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
- 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.
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!
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