Hey y’all, hey! We are back from our vacation and it’s good to be home! It was a great trip to Georgia to see Aunt Criddy and her crew, plus visit Tybee Island. The boys enjoyed their spring break, especially when we went “treasure hunting” on the beach. We found all kinds of seashells.
I couldn’t wait to get crafty, y’all, and this project was so much fun!
Here’s the video, complete with stories from our trip!
Here are the supplies I used for this project:
Dollar Tree: Rectangle board sign, beads, moss, craft stick
Stash: Buttons, greenery, raffia, fabric
Amazon: Sanding sponge, mini tart pans (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: White Swan
This design is a favorite, y’all! Click here to see one we made previously!
So the first thing I did was decide which mini tart pans to use. I have a few I’ve found in thrift shops, but I also have some from Amazon (there’s a link above). I decided to have one smaller than the other four, just to keep it fun!
I painted them all with Debi’s Design Diary White Swan. I didn’t paint the centers because that’s where the fabric will go.
After painting them all, I sanded them down just a bit so I could bring out some of that metal finish.
I used strips of fabric and twisted them into a rope, then hot glued one end to the tart pan. I just continued that pattern until the fabric was in the center.
Here’s how they look with the fabric strips twisted and then hot glued.
Now it’s time to make a vase for our tart pan flowers! I cut a piece from an Amazon box and sprayed it with with water. The Water Girl Continuous Spray Bottle is perfect for this, and I use it a lot.
Anyway, I let it soak in while I made my flowers, then I was able to easily peel the top layer of the cardboard off. The result is this corrugated texture! How cool is that, y’all?
Once I measured how much I needed to make the vase, I put tabs on one end (2nd picture) to hold on a half-moon shape for the bottom. They are folded in and the base (the half-moon shape) is glued to them (3rd picture).
I then added tabs to the inside and then hot glued it to the board. The pans aren’t glued on yet, they are just there to decide where to put the vase.
I used a bead on the back of each one to raise it up a bit. I hot glued but also used E6000 because of the metal. Hot glue sets up quickly and E6000 takes a while, but the hot glue usually won’t hold well on metal.
I hot glued moss to the inside of my vase, then added the tart pan flowers.
I had some greenery in my stash, so I cut pieces and just glued them in between the tart pans.
For the hanger, I used some beads from a strand I found at the Dollar Tree. I hot glued the string on, then placed a piece of a craft stick over it to give it extra security!
I added some buttons to the flowers and some raffia to the vase, and y’all! I love how this turned out!
I am so happy to have had a great vacation and also to be back in my crafting space! Let me know in the comments below what you think of this project. I love to read your comments!
Thank you for stopping by!