Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Crafty Sisters Welcome Spring!

We don't get any more excited about crafting than Spring Time~Halloween is a close second...
We were more than happy to whip something up for Spring and here's our little grassy mound of flowers to celebrate sunshine, warmer weather and all the tulips ready to pop out!

First we cut out our flowers from 3/4" MDF.
1/4" dowels work perfect for the stem and they are thick enough that they won't break easily.
Our grassy mound is from a left over chunk of 2x6".
Look closely and you might be able to see some bevel action going on!
If you don't have a table belt sander~get one.
They work perfect for sanding things quick but also give you beveled edges very easily too!
This Ryobi model is found at Home Depot for only $100.
Each year when my tax return comes I try to buy one decent tool for either my 
wood working or for the garden.  I kick myself that I didn't get this sooner than I did.
Not sure what I want to buy this year~suggestions for your favorite tools?
Do tell!

After cutting everything out we painted the wood with cute Irish Moss green paint,
Modge Podged on some cute scrap booking papers
and of course had to add some ribbon and lady bugs.
And yes, we did add some glitter!
Welcome Spring indeed! (Yes, watching a few too many English shows, can you tell?)
Thanks for the great idea Wendy!  Can't wait to see what Krystal and Melinda do!


Krystal said...

Love it! Your flowers are so whimsical and fun. I love the sparkle and bling! And it looks like I need to pick me up a belt sander! Thanks for the tip!

Wendy Gardiner said...

Love it! So much fun in one sweet project. Can't do anything but agree with you on the table sander--it makes me a very happy girl!

White Weathered Hutch said...

What a cute spring project!!