temporarily at the bottom so I would know where the flowers should go.
Now to make those adorable flowers!
Use strips of fabric (I chose different colors and prints). Twist the fabric strip, and add a bit of hot glue to the ends. This helps a little to keep it twisted.
Hot glue into the tart pan and roll until you get a spiral. Use the same steps for each one.
It was fun arranging them! I didn’t want them in a line, and ended up making just one more to complete the design.
Let’s add the box! I used Jenga blocks from the Dollar Tree to raise mine up.
Here it is so far! All it needs now is some greenery!
I had some Hobby Lobby dried greenery in my stash, so I just hot glued pieces in between the tart pans. You probably have some greenery around. Remember, you can use leaves from floral stems to fill in the spaces. You can also add some moss or something similar to the top of the floral box.
I also drew some lines on the planks just to make them look a bit narrow. I may come back with some paint to make them bolder. Add some ribbon, raffia and a tag, and you have a beautiful home decor piece!
This was a great remake of an older project, and I’m just so happy with it! Comment below and let me know what you think! Thanks so much for stopping by!