The recent Michaels Grab Bags were great, y’all! I got three of these arrow signs and I know we will love crafting with them! Aunt Criddy was here in Washington with me, and we had so much fun together. Check out the video here!
It’s always fun when Aunt Criddy is here!
Supplies I used: (y’all can use almost anything to create this!)
Sign from Michaels Grab Bags, vine with white buds is also from Michaels
Thrifted tart pan, little copper thingie (for flower center), birds
Waverly white paint
Chalkboard (black) paint (any black paint will do!)
Cardboard box scrap
Burlap and a scrap of checked fabric
Twisted paper ribbon (for leaves)
Wood “Blessed” sign
Let’s get started!
The arrows (above) were super easy to remove. There were some supports underneath them, but I just used my heat tool to loosen the glue and they peeled right off.
I covered the surface with Waverly white paint.
Clockwise, left to right:
I used a thin, flat brush to edge the paint onto the surface. I wanted to keep the original green on the frame. After I edged it, I used a larger brush to finish covering.
I dried it with my heat tool.
I used chalkboard paint to add to the white. I didn’t mix it thoroughly, as you can see on the plate.
I used my spatula to create a chippy look, and some of our friends said it looks like birch wood! I also dry brushed the surface with white.
Now let’s make the flower!
Clockwise, left to right:
Top row: My doily was a bit too large for the tart pan so I cut a piece out of it, then joined it together with hot glue.
Bottom row: cut burlap and fabric, each a bit smaller than the previous layer. Fray the edges of your burlap and fabric.
Use hot glue to adhere them together.
That little copper thingie is just so cute! I couldn’t wait to use it on a project. I used a little block to make it adhere to the flower and it’s just perfect in the center!
To add the flower to the surface, I needed something to lift it above the edges. Three wood stems worked great. I just used E6000 as well as hot glue to hold the flower. The hot glue sets up quickly but the E6000 holds more permanently.
I used a bunch of these wood stems for the flower stalk. I left them natural because they looked best that way.
The vine with white buds is on a wire, so I just curled it around my finger to add a little whimsy to the project.
The flower “pot” idea came from one of our friends during my live! It’s a scrap of corrugated cardboard, and Aunt Criddy misted it for me and I separated the layers.
I made a bow from raffia, ribbon and fabric, just use what you have!
The birds are all thrifted, and they sure do look great on this project! I gave the “Blessed” sign a coat of brown paint so it would stand out.
Is that a mama bird checking out a nest? I bet it is!
This was a great mixed media project that our friends helped with! Your comments during our live crafting broadcasts are much appreciated, and it is great to share ideas!
Let me know what you think in the comments below! And as always, I so appreciate your stopping by my blog!