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March 19, 2012

DIY {Reclaimed.Recycled.Repurposed.} Spring Flower


Happy Spring! We are getting ours early around here and to celebrate I have been having fun thinking up little flower projects lately-have you seen my Pincushion Flowers?

I have a really quick craft for you today that repurposes a few of my favorite things: wine corks, shutter slats and milk jug plastic.

  And I got to test out the new Martha Stewart paints and spray paint set. It would make a great kids' project too I think. Want some of your own?

Here's you'll need to make these flowers:

  • clean milk jug circles (cut out of the side of a milk jug)
  • wine corks
  • shutter slat or thin strip of wood
  • wire
  • buttons
  • scissors
  • Martha Stewart multi purpose craft paint (or spray paint)
  • Martha Stewart paint sprayer kit (or spray paint)
  • low temp glue gun
  • frame hanger




First, cut even slits all around three milk jug circles. 


Then, roll up the ends of them until they curl with a paint brush or pencil.


(they should look like this)



Then, cut a few inches of wire, loop the wire through the bottom flower, twisting at the base to secure.


Add a drop of hot glue to attach the second and third top circle.



Now it's time to add some color. Either use the Martha Stewart sprayer according to directions or spray paint in color of your choice to spray the center of the flowers. Allow to dry.



After the flower is dry, attach a button to the center of the flower with a hot glue gun. 



Then, attach your frame hanger with hot glue to the back of the shutter. 
Push the wire through the middle of the cork and hot glue to the shutter slat vertically.


Finally, loop a piece of wire into the shape of leaves, and connect to stem to finish.




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I hung my spring flower in my tangerine jewel box half bathroom. Love how this tiny accent looks in my tiny space. (More on how we added this second bath into a corner of our house in a later post! )

I'll be decorating the house for Easter this week-can't wait to show you some of those ideas!
Hope you enjoyed this one today!


Linking up with these parties.






22 comments:

  1. Cute! Love it! You are so inventive!

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  2. I love it! I wouldn't have guessed that it was made out of a milk jug if you hadn't said. I need to start saving those...

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca,

      Yes, you do need to start saving them-they are really fun to work with!

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  3. Very cute! And..it's hanging in the cute litte bathroom. I forgot to tell you how I loved the little birdie decal in your sink...such a sweet little surprise! This flower is really cute!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa-I do love my tiny tangerine bathroom! I found out at an Uppercase Living party that I hosted that you can put their vinyl decals on sinks and even underwater in a pool! Who knew? So, I ordered the tiny little sparrow for a cute accent.

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    1. Thank you Kelley! I appreciate your support!

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    1. Thanks, Cassidy-I agree-little flowers are the perfect accent for spring!

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  6. Another perfectly amazing little craft! So cute for spring. I tagged you in a little blog game over at my blog. Please feel free to play along.

    Kelly @ herringbone lane

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    1. Thanks, Kelley-I will come over and check it out!

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  7. u come up with the cutest things! Love it:)

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  8. Don't know how you came up with this idea, but it's so cute. And it looks perfect in your little bathroom - just the right contrast with the teal against the orange. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I really challenge myself to make most of my stuff from repurposing/recycling and I had been playing around with milk jugs so this just popped out of my imagination! I appreciate your kind words!

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  9. very cute! and such a great color in the bathroom, love it!

    xo

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  10. Beautiful! I featured this today! Thanks for sharing! I love your style and all your creative projects!!

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