I stumbled on a blog by a lady named Arlette http://mousechirpypolkadotpineapple.blogspot.com a few months ago, and now I make a conscious effort to check for updates. I totally love the things she makes, and (I'll admit) I'm a lil bias when it comes to all things Hawaii.I particularly liked Arlette's tutorial on Wire edged fabric flowers & when I decided to try it out, I found it to be addicting. I didn't know what to do with them all 'til one morning, I thought I would try to put it on a circle felt wreath I was making. Tried it, and hated it! Way too much.. So, as the project sat on my living room floor, and I continued to make these cute little flowers.... it took me a couple days and one sunny bright morning and a lil Hawaii home sickness, and tadah! This idea was hatched into my head. With mother's day just around the corner, I decided to make one for my mom too. My mom's fave color is lavender.
So please refer to the Arlette's tutorial for the flowers as for me this is what I did.
- Used a wood piece (found in the wood area of the craft store)
- Burnt the edges lightly to give it that aged beachy bonfire kinda look.
- As for the lettering, I just used a font I liked from MSword, sized it accordingly, printed it out, pinned it to the felt & cut it out. Then I glued my pieces on w/ regular craft glue. You can always do this w/ a cricut if you have one. I was transporting this project back and forth from home to work, so I did everything travel friendly.
- Spray painted some inexpensive grapevine wreaths (3 coats) . (here are pics of the hubby spray painting them in our driveway, they're on old drawers so it would be easy to transport between coats) I like playing the helpless chick when it comes to spray painting my projects because he does such an awesome job.
- Hot glued everything in place.
That's it! What do you think? Let me know if you have any questions.
I hope my mom likes it....
Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there!