Y’all know how I love using all Dollar Tree supplies, right? Almost everything here is from Dollar Tree!
This adorable “rusty” technique is super easy, and inspired by Angela Stanford of Pepper Rock Scissors. Grab your glue gun and Dollar Tree supplies and let’s make it together! You can also follow along with my video by clicking here.
metal farm animals
grass or moss
hot glue sticks
*You’ll also need a wood slat or spindle, E6000 glue, and if you would like to use paint instead of Mod Podge, Apple Barrel brown will do just fine!
Let’s start by applying either Mod Podge or paint to our metal farm animals. While it is still wet, shake cinnamon over the metal.
Use a paint brush to dab Mod Podge over the cinnamon to give a rustic effect.
The cow, pig and rooster are now “rusty”! You may want to scrape the edges a bit with your scraper to “age” the finish.
We are now ready to stack our farm animals. I used E6000 and hot glue to adhere mine. Hot glue provides a quick connection while the E6000 offers a permanent bond. The E6000 will take a few hours to dry completely, but the hot glue will hold it together while it’s drying.
Cut your floral foam into a few pieces and press into the metal pot. Be sure to press hard and fill any large spaces. Soon we will add the trio of animals, but we want to fancy them up a bit first!
I used plaid ribbon and raffia to make bows, and simply hot glued them to each farm animal. If you’d like to see how I made the bows, click here and begin the video at 55:23
This next step is super easy! Put hot glue over your floral foam and simply add the moss or grass on top. You can also use floral pins if you have some handy.
I put hot glue on the bottom of my stick and then pressed it into the grass and floral foam. The glue will help to give it stability. Check out the video at 1:10 to see where I considered adding stars to the bows. You might want to accent yours with stars, buttons or something else!
How adorable is this? I am so excited how easy and fun this was to make! Thanks again to Angela at Pepper Rocks Scissors for the inspiration!
Comment below and let me know if you try this super cute craft and how you were inspired with yours!
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