Fall is here, which means I’m crying on the inside for lost beach days and dreading the fact that I have to wear extra layers. To cheer myself (and my room) up I went to Michael’s for some project inspiration. I came up with this project idea after stumbling upon the floral section. I had randomly bought an @ symbol at target the week earlier (blame that impulse buy on the social media strategist that I am) and flowers and gold seemed like the perfect way to spruce it up.
What you’ll need:
Heavy duty scissors or wire cutters
Sharp pencil or pen
Artificial flowers – I used three bouquets labeled ‘Autumn Bushes’ from the floral section of my local Michael’s
Wood letter or symbol
Getting to it:
- Spray your letter or symbol in the color of your choice. I started off spraying my wood @ symbol in my backyard. I recommend doing this outside or with lots of open windows so that you minimize breathing in fumes. I applied three coats following the directions on the spray can then let it dry outdoors for two hours.
- Decide what shape you want your flower frame to be then cut your board with a box cutter making sure to leave enough room for the flower frame and wood letter to fit. I went with square-ish (12 x 11.5 inches).
- Cut the flowers from the bouquet using scissors or wire cutters so that you have individual stems. I left around 4 – 5 inches of stem on each flower.
- Choose a flower arrangement and mark the places at least an inch away from each edge.
- Poke holes in the board where you marked. I, being the random person that I am, used a mechanical pencil for this step. The holes turned out perfectly sized for the wire stems.
- Insert wires into holes. You can choose to do this with all the flowers at once or alternate between this step and step 7.
- Secure flowers by bending the wire over then twisting. This should form a loop with a twisted base, which will come in handy whether you want to hang this on a wall or prop it on a desk.
- Apply mounting tape to back of your letter or symbol and place it in the center of your frame.
Voila! Have fun channeling those sunny fall vibes!