- Secure floral foam to the bottom of a vase/basket/container using hot glue/glue gun to keep the arrangement secure.
- Separate stems using wire cutters to desired height.
- Michaels' has a "pick machine" which gives floppy wireless stems a pointy edge to place in foam. So cool!
- Starting with the center, poke a stem into the floral foam then work in "triangle" placements (threes) around each stem.
- Slightly bend wire stems to give flowers a more life-like look. Real blooms are heavy and droop, faux florals have strong wire stems. Give it some "life" by 'curving' the wire stem.
- Camouflage foam with moss or stones. Use picks to secure moss.
LOVE wall artWhat I used:
- rustic eclectic L-O-V-E letters
- linen canvases with antiqued bronze nailhead trim
- hot glue
- adhesive velcro strips (for hanging)
- FrogTape® for leveling/mapping out placement
spring succulents arrangement
(or succulent robin's eggs and no, that's not a recipe for breakfast)
What I used:
- paper mache´eggs
- acrylic craft paint (robin's egg blue and something dark like espresso brown)
- paint brushes (one with short bristles)
- X-acto knife/utility knife
- faux mini-succulents
- optional: hot glue
- decorative accessories: ceramic egg crate, pitcher/vase, your choice of gorgeous blooms from the floral dept.
- extra large monogram wreath letters N - O - E - L
- craft paint and foam brushes (I chose berry red and forest moss)
- paper towels
- velcro picture hanging strips
- TransTint dye (Note: a bit on the pricy side, but this dye is AWESOME! It's water based so it's not oily and makes for a gorgeous wood stain. Tip: Easiest clean up ever! Just let brush dry and hide styrofoam cup on a shelf in the basement/out of the way. Dye will evaporate. Simply add water and resume use on your next project!) That bottle is going to last YEARS!
- paint or chip brush
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Hosting Thanksgiving dinner? It's a bit late for this tutorial but there's always filing it away for next year. Make up this easy sign to add the finishing touches on your Thanksgiving decor.
What I used:
- 12 x 24 piece of plywood
- paint and foam paint brush
- wooden letters
- hot glue (or wood glue and clamps or screws)
What I did:
1. Paint wooden letters if needed and let dry. Mine came from the craft store dollar section pre-finished.
2. I taped off stripes using FrogTape Multi-Surface. I made a larger stripe in the middle to create a darker background since my letters are lighter in color.
3. Using a plastic card, I burnished the edges of the tape to ensure crisp clean lines.
4. Next I applied a coat of paint.
5. While paint was still wet, I carefully removed the FrogTape. Then let the paint dry.
6. I secured my letters using hot glue.
I love this quick and easy piece to add to my Thanksgiving vignette:*I received compensation to complete this project for using FrogTape® products. All opinions, projects and ideas are based on my own experience.
- RustOleum Universal spray paint
- house numbers
- picture frame with wood backing
- scrap wood plank
- clear lacquer
- 7 ft. pre-lit artificial pine tree
- clip on cardinals
- faux red berries
- red feathers
- white berries
- plaid and burlap ornaments
- shatterproof ornaments
- Christmas plaid ribbon
- small nests with snowball eggs
- corrigated cardboard and ribbon base
- mini banner, stickers, ribbon and tiny clothespins
- assorted coordinating ornaments
- wooden foot stool (sanded and wiped clean)
- FrogTape and scissors
- vinyl decal
- paint (I used Valspar Sea Kiss in a satin finish) and paintbrush
- spray lacquer
- half craft pumpkin
- message board (Or I think a picture frame would work too! You choose the background by inserting scrapbook paper!)
- fall florals
- floral foam brick
- hot glue
- found industrial milk can
- black paint + primer in one
- FrogTape® MultiSurface
- round wicker-like tray (also found...thrift store, I think)